Saturday, February 15, 2014

Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Waffles

Even though these waffles aren't as nutritionally packed as I prefer most of my meals, they are a great way to spend a snowy weekend morning with a hot mug of chai tea...

Waffles (makes 6 vegan, dairy-free, egg-free treats)
3 cups almond milk
3 tablespoons ground flax seeds
1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp sea salt
4 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

In a large bowl combine flours, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. 
In a separate bowl whisk almond milk with flax seeds for one minute (I actually combine these in a large mason jar and shake it up for one minute). Then add apple cider vinegar to almond milk/flax mixture and let stand for 5 minutes.
Add almond milk to flour mixture, then add oil and vanilla extract, mix enough to combine but do not over-mix.

These waffles turn out best with my waffle maker in the highest setting but you may need to use a lower setting in yours.

Serve with maple syrup, fruit compote or apple slices and cinnamon.You could also try adding a few tablespoons of blackstrap molasses and 1 tsp of ground cinnamon to the mixture to make gingerbread waffles.