Almond Lemon Waffles

Almond Lemon Waffles | Playful Cooking

Few months back, we bought our first waffle maker. We have always loved waffles but somehow it took us a long time to get one of those gadgets. I just try not to crowd the kitchen with appliances. But thanks to the waffle maker, our weekend breakfast got easy. Most weekends, I like to serve something that takes more time to prepare than usual. But then on some weekends, I just want to make a fancy breakfast without putting any effort at all. On these lazy mornings, I make this Almond Lemon Waffles with colorful berries and whipped cream.

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I like my waffles crispy and not overly loaded so I can enjoy the crusty bite. Arvind prefers it softer and drizzled with sauce, ice cream maybe (definitely not happening for breakfast) and of course, a generous dose of syrup. Avyan first counts the tiny squares and then makes sure that some amount of syrup is present in all the squares. So, you could imagine how exciting waffle breakfast gets for us. Occasionally, it also leads to a semi bath situation for Avyan. I care less or at least try to, it’s weekend after all and a little mess should be allowed.

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These Almond Lemon Waffles are not gluten free as I had to add some white flour to get the texture that I enjoy. You can definitely make it with just almond flour too. I have tried both the versions and while I liked both, I prefer the taste of this one more. I do have a few more exciting waffles recipes getting built up but this particular one is super easy and is here to stay for all those lazy mornings.

If you don’t have a waffle maker, you can try this exact same batter to make fluffy pancakes too.

Almond Lemon Waffles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: About 10 to 12 waffles

Almond Lemon Waffles

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 eggs separated
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of half the lemon (2 tablespoons)
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • fresh berries
  • whipped cream
  • fresh mint leaves

Directions

  • In a pan, drop the both the flours, sugar, lemon zest and salt. Give it a whisk. Then, add the egg yolk, melted butter, lemon juice, milk and whisk until the batter comes together to form a smooth consistency.
  • In a separate bowl, drop the egg whites and whisk until it forms a firm peak.
  • Put the whisked egg white into the batter bowl and using a rubber spatula, gently fold the mixture.
  • Depending on the kind of waffle maker that you are using, this step will differ. Preheat your waffle maker and ladle the batter into each compartment without overflowing it. I use T-fal SW6100 waffle maker and it requires about ¼ cup of the batter for each compartment. Cover the waffle maker and cook until it’s golden brown. Carefully take the waffles off the compartment and place them on a plate.
  • Serve the warm waffles topped with some fresh berries or fruits of your choice, fresh mint leaves and whipped cream or syrup.

Notes

The cooking time is not for single a single waffle, but for the entire lot.

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Totally irresistible! I now need to get myself a waffle machine! Dumped mine years ago…sighs..

Kelsie says:

Avyan is such a kid after my own heart; I always counted the squares when I was younger, but I counted to make sure my waffles were fully symmetrical, and I sent back any that weren’t. That might be why my mom stopped making them :). These look so beautifully crispy and full of flavor!

Gorgeous waffles – these are the perfect weekend treat!

Ohhhh, I love this so much. I haven’t had waffles in years!! I’m definitely going to be on the lookout for a waffle maker soon. 🙂

I have been procrastinating for long about buying a waffle maker. High time I go and grab one! I can imagine how good these must be

These waffles are everything! 😍 I love that you used almond flour here!

Christina says:

I’ve never owned a waffle maker, but your post convinced me it’s time to buy one #adultinglikeaboss. Your photos are so lovely! I love the color scheme of greys and blues combined with the pop of red from the strawberries. The photos are very calming to look at, not to mention appetizing!

Shibani says:

Thanks for sharing the recipe and I am going to make it soon. Sounds divine. Your blog is always amazing and keep it up.

Sneha says:

Pls share any savoury waffle recipe too.

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