Savoury Italian Herb Sprouted Quinoa Millet Waffles
1/2 c whole hulled quinoa grains
1/2 c whole hulled millet grains
Water to cover grains in blender (once soaked and sprouted)
1 t baking powder
1 T ground chia seed or ground flax seed
1/2 t salt
1/2 t Rapunzal Yeast Free Vegetable stock powder
1 teaspoon Italian Herbs
Pinch of Mustard powder
1/2 t of Lakanto
2 T melted coconut oil, sunflower oil, light olive oil, or melted butter/ghee
To add to the batter mix
4 T of finely chopped red onion
Rinse quinoa and millet, and place to soak in water and a splash of Braggs Raw Cider Vinegar overnight or for at least 5-6 hours. The millet will soften, and the quinoa will start to sprout!
After soaking, rub grains together in the soak water with bare hands a few times to clean them and then drain and rinse well. Transfer to a blender, or if using an immersion blender, a large cup or bowl.
Level grains, and add just enough water to cover. Add all of the other ingredients excluding the red onion and making sure to add the chia/flax powder last. Blend until well mixed and grains have been chopped up. Pour the batter into a bowl along with the finely chopped red onion and mix both together well. Let sit for 5-10 minutes for chia to absorb liquid.
Heat up waffle iron, and grease with a high heat oil like coconut, grapeseed, olive oil or with ghee. I use a spray on olive oil and it is very effective. Once the waffle maker is showing ready, fill with the mixture.
Close the waffle iron and bake as directed in the waffle iron user's manual or until waffle stops steaming and starts to smell done. I like using the Breville heart shaped waffle maker as the waffles are thinner than the standard waffle makers and the heart shape is always a winner. It took around 6 - 7 minutes in that waffle maker and the batch made 20 heart shaped waffles. The waffles also come out with a crispy crust.
Remove from iron and let cool a minute or two on a rack, the waffle will continue to crisp up, or keep warm in an oven heated to 200º F.
These savoury waffles taste delicious with just plain cultured butter on them or slices of avocado. They are yummy both hot and cold.