It’s a cold, snowy, blustery morning on the mountain, and the D-Man suggested we skip breakfast and have brunch instead. He decided that waffles would be great and wanted to make the Chocolate Waffles from PaleoOMG, http://paleomg.com/chocolate-waffles/. The D-Man loves anything chocolate, and Juli Bauer’s waffle recipe is his favorite, and the reason Santa brought the waffle maker a couple of years ago. He was a bit disappointed when I suggested we try something new, but ate 3 of these nutrient dense waffles giving them a “ten thumbs up rating”, and raving that they were “awesome”.
These waffles are high in fiber (from the ground chia and coconut flour), and protein (from the coconut flour, eggs and gelatin). It may sound strange, but adding gelatin gave these waffles a spongy texture. Gelatin is a great source of collagen and the amino acids glycine and proline. You may know that glycine and proline aid in hair, skin and nail growth, but gelatin is also a natural anti-inflammatory and boosts the immune system.
6 Pastured Eggs
1/2 Cup Tapioca or Arrowroot Starch
1/4 Cup Coconut Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
3 Tablespoons Coconut Sugar
1 Tablespoon Ground Chia
1 Tablespoon Unflavored Gelatin (Great Lakes, Bernard Jensen or Similar)
1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
1/4 Cup Almond or Full Fat Coconut Milk
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ground Ginger
1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves
Bring your eggs to room temperature.
Crack open eggs and place them in a blender and whip on low until fluffy (about 45 seconds).
Add the remainder of the ingredients and blend until well combined.
Allow the batter to rest for 3 minutes.
NOTE: Since ingredients vary you may need to thicken or thin the batter. Thicken with a Tablespoon or two of Coconut Flour or thin with more milk.
Preheat the waffle iron and grease with a bit of coconut oil, (I use a pastry brush).
Cook per the directions that came with your waffle maker.
We topped ours with fresh organic strawberries and drizzled with melted butter and maple syrup. Two pastured eggs rounded out the hearty brunch, and should keep the D-Man full for a few hours.