It’s Friday. Wonderful, weekend-welcoming, Friday. The day after Thursday. The day before Saturday. The perfect day to workout. The perfect day to watch Fringe (yay!). The perfect day for healthy guilt-less waffles. Or at least a recipe for them.
I’ve made Paleo Waffles before… they were good. But these were better. Bonus points for the toppings, which are not only delicious, they’re required. There’s also a vegan option, because we all need choices in life sometimes.
Dedicated to Friday. Dedicated to workout fuel. Dedicated to Ernie, Coral, Chris, Chris, and whomever at my gym is reading. But probably not Nick since Nick wouldn’t ready silly blogs. Dedicated to waffles.
Paleo Coconut Waffles
[required: peanut butter, blue berries, and Fleur de Sel]
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup protein powder (Life’s Basics Greens Plant Protein- it’s just too good)
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree (fresh or canned)
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- cinnamon, cinnamon, and more cinnamon
Is it weird I was ready to eat the batter before I could get it to the waffle maker? It was that good. Too bad there’s raw eggs… oh but you could make it vegan with 2 flax “eggs”! (2 flax “eggs” = 2 tbsp ground flax seeds + 5 tbsp hot water, soak 3 minutes)
Mix all ingredients together and pour about 1/3 cup batter into a heated waffle maker. Heat until no more steam rises from the waffle maker.
Flavor-enhancing toppings: drizzled peanut butter, Fleur de Sel (big chunks of salt. Mmmmm.), and frozen blueberries (um, ’cause that’s what I had- and I like frozen berries).
On Friday, what could possibly be better than gluten and dairy free, crispy waffles, warm, melty peanut butter, lovely berries of blue, and big savory diamonds of salt? …probably a day off from work, but that’s what the day after Friday is for.
What is your Friday dedicated to?
How do you get ready for the weekend?