Ultimate Grain-Free Waffles
I love carbs--especially in the form of breakfast food. And I'm not talking healthy carbs from vegetables here. I'm talking bread. I love bread. I knew I was eating too much and needed to cut back so I went for a more cave-man approach with more protein, vegetables, and fruits. I knew Saturday pancake/waffle mornings just wouldn't be the same, so I created these. Honestly, I like them better than my spelt and whole wheat flour waffles. I am in love with these. You would NEVER know they are gluten free and Paleo approved. Don't they look so pretty? They taste good too! Give 'em a whirl. I don't think you'll regret it.
Note, you can top these waffle with anything your heart desires. My favorite is almond butter, walnuts, bananas, and pure maple syrup. If you're nixing the syrup, try pureeing up some fruit in the blender and drizzling it on top with a dollup of Greek yogurt. Or top with a poached egg, sliced avocado, and crumbled bacon. Now that sounds tasty.
Here's what to do:
Heat your waffle iron while you're mixing up the ingredients.
1/4 C. melted coconut oil
1 t. apple cider vinegar
2 t. honey, stevia, or agave (optional)
1 t. vanilla extract
1C. flax milk or almond milk, unsweetened
1 t. cinnamon, ground
pinch of salt
1/4 C. arrowroot flour/powder
1/2C. coconut flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
First, crack the eggs into a medium size bowl and whisk with a fork until combined. Add the next four ingredients and whisk with a fork to blend. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk vigorously with a fork until all the lumps are broken up and the batter is smooth.
Spray waffle iron with non-stick spray (I use an olive oil or coconut oil spray) and add the amount of batter needed for 1 waffle. I use a small ladle and scoop two ladles of batter on my waffle iron. It's about 1/4-1/3 C. of batter. Close waffle iron and bake until the timer goes off. My waffle iron cheeps like a little bird when it's done.
Remove waffle from the iron with a fork or spatula, being careful not to puncture it. Place the hot waffle onto a cooling rack so it doesn't get soggy while you cook the rest.
You can also cook these ahead of time and store them in the freezer for busy mornings.
Makes 4 waffles