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Chai Waffles

Damn delicious waffles, easy to make, and your change to WIN A WAFFLE MAKER!


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Chai Waffles
February 5, 2016

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Chai Waffles

Who doesn’t love a good waffle? Crunchy and crisp on the outside, yet fluffy and heavenly on the inside. Top it with your favourite toppings and you have either a killer breakfast, dessert of snack. Thanks to Leesa from Forage & Find Co. you too can have the chance to create your ultimate waffles at home. If you haven’t heard of Forage & Find Co. do yourself a favour and check it out. There is a collection of gorgeous homewares and accessories. Lots of lovely options if food styling is your thing. 


With the help of the waffle maker from Forage & Find Co. I was able to dream up what a lovely waffle Ewen and I could enjoy. It was a toss up between matcha and chai. Chai finally won the day, and I infused my milk with Grounded Pleasures chai. This would be a great waffle if you know a chai lover this Valentine’s Day *wink wink, nudge nudge*. 


Using the waffle maker is very easy. I heated mine up over the gas burner on the stove. Just spray with a bit of oil spray to get into all the little grooves, fill with waffle mix and wait a few minutes for it to cook. BOOM fresh waffles before you know it. Pile them high, or have a couple on a plate. No one is going to complain if you serve them freshly cooked waffles! 


For your chance to win a $50 Forage & Find Co. voucher and waffle maker, honey dripper and tea towel, leave a comment below and tell me what is your ultimate waffle. 

Competition closes February 13th 2016 at midnight AEDT. Winner will be notified by email and announced on this post. 

Chai Waffles

Print Recipe


  • 250 g plain flour sifted
  • 7 g baking powder
  • 20 g caster sugar
  • 5 g salt
  • 475 ml cold chai infused milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 30 ml vegetable oil

To Serve

  • ice-cream
  • maple syrup
  • fresh berries


  • Weigh all the dry ingredients, place in a large mixing bowl. Break the eggs into the milk and beat the mixture.
  • Add the egg and milk mixture to the dry ingredients. Add the oil and mix all ingredients together until all the large lumps have been broken up. Do not over mix otherwise the waffles will be heavy when cooked.
  • Pre heat the waffle maker and spray with oil.
  • Pour batter into the waffle maker and cook for 3-4 mins or until golden brown and crispy on the outside.
  • Serve hot with ice-cream, maple syrup and fresh berries.


30 comments on “Chai Waffles
  1. Bianca virtue

    My ultimate waffles would be a winter themed one!
    Cinnamon waffles with maple syrup and stewed vanilla bean apples.

    Oh I’d love to eat them now.

    February 5, 2016 at 5:31 pm
  2. Mariam

    My ultimate waffle – ah a tough one, I’ll take it all! But I will attempt to settle it to one: riccota spelt waffles with grilled peaches, a drizzle of honey-tahini and a big dollop of thick yogurt.

    February 5, 2016 at 5:39 pm
  3. Joanna

    I’d die for blackforest waffles: cocoa waffles topped with sour cherry compote, freshly whipped vanilla cream with generous shavings of chocolate.

    February 5, 2016 at 5:47 pm
  4. Tien Nguyen

    My ultimate waffle would be the batter mixed with durian meat. These fragrance waffles would pair perfectly with some fresh avocado meat, drizzle on top with condensed milk instead of maple syrup.
    I come from Vietnam and I love durians a lot

    February 5, 2016 at 5:48 pm
  5. Linda

    I am thinking lemon meringue pie waffles! Lemon waffles topped with a lemon curd sauce, crushed meringue and whipped cream all topped off with a limoncello syrup!

    February 5, 2016 at 6:01 pm
  6. Anabela

    My fav waffles are quite simple, just a good vanilla ice cream, blueberries, strawberries and maple syrup.

    February 5, 2016 at 6:07 pm
  7. Megan M

    My ultimate waffle would be a little leftfield and quite decadent – I’ve been dying to get a waffle maker to try my hand at a grilled cheese waffle. Top it with a fried egg and a strip of crispy bacon for extra heart-stopping deliciousness

    February 5, 2016 at 6:28 pm
  8. Jess

    A mocha waffle would be my pick – Coffee, hazelnut & chocolate flavour combination! Mix and match your favorite textures & toppings from those flavors – gelati/nuts/ganache/melted chocolate

    February 5, 2016 at 6:32 pm
  9. Michelle @ The Bakeanista

    Shellie, such lovely photos!!! I love the new black Robert Gordon range. Too pretty. 🙂

    My ultimate waffle would have to be a matcha one hehe. Matcha with black sesame, a drizzle of honey, and I’ll throw in some crispy maple bacon too. Sweet and savoury is the bomb! Shellie, you’ve gotta make a bahnmiwaffle hehe.

    February 5, 2016 at 6:50 pm
  10. Sophie

    My ultimate waffle would have to be a chocolate chip waffle (that’s double chocolate – cocoa base with choc chips ) , topped with chocolate syrup, whipped cream, strawberries and sprinkles. Decadence at its best ❤️❤️❤️

    February 5, 2016 at 6:52 pm
  11. Saaya

    My ultimate waffle would be a black sesame & matcha waffle with a white chocolate ganache to drizzle on top! Sesame flavoured things don’t get enough credit for being amazing & so damn delicious!

    February 5, 2016 at 6:59 pm
  12. Samantha Power

    Oh there are too many options! But for the most decedent ones I would choose chocolate waffles, with a salted caramel sauce, plus some strawberries and chocolate chips. And of course some fresh thick cream!

    February 5, 2016 at 7:25 pm
  13. Mel

    Ultimate waffle is a buckwheat with banana, Nutella and a dash of maple syrup!

    February 5, 2016 at 9:59 pm
  14. jac

    I’m picturing Savory waffles – potato, parmesan, bacon, chives, whipped goats cheese – yum!

    February 5, 2016 at 11:11 pm
  15. Grace

    Pandan waffles with dessicated coconut mixed dark palm sugar

    February 5, 2016 at 11:46 pm
  16. Miranda

    I love plain waffles with fresh fruit. The one thing I absolutely love about where I live is that I can walk down the street and pick black raspberries. They are so good with breakfast!

    February 6, 2016 at 12:38 am
  17. Camille

    Hi, my favorite waffles are yeast raised ones : crispy on the outside and so soft inside, topped with some vanilla whipped cream and lots of fresh fruits, or even just a dusting of icing sugar like at the fair, so delicious!

    February 6, 2016 at 9:10 am
  18. Tania Shaw

    My ultimate waffle should be crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, topped with fresh fruits and a drizzle of agave syrup. Or topped with Nutella!

    February 6, 2016 at 5:39 pm
  19. belinda

    new cafe opening soon and on our menu I’m adding my fave waffles- caramalised banana and macadamia w’ maple syrup and whipped cream

    February 6, 2016 at 5:46 pm
  20. Kimberley

    My ultimate waffle will be the first time I’ve mastered a real Belgian suikerwaffel with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream. They’re simple but absolutely delicious!

    February 6, 2016 at 8:48 pm
  21. Catherine May

    I’d take some berry inspiration from here and opt for handfuls of raspberries and shaved dark chocolate on top of my stack!

    February 6, 2016 at 9:01 pm
  22. Anna

    Waffles are my absolute favorite, so choosing the ultimate combination is hard for me, but right now, I love my vanilla bean and blueberry croissant waffles, they are absolutely to die for, and sometimes I use dark chocolate chips instead of blueberries, or I just do both:)

    February 7, 2016 at 6:16 pm
  23. Katharina

    My ultimate waffle is 100% sourdough waffle. I want simple basic one with light and crispy texture served with labneh and fresh berries.

    February 8, 2016 at 3:07 am
  24. Moni | Thoughts of a Moni

    I think I’m going to go left of centre and go with savoury waffles! Onions, coriander leaves, a touch of cumin and some chilli, all topped with some Sriracha sauce! YUM!

    February 8, 2016 at 7:34 am
  25. Sylvia

    Mocha waffles because I can’t decide between coffee and chocolate flavour! With Ice cream of course!

    February 8, 2016 at 8:17 pm
  26. Yin Tong

    My ultimate waffle would be a chai waffle! I always love drinking chai but am yet to try many chai desserts so chai waffle would be the one! I would pair chai waffle with maple syrup and some seasonal fruits. : ) Thank you Shellie for organising the giveaway! : )

    February 8, 2016 at 9:18 pm
  27. Susan

    For me, it would be wild rice waffle served with fried chicken and dollop of butter onto and maple syrup on top. Savoury and sweet at the same time, what a combo 🙂

    February 12, 2016 at 2:15 pm
  28. Susan Olivia

    My ultimate waffle would be wild rice waffle served with fried chicken and a dollop of butter and maple syrup on top. Savoury and sweet at the same time, what a combo 🙂

    February 12, 2016 at 2:17 pm
  29. Nit

    Pistachio waffles with honey roasted figs and a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, garnished with salted pistachios and fresh mint.

    February 12, 2016 at 11:08 pm
  30. Phelan Amanda

    Tried it at home. Brilliant! Definetly gonna cook it again 🙂

    April 25, 2016 at 4:38 pm

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