Tuesday, June 9, 2015

two paleo-friendly waffle recipes

i am a breakfast junkie. there. i admitted it. addicted to pancakes and waffles and cereal...all those things that are not generally grain-free. in my years of carb remission i have tried many recipes. too eggy, too chalky, too...meh. my old standard buttermilk pancakes and oatmeal pancakes were really wonderful so it was a tough act to follow. i bought danielle walker's cookbook "against all grain" and gave her cashew waffle recipe a whirl. the surprise was pleasant. the recipe needed to be much larger to feed my family, but we were happy with the result. here's my slightly altered, bigger version of her recipe:

cashew waffles

one dozen eggs
1 can coconut milk + a little water to rinse the can (about 1/4 - 1/3 C extra)
1 16 oz bag of cashew pieces (about 3 C)
3/4 C coconut flour
2 t baking soda
1 t kosher salt
1/2 C coconut oil or butter, melted

put all ingredients in your blender and mix thoroughly. heat your waffle iron. if you want blueberry waffles, you can add the zest and juice of two lemons to the blender before mixing and stir in 2 C frozen wild blueberries by hand. my waffle maker is a small, round cuisinart and takes slightly less than 1/2 C of batter per waffle. i ALWAYS portion and pour batter with a measuring cup. place cooked waffles on a cooling rack or in a baking dish with a tea towel (if you need to keep them warm in the oven). i normally serve with a berry maple syrup.

blueberry maple syrup

1 16 oz bag wild blueberries
2 C maple syrup

bring to a boil and allow to cook for 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. any mix of berries can be used.

my favorite waffles/pancakes recipe features grass-fed beef gelatin. this is protein, nutrient-packed morning food.

erin's favorite waffles/pancakes

2 C tapioca starch
1 C almond flour
1 C coconut flour
3 T grass-fed beef gelatin
1 t baking soda

whisk together dry ingredients then add:

one dozen eggs
2 cans coconut milk
1/4 C softened butter or coconut oil
1/4 C coconut sugar
1 t vanilla

mix well. cook in waffle iron or in a buttered/oiled skillet. serve with fruit syrup, raw honey, or maple syrup.

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