What is whey
The whey I am talking about is the whey you get after the cheese-making process. Whey is the liquid remaining after the milk has been curdled and strained. It is a byproduct of the manufacture of cheese or casein and has several commercial uses. Not to be confused with protein whey, a powder that you can add into your smoothies. In this post, I will explain to you how to make waffles with whey.
How can you use whey
You can use whey for feeding your animals and mix it with water for feeding your plants in the garden! Also, whey can be drunk just like that. It is very refreshing to drink on a hot summer day! You can also use it to make a fruit fermented drink, which is also really fresh for summer! For me the best way I use whey is in the kitchen. I make bread, muffins, pancakes, cakes, salad dressing, and waffles!
How to make waffles with whey
To make waffles with whey, you will need whey, milk, eggs, cinnamon, lemon, baking powder, baking soda, oil, and unbleached flour. Pour into a big bowl all the wet ingredients; the eggs, the milk, the whey, and mix vigorously and set aside. Into another bowl mix carefully the dry ingredients. When you are dry ingredients are well mixed add them to the wet ingredients and mix carefully, either by hand or with a mixer. Just make sure that there are no lumps of flour. To cook the waffles use a waffle iron or a waffle machine. Follow the instructions of the manufacturer.
What to serve with the whey waffles
I serve these waffles, with a big platter full of fruits and some fresh homemade ricotta cheese. If you don’t have ricotta cheese, just serve them with your favorite yogourt and jam.
- 1/2 cups milk
- 3 1/2 cups unbleached flour
- 2 cups whey
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 zest of lemon
- Pour into a big bowl all the wet ingredients; the eggs, the milk, the whey, and mix vigorously and set aside.
- Into another bowl mix carefully the dry ingredients. When you are dry ingredients are well mixed add them to the wet ingredients and mix carefully, either by hand or with a mixer. Just make sure that there are no lumps of flour.
- To cook the waffles use a waffle iron or a waffle machine. Follow the instructions of the manufacturer.
I really wanted to use this recipe, but 2 tsp baking powder + 2 tsp baking soda seems too much :/
Since I am using whey, from my homemade cheese in this recipe, and I wanted the waffles to be crispy and airy, after many attempts that was my recipe. You can reduce the amount of baking powder by 1 tsp, but they will be less airy, and you can use only 1 tsp of baking soda, but they will be less crispy. They will still be really good, they will just be a little bit softer. I hope you will enjoy them:) Happy cooking and stay healthy!
can you double the batch?
Yes, easily, just double the quantity for each ingredient, except for the baking soda and baking powder. However, if you find the dough too liquid add a little bit of flour at a time. This recipe gives about 12 waffles, I calculated about to 2 waffles per person. Bon appétit!
Does it matter if my whey is from making yogurt instead of cheese?
No problem you can use it too.
Is it really 2 tablespoons of cinnamon? Seems like a lot!
Thank you for your comments, yes you are right it is too much, my mistake, it should be written teaspoons not tablespoons:). Have a great day.
2 cups whey and 2.5 cups milk was waaay too much liquid for only 3.5 cups flour. Am I missing something?
Yes, hello, so sorry about this! Indeed I made a mistake it is 1/2 cup of milk.