Millet Waffles with Strawberries and Coconut Whipped Cream

Millet Waffles with Strawberries and Coconut Whipped Cream

In my humble opinion, the coconut milk whipped cream is indispensable here. Do note that it works best when the can of coconut milk has been refrigerated overnight. I forgot and did a slight cheater’s version by popping it in the freezer for an hour, so mine was a touch looser than I would’ve liked — but no less delicious. Regardless of method, it does need chilling to help it whip successfully, so plan ahead for that. And while I used strawberries here, any juicy seasonal berry would be delicious. Sam has put in a request for thinly-sliced banana next time. I think he may be onto something.

Adapted from: Gluten-Free Girl Everyday

Ingredients

For Waffles:

170 grams whole-grain flour mix* (See explanation above)
55 grams (About 1/3 cup) cooked millet
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons natural cane sugar
1 cup buttermilk, plus more to thin out the batter if needed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and slightly cooled (should still be liquid but not hot to the touch)
Neutral-tasting oil, to grease the waffle iron

To Top:

1 1/2 cups washed strawberries, hulled and sliced

Instructions

Prepare the batter: Whisk together the flour, millet, baking powder, salt and natural cane sugar in a bowl. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, stir together the buttermilk, vanilla extract, eggs and lemon zest. Add the melted and cooled coconut oil and stir well. Pour in the liquids into the dry ingredients and stir together with a rubber spatula until the batter is well combined. If the batter seems to thick to scoop and pour, add 1-3 tablespoons additional buttermilk to loosen it up a bit. Let batter sit for 30 minutes before you make the waffles.

Make the waffles: Preheat the oven to 250 F. Turn on your waffle iron, and when it’s come to full heat, brush both surfaces with oil and pour about 1/2 cup of the batter into the bottom of the iron. Cook until the waffle is golden brown and crisp on the edges, about 5 minutes. Put the waffles in ┬áthe warmed oven while you cook off the rest.

To serve: Arrange 1-2 waffles on each plate and spoon a generous scoop of strawberries onto each. Dollop the coconut whipped cream on top.