5 Different Types Of Waffles To Elevate Your Breakfast Game
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While breakfast is the most important meal of the day, having the usual eggs and toast can start to feel monotonous. However, on days when you have plenty of time to unwind and potter about in the kitchen, craving for a meal that feels like a treat, to start your day is reasonable. Contrary to popular opinion, making waffles at home are as simple as making a stack of pancakes or even dosas. With Glen’s Electric Waffle Maker that comes with features like non-stick coating and thermostat, one can easily avoid making a mess as well as control the level of browning you desire on your chequered treat. Sweet or savoury – waffles can be versatile if you’re creative enough to experiment with all kinds of batters or ingredients.

Buttermilk Waffles

A classic waffle recipe that uses the same ingredients as buttermilk pancakes, these waffles can be enjoyed with a generous drizzle of simple syrup and paired with fresh, seasonal fruit. Elevate your buttermilk batter by using flavouring agents like cinnamon powder, vanilla essence or even fresh blueberries which would stud your waffle and add texture. Based on how crispy or soft you enjoy your waffles, use two quarters as the foundation for a warm ice cream sandwich.

Dosa Waffles

Who would’ve imagined that the fermented rice and lentil batter make for a delicious serving of savoury waffles! If you’re bored of the usual idli, dosa, paniyaram affair, swap your tava for the electric waffle maker and pour the batter after greasing thoroughly. Cook the dosa waffle similar to the classic ones and allow them to develop a beautiful brown crust. Enjoy it with the usual accompaniments of chutney and sambar – or even a liberal helping of ghee and podi.

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Oats Waffles

Swap the all-purpose flour in your waffle batter for oats flour to put a healthy spin to your sweet breakfast. Add a small portion of steel-cut oats to the batter so that it adds extra crunch and texture to your finished waffle. Enjoy it with an array of toppings such as peanut butter, berries, chocolate spread or even a luscious coffee cream for tiramisu-like flavours.

Spring Onion-Cheddar Waffles

A cheesy, onion-y treat that doubles up as a fun evening snack, these savoury waffles are phenomenal on their own, devoid of additional toppings. However, if you’re feeling indulgent, add some bits of crispy bacon, fried potatoes and bell peppers, or even sauteed mushrooms on top. Take the flavour-packed action a notch higher with a drizzle of fermented hot sauce for a savoury-spicy tingle on your tastebuds.

Chicken & Waffles

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If you plan on hosting a Sunday brunch at home and find yourself in a fix about what to serve, spin this American diner classic on its head and make some chicken and waffles for a crowd. Think boneless chunks of deep-fried chicken act as a topping for crisp waffles and a hot honey drizzle – heaven on a plate! Alternately, you could swap the honey sauce with a rich and creamy hollandaise sauce to make it feel fancier and gourmet.