Updating one of my favorite breakfast items to be a little simpler and healthier using whole grain spelt and buttermilk was a lot of fun. The results were great and the kids didn't know there was a difference. They loved them as much as my old version of Overnight Waffles, which is pretty high praise around my home.
I have really taken an interest in cooking with spelt lately and I am finding it challenging. It has not been as simple as substituting in spelt flour for my usual flour and adjusting the quantity a little, but has instead been requiring some pairing down of ingredients and rethinking how the entire recipe is put together. I became interested in spelt after trying a small bag of the flour and using it to make a batch of dinner rolls with it. They were truly some of the best bread I have ever tasted and I was amazed. I then did more reading about spelt and it is a water soluble wheat which is supposed to make it more digestible and a healthier choice.
I am not sure how much of the health benefits are factual and well proven just yet, but I can attest to the taste and texture being really unique and delicious. If you are looking for a way to use spelt flour I can recommend these waffles.
This is a make ahead waffle recipe that you put together the night before and then finish in the morning. They are richly flavored by the sit over night on the counter and taste amazing. Worth the effort!