Almond Butter Waffles
So I know that I have been on this breakfast kick for a while now. I self profess that I LOVE breakfast food no matter the time of day. But is there is no way that I could not share this waffle recipe with you. I mean what is better than some waffles. No matter the time of day a waffle will put a smile on anyone's face.
The awesome part is that they are still healthy, so you don't have to feel guilty about eating more than one. Truly who can only eat one waffle. When I came across the "opportunity" to an almond butter waffle I had to jump on it.
Truthfully, I haven't been crazy about almond butter in the past. I am a purest, I LOVE peanut butter. So when the craze hit and everyone was turning ever nut under the sun into its butter form, I still only brought peanuts. Now, most people told me "don't knock it til you try it" which is a fair statement. How can I say I don't like something I have never tried.
So I moseyed on down to my nearest Whole Foods and got to tasting. Whole foods was kind enough to have those machines where you can churn out your own nut butter and buy it by the pound. They also provide the taster spoon and/or cups. I used that as an opportunity to see if these "fancy" nut butters had what it took to compete with my precious peanut butter.
To me they didn't really taste all that different. In actual nut form, these nuts have a distinct taste and you can spot them a mile away. As a nut butter, they all kind of tasted the same to me. They lost their distinct tastes and all melted together. I was kind of hard to tell the almond from the cashew. So I wasn't for all the hype. I will stick with the classic.
Even though I didn't go crazy for the fancy nut butter when I first gave it a try, I am not about second chances. Especially when that second chance comes in the form of a WAFFLE. I will more than certainly give almond butter a second chance. So let's make some waffles to enjoy.
So Let's Get Started:
1 1/4 cup oat flour
2-3 tbs honey
1 tps baking powder
1/4 tps baking soda
1/4 tps cinnamon
1 egg + 1 egg white
1 1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup almond butter
2 tbs coconut oil
Fruit Toppings - berries, almond butter, hazel nut spread
Here's what to do:
Grind the oats into flour in your blender. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, whisk the whole egg, milk, almond butter, honey and coconut oil. Mix the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients until everything is moist. In a smaller bowl, beat the egg whites until it forms stiff peaks. Then fold in the batter of wet and dry ingredients. Turn on your waffle iron and once it heated pour in the batter and cook until golden brown. Serve with your topping of choice.
How did your waffles turn out? What toppings did you use? What if you tried another nut butter to make the waffles? Let me know in the comments below.