These Spinach Waffles are perfect to start your day!
Waffles don’t always have to be sweet and loaded with whipped cream and/or maple syrup and other wonderful but sugary stuffs. You can enjoy waffles for breakfast and get your greens at the same time with this Spinach Waffles recipe. The perfect way also to get kids to eat spinach if they don’t like them (
What do I need to make the Spinach Waffles recipe
First things first, you’ll need a waffle maker! I bought one a couple of month ago (I still remember the perplexed look on husband face: you bought another appliance that you’ll never use) and I LOVE it! I also have to say I make a point using it every weekend to say: see, I am using it all the time!
I usually make regular waffles but wanted to change this time. My 4-year-old is in the “I don’t like green or vegetables” phase and so I need to reinvent recipes to make sure he does eat greens. The color of the waffle threw him off a bit at first, but who can resist a waffle in the end?
Can I make the waffles dairy free
Feel free to replace the milk by your choice of plant base milk. Note that since milk is richer than the plant base option, the texture and taste will be different. You can also switch regular flour for whole wheat flour.
How to know my waffles are ready
If you are using a waffle maker, it can be hard to know when the waffles are ready as it covers entirely the batter. You are not able to judge the color. Some waffle makers have a light or a beeping sound to indicate when it is ready. Usually, waffles are ready when there is no more steam coming out. Check the waffle as soon as the steam stops to check if the waffles are ready.
Eventually, you also get use to your waffle maker and know how to adjust cooking time.
How far in advance can I make the waffle
They are best eaten fresh out of the waffle maker. However, you can prepare them the day before and just pop them in the toaster or in the oven to reheat them in the morning
Can I keep waffle batter in the fridge
That is also a yes. If you don’t have time to cook all your waffles, or if you want to have batter ready to cook in the morning, you can prepare it in advance and store it in the fridge for no more than 3 days. Make sure to wrap well and have the plastic touch the batter (so it is not in contact with air)
Can these Spinach Waffles be frozen
That’s what I do all the time. I cook all the batter, we eat some right away and I put the rest in a Ziploc bag in the freezer for a convenient breakfast. You can either take them out and leave them on the fridge the night before (recommended) or pop them in the oven with low temp to reheat.
What can I eat with the Spinach Waffles
You can use any topping you like. We love them topped with an egg or with cream cheese and smoked salmon. Be creative and use whatever you have at hand (cheese, tomatoes, eggs, chicken etc)
- Waffle Maker
- 100 g baby spinach
- 280 g milk
- 30 g butter
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 250 g flour
- 2 eggs
- Salt and pepper
- Blend all the ingredients until you have a smooth batter.100 g baby spinach, 280 g milk, 30 g butter, 2 tsp baking powder, 250 g flour, 2 eggs, Salt and pepper
- Heat your waffle maker. Cook waffles in batch until you don’t have any batter left.
- Serve with a fried egg for example.