Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sunday Morning Waffles

I still like to pretend I can eat a big heavy breakfast on Sundays.  One that reminds me it's the weekend and to "let go" a little bit.  Unfortunately, it only happens about once a month and it's about as far from a greasy hash-browns and pancakes with syrup breakfast you can get....but we make a pretty awesome gluten free, vegan Belgian waffle if I do say so myself ;)

Below is the recipe we used and this morning it turned out perfect!  We like waffles better than pancakes because they're less dense, a little crispy around the edges, nice and fluffy, and you don't need syrup to make them palatable!  We use a little apple sauce in this recipe which Rob homemade this week, but you can use store bought too.  I would like to try it without the 2 tbsp of sugar next time to see how it changes the consistency, but I have a feeling this is what helps with that crispiness around the edges.

Sunday Morning Waffles (GF/Vegan)
1/2 c brown rice flour
3/4 c almond meal
1/2 c arrowroot starch
2 tsps baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp sugar (yup white sugar!)
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
2 tbsp olive oil
~1/2 c unsweetened almond milk

Obviously, if you don't have a waffle maker, this ain't gonna work! 
Turn on your waffle maker, and start mixing together the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  Then add applesauce and olive oil, and slowly mix in your almond milk last.  You don't want waffle batter to be runny like pancake batter, it should be a little thicker.  So it's kinda up to you how much milk to add.

Now you can't go crazy with butter and syrupy toppings if you want this to remain a "healthy" dish.  We topped ours with Justin's Maple Almond butter, and some more of Rob's die for delicious! You could also do fresh blueberries or sliced banana instead of applesauce, ooo OR Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut Butter, yum that would be good.
No need to go out for breakfast when we can make a perfectly good waffle at home :)

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