Waffles. That is a word you don’t hear too often on a Paleo diet. I had pretty much forgotten about carby breakfast foods since I started the Paleo diet. One look at a stack of pancakes sent my blood sugar through the floor. But alas, Ginny has done it again. She found a way to make waffles delicious and Paleo. These waffles incorporate almond flour, eggs, vanilla and a few other choice ingredients topped with homemade almond butter and a bit of maple syrup to make a delicious and healthy breakfast without a ton of carbs. Oh yeah, they are gluten and dairy free, too!
Almond butter is the universal Paleo topping. It works well as a snack on bananas or apples and you can add a little bit of honey to it for a delicious Paleo dessert. It’s also delicious on waffles! I did the math and making almond butter from scratch is about half the cost of buying it at the store. Once you go almond, you’ll never go back.
Campfire season is in full swing at our house. I have come to terms with the cold, but only through heavy doses of chai, chili and campfires. I used to love winter, but now I just love the food associated with it.
One of the greatest things about doing a Paleo diet is that it changes your taste buds. The fruits that used to be only mildly sweet are now explosions of flavor and sweetness. I have also noticed I can pick up a lot of subtlety in the spices I use because I am using very few processed ingredients and almost no food with salt added.
PREP TIME: 15 minutes COOK TIME: 10 minutes SERVINGS: 4
- 2 eggs, separated
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 2-3 tbsp. honey
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp. almond butter
- 3 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- Separate eggs and beat whites to stiff peaks. Melt the coconut oil and almond butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds and mix well in a small bowl.
- Combine all ingredients except egg whites in a medium bowl. Fold in egg whites gently into the batter until incorporated.
- Cook in waffle iron for about five minutes. Top with sliced apples, almond butter and maple syrup.