One amazing thing about adapting Paleo as much as I can is extending my comfort zone in using ingredients. Take these waffles for example, they introduced me to coconut flour. I never even knew such an ingredient exist. It’s another alternative if you are after gluten free treats, or just wanting to reduce refined carbs like I am on most days.
It’s also intriguing how the use of clever ingredients taste just as good if not better than the usual waffles I have. These was slightly crisp with fluffy insides and tastes awesome with some maple syrup. I omitted coconut flakes- just because I didn’t have them on hand but they were still good.
Now, you know that coconut was an acquired taste for me..and I am please to say that I have since been won over and love my coconut in baking and cooking now. Oh you should have seen my hubby when I made this batch of waffles up. He was smiling from ear to ear. My MIL? she asked me for the recipe- now that’s one of the greatest compliment one can get right? 🙂
Almond and Coconut Waffles (Makes 5) adapted from PaleoOMG
1.5 cups of almond meal
1 tablespoon of coconut flour
3/4 cup of coconut milk
1 tablespoon of honey (I used jarrah)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1 tablespoon of cinnamon
pinch of sea salt
Preheat waffle iron.
Whisk almond meal, coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together. Whisk eggs in a jug with coconut milk, honey and vanilla. Pour wet to dry and whisk to combine- if it is too dry, add more coconut milk. Spoon onto waffle iron, wait for it to beep or turn green and serve with some maple syrup or fruits if you like!