Five of Hearts Waffles. These low sugar, low sodium traditional Norwegian waffles are delicious, easy to make and very family friendly!
- 3 large eggs
- 1 3/4 Cup Milk
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 Cup cooking oil (if your first waffle sticks, add a little more)
- 1 Cup flour
- Pre-heat your waffle iron.
- Put all the ingredients into a medium bowl and mix together for one minute with an electric mixer.
- Adjust the batter until it pours well.
- Pour a ladle full of batter(1/4 to 1/2 cup of batter depending on your waffle iron size) onto the heated waffle iron.
- Wait 30 seconds and then close the waffle iron lid.
- Let sit until the light goes on to tell you the waffle is done, usually about 2 minutes
- Remove to a plate and repeat the process until all the batter is made into waffles
Amount Per Serving Calories 351Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 148mgSodium 475mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 12g
This is a guest post by my sister Susie. When Dave and I visited her last month she introduced us to her friend, Inger. Inger is a lively Norwegian lady who immediately stole our hearts with her kind, generous spirit. As a Ballard native myself, who remembers, with great fondness my many Norwegian neighbors, Inger has made herself a special place in my heart. A teacher most of her life, Inger is just the person to teach us how to make a perfect waffle, Norwegian style. Thank you Susie and Inger for helping me fill in my posting schedule while I ‘ve been away! Here is Susie’s post:
This traditional Norwegian recipe is provided by Inger Svendsen. She was a young girl, living in Norway, when it was occupied by the Nazis. She relocated to the United States, and eventually, Inger got her nursing degree and moved to Ballard where she worked as a nurse, raised two boys with her husband, and taught Rosemåling all over Seattle, including the University of Washington.
She is sharing her traditional family waffle recipe for us today. It’s easy and quick to make for guests or a quick snack. After 70+ yrs of not measuring, it was kind of fun to try and figure it out. But we’re sure we got the measurements (as she put it) ‘close enough.’ Here is a link to a video of Inger sharing her old country wisdom concerning these wonderful waffles!
Here’s a walk through:
- Pre-heat your waffle iron.
- In a medium bowl: Put all the ingredients.
- Using a hand mixer on medium speed, beat for about a minute or until the batter is well mixed. (She tossed in another spoonful of flour – “Too runny” she said)
- Inger strongly recommends all families should have a 5-Heart waffle iron. “Those others just aren’t right.”Chef’s Choice M840 WafflePro Express Waffle Maker, Traditional Five of Hearts
- Lightly spray your waffle iron with cooking oil. You should only have to do this on the first waffle.
Inger uses a ladle to pour an even amount of batter onto the grill. Notice she has newspaper under her griddle? This proved to be a smart idea as batter never stays where it should.
- With the batter on the griddle, don’t close the lid for at least 30 seconds. If you do….
You will probably lose a lot of your batter and that’s not good. She did this for us to see why she waits to close the lid. Good thing she had the newspaper underneath so she could just wipe it up and dump it on the newspaper. Keep in mind, each griddle is different, so you might have to experiment to know when it’s safe to close the lid down.
Each waffle takes about 2 minutes to cook. Her griddle beeped when they were done. As we sat and talked, she made 10 waffles. She makes these for people who stop by to take home. So when she has a stack, she puts them in a Tupperware bowl in the frig. 30 seconds in a microwave, and they’re ready for jelly, syrup, or just plain.
This recipe is really good. It’s sweet, but not overly so. There is no sugar. And refined rice flour should work just as well as the flour, if you need gluten free.
Recipe NOTE: These are very thin traditional Norwegian waffles made on a specific, five of hearts waffle iron. If your using a different style waffle iron you may have to adjust the amount of batter to suit your iron size.