my favourite sweet breakfast food is and probably always will be pancakes. Waffles are a close second though. I mean, if there is one kitchen gadget every student or actually every household should own, it’s a waffle iron! Why, because you can waffle almost anything 😀
If you have some spare time just look through all the funny videos on youtube 🙂
When I eat ‘less healthy’ foods, I always try to modify the ingredients to make them healthy. It’s as easy as swapping white flour to a more nutrient dense one! I love buckwheat flour, because it already has a natural nutty taste, is nutritious and binds easily while being gluten-free.
For sweetness, I choose to use fruits like ripe bananas, homemade applesauce (or store-bought without added sugars or dates). Or coconut/date syrup over maple syrup or honey as a liquid sweetener.
You really do not need to exclude your favourite foods. And in the end, everything is better consumed in moderation as opposed to deprivation!
Now without further ado: my simple waffle recipe!
- 1/4 cup buckwheat flour
- 2 Tbs coconut flour
- 1/2 ripe banana
- pinch cinnamon
- pinch vanilla
- little under 1/2 cup (plantbased) milk. I use coconut or almond milk.
- coconut oil, for waffleing (is that a word? :D)
- fruits of choice
- (soy) ice-cream (vanilla) optional
- inulin (feeds healthy gut bacteria)
Preheat your waffle iron.
Mash the banana with a fork, separately.
Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix.
Add in the banana and (plantbased) milk (measure out a little under 1/2 cup). Mix well. The dough should be quite thick and formable unlike other waffle doughs.
Coat the waffle iron with some coconut oil and put a heaping Tbs of dough (belgian waffle) or two heaping Tbs (heartshaped big waffle) on the iron.
Let them cook for at least 5 minutes. So a little longer then your waffle iron indicates. They need more time to crisp up!
Top with some ice-cream, inulin and/or fruits. Or syrup, whatever your heart desires!
These waffles are super versatile. You can add in cocoa or other spices to change things up.
This time I chose donut peaches and soy ice-cream as toppings. I ALWAYS use inulin to promote a healthy microbiome. Inulin tastes sweet so WIN-WIN!
I am all about good quality when it comes to nutrition. That’s why I decided to show you which products I personally use or recommend (due to market availability). I, by no means, want to pressure you into buying these. But I research thoroughly where and how the products were made, if the price is adequate for the quality etc. Of course, often there is more than one great product. Then I usually buy the cheapest out of them 😀
- If you are a cinnamon lover like me, I would recommend this brand:
Ceylon Cinnamon. For US.
Ceylon Cinnamon. For EU. It’s even from Madagascar, the country with the best vanilla, cinnamon and pepper in the world 🙂
- Buckwheat Flour. For US. Gluten free, nutty, nutritious.
Buckwheat Flour. For EU.
- Coconut Flour. For US. Low fat, high fiber.
Coconut Flour. For EU.
- Inulin. For US. Prebiotic boost for your microbiome.
Inulin. For EU.
Are you trying out my recipe and posting it on instagram? Please tag @vam_po and #vampofood, so I can see your creation 🙂
*This post contains affiliate links, the products were paid by myself though.