Waffles (gf, vegan)

You know those days that leave you feeling a little empty by bedtime? Small things throughout the day added up. You were bothered, slightly on edge. Nothing tragic happened, it just wasn’t a very good day.

Well that was me yesterday. And today I wanted things to be different. So I woke up and made these bad boys. In fact, I made enough batter so I could have them again tomorrow.

Feel free to use any combination of sweeteners you’d like. I went with 1 tablespoon of coconut sugar and one tablespoon of honey – it doesn’t much matter. Brown sugar, agave nectar, regular ol’ sugar, or you can omit it altogether if you want a more savory waffle. However, if you’re going for the sweeter side of things, the sprinkle of cinnamon on top just before pressing down the lid really seals the deal. Pleeeease don’t skip this step. And pretty please don’t mix it right into your batter. I like to think the cinnamon is more concentrated and flavorful when the fluffy, slightly crispy, warm, buttery bite of waffle comes into contact with my tastebuds. 🙂 And it’s also just more fun that way. Enough chatter. Enjoy.

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WAFFLES (gf, vegan)

Time: 15-20 minutes
Yield:
3-4 waffles

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups GF flour blend (I used Namaste)
  • 1 T coconut sugar (or other sugar you have on hand)
  • 1 T baking powder
  • ¼ t salt (I used Himalayan)
  • 1 cup coconut milk, room temperature
  • 1 cup water, room temperature
  • 1 T honey
  • 2 T coconut oil, melted
  • 2 t pure vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon

Directions:

  • Heat up waffle iron and spray with cooking oil.
  • Mix dry ingredients (flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, and salt) in large bowl.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients (coconut milk, water, honey, coconut oil, vanilla extract).
  • Mix until relatively smooth.
  • Pour just enough batter onto your waffle iron, so it doesn’t overflow when you press the top down. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Close iron.

I’d like to adapt this and make some flavor variations. Perhaps banana, cinnamon apple, lemon blueberry…the possibilities are endless. What are your favorite waffle toppings and add-ins?

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