Chocolate Spelt Greek Yogurt Waffles + Maple Nut Butter Syrup - FOOD PHOTO SHOOT

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Waffles should be an everyday thing, don’t you think?

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Tell me, are you a team pancake or a team waffles type of person. For the longest time I’d go back and forth thinking I was one or the other until I finally made my peace with my indecision and reached a point of realizing I’d never be able to choose. Besides, why can’t I choose both? I’m plenty satisfied being the Switzerland of the pancake/waffle world (which, by the way, is the kind of world I wanna live. You know what I’m sayin’?)

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Okay, sidenote here; Daylight Savings, guys, whaaas up????? I do this literally every time it rolls around, but it still gets me all mixed up no matter what strategy I’ve tried using to be ready for it. I’ll usually start out the day being frustrated that somebody decided it was a good idea in the first place and then that another many somebodies were dumb enough to go along with that plan. Oooops, did I just say that out loud? Sorry, but what if some of us don’t want to spring forward and all the jazz?

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It’s okay, I don’t know about you, but I’ve just learned that it’s much better to milk it for what its worth rather than let it mess up my day. I just use Daylight Savings as my excuse for anything and everything for a few days after it changes. Confession, I ran a spoon through my blender today, on accident obviously. The good news is that it still seems to be working alright, so far so good, but that was “because of Daylight Savings”

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I didn’t finish my to-do list -> Daylight Savings, I felt extra clumpy because I was sleep deprived from losing an hour, also Daylight Savings’ fault. Feeling a little cranky…… see where I’m going with this?

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I’m even going to blame the randomness of this post (which you know is totally not that unusual for me) on daylight savings. Scapegoats my friends, if you don’t have one, get one! K, I’ll tone down the sarcasm a little and get to the waffles, haha.

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So when I was a kid we used to always put peanut butter on our waffles before drizzling them with tons of syrup. That combo is just too good to forget. The best! That’s why I thought I’d cut down on a step and make a quick syrup from this simple duo that you can just pour over your waffles. It really isn’t a recipe, but if you didn’t grow up putting that combo on your waffles it might seem fancy.

The waffles themselves are pretty basic but I’ve been playing with some different flours recently and I thought some spelt would add a little bit of wholesomeness. With me being me I couldn’t think of anything I’d rather top mine with than some fresh berries, but you can go crazy with the toppings and add whatever you want.

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Chocolate Spelt Greek Yogurt Waffles + Maple Nut Butter Syrup


Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Yield: about 12 large waffles

Ingredients

1 cup all purpose flour
2 cups spelt flour
2/3 cup organic raw cane sugar (or regular sugar)
3 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3 cups whole milk Greek yogurt
2 cups whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
non-stick cooking spray or oil for greasing the iron (optional)

Maple Nut Butter Syrup:


1/2 cup mixed nut butter (any nut butter can be substituted)
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

Combine flours, sugar, salt, and baking powder, in a large mixing bowl. In separate bowl, beat eggs with melted butter, vanilla, milk, and yogurt until smooth. Pour into dry ingredients and add vanilla, sourdough starter, and milk.
Heat a waffle iron and spray lightly with cooking spray. Cook waffles according to manufacturer's instructions.

Maple Nut Butter Syrup:


In a small saucepan over low heat and gently stir in the syrup and vanilla. Pour, warm, over the finished waffles.

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Oh, it looks so good!

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thanks so much for commenting @craftsman252

Dessert for breakfast or breakfast for dessert? The struggle is real! ;-)

Maple Nut Butter Syrup??? Sign me up!! 😍😍
These Wagles looks incredible my friend!

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you are always so kind and supportive, thanks so very, very much @susanne

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In love with your FOOD PHOTO SHOOT!

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thanks so much for your support @hms818

so good! Thanks @zemiatin

amazing thank you for sharing

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment

Every single day, phenomenal photography. The colors are just perfect!

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Oh, you're too sweet @noboxes.

never eat before like this one . I will try at my home

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Glad you liked it @madamuhammad !

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chocolate of course many people who enjoy it.

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that is true, thanks for commenting @muksa

i think both pancakes and waffles are good as per mood.

but if they are nicely cooked like the one in the above is the choice. but i prefer waffles over pan cake more. thanks for the receipt and nice context for the read :) @gringalicious

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good to know, waffles over pancakes. Thanks so much for commenting

Thank you for the recipe <3

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thanks for commenting

the colors in these photos, and the lighting, just wow, simply amazing wow!!

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The red strawberries and the blue berries on the waffles make the waffles look even more alive and appetizing. Have not eaten waffles for so long almost forgot how delicious it they are to eat for breakfast. Never made waffles from scratch.

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oh, you should totally give it a try @hanamana

You're talking as if there's an odor that comes out of your mouth, which makes me feel how a photograph will and explanation firmly be able to carry that smell to a very distant place. And that place is my home; who every morning sounds busy in the kitchen and the smell of all the food comes into our room (where my sister and I sleep as a child) and that's really moving. Ah. Food, photos, poetry, music, without a person like you will be so lonely. Like a vast sea, but never skipped

Thank you for sharing.

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I saw the word 'maple'. I'm Canadian. Seeing that word always makes something inside my head go, ding! I must live up the stereotype or I am failing as a Canadian.

So here I am. I can't eat the pictures even though they look good but I did enjoy the commentary. Where I live, I don't have to change the clocks. We don't do that in Saskatchewan. Thanks for giving me an opportunity to rub that in.

I guess I'll go eat my Eggos now...

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You Canadians, maple freaks. By the way, all you other Canadians, I'm only talking to @nonameslefttouse at the moment, so don't take it personal.

My four years in Chile, we missed maple very, very much. Once in a great while, we'd have friends bring us some, and we treated it like gold.

Wow! Looking delicious ...Decoration colour everything is awesome...So attractive ....Thnx for sharing 😊

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thanks so much for the great commenting

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thanks so much for commenting

@gringalicious OMG this is soon yummy it makes me forget the many hours I puff in the gym

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these are not as bad as they may look. I hope you give them a try some day

I'm Team Breakfast, so waffles and pancakes are both key players for me! 😁
I love the nut butter syrup! What a great way to add protein and cut sugar! And tasty too!

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thanks so much for your continued support @crowbarmama, I really appreciate it. I hope some of that info I shared was helpful

Carrot contain a high amount of beta-carotene and also have fungicide falcarinol. The use of carrots in the fight against cancer is well documented. So, this salad is rich in nutrients.

Wow!! Are a food artist or what? The whole thing looks like a beautiful sculptured work or art. Really the meal was prepared with great deal of love and care. Tell me, are they prepared for the king?

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I'd like to think everything is in service for the king

Wow Looking delicious Decoration colour everything is awesome So attractive Thnx for sharing,,,

Wow! amazing. I want to have it now like right now! :)

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thanks so much for the kind words @tamsguitar

Oh I might have to save this one for cheat day!

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cheat day, I hope you have one coming soon

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Looking so eyami & nice cpture for food👌👌

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thanks so much for commenting and welcome to Steem @mdmiraz

These make for a heavenly breakfast. I might branch out with the berries for variation. But the base is absolutely delectable.

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branching out for berries, I like that, I may use that one in the future LOL

a good explanation :D but ı i'm hungry. thanks for this :D

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thanks and welcome to Steem

Waffle team 🙋...
But sometime pancake is good 😋

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Great choice @luthfigreen! Thanks for reading!

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very nice, thanks

that is delicious and nutritious. Thank you for the recipe. : D

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thanks and welcome to Steem

omg looks sooo bloody good!!!!!!!

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always so sweet and supportive, thanks so much @allasyummyfood!!!!

I love, love, love, love!!! Mmmm, yummy!

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you're very kind, thanks so much @lolaspice

that is delicious and nutritious. Thank you for the recipe. : D

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thanks and welcome to Steem

This is so delish!! I’m trying this!

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thanks and welcome to Steem

I love me some good waffles. I generally prefer them with a syrup or jam instead of fresh fruits, but any waffles are better than no waffles

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you should give them a try with fresh fruit, you'll thank me later

What an interesting friend @gringalicius I love your post is a delight

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It's a pleasure for me to see your post @gringalicious

Hey!!! @gringalicious ... Wowww!!! :) Looks Like a piece of "ART"...!!! So Beautiful...Colorful & So...So...So...Wonderfully done! :) :)...am just leaving aside the delicious side of it...for appreciating it later...! for sure! :)
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very kind words, thanks so much @amitsharma

Really the meal was prepared with great deal of love and care.

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thanks so much for the kind words

So unbelievably dreamy!!! Until around 4 years go I didn't know sweet waffles existed. I thought you could only get potato waffles! I know, it's pretty dumb. But now i'm super into sweet ones. Thanks for sharing this! And as always, i-n-c-r-e-d-i-b-l-e food photography!!

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you are so very kind and supportive, thanks so much @yasminep

Nicely done looking so amazingly beautifully Delicious :D

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you're always so sweet, thanks so much @blazing

I don't know who invented waffles but whoever did deserves all the praises. One of the best invention of humanity. :D

Waffles is love. Waffles is live.

And now I'm hungry.

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Haha, yes waffles are so so good! Thanks @zemiatin!

I love both! Pancake and waffles are so good with ice cream and lots of chocolate, and strawberries.. and everything ahahah

Wow...amazing food photography, good food, nice post, thanks for sharing

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Wow! I love waffles! I'm a team waffles type of person eheheh I definitely have to try this recipe. They looks so delicious! Have a great week :)

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team waffles, got it, and I totally understand. Thanks so much for commenting almost every day @sweetcarol

Hi dear! I like the waffles with Nutella chocolate! Me never i try them ! Am waiting for the iron waffles, just i recommend it, but when i get it i will try them for sure, they are so appetizing , bon appetit.

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every day, always there with a kind comment and full of support, thanks so much @crreativewoman

Gorgeous pictures! Excellent recipe. These are the best waffles I've ever seen here on Steemit. Thanks for the recipe :)

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thanks so much for the kind words @madlenfox

I’m from both teams 😂 absolutely cant choose one of them! I love pancakes, creps and waffles 🙈🙈🙈🙈

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ah, you're hitting for both teams, I understand. So, do you get one of each when you're at a buffet?

I remember these bad boys in switzerland, damn need to go back there to eat them again.

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thanks so much for commenting @kaitto

Friend @gringalicius, they look delicious, and beautiful presentation as always, I imagine if to have better humor, as everything would have remained. You're definitely a real kitchen art artist. Thank you for sharing such special recipes.

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you are very kind, thanks so much @syllem

You are super cool and great...
The most delicious and most creative food posts from you!
First place!
I am very excited how you have the patience to cook these original dishes.
Are you really very embarrassed?

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not sure about all of that, but thank you very much @bugavi. The english language is very difficult and does not always make sense

Nice post
Good luck!

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good luck to you as well

Beautiful~ Waffles with colorful fruits are always true! ^^

I love the food recipes, the waflees were amazing, I wish I could have your ability to improvise with the ingredients. Great photos ... I will follow you.
I invite you to visit my latest publication and have your support. Thank you.

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thanks so much for commenting

Looks delicious 😋

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thanks so much @noopu

Waffles are life! Thanks for sharing this fabulous food with us♥

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment

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No worries, I'm a fan😊

Yumm. :) Spelt is my favorite flour to use for baking.

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that's awesome, I think a lot of people are not familiar with it. Thanks for your continued support @stephmckenzie

@gringalicious Please cook for me 😍😍

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I love these photos,nice photos,and looks delicious : )

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thanks so much for the kind words @simpleslife

Woo .. The delicious cake my friend

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Mama mia!! the photos, descriptions and recipe!!! all looks absolutely tasty. I think we are about to start tasting from internet :) :) congrats!

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thanks so much for commenting and welcome to Steem @conucoubano

MMmmmmm.....deliciousness!!!! I love seeing your posts in my feed. They are always so beautiful -- so professional and an extremely delicious experience. Thanks for having breakfast with me @gringalicious!

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thanks you so very much @everlove, it is so awesome to hear from you.

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And always a blessing to stop by your way @gringalicious.

So good its veary testy,.,,,.,.,.:-):-):-):-):-):-):-)
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wow! wow! wow! looking so much delicious!! Feeling hungry and greedy....:p

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Mhh, das sieht aber lecker aus. Bitte mehr davon.

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Amazing food photography, nice post, thanks for sharing.

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Ugh!😍 I hate you posts! It makes me drool everytime😂 HAHAHAHA Hope to connect with you soon!

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thanks so much for commenting and welcome to Steem @ahnilark

Waffles is my favorite one. It looks great!!

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Your classic food decoration impressed me. Excellent food photography. Outstanding recipe you shared. Thanks a lot.... @gringalicious

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I love Waffles a lot and i think iam a team waffle member,hahaha😅😅 you food and personal stories are a perfect combination of a food blogger and whenever you present a new dish a new story is also connected with that, it's make your post more interesting and your photography skills and camera quality is totally awesome dear😍😍

Keep it up,All the best for your future posts and To-do tasks @gringalicious

wow! it is delicious food.

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thanks so much for commenting

These photos are gorgeous and now I am hungry. Thank you.

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thanks so much for the kind words @jsweeps

Wow, this looks very delicious! I will try this out some time :)
Thank you for sharing :D

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment @blueorchid

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It's seems delicious food! Nice sharing.

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thanks so much for commenting

I WANT SOME!!!!!!!! Jeez.... these pictures really make me want to go out, buy the ingredients and bake some myself. Then stuff my face for the rest of the day....

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that's my hope, that my posts inspire

Hello Dear, despite my son and I live in Italy and we used to have breakfast with coffee or cappuccino and croissant, often he needs some changes. We've tried both, pancakes and waffles, and he's definitely a waffles guy. I will try your recipe, maybe on Sunday that I have more time for preparation. Thank you and congratulations on your photos.

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I must say that compared to the waffles that are found on the market here in Italy, the result obtained with your recipe is surprising! My son loves the taste of vanilla :)) He wanted to try them out with a simple peach jam and he liked them so much. Thanks!

Looks soooo good! And I bet it tastes even better, have to try it out

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thanks so much for commenting

Its hard to decide. They are both yummy in my eyes and stomach! I guess I'll cook both hahahah

Waffles should definitely be an every-day thing. And these look amazing.
Got any idea how to make a gluten-free version of them, maybe?
Thanks :-)

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so sorry I missed this, thanks so much for the question. I don't really have a gluten free version good enough to share

Awesome recipe, thank you!

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thanks so much for commenting

Hey @gringalicious, great post! I enjoyed your content. Keep up the good work! It's always nice to see good content here on Steemit! Cheers :)

You are speaking my language!! LOVE Waffles! :) These look amazing. Again fantastic photos. :) Thanks for putting this together and sharing with us.

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thanks so much for taking the time again to leave such a nice comment @mrchef111

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You are so very welcome, my stomach is rumbling, lunch time...lol what should I eat....lol