“You know, fathers just have a way of putting everything together.”
Erika Cosby

The kids kept up until late last night, hurriedly drawing cards for Father’s Day. Alongside, they wanted something special on the table too for him. The decision of what was left to me because they were running out of time. I had buckwheat something on my mind ever since I had read of Buckwheat Pancakes on Marie’s blog @ Two Peas and Their Pod.Too hot to rustle up a cake, so I decided to inaugurate the Belgian waffle Iron my sis had presented me quite a while ago. She had tired of asking me if I had used it. With pretty erratic electricity supply here, I daren’t begin my Sunday around any electrical appliance on a big scale. Waffles meant big scale for a novice like me, but something felt right to try the next morning. I googled quickly for some buckwheat waffle recipes, because I had a bag of buckwheat I wanted to use. Also wanted healthy waffles!! Yes, Epicurious had an interesting buckwheat waffle recipe & the good thing was that you could put the batter together & let it rest overnight! Great feeling to get up the next morning to ready batter, & get waffling!!
I’m glad I did! For the first time, in many Sundays, we didn’t have a power cut. The waffles came out beautifully. Crisp & slightly nutty in flavour & texture. The next time will probably increase the sugar a bit. I used oil instead of melted butter & they were very, very good. The colour is a little dark because of the buckwheat flour. Loved my first attempt, & can’t wait to use the iron again!
I made 7 rounds of waffles with the batter & got 28 waffles. I stirred in chocolate chips into the last 2 rounds for a variation. Served the waffles with whipped vanilla Chantilly cream, diced fresh mango & almond praline. The lad had his with cream & homemade Peach-Rosemary Jam, & then had another just with a teeny bit of salted butter. I’ve frozen the remaining few to pop into the toaster another day! YEASTED BUCKWHEAT WAFFLES

adapted from

2 1/4 teaspoons or 1 package active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
2 cups lukewarm milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup buckwheat flour
2 tablespoons vanilla sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 tablespoons canola oil or butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)Method:

  • In a small bowl, sprinkle the yeast into 1/4 cup warm water and stir in the sugar. Let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes.
  • Put the warm milk and salt in a large bowl, then add the yeast mixture and whisk in the flours. Cover and refrigerate overnight if the weather is warm or leave out on the counter if it’s cool.

  • Next morning, add the sugar, oil, vanilla extract, eggs, and soda. Cook according to your waffle iron’s instructions.

This post has been Yeastspotted, & is off to Susan @ Wild Yeast!

This post is linked to Healthy Green Kitchen’s breakfast recipe blog carnival for Haiti


  • Judy@nofearentertaining
    7 years ago

    Beautiful waffles!!! Sucks about the electricity! Man Friday but no power???

  • Jennifer
    7 years ago

    WOw so sorry about the electricity!!
    Enjoyed this post 🙂 GREAT looking waffles!!!! I especially love the topping!

  • Miakoda
    7 years ago

    The colors are simply, utterly gorgeous! As is your family 🙂

  • Jamie
    7 years ago

    I love homemade waffles yet our waffle iron sits sad and lonely under the sink. Your buckwheat waffles look so delicious and I love the fact that everyone can flavor their own as they see fit.

  • Mel @
    7 years ago

    Those look OUTRAGEOUSLY good. Oh my goodness I'm shivering just looking at them. What a happy happy dad he must be.

  • diva
    7 years ago

    looks good, loooks soooo good deeba! x

  • Happy cook
    7 years ago

    I love waffels , it is always a hit in my place too.
    Yeah the terror of the powercuts.
    I too woudn't dare to make anything dor sue. Beeing afriad when the current is goignt o go, especially on a sunday.
    If you like you can always try a real easy waffle recipie with buter milk it is always come out crispy and delcious.

  • Christina Kim
    7 years ago

    I love the idea of healthier waffles!! I love buckwheat, but i've only had it in the form of soba noodles. These sound so delicious!!

  • Arwen from Hoglet K
    7 years ago

    I like the idea of waking up with your batter ready to go. You have to be a bit organised the day before though!

  • Curry Leaf
    7 years ago

    Lovely and delicious as always.Hope the kids had a lovely time.

  • Helene
    7 years ago

    What a nice breakfast for father's day. My husband was away so we will celebrate tomorrow.

  • Susan/Wild Yeast
    7 years ago

    What a great way to celebrate Father's Day! I hope he appreciated them. Such a beautiful family!

  • Winnie
    7 years ago

    Yum! And so beautiful!
    Thanks for linking to my blog carnival for Haiti!

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