A cold spell is approaching us here in Chicagoland. I don’t know about you, but after a killer morning, weekend workout I sometimes need a nutrient dense brunch! I also tend to whip these up on a Sunday morning before we take off for church. It is frequently accompanied with a steamy cup of coffee and, more often than not, eaten in bed with an English Springer Spaniel who somehow developed a bad habit of begging and has a taste for healthy waffles too. (Funny how that happens? This guy acts like he owns the place!) I feel like each time I make these wheat free pancakes or waffles they are a bit different! Feel free to experiment, get the coffee and hot chocolate brewing and get comfortable! Here is a nutritious waffle topped with a farm fresh egg and pure maple syrup or agave nectar that you can enjoy on a weekend at home! Bon appetit!
2 cups gluten-free baking mix (or whole wheat flour baking mixture of choice)
1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed
1 teaspoon (or more if you prefer) cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 cup coconut milk, soy milk, rice milk, or cow’s milk (milk of choice)
1 cup water
2 eggs, beaten
4 tablespoons coconut oil (Any oil will do-or try some applesauce for a lower fat version. Again, have some creative freedom in your waffles!)
1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Make a well in the center and add in the wet ingredients. Beat well to incorporate. Your batter should be silky and smooth. Not too thick.
Spray your waffle iron with some non stick extra virgin olive oil spray or just a little dab of butter.
Scoop some batter onto the iron, close the lid, and try to patiently wait…
Next, I would like to post last week’s playlist if you attend my group fitness classes:
“Week of January 14”
Perhaps you need some easy-going cool down music for that warm up, cool down, or stretch/ yoga session? Check out my new “Cool Down” playlist:
I hope you have some good sweat sessions with these tunes!
Lastly, cold weather is here, and it can be difficult to stay motivated. Check out the HIIT workouts posted under the Workout category and make the most of short intervals and The All Day Challenge. These short but effective exercises really add up. Continue to check in and stay connected.
Have a great weekend!