Even though National Waffle Day is August 24, we feel like any day is as good as any to enjoy some delicious and nutritious fluffy waffles. If you are a hard core waffle lover, you will love this fun fact. The world’s largest waffle to date weighs about 110 pounds and with a diameter of around 8 feet! It was made by Stichting Gouda Oogst in the Netherlands of the year 2013. Now that’s a lot of batter! Although fun in theory, you might not want to replicate this world record at home.
Waffles remind us of a fun, weekend breakfast or brunch indulgence. We guess that’s because we’re used to seeing them piled high with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and chocolate chips at our local breakfast joint. But waffles don’t have to be dessert-like or a ridiculous calorie bomb. It’s really easy to make a healthy batter that tastes good and there are so many delicious and nutritious things that you can put on top that won’t wreck your waistline. Try U Rock Girl’s Wonderful Waffles and you’ll see waffles in a whole new light. Our kids go bananas for these waffles!
- 1 cup Pamela's gluten free baking mix
- 3 tbs. ground flax seed or chia seed (whole or ground)
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- optional: 1-2 tbs. orange zest
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 tbs. coconut sugar
- Coconut oil cooking spray
- In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients and whisk together until batter is smooth. Let rest 5 minutes.
- Heat your waffle maker. When ready, coat with nonstick cooking spray. Add the recommended amount of batter to your machine (check product handbook). Cook until machine beeps or indicates that the waffle is done. Remove and repeat with remaining batter.
- Serve topped with almond butter (plain, maple, or chocolate) and sliced fruit (bananas, peaches, nectarines, apples). You can simply use fresh sliced fruit or you can cook the fruit in a pan or in the microwave with some cinnamon for a decadent topping. You can also use frozen berries that have been thawed and pureed in the blender for a "syrup."