almond meal waffles (df/gf)
I don't know about you, but I just love waffles. I work six days a week, so when Sunday rolls around, there's nothing I want more than to take my morning nice and slow, making some waffles and enjoying them with a cup of coffee on my front porch (at least until its winter.) I think, however, more often than not, that society brings out this big fear that carbs are bad. And while I may do a post down the line about it, there is nothing wrong with carbs, and moreso, your body needs them. That said, if I'm going to indulge in waffles, I'd rather pack it with more nutritious ingredients so I can feel good about what I'm having.
These waffles are with a base of almond meal - I think it makes the waffles a little more nutty, a little crunchier, and helps to not only make it gluten free, but also have a little more protein. I make my batter batch with 2/3 of a cup of almond meal and 1/3 of a cup of gluten free flour or oat flour. I've also made these before using all oat flour and they taste just as great. I keep it pretty simple otherwise, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1-2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, dash of salt, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil, 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey and about a 1/4 cup of almond milk. You might need to adjust your milk to get the right consistency to your liking.
After all the ingredients are mixed up in your bowl, pour onto a hot waffle pan - (PS you can also make these into pancakes if you'd rather!) I have mine set on the highest setting because I like a little crunch to them. While prepping, I keep my oven on low, around 200 degrees and put them on a baking sheet into the oven to keep warm if I'm cooking for a crowd. Overall, I can get about 4 waffles out of this size batch, and they make great leftovers if you freeze them and pop them into your toaster later.
almond meal waffles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes (depending on your waffle iron)
2/3 cup of almond meal (I like Hodgson Mill's)
1/3 cup oat flour or gluten free flour
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
sprinkle of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup of almond milk
Plug in waffle maker and warm to temperature. (If cooking for a crowd, turn your oven on to 200 degrees to keep them warm as you prepare.)
Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
Pour about 1/4-1/3 cup of batter on the waffle maker and cook to your liking.