We don't eat them very often, but when the family is in the mood for waffles we often make Malted Waffles. They are just regular waffles with malted milk powder in the batter.
I've tried a few different recipes over the years and this one, adapted from Baked Explorations, is our favorite. Usually only two of us are eating waffles, so my version makes a smaller batch.
Update: Daughter is a teenager now and she does make them often!
Malted Waffles Ingredient Notes
The malted milk powder combined with the buttermilk and brown sugar gives these waffles a good flavor. For malted milk powder, we use Carnation brand. This is different from the diastatic and non-diastatic malt powder used for baking in that it contains milk powder and what powder. Traditionally, it is used in malted milk shakes, so it's sometimes found in the ice cream aisle. More often, it's found in the baking aisle.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour (135 grams)
- ½ cup malted milk powder (75 grams)
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoons brown sugar, tightly packed 30 grams
- 1 large egg
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 1 ¼ cups buttermilk
- Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and make a well in the center.
- In a second bowl, whisk the egg. Whisk in the butter and buttermilk.
- Add the liquid mixture to the flour mixture and stir just until mixed – there will be some lumps.
- Heat waffle maker as per manufacturer directions and. Brush lightly with oil. Drop batter onto waffle maker and use technique from manufacturer to make the waffles.