Saturday, March 12, 2011

Almond Meal Waffles

I REALLY wanted to go to IHOP tonight, however, my wonderful hubby wouldn't let me.  So we decided to come up with a pancake/waffle idea that would meet all our restristicions.....and still taste good! 

 I wasn't sure the kids would go for it.  

We didn't tell them at first that the waffles were made from almond meal.  
They could tell there was a slight "difference" but they gobbled them up anyway! 
7 months ago before I had taken all the processed foods out of the house,they would have spit them right back out! 
I can honestly say that their tastes have slowly changed..for the better.
 I did let them put some pure maple syrup on them. 

 Karianne and Jeff also tried some homemade strawberry "coolwhip" on top.  (Just real whipping cream mixed with some strawberries and whipped until consistency of cool whip)

The first batch we made with Xylitol and the second batch we used raw honey as the sweetner.  
I think I prefer the Xylitol batch best.  
(The sugar from the honey I believe made me a bit bloated so I still need to stay away from any sugar source for now.)

I would also say to use powered Stevia as a sweetener.  It's the main one I use. 

Here is the recipe:
1 cup almond meal(finely ground works best)
2 eggs
1/4 cup water
2TBSP olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1 TBSP Xylitol (or Stevia- would need less)

Mix all the ingredients together.  Put about 1/4 cup of mix into waffle maker.  You can also make small pancakes from this.

This makes only about 4-5 small waffles.  
(We ended up making a second batch!) 


Anonymous said...

We must be sharing the same thoughts! Just got done making almond meal blueberry pancakes! We loved them! I can't wait to try the waffle maker next!

Thara said...

Try these!
Almond & Yogurt Waffles (makes 6 medium sized waffles)

3 cups almond flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
4 eggs
1 TBS Truvia (or other Stevia product)
1/2 cup yogurt
1 very ripe banana, mashed with a fork

Combine all dry ingredients into a bowl. Add the wet ingredients and whisk until a batter forms. Pour 1/2 cup of batter onto a greased waffle iron a cook for 2 minutes. (all waffle irons vary in temperature so you may need more or less time).

Karen Bundy Barlow said...

Sounds good! On a strict phase one yeast free diet you can't use bananas due to the sugar content. I stick with pure stevia instead of Truvia. (it is not approved for phase one).