Wholesome Waffle Recipes: 7 Ideas To Curb Late-Night Cravings
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Waffles are characterised by their grid-like pattern with small chambers that can give an upper hand for holding up toppings and syrups. The flavourful batter cooked in a classic waffle maker gets a perfectly crispy crust with indulging softness that satisfies the taste buds. But as all the Indians know, necessity is the mother of invention, cravings for waffles cannot be limited to the waffle maker.

Even if you don't have a waffle maker at home, you can make waffles with a grill pan, griddle, oven or even an air fryer. Sure the texture won't look all the same, but the grill pattern can be formed with some simple hacks like shaping it with the help of a steel roasting net, and the ripples in the grill pan and the oven tray as well.

So, when a waffle haunts you in dreams, get in your kitchen and make it right away with your favourite toppings and simple steps. Check out these recipes for waffles to satisfy your midnight hunger pangs.

7 Healthy Waffle Treats For The Night

1) Strawberry Chocolate Waffles

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The classic waffle treat is only complete with the addition of strawberry and chocolate ganache. By forming a classic waffle batter with buttermilk, butter, vanilla extract, waffle flour cinnamon powder, baking powder, eggs and sugar. Whisk it well and make waffles with whatever measure you choose. Garnish it with chopped strawberries and chocolate syrup.

2) Jowar Waffles

To give waffles a healthy twist, you can use different whole grain flours like jowar flour in this case. Different flours impart different flavour profiles and texture into the waffles. Jowar waffles go especially well with mixed nuts and honey for flavouring and topping.

3) Wheat Flour Waffles

Whole wheat flour is commonly available in every Indian household. You can use it for making some lip-smaking waffles. Just use the flour to make batter as usual and combine it with flavours of your choice. You can optionally add dessert spices or chocolate powder to bring flavour.

4) Banana Oat Waffles

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Oatmeal is one of the most versatile ingredients which can be formed into many indulging recipes. Whip up Banana Oat Waffles instantly by blending ripe bananas, oats, eggs, a splash of milk, and a pinch of cinnamon.  Use this matter to make waffles using your preferred means and enjoy a nutritious snack.

5) Bajra Flour Waffles

Bajra flour is also a great healthy substitute for making waffles. The flavours get deep and satisfying with the warmth of bajra and it pairs well with many fruits and nuts.

6) Sweet Potato Waffles

Adding sweet potato to whole wheat waffle batter brings a gratifying sweetness to the waffles. With the natural sweetness, it only requires a little bit or no sweetener and gives the waffles a lovely orange colour.

7) Vegetable Waffles

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Waffles can also be savoury with the addition of vegetables and salt. Make sure to chop the vegetables finely to cook the waffles efficiently. Add carrots, onions, tomatoes, cucumber or any vegetable of choice to make it your way.

Waffles can be a healthy treat when made with nutritious ingredients. Treat yourselves to a pleasurable late-night snack and curb the cravings without sacrificing health and flavour.