There is one thing that I absolutely love to indulge in, Belgian Waffles! Why couldn’t I make a healthier version that tastes amazing and was made with real, wholesome, healthy ingredients? I couldn’t think of any reason why not, so I set out to make these delicious Belgian Waffles.
So what is a Belgian Waffle? According to Wikipedia, The Belgian waffle is a type of waffle identified by its larger size, lighter batter and higher grid pattern which forms deep pockets and has larger squares than other types. In Belgium, there are a number of different types of waffle, including the Brussels waffle, the Liège waffle and the stroopwafel; what is known in North America as the “Belgian waffle” is most similar to the Brussels waffle. As opposed to a traditional waffle, the Belgian waffle attributes its height to the use of yeast batter instead of a pancake batter. Though one of the main ingredients in Belgian waffles is yeast, this ingredient can be substituted with self-rising flour. In this recipe, we are substituting baking powder for yeast. They are often eaten as a breakfast food. In North America, they are usually served with butter and maple syrup or with vanilla ice cream and fresh fruit (such as strawberries) as a dessert.
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These organic Belgian waffles are gluten free & grain free.
- 4 large organic eggs
- 1 tbsp 100% pure maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp unrefined sea salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp melted grass fed butter
- 2 tbsp organic milk, coconut milk, or raw milk
- 2–4 tbsp water
- 1 tsp gluten free organic vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup organic coconut flour
- 1/4 tsp homemade baking powder, see recipe
- Preheat a waffle iron.
- If you do not have a waffle iron, you could make these into pancakes by pouring the batter onto a skillet. Mix together eggs, maple syrup, salt, cinnamon, melted butter, milk, vanilla and 2 tbsp of water.
- Add coconut flour, baking powder and mix until there are no lumps.
- Let stand for 5 minutes. If the batter is thick, add up to 2 more tablespoon of water to thin it out. You should have the consistency of a pancake batter.
- Pour into a preheated waffle maker and cook for 2 minutes. Serve hot.
Nutrition Info: Calories: 343.9 Fat: 23.1g Carbohydrates: 18.0g Protein: 14.7g
- Serving Size: 1 waffle
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