Confession: nothing makes me happier than when my healthy kitchen creations are applauded as
being “better than the real thing.” And that kind of praise is exactly what these Waffles received!
This Waffle recipe is perfect for kids (because what kid doesn’t like waffles?!) or for boyfriends, husbands, wives, friends, parents, second cousins, or anyone else you’re seeking to impress. (Note: by ‘impress’, I mean ‘feed’.) In addition to being perfectly fluffy and mouthwateringly delicious, this recipe is…(drumroll please) HEALTHY without tasting bland! (Would you expect anything less?!)
Note: the following recipe serves about 2 people.
- 2 cups Almond flour or Almond meal (you can make this yourself by putting almonds in the food processor; you want them grated as fine as possible)
- 2 eggs, whisked
- 1/3 cup Almond milk or Coconut milk (organic, of course)
- 1 tablespoon coconut powder (almond “flour” and almond meal tend to be more moist; coconut powder is a very dry powder, so I use it in moderation to assure the batter isn’t too oily; you cannot really taste the coconut)
- ½ tablespoon raw, organic honey
- 1 tablespoon raw, organic maple syrup (as pure as possible—just say no to Mrs. Butterworth!)
- 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon organic almond extract
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Optional: 1/3 cup Enjoy Life Non-dairy Chocolate Chips
- Optional: 1/3 cup Frozen or fresh blueberries
1. Heat up the old waffle iron! (If yours has settings, I always prefer a medium-low setting because it seems to cook more evenly.)
2. Mix all wet ingredients in a medium bowl. Start with whisking eggs, and add the others (the fluffier the egg mixture—the fluffier the waffles!)
3. In a separate bowl, mix together all dry ingredients. (If you are choosing to add blueberries or chocolate chips, keep them out until step 5.)
4. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, stirring while you pour.
5. Once batter is thoroughly mixed (you can do this with a blender on low, or with a simple stirring utensil), fold in blueberries or chocolate chips (if you are adding either).
6. Spray the waffle iron with a non-stick spray of your choosing. (Be generous with your spray.)
7. Pour batter, and flip (if your waffle iron has a flipping function). It should take a few minutes to cook thoroughly.
8. Remove the fluffy masterpiece. Take a bite to make sure it tastes fabulous, then serve with organic maple syrup (butter is not needed), sprinkle with powdered sugar (I mean SPRINKLE), OR top with a berry compote!