Blueberry Waffles

Blueberry Waffles

Ooooh, blueberry waffles.  How I love you.  Light, fluffy with blueberries bursting in your mouth… you’ll actually jump out of bed in order to make these.   Breakfast is by far my most favorite meal of the day.  If you’re a breakfast-skipper, you’re missing out on so many health benefits!  Eating breakfast, like these gorgeous healthy blueberry waffles, improves mood, concentration and performance, lower cholesterol, influence weight loss, and increases strength and endurance.   If you’re short on time in the mornings, double the batch and refrigerate the leftovers.  Then all you have to do is heat up your waffle iron and scoop on some batter.  Spread on some coconut oil instead of butter or margarine and then pour on some pure maple syrup (definitely read the ingredients!) topped with some berries and viola!   If you’re wanting more quick, easy, and healthy breakfast options, my Breakfast Quiches are super popular.  I make two dozen for my husband, he refrigerates them at work, and heats 3 to 4 up for a quick, protein-packed breakfast.  I have lots of great breakfast recipes because… well, I’m addicted to breakfast.  Stick with me, and I’ll convert you to loving breakfast too.     I know, I know… but in case you have missed my plug for whole wheat pastry flour, here it is on Amazon.  I’ve also seen it at Winco and Target.   Print Blueberry Waffles Ingredients 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 1 cup quick oats 2 Tbs flaxseed meal 2 Tbs chia seeds 2 tsp aluminum-free baking powder 2 and 1/4 cups vanilla almond or coconut milk 1 cup fresh or...
Gluten-free Waffles

Gluten-free Waffles

I love LoVe LOVE breakfast!  I’m currently playing The Game-On Health Challenge (come join the next round!), and I chose a gluten-free meal plan.  Since many of my favorite breakfast recipes have whole wheat flour such as my beloved Multigrain Waffles, I’ve been experimenting with all purpose gluten-free flour.  I was skeptical the they would turn out as great as my other waffle recipes… but they were tasty, fluffy, and a complete success. So… I can’t get enough of coconut.  Whether it’s coconut oil, milk, or flour, I’m loving all the health benefits and flavor.  My husband now loves spreading coconut oil on top of waffles and bread instead of butter.  Just another way to sneak in some healthy stuff just like I did with my homemade whole wheat bread. Well, you’ll get double the benefits with this gluten-free waffle recipe.  Of course I want you to slather lots of coconut oil on top, but the real coconut benefit is on the inside.  Coconut flour, which is super high in fiber, is a great gluten-free option.  It absorbs lots of liquid so you don’t need much and tastes great.  Can’t wait for you to try it! Here are the other ingredients I used for this recipe.   Print Gluten-free Waffles Ingredients 1/2 cup Gluten-free all purpose baking flour or 1/4 cup tapioca flour and 1/4 cup potato starch 1/2 cup coconut flour 1/2 cup quick whole oats 2 tsp baking powder 1 Tbs chia seeds 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 2 eggs well beaten 2 Tbs olive oil 2 cups vanilla almond milk Instructions Combine all dry ingredients (first 7 ingredients) together well in medium-sized bowl. Combine...
Raspberry Waffles

Raspberry Waffles

Valentine’s Day is all about my loves… my husband, two beautiful children, and food.  Let’s put a pause on all the red dyes and hard candies and spoil ourselves (oh… and our special someone too) with a gorgeous, satisfying, and I-can’t-stop-myself-from-eating breakfast.  I made a couple batches of these Raspberry Waffles, ya know, just to make sure they taste as good the tenth time as they did the first.  Spoil alert: They did.       Okay, let me talk about my food crushes.  I absolutely ADORE fresh fruit and breakfast foods.  I’ve been known to flirt with muffins behind my waffle’s back, but my new Belgian waffle iron has only magnified my infatuation with waffles.  I just use some olive oil in my Misto Olive Oil Sprayer and pour on some of my favorite batters like my Multigrain Waffles or my Banana Waffles.   I usually double my batch and refrigerate the leftovers just so I can make fresh waffles for a few mornings in a row.     I have discovered a few must have ingredients in order to make waffles, muffins, and other baked goods light and fluffy while sneaking in some solid nutrients.  The first is whole wheat pastry flour.   It prevents your whole wheat items from turning into dense bricks!  It has all the benefits of whole wheat, but keeps everything light and fluffy.  Also, you must invest in a bag of Flaxseed Meal and Chia Seeds.  They are power grains packed with protein, fiber, and Omega-3s and you won’t even be able to taste them!  Like I said, I’m all about sneaking health into tasty things and...
Peach Muffins

Peach Muffins

I know I’ve said it before, but I can’t resist saying it again.  I love LoVe LOVE muffins!  They are a little bundle of morning delight.  I know you just rolled your eyes at me, BUT I can’t hide my feelings about these Peach Muffins.  They’re light, fluffy, flavorful and moist… what else could you possible want for breakfast?   Print Peach Muffins Ingredients 1 and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour I use Bob's Red Mill whole wheat pastry flour 1 cup whole quick oats 2 Tbs flaxseed meal grounded up flaxseeds 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 2 cups pureed fresh peaches peeled and pitted (about 3 large peaches) 3/4 cup honey or organic agave 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup milk of your choice I used coconut milk 1 tsp vanilla Instructions Preheat oven to 375. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, flaxseed meal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir well. In a blender, add peaches, honey, olive oil, milk, and vanilla. Blend until smooth approximately 30 seconds. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well. In a lightly greased muffin pan, pour about 1/3 cup batter into each muffin cup. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. The tops will be slightly golden brown.   Don’t worry!  I have more muffins to share with you.   Pear Apple Granola Muffins     Whole Wheat Banana Zucchini Muffins...

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