Friday, March 14, 2014

Back to Basics: Healthy Waffles

TGIF!  Who's ready for the weekend?  Well, here is another reason to get excited about your weekend mornings...

 My Healthy Waffles!

 My adorable hubby gifted me a waffle maker for my birthday.  I was surprised by it because I have been eying them for sooooo long... I was thrilled to have received one and to know that hubby does pay attention, even when I think he does not .  Such a sweetie!

When it comes to most of my cooking lately, I find that simplicity is best.  I have been playing around with my waffle maker and wanted to share a basic and healthy waffle recipe with you.

One of my favorite kitchen tools is my coffee grinder.  Something about the scent of  french pressed, freshly ground coffee... Ahh, it is just the best way to start my morning...  I also love using my coffee grinder to ground servings of oats, oat bran, quinoa and brown rice to make instant gluten free flour.

Ingredients:
1/3 cup of oats (made into flour)
1 whole egg
2 tbsp. of water 
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. of baking powder
1/4 tsp. of kosher salt
1 tsp. of baking Truvia (or 1 truvia packets)
1/4 tsp. of ground cinnamon
a pinch of nutmeg 

Directions: 
Spray your waffle maker with cooking spray.  Preheat your waffle maker to medium high heat.  Ground your oats in a coffee grinder or food processor.  In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients and mix with a fork, until you get that think waffle consistency.  Pour in your mixture into the preheated waffle maker and allow it to cook.  I ended pouring half of the mixture and made 2 thin waffles out of it.  
Feel free to top your waffle with a bit of maple syrup and your favorite fruit and nut combo.  I happen to think that walnuts and bananas over waffles go very well together.

I told you it was simple!
Hope you give this recipe a try!

4 comments:

  1. looks yummy, to bad I don't have a waffle maker.

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    1. you can always turn it in to pancakes ;o)! Thanks for stopping by

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  2. A few months ago I discovered our old waffle maker way back in the bottom cabinet. I am so glad I dusted it off! Waffles are so awesome and easier if I don't feel like standing at the stove making pancakes ;)

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    1. Hi Rebecca! Yes, it is less time consuming! I have been having fun with mine... Thanks for including my workout on your post, glad you enjoyed it! ;o) Have a lovely week!

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