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 mixed it with water for feeding your plants in the garden! Also, whey can be drunk just like that. It is a very refreshing to drink during 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.

Whey Waffles

by Melanie Dompierre
Quantity for: 6 people
PREP TIME10 mins
COOK TIME30 mins
TOTAL TIME40 mins
How to make waffles with whey

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 1/2 cups unbleached flour
  • 2 cups whey
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 zest of lemon

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Did you make that recipe ..... tag me @mel4skilletsandpots on Instagram and hashtag it #skilletsandpots. 

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keywords: breakfast, brunch, crepes, easy pancakes, homemade ricotta cheese, pancakes from whey, waffles

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Written by Melanie Dompierre

    6 Comments

  1. Arus Bakunts April 26, 2020 at 6:06 am Reply

    I really wanted to use this recipe, but 2 tsp baking powder + 2 tsp baking soda seems too much :/

    • Melanie Dompierre April 26, 2020 at 1:02 pm Reply

      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!

  2. Amy October 25, 2020 at 10:09 pm Reply

    can you double the batch?

    • Melanie Dompierre October 26, 2020 at 2:06 pm Reply

      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!

  3. Samantha H. March 26, 2021 at 11:48 pm Reply

    Does it matter if my whey is from making yogurt instead of cheese?

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