What’s to eat? Is the question that the individual family members ask every day. During the week is a mix of toast with a smoothie or overnight oatmeal. But Saturday is the day that all of us will be home for breakfast. I don’t think toast and smoothie are interesting enough when we have the time together to eat neither is oatmeal.
Today, the answer was toast with a glass of milk, nothing, and then the littlest asked for waffles.
Well, I have tried a dozen or more recipes for waffles. Now, in our house, we have to make two different types of waffles every time we cook them. I am allergic to milk and flour, ie, wheat (no not gluten but I say sometimes gluten because it is easier to for others to understand. So, for now, think gluten allergy. One day I will discuss it but not today.) Thus, we have to do two of a lot of things. Since I have these allergies I lend heavily toward plant-based a vegan food. Thus, I have made a lot of waffles in my marriage. Left other waffles are always in the freezer. Anyway, tangent sorry.
Today, I found my holy frail waffles. I was so surprised because I was too lazy to find two different recipes on my phone so I modified one. This is how it came out after being top with fruit and ground flaxseed.
However, not all people or families want the vegan style. I added with it an almost classic waffle recipe, too.
After cooking the waffles, I added strawberries, oranges, kiwis, banana and ground flaxseed to the top of them. Each bite was a different flavor thanks to the wonderful fruit. The flaxseed brought a higher level of nutrition to the plate with all its yummy goodness. I did have a bit of syrup to dip the waffle bites into but I used it sparingly. It was good, super filling and nutritionally sound.
So, how was that? If you are interested in variations.
I have substituted 1/4 tsp almond extract for the vanilla, 1/4 orange extract also for the vanilla.
I have added a handful of chocolate chips into the batter after pouring it into the waffle iron but before closing the lid.
Substitute a banana for coconut oil or butter and add a sprinkling of pecans into the batter after pouring it into the waffle iron but before closing the lid.
If you want the waffles extra crispy add 1/4 cup cornstarch or arrowroot, that will do the trick.
For an even healthier waffle, substitute 1/2 cup oatmeal or another ground up grain for 1/2 cup flour.