Some people embrace the Paleo diet and seem to happily shun breads, muffins, pies and all other bread-like foods. I seriously doubt if I will ever be one of those people. My love affair with baked goods and all things breakfast-like continues and shows no sign of weakening. Fortunately, I am not completely Paleo as I’ve mentioned before. I am 85/15 most weeks, allowing a little dairy–usually in the form of goat cheese or sheep feta, and a little grain into my meals once or twice a week.
That said, I am always on the look out for great grain-free options to some of my favorite foods. This waffle recipe is incredibly simple, and the waffles come out light and fluffy with lightly-crisped edges. You will be amazed–even dubious, that they’re grain-free. And I’m sure you’ll appreciate how you can literally make the batter, and have your first batch of waffles in about 10 minutes. That means these waffles aren’t just for weekends. (Note: The success of this recipe does require a high-powered blender, such as a Vitamix. A regular blender can’t pulverize the nuts to fine powder.)
This recipe is from Danielle Walker’s Against all Grain, although I’ve reduced the amount of sweetener called for in the recipe.
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 tbsp raw honey or maple syrup
3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup raw cashews or macadamia nuts
3 tbsp coconut flour (I use Bob Red Mill’s)
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
Preheat a waffle iron to low. (I set mine on 3 out of 10.)
Place all the ingredients (except the blueberries) in a high-speed blender, in the order listed. Blend on low for 30 seconds, then increase the speed to high and continue to blend until completely smooth, about another 30 seconds.
Poor the batter into the waffle iron so that it fills evenly to just below the tops of the grid. Sprinkle a small handful of blueberries over the batter. Close the lid and cook for approximately 1-2 minutes or until the steam stops rising from the waffle iron and the waffles are a nice golden color.
Serve immediately with extra blueberries and a little maple syrup or honey.