There is nothing like the smell of fresh baked waffles, don`t you agree? This delicious waffles recipe is vegan, super easy to throw together and such a yummy dessert. When baked in a Norwegian waffle iron you get beautiful heart shaped waffles – you can have a heart of two or the whole waffle. I`d go for the whole waffle – with the magical combination of sour cream and strawberry jam, with fresh berries on the side.
In Norway these are usually baked at sports events. Growing up we would be met by the smell of waffles when entering the handball arena, and we would enjoy some after the game while watching others play. Waffles really fall into the category of traditional Norwegian food, and it`s a special treat that all kids know.
It`s prep-able! You can prepare the waffle batter ahead of time
You can make the batter ahead of time and store it in an airtight container over night. Then, when it`s time, you turn on your Norwegian waffle iron and bake them.
I hope you make these heart waffles the next time that sweet craving hits and you are in the mood to throw together an easy recipe. If you make them I would love to hear from you, please write a comment to let me know what you think. If you snap a picture, tag me on instagram @by.linaelisabeth – I look forward to seeing how your waffles turn out!
Golden Norwegian Waffles (Hearts)
- 100 g vegan butter
- 750 ml almond milk (barista version)
- 500 g all-purpose flour
- 120 g sugar
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp turmeric powdered
- 1 tsp vanilla sugar
- 2 tsp cardamom powdered
- a pinch of salt
- Melt the butter
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a baking bowl.The turmeric powder gives the batter and waffles a nice yellow color, much like an egg would do in non-vegan, "regular" waffles.For the cardamom I prefer grinding dry cardamom seeds in a mortar. This gives a better cardamom flavor, but you can of course use a pre-powdered version as well.
- Add 400 ml of the almond milk and the melted butter to the baking bowl with the dry ingredients and mix with a wire whisk. I find it easier to mix the batter this way, not adding all the milk as once, as I find it easier to avoid getting a lumpy batter. You can also use an electric mixer, but I find this recipe to be so easy you really shouldn`t need one.Make sure to use butter, not margarine, it simply tastes much better.
- Add the rest of the milk and mix well with the whisk
- Leave the batter on the kitchen counter to rest for 20 minutes
- Turn on you waffle iron and bake the waffles. This should only take a couple of minutes per waffle. Make sure to lightly butter the insides of the waffle iron between baking the waffles to make sure they do not stick to the waffle iron.
- Place the baked waffles on a wire rack to cool for little bit to get more airy and soft waffles. Don`t stack them right away, while they are still super hot, as this could make the waffles really flat.
- Serve with strawberry jam, vegan sour cream and fresh berries. A different topping you can try is also to add ice cream on top of a warm waffle.