Okay, okay. I know I am patting myself a little too hard on the back there, but these were the bomb.
I’ve been trying to find a really good grain-free waffle recipe. Most of them use protein powder, and I think they are super dry and rubbery. Others, again dry or bland, nothing Ella would eat. She was begging me for olives and cashews the one morning as she spit out the grain-free waffle.
This waffle, however, was Weezy approved.
A few key ingredients, chocolate chips of course…
And lots and lots of stiff fluffy egg whites:
Stick a can of full fat coconut milk in the fridge, and tomorrow morning you will be able to scrape off your coconut cream from the top of the can…
I love Wednesday mornings. It’s the only morning I don’t work (I work Sat and Sunday AM so there’s no sleeping in then), so Wednesday is a special time for Weez and I. I always like to make us at lease one special meal to share that day, instead of my usual rush around and heat up frozen muffins that I baked ahead of time.
This morning we got up and make the waffles.
I can’t wait for breakfast again tomorrow. We froze the extras, and I am willing to bet it will be even MORE delicious toasted!
The very best part? Nothing processed. No protein powder…all real whole foods (unless you count the chocolate chips, but I say they don’t count ‘ )
Grain-Free Protein Chocolate Chip Waffles
makes: 3 “Belgian” sized Waffles
- 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/2 cup shelled hemp seed
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 2 egg yolks
- 6 egg whites
- 2 Tablespoons grass-fed pastured butter (melted)
- 2 Tablespoons coconut cream (heavy cream may work too)
- 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 Tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup 70% cacao chocolate chips ( or 1/4 c frozen blueberries, 1 mashed banana, if omitting add more maple syrup/sweetener)
- coconut oil, for waffle iron
Set your waffle iron on, grease with coconut oil and close. Place all of the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Meanwhile, separate the eggs. Place 2 egg yolks in a bowl along with the vanilla, melted butter, maple syrup and coconut cream. Whisk together and set aside. Take the 6 eggs whites and place in your stand mixer with whisk attachment or use a handheld mixer and mix on high until the egg whites get light fluffy and stiff peaks start to form. Add egg yolk mixture to the dry ingredients along with the water and mix. Then, gently GENTLY fold in the egg whites, It may seem tricky and the batter may not be like waffle batter you’re used to but it will work! Last, fold in the chocolate chips or fruit if using. Use the scooper that came with the iron and place the batter onto the grease surface.
I mean, I hope I’m not talking myself up too much here but umm, yea, I am telling you these are my new favorite!
I loved them with some Fage total on top. Amazing.
I hope you’re getting your supplies ready to make these tomorrow morning! Please let me know how they turn out!