Hello lovelies, do you like waffles? We love them and therefore I have a new summer recipe for you today: waffles with strawberry mint sauce! The main harvesting season for strawberries in Switzerland is already over but meanwhile there are a few local species that are still available throughout the whole summer. By now you can also harvest these delicious red fruits in the garden over a longer period. I’m not sure how it is with you but the mint leaves in my garden grow pretty uncontrolled. Since I love mint and add it to my drinking water daily and also use it in many other recipes I’m of course very happy about it!
The combination of strawberries and fresh mint is very tasty and was very well received by the kids. I used a mix of spelt flour and buckwheat flour for the waffles. Buckwheat flour is a pseudo grain, it’s gluten free and I like the nutty, bitter flavor of it. It contains more zinc, copper and manganese than most grain types and is also a good protein supplier. Buckwheat flour crepes for example are very delicious and you can have them either sweet or savory.
Here is the waffle recipe:
- 150 gr spelt flour
- 100 gr buckwheat flour
- 50 gr brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract or marrow of 1 vanilla bean
- 2 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil liquid
- 200 ml oat milk or any other plant based milk
- 100 ml sparkling water
- 50 gr chocolate chips optional
- 350 gr strawberries
- 25 gr coconut blossom sugar
- 2 bsp lemon juice
- 6-10 mint leaves
- Mix flour, sugar, vanilla, baking soda and salt in a bowl
- Add oil, water and milk and mix well
- Let dough rest for 5-10 minutes
- Add chocolate chips if you like
- Preheat the waffle iron and bake the waffles
- Blend half of the strawberries with sugar and lemon juice
- Chop the other half of the strawberries into small cubes
- Slice the mint leaves and add them to the puree along with the diced strawberries
You can also just use spelt flour alone to bake these waffles, in case you cannot find the buckwheat flour or don’t like the taste of it. These waffles are a delicious summer snack, perfect for a brunch or also very tasty as a dessert – maybe with a ball of ice cream :-). And I’m not lying when I’m telling you that the kids loved the sauce so much, they even licked off their plates (not that we would do such things here).
What is your favorite waffle topping? Do you prefer classics like powdered sugar, maple sirup or do you like to try something else? The kids still prefer maple sirup, but this strawberry mint sauce is definitely a competitor! As always I’m very pleased if you try my recipes and send me pictures or tag me on Instagram.
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Saw these on your IG feed and they looked just perfect Verena! I recently bought s waffle iron (an old fashioned cast iron one you put over a flame..) and am now getting tempted to try it out 🙂
Thank you for taking the time to come over to the blog Sara! I would love if you try them! That iron of yours sounds so cool! 🙂