I spent the entire weekend at home (thanks April blizzard), and feel amazing! So refreshed, and ready to tackle this short week (I'm heading home to IOWA, this weekend)!
On Saturday morning, I made these amazing waffles! Grain-free, sugar-free and mouth-watering!
For me, weekends are a celebration and this outlook is shown everywhere (including in the food I eat). Now, don't go thinking that I use weekends as an opportunity to eat foods I shouldn't. Honestly, I don't believe in cheat days. I eat good, wholesome food as often as I can. No excuses. There are enough healthy options out there to substitute the not-so-healthy options, and still get the same, delicious product (such as this waffle recipe).
Just like I tell my members: DO YOUR RESEARCH! There are all sorts of substitutions out there! You don't need to give up your favorite meal, just because you're changing your diet.
Now, my ALL TIME FAVORITE waffle mix is the Simple Mills Pancake & Waffle Mix. It's grain-free, and produces the best freaking waffles, of my life! (Click here to get $25 off your first order)! When I'm feeling it, I'll splurge on a box and eat waffles for two days. However, in my attempt to pinch more pennies, I can't afford boxes of delicious waffles, every week; and that's why I made this recipe!
These waffles are dense; they'll fill you up, but not to the point where you feel stuffed and gross afterward (after all, they're grain-free)! The main ingredient is my new FAVORITE flour of all time... Otto's Cassava Flour! Cassava flour is made from yuca, a starchy root, similar to potatoes. COMPLETELY gluten, grain and nut-free!
- 1 cup Otto's Cassava Flour
- 1/4 cup arrowroot starch
- 3 TBSP coconut flour
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder (I made my own with baking soda & cream of tarter)
- 1 cup water
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (I used Nutiva butter-flavored)
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (Bragg's ALL THE WAY)!
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
Mix dry ingredients, then add in wet. Heat waffle iron, and try not to let any drip over the sides (like me)! Top with your favorite toppings. I used Lakanto Maple Syrup!
This recipe made about 4 decent-sized waffles (perfect for Saturday and Sunday)!