I have found, for me, that breakfast is the most challenging time of the day to try and eat healthy. I am, without a doubt, a breakfast gal! I love everything sweet - pancakes, waffles, muffins, crepes - you name it, I probably love it as long as it's sweet and breakfast-y.
Now don't get me wrong, I enjoy a good omelet, a bagel at times and even the traditional eggs, toast and a meat course, but I just can't pass up that sweet treat in the morning.
When we started the Whole30 over a year ago I found breakfast to be my most challenging meal. I just craved and missed those sweet treats.
After finishing Whole30 I still wanted to incorporate those healthier options into our meals, but didn't want to make some of our favorite food items taste dry or bland which many sweet treats will if they don't have that additional sugar.
So, I began searching for a healthier waffle option. I tried a variation of recipes, used a variation of flours, sweeteners, and options but had finally just decided that for those splurge breakfasts of waffles and pancakes, the eating healthy thing was out of the question. Until I found the almond flour recipe.
I will preface this by saying it's definitely not the same as those buttery, fluffy, sweet waffles that you can make from your grandmothers traditional waffle recipe. But, for a healthier option they are quite tasty and you don't feel as guilty after eating them.
1 cup of Almond Flour
1 tsp of Baking Powder
1/4 tsp of Cinnamon (or to taste)
1/4 tsp of Nutmeg
1/2 tsp of Honey
1/4 tsp of Salt
1 tsp of Vanilla
1. As you are warming your waffle iron put a fair amount of coconut oil inside of the iron to help make sure the waffles don't stick to the bottom. The coconut oil also helps to provide a crispier finish.
2. Mix the dry ingredients in a medium size bowl (almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt)
3. Mix the wet ingredients in a small bowl (4 eggs, honey, vanilla)
4. Once the ingredients are mixed well separately, mix the dry and the wet ingredients together well - making sure there are no clumps.
5. Pour the mixture, in portions (depending on size of your waffle iron) close the lid and wait until the light comes on or the sound dings letting you know that your healthier, perfect waffles are finished.
We like to add fresh fruit and chopped nuts on top of the waffles. Some of our favorites include blueberries, bananas, strawberries and walnuts.
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