Sunday, November 14, 2010

Hearty, Healthy Blue Corn Waffles

Waffles are a fun way to begin your day!  For some reason, they just seem to have a little more of a "special" feel to them than pancakes...I don't know, maybe it's all those fun little squares that you can fill with delicious toppings!  I got this recipe from the back of the Bobs Red Mill Blue Cornmeal bag.  The recipe was intended for pancakes, so if you don't have a waffle maker, you can certainly make a successful pancake from it!  I, of course, altered the recipe to make it much healthier, by substituting healthy ingredients for the non-healthy ones!  Enjoy!!

-Plug in waffle maker

-In a small pot, boil 1 c. water

-In a bowl, combine:

1/2 t. sea salt
2 T. coconut palm granules (or sucanat)
3/4 c. Bobs Red Mill Blue Cornmeal

-Once water has come to a boil, put it in the bowl with the above, mix until incorporated, and cover while you prepare the other ingredients.

-In a separate bowl combine:

1 "egg" (egg replacer, prepared to make the equivalent of 1 egg)
1/2 c. unsweetened almond milk
2 T. coconut oil, melted

-Add to the covered mixture, stir until incorporated, and add:

3/4 c. Bobs Red Mill 10 Grain Flour (or King Arthurs White Whole Wheat Flour)
2 t. baking powder

-Stir until just incorporated

-Using 1/3 c. measuring cup, scoop a mildly heaping scoop into a greased, hot waffle iron, and wait until it indicates being ready!  (I set mine to 4, and wait until the light turns green)

-Repeat until the batter runs out...I got 5 waffles from this recipe!

-Spread with coconut oil, and drizzle with agave nectar, raw honey, or Grade B or better Maple Syrup!

-Or Spread with coconut oil and Acai Berry Jam (featured in a previous blog)

-OR make a fresh berry  Well...just follow this quick and easy recipe!!

-In a small pot, combine:

1/2 c. raspberries (I used frozen)
1/2 c. mango (I used frozen)
3 T. water
1 t. fresh lime juice
2 T. agave

-Bring to a boil.  While you're waiting, combine:

1 t. whole wheat flour
1 t. water

-Whisk together until there are no lumps

-Once the fruit is boiling, add the flour and water mixture to thicken.  Stir quickly to avoid lumps.

-Using a potato masher, mash the fruit up (the raspberries won't really need's mainly for the mangos)

-Done!  Drizzle on your waffles and enjoy!

-Note:  you can use pretty much any fruit for the compote...I've done blueberries, strawberries, raspberries...a combination of all mixed together...get creative!  Just make sure you get the unsweetened fruit!

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