Wholemeal Waffles With Traditional Norwegian Toppings
I often get a lot of comments about how unique my waffle iron is when I post my waffle photos online but honestly, these heart shaped waffles are what I grew up with and to me, it's the most natural thing in the world! I figured it's time I shared the joy of Norwegian waffles with you all with a proper recipe. You can definitely make this recipe in a different type of waffle maker as well. It won't be the same of course, but with the right condiments I'm sure you can get a taste of how Norwegian waffles are regardless.
Norwegian waffle traditions are pretty different from those of other countries. They can be eaten practically any time of day and at any occasion, whether it's birthdays, breakfast, lunch, a quick snack while gardening on a Sunday or something you buy at pretty much any event, whether it's a yard sale, sports event, school event or anything else. I've made a whole wheat version here which would go really well as a breakfast or lunch.
We normally don't serve our waffles with maple syrup or whipped cream, but rather brown or white cheese, sour cream, jam or one of my childhood favourites: butter and sugar. (If you didn't already know, brown cheese is a big thing in Norway and it's super tasty. Sadly I'm still waiting for a good vegan version so for now, regular white cheese will do.)
Ingredients: 150g whole wheat flour
150g all purpose flour
30g melted vegan butter
60g granulated sugar
450g soy milk
1tbsp apple cider vinegar
2tsp baking powder
1tsp baking soda
1tsp vanilla extract
a pinch of flaky sea salt
Extras: Vegan butter (as topping and to grease the waffle maker)
Vegan sour cream
Add apple cider vinegar to the soy milk and set aside to curdle. Meanwhile, mix your flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt together until well combined. Pour in melted vegan butter, vanilla and your curdled soy milk and whisk until just combined. Grease your waffle maker and cook the waffles until cooked through. The amount of batter needed per waffle and cook time will depend on your waffle maker, but you can see the waffle is done once there is less steam escaping from the sides of the waffle maker and you’re able to open the waffle maker without the waffle splitting. If you notice the waffle splitting just try to cook it for a few more minutes and it should be fine. Place the finished waffle to cool on a wire rack and repeat until you have used up all of the batter. Top with vegan cheese, sour cream and jam or butter and sugar and enjoy your Norwegian waffle feast!