Fried Apples & Waffles Made with Einkorn Flour
Happy Sunday everyone! Hope everyone had a great week! I love Sunday mornings I think that’s why I write a lot of my blog posts on Sunday because I love to sip on my coffee and write down my thoughts…two of my favorite things to do! It is easy to get caught up in the south in going out to Sunday brunch but truth be told breakfast is healthier and a lot less expensive to eat at home. It is fun to fancy up breakfast from time to time so today I am going to share just how we did that today!
So this Sunday morning we drank our coffee and while doing so we cooked up some crispy center cut bacon, some fried apples and waffles made with Einkorn (gluten sensitive) flour and oh boy were the results delicious! I even turned to the Viking our “Waffle Master” and said this is as good as any brunch we have had at a bed and breakfast or fancy brunch! So I thought I would share with all of you how we fancied up our breakfast!
The apples were really apples we just had around the house for eating but they were beginning to go soft and you know how I hate to waste food; so I thought what could I do with those? We had leftover buttermilk from our son’s birthday cake I had made the day before as well. I mentioned to my husband the Viking in my life this would be a perfect time to make waffles which because of my gluten sensitivity we rarely make. We were both looking forward to having them as a treat! I should preface I had not made the waffles or the cake ever before with the Einkorn flour and I must say the results were fabulous. Most importantly I did not get an upset stomach from either which if you know about gluten sensitivity an upset stomach is one of the first symptoms, and there are several others that range from general malaise, mood swings, sinus issues, to aches and pains such as rheumatoid arthritis and even leaky gut syndrome but I digress that’s another blog post 😉
If you have not heard of Einkorn flour though click here to read about it but it is important to note Einkorn flour is not a good choice for celiacs as it does still contain some gluten but if you are just gluten sensitive you may decide like me it is a great way to keep some flour in your life and my family was sure glad it does work for me because they love it too!!
Heat up a cast iron pan
Place a tablespoon of ghee in pan
Peel and slice about 4 or 5 apples and place in pan
Drizzle 1 tablespoon of honey all over apples
Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of cinnamon all over apples
Cook and stir until apples get brown on edges like they are roasted
Place center cut bacon in a hot cast iron skillet
Cook until crispy and drain well
Heat up waffle iron
Use ghee for oil to keep your waffles from sticking
2 Cups sifted flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 TBSP. sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
3 eggs separated
1 1/2 C. buttermilk
5 TBSP. melted butter
Whip egg whites until fluffy and set aside
Mix all other ingredients together
Fold in egg whites
Add milk as needed to provide desired consistency as this recipe can sometimes come out to thick
Make waffles with this batter in your waffle iron as usual and enjoy! We like to wait until the edges get a tiny bit crispy and golden….oh my!