Buckwheat Waffles With Strawberry Compote

Buckwheat Waffles With Strawberry Compote

The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
332 Calories
12g Fat
51g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 332
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 437mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 70mg 352%
Calcium 173mg 13%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 480mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Buckwheat waffles are a wonderful gluten-free breakfast that everyone will enjoy. In this recipe, the crispy squares are kicked up a notch with a delicious Greek yogurt glaze, plus a homemade (and extremely easy) strawberry-cherry compote. 

What is buckwheat exactly? While the ingredient's name may suggest that it's related to wheat, it's actually not a type of grass at all. The edible part of the crop is a fruit seed that's related to plants such as rhubarb. The seeds that are used to make the flour are a complex carbohydrate packed with added health benefits from its relatively high magnesium and iron content. It's also full of fiber, which is great for digestion. 

Once the seeds are milled, buckwheat is often used to make bread and Japanese soba noodles. It has a texture that's similar to regular flour, so it's a good alternative for those who are living gluten free but still want to enjoy dishes like waffles and pancakes. It has a nuttier flavor than regular flour so ingredients like strawberries and cinnamon complement the waffles nicely, but if you're in a time crunch, feel free to serve them with maple syrup or even peanut butter.

Ingredients

For the Waffles:

  • 1 cup buckwheat flour

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • Butter, for waffle iron

For the Compote:

  • 4 cups strawberries, hulled and diced

  • 1 cup cherries, pitted and halved

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

For the Glaze:

  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Buckwheat Waffles With Strawberry Compote ingredients

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  2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.

    Flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl

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  3. Combine buttermilk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract in a measuring cup and whisk until completely mixed.

    Combine buttermilk, egg, butter, and vanilla extract in a measuring cup

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  4. Add buttermilk mixture slowly into flour mixture and stir to combine. You can leave some small lumps. Be careful not to overmix the batter as it will become tough.  

    Batter in a bowl

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  5. Heat waffle iron to highest setting and then grease with butter or cooking spray. Preheat oven to 250 F to keep cooked waffles warm.

    Waffle maker

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  6. Add the right amount of batter for your waffle iron (each one is different) and cook until golden brown. Keep cooked waffles warm in oven as you prepare rest of the batch. 

    Waffles in a waffle maker

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  7. Combine strawberries, cherries, sugar, and lemon juice in a small saucepan while waffles are cooking. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally until it has thickened, about 10 minutes. Keep it hot on low heat if it's done before waffles are finished. (You can store leftover compote in refrigerator for a week and serve it on other breakfast foods.)

    Strawberries, cherries, sugar, and lemon juice in a small saucepan

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  8. Whisk together Greek yogurt and powdered sugar in a small bowl. If you want to do a neat looking drizzle, place glaze in a squeeze bottle.

    Greek yogurt and powdered sugar in a small bowl

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  9. Drizzle glaze over cooked waffles and then top with strawberry compote. To be super indulgent, add a dusting of confectioners' sugar. 

    Buckwheat Waffles With Strawberry Compote on a plate

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