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When I made the pomegranate syrup, the children asked me to make some waffles.   I had forgotten we had a waffle iron as it was hidden somewhere in a closet for years.   There was a recipe in the booklet which I had tried in the past, before starting the blog which I did not like very much and as the waffles are quite tempting, I put it away until I forgot all about it.

I love butter but avoid it as much as possible for health reasons, so I don’t usually have some at home unless it is for a specific occasion and on Sunday morning when the children wanted some for breakfast, I didn’t have any, so I decided to make my own recipe, by keeping the basic ingredients: flour, baking powder, milk and eggs, but using an olive oil margarine, instead of butter, low fat milk and honey instead of sugar.   If  I didn’t have this margarine I would have used olive oil, as I use it in crepes and they are just wonderful.   I flavoured them with mastic and lemon zest.

If you don’t know what mastic is you can read about it in an older post here.   Do not add too much mastic resins, as it has a strong flavour. A packet has 5 grams, so I pound half a packet of mastic (2,5 gr) with about 1 tablespoon sugar (about 13 grams) and then I added the 1/8 tsp which I mention in the recipe. I store the remaining in small jars and if it crystallizes when I want to use it again, I just scrape it with the back of a spoon.  I know that mastic is hard to find abroad so just add vanilla or the flavour you like best.

If you are wondering about the lemon juice, I added it as it helps to make the meringue stiff.  Don’t be afraid to use it as the waffles will not be sour.

Note:  My waffle iron is numbered from 1 – 5.   I set mine on 5 and the waffle iron is ready when the green light turns off.  If you don’t have a waffle iron, just make them like crepes.  They will still taste great and the only difference will be the shape.

Greek flavoured Waffles, Recipe by Ivy
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Makes: about 9

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¾ cup (200 grams – 7 oz. ) all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 tsp olive oil based margarine plus extra for brushing the waffle iron
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 tbsp Greek honey
  • 1 1/2 cups low fat milk
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/8 tsp ground mastic (or 2 tbsps mastic liqueur) or mastic vanilla

Directions:

  1. Heat up the waffle iron.
  2. Sift the flour and add the salt, mastic, lemon zest and baking powder.
  3. Separate the eggs. Put the yolks directly in another bowl, together with the flour mixture, margarine, honey and milk and set aside.
  4. Beat up the egg whites with the lemon juice using a hand mixer, until stiff and set aside.
  5. Mix the flour mixture with the hand mixer until there are no lumps.
  6. Add the egg whites into the batter and gently fold with a spatula.
  7. Brush both waffle plated with some margarine (not more than ¼ tsp) or with olive oil and add half a cup of batter into the middle of your waffle iron.
  8. Close the lid and after about a minute check if the waffle is ready.   Usually the thermostate light will turn off when they are ready.  If the waffle iron is sticky and hard to open, given it some more time.  Use a metallic spatual and carefully remove the waffle.

The waffles were delicious, light and fluffy.  The first picture on the top  is quince spoon sweet with ice cream and the second is of course with pomegranate syrup.  The waffles disappeared as soon as they came out of the iron but I managed to take a few pictures as I was preparing them.  The  children ate them with nutella and I had one with honey, which is my favourite.

I kept one to show you a few ideas with what you can serve them with. Starting on top is sour cherries spoon sweet, moving clockwise is chestnut puree, grapes spoon sweet and homemade fig jam.   You can add your favourite syrup on top or eat them with any other ingredient you like.

Kopiaste and Kali Orexi!!


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29 σχόλια on Greek Flavoured Waffles

  1. Ο/Η MyLittleExpatKitchen λέει:

    I love the design of your waffles! They're so cute Ivy. Great idea to add the mastiha!
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  2. Ο/Η alison λέει:

    great waffles ,ivy,my choise is one with pomegranate syrup or figs jam!:)
    have a nice day!
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  3. Ο/Η Rosa λέει:

    A great way of flavoring them!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  4. Ο/Η Niki λέει:

    When I first read the title, I was trying to figure out what "Greek" would taste like… Mastic, I did read your older post about it, but I was wondering what it tastes like, you know like Ozo tastes like licorice, frogs legs taste like chicken? What kinda of a flavor does mastic have?
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    • Ο/Η Ivy
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      Niki, I am surprised that you have never tried mastic. I don't think I can explain the taste of mastic the same way I cannot explain how vanilla or cardamom tastes. It's a wonderful and pleasant taste, very aromatic but it's aroma and taste is very unique. It is not like ouzo or licorice. If too much is used it might be too chewy and strong giving a bad result.

  5. Ο/Η 5starfoodie λέει:

    Wow, this is a dream breakfast! I absolutely love the addition of mastic in the waffles! I wish I could find it here so we could try it this way!

  6. Ο/Η gingerbreadcake λέει:

    I love how the waffles look, such a lovely design. I could definitely eat that right now for breakfast! I'm loving all of your recipes and your blog :)

  7. Ο/Η Joan Nova λέει:

    My favorite topping on any sweet breakfast food is a drizzle of honey — and that's very Greek, right?

  8. Ο/Η Katerina λέει:

    Mastic gives such a great flavor to sweets. These are true Greek flavored waffles. i am sure your children enjoyed it a lot.
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  9. Ο/Η Priya λέει:

    Yummm!!!such a droolworthy waffles, thanks for sharing greek flavoured waffles…
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  10. Ο/Η Banana Wonder λέει:

    What beautiful waffles and I love the mastiha and Greek honey flavor you got going on. I would have it any other way.
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  11. Ο/Η Gay λέει:

    I would love t wake up to breakfast like that!

  12. Ο/Η MaryMoh λέει:

    Mmm…lovely waffles. I want some too! I love them with honey and ice cream…..so delicious!
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  13. Ο/Η Peter G λέει:

    Oh Ivy! I think you can give the Americans a good run for their money with these waffles…the flavors a def very Greek! Mastiha and honey sound divine! And nice to see a healthier version too!
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  14. Ο/Η Soma λέει:

    Weekend is tomorrow and I wish I lived by you :) Homemade warm waffles and some pom syrup and fresh berries would be my idea of bliss.
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  15. Ο/Η tasteofbeirut λέει:

    These waffles look crispy (my favorite) and the idea of adding some mastic to the batter is so brilliant!
    Love it especially with that grenadine syrup you made earlier! Heavnly.
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  16. Ο/Η Pavithra λέει:

    Wow Ivy that one perfect waffle ..looks soooooo yummy with cute shapes. I am so much tempted.

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  17. Ο/Η Cakelaw λέει:

    These waffles look spectacular Ivy. I bought some pomegranaet syrup but didn't know what to do with it – perhaps waffles are the way to go!

  18. Ο/Η Nadji λέει:

    Moi aussi j'ai un gaufrier quelque part.
    Tes gaufres semblent délicieuses.
    Avec ce jus de grenade, c'est le top.
    Bon week-end et à bientôt.
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  19. Ο/Η fimère λέει:

    ils sont magnifiques tes gaufres
    j'aime beaucoup le jus qu'il les accompagne
    bonne soirée

  20. Ο/Η cozydelicious λέει:

    These waffles look wonderful. I woulnd't have thought to put pomegranate syrup on waffles but I love the idea! Yum!
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  21. Ο/Η pierre λέει:

    i like waffles just the perfect time to eat some as the weather is cold !!pierre

  22. Ο/Η Reeni λέει:

    The waffles look wonderful Ivy! And all of your different toppings so delicious! What a treat.

  23. Ο/Η Juliana λέει:

    Wow, mastic…Katerina gave me some mastic when we were in Greece… and I was wondering how I should use it…now you did give some great ideas :-)

  24. Ο/Η Heni λέει:

    Love how you used the pom syrup in this breakfast waffles – I can taste it already in my mouth! I plan on buying poms today and try out your syrup — and probably your waffles too Ivy! I am am going to look to see if you have any quince recipes on your blog – have 2kg of those that I need to use! As always lovely dishes Ivy! HUGS!
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  25. Ο/Η elly λέει:

    How delicious, Ivy! i had my yiayia bring me some mastic when she came back from Greece recently, and this looks like a good recipe to put it to use!

  26. Ο/Η Cara λέει:

    You got me – I was wondering what made a waffle Greek-flavored! Mastic is a great addition – I very much enjoyed it when I visited!
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  27. Ο/Η Lisa λέει:

    Good gosh! What lovely images and such a delightful and healthy recipe. I can't wait for your book to be published Ivy. Sorry I haven't been commenting recently, but I do remain a big fan of your blog.
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