Thursday, March 6, 2014

Cinnamon Apple Waffles (gluten free)

My Dad has made me pancakes since the day I was old enough to eat solid food. (He even used to make me the cute little Mickey mouse ones with perfect ears!) I've loved pancakes since day one.. (who doesn't love pancakes? Freaks, that's who..)

Well, my boyfriend and I traveled to Europe this summer and long story short, I came back addicted to waffles... there was only one problem: I didn't have a waffle maker!!

But my big brother came to the rescue this Christmas and bought me a waffle maker! YAAAAAAAAAY!! I actually screamed when I opened my gift (the kind of scream that you see on movies). I was SO excited!

So now, I can fulfill my waffle addiction and share with you, my lovely readers, the recipes I create :)

Enjoy!

Cinnamon Apple Waffles 


Ingredients:

For the waffles:
1 1/2 C quinoa flour (or wheat flour)
1/2 C organic corn starch**
1 tbsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
3 eggs
3 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
1 3/4 C almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 C coconut oil, melted

For the cinnamon apple topping:
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp cinnamon
2 apples, sliced thin

Another topping that is a perfect in addition to the cinnamon apple topping, is some apple butter! My step mom makes her own and it's sooooo yummy on these waffles!

**Make sure that the corn starch is organic to avoid GMO corn. The reason that I use corn starch is to make the waffles crispier. If you don't have organic corn starch on hand, omit and use 1/2 additional flour instead.

Directions:

Get out your waffle maker, and preheat. 
**Become friends with your waffle maker and get to know it's groove. Depending on how dark you want your waffles to be, will depend on how hot you make your maker. Therefore, it may take some trial and error to find your perfect heat setting. 


Preheat oven to 200° 

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, corn starch, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Stir together.

In a separate mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, applesauce, almond milk and vanilla extract together until blended thoroughly. Combine with dry ingredient bowl and mix well.

In a skillet, add 1/2 C coconut oil and melt on low heat. 

Once coconut oil is melted, fold in with the batter.

Grease your waffle maker with coconut oil and spread around.

Add the batter to your waffle maker and spread around evenly. 

Cook waffles as directed by the instruction manual for the waffle maker. 

Store the cooked waffles in the preheated oven while waiting for the rest of the waffles and the apples to be cooked.

Melt 1 tsp coconut oil over low-medium heat in the skillet you used a few minutes ago (no need to dirty another pan, right?)

Once the coconut oil is melted, add cinnamon and apples. Stir, and cover.


You want the apples to be cooked, but still slightly hard. This will take 5 minutes or so. Be sure to flip the apples after about 2 minutes to ensure even cooking.

Once the apples and waffles are finished cooking, there ready to eat!

Add the cinnamon apples on top of the delicious waffles and enjoy!!





DONE! I added a little bit of pumpkin seed butter too (that's why it's green).







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