By Bernadette Kathryn, LMT, IHLC
Whole Grain Waffles — a delicious idea for a Sunday Brunch. Add some fresh fruit and make your own sauce — a much healthy alternative to IHOP any day.
One reason I like cooking is that I can control what I am eating. It does take time, organization and persistence to get into a groove with all the shopping, planning and chopping, but I believe that the results are truly worth it. I often pick recipes that sound good, feel homey and can be frozen for the future when time is of the essence.
Freezing things like waffles is a real bonus for busy lifestyles, all you have to do is have the time and patience to make a bunch, package them, date them and freeze them. This could be a project for the whole family or a few friends to work together and make bunches to take home to their respective families. Then when it’s the weekend or the kids are hungry and you don’t have time, take some out and pop them into the toaster oven — viola — you have a delicious, nutritious and fun breakfast or snack. One book I have, the mom uses waffles as sandwich bread for her kids — makes for an interesting sandwich!
I have been eating gluten free for several years now and this particular recipe is GF. I will admit, it’s more complicated that the ordinary, no question. If you don’t need to eat GF, I suggest you check out King Arthur Flour’s recipe for 100% Whole Wheat Waffles.
I have found my inspiration in a book Gluten Free Girl & Chef.
And, I think I have told you before, I rarely prepare a recipe completely as it’s written, I somehow seem to find a reason to change something and their recipe was no different for me. As a chef, cook, kitchen explorer — I encourage you to experiment too, it’s fun! Now, it doesn’t always work out — but, sometimes it works out better.
- ¾ C tapioca flour
- ½ C sorghum flour
- ½ C oat flour
- ⅓ C teff flour
- 2t xanthan gum
- ½ t guar gum
- 1T baking powder
- 1 t salt
- 3 T Agave Nectar
- 1 C Organic Milk or Almond milk
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 t vanilla extract
- ½ stick of melted butter or coconut oil
- Coconut oil for greasing the pan
- Combine all the dry ingredients
- Combine the liquids -- make sure they are room temperature
- Combine the liquids and dry, I like to use a hand mixer for this and thin the batter out a little if it feels too thick.
- Preheat your waffle iron according to package directions and begin the magic!
My Inspiration & Implementation:
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