Happy Saturday, but more importantly, HAPPY WAFFLE DAY! Waffle Day began in Sweden as Vaffeldagen. Which actually sounds like “waffle day” when pronounced. It marks the beginning of spring. And what better way to celebrate the coming of spring, then to eat waffles!?! SO, hats off to the Swedish for creating this day for us to indulge!
With the matcha trend in heightened effect, we decided to spruce up the traditional waffle and become a part of the matcha movement.
Matcha powder has become quite the trend lately and we are so glad it has. Not only does it give your food a pretty green color, it also has many health benefits. Since we aren’t trying to go on a health rant, we will just mention a few. It’s great for your skin, aides in weight management, gives you a boost of energy, and combats aging. So, it’s a no brainer…add matcha into your diet. We like this brand from Whole Foods.
Not only are waffles super simple to make, but they are also so versatile. They can be made savory or sweet and with a multitude of yummy toppings. It’s all about choosing your favorite flavors, mixing them into your batter and ladling them into your waffle iron.
When we think of spring, we think light and delicate. We think of blossoming flowers. So, naturally, we wanted to incorporate that into our cooking. So, we threw in some edible flowers and made a rose water Chantilly cream. The definition of spring landed on our plates.
We topped this recipe off with some loose matcha powder, crushed pistachios, and raw blue agave. Results- DELICIOUS!
Matcha Waffles w/Rose Water Chantilly Cream
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3 tbsp. green tea matcha powder
- 1 tbsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 2 eggs
- 3 tbsp. canola oil
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. rose water
- 3 raspberries (to add pink color to cream)
- 1 cup pistachios (crushed)
- Raw blue agave
Start by mixing the flour, sugar, matcha powder, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. Whisk it together or use a sifter.
In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, vanilla, canola oil, and milk.
Combine wet and dry ingredients and whisk vigorously until well incorporated. It should be a thicker consistency.
Ladle into the heated waffle iron (that has been sprayed with non stick cooking spray).
Note: Be sure not to overfill them...you'll end up with batter spilling out of the sides.
Let them sit in the iron for about 3 minutes or until golden brown.
Meanwhile, prepare the Chantilly cream by combining the cream, rose water, raspberries, and 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Whisk rapidly until the cream is thickened.
Arrange waffles on a dish and drizzle with raw blue agave. Top with Chantilly cream, crushed pistachios, loose matcha powder, and edible flowers.