In the Mornin I’m Makin’ Waffles

by jilldahan on June 11, 2014

Fathers day is just around the corner and growing up my Dad was the waffle chef in our house.  Every Sunday, after church, my Dad would get the waffle maker out and whip some up.  I can still remember the excitement of turning the corner into the kitchen and seeing Dad at the waffle maker helm.  I wanted to carry on the tradition in my family minus the artificial nasties in the box mix and the syrup, so I created this recipe!  These waffles exceed my Dad’s taste and crunch test and make me happy because they are chock full of nutritionally fuelling good stuff for my boys! I  use organic whole wheat or sprouted wheat flour, greek yogurt, fresh eggs, no processed sugars, and a drizzle over the top of fresh fruit puree, real maple syrup, or even better coconut nectar (low glycemic and chock filled with vitamins and minerals). All of this makes these waffles  an over the top experience in every way!

Happy fathers day DAD!  Thank you for all the special memories and waffles you have created for us over the years! I love you!

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In the Mornin I’m Makin’ Waffles

Makes about 5 square waffles

1/3 cup (2.5oz/75g) extra virgin coconut oil
2 large organic eggs
1/2 cup (4oz/120ml) almond,coconut, or cows milk
1 cup (4oz/115g) organic sprouted wheat or whole wheat flour
1 tsp non aluminum baking powder and 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
1/2 cup (4oz/115g) plain greek yogurt

1/4 cup dark chocolate pieces (for an optional extra treat)

Heat a waffle maker or iron until hot.  (Do not spray with non stick spray as this will end up ruining your waffle maker and because of the coconut oil they come out beautifully) Melt oil until liquid and place in the blender with the eggs, yogurt, milk, vanilla and blend on high until thoroughly combined.  Add in the flour and baking powder and blend until just combined.  Pour about 1/2 cup of mix in each waffle mold and close to cook.   When the light shows they are finished or when you have a sneaky peek after about 4-5 minutes and they are golden browned and beautifully risen remove and if using chocolate dot the hot waffles with the chocolate to melt.   Serve with mashed fruit, real maple grade B if possible as it has more nutrients than grade A, or coconut nectar.  I love the company Big Trees coconut nectar.  I mix it with equal parts of water to thin and it is absolutely delicious, low glycemic,  and full of nutrients. These work beautifully to be frozen and then toasted on mornings when time is tight.


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