If At First You Don't Succeed: The Waffle Edition

by HEAB on May 30, 2010

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After reading about my love affair with toaster waffles, the very kind and thoughtful Carbzilla sent me a waffle iron of my very own. Turns out she had an extra – thanks to you Tiffany, I am now obsessed with homemade waffles. Oh my gosh, who knew they were so easy?!?

My first attempt at trying out my new appliance did not go so well. In my excitement to pour the batter on the iron, I forgot to coat it with oil…

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Oops.

So, I poured a little olive oil on the caked-on batter, let it sit for a while, and then cleaned all the waffle crusties away with a chopstick.

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Katie, am I too late for The Chopstick Challenge? 😉

I then stuck my batter in the fridge and decided to try again at lunch. Attempt #2: After coating the iron with a bit of coconut oil and turning the heat up to level 4, my waffles came out PERFECT!

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Waffles of Love with goat milk yogurt, pineapple chunks, blueberries, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

This morning, I woke up in a funk. Last night, I got really sick and couldn’t go to sleep. I then woke up at 1:30 AM still feeling horrible, went back to sleep and woke up again at 6:15. The sun was so bright that I had no choice but to get out of bed (I need an eye mask!). I then proceeded to snap at my husband until he finally got up from the kitchen table to give me a BH…that’s Big Hug in HEABspeak, and this is why I love my CD so much. After my hug, Chris left to go running, and I decided some chocolate would make me feel 100% better. :)

So, into my mixing bowl went 2 egg whites. which I beat with a hand mixer until stiff white peaks formed.

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Can you see the baby owl?

Next, I whisked in 1 whole egg, 2 TBSP Bob’s Red Mill coconut flour, 2 TBSP unsweetened almond milk, 1 tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp baking powder (recipe based on Allie’s low-carb gluten free pancakes). I then stirred in 2 TBSP of dark chocolate chunks and heated up the waffle iron.

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The Batter (pre-chocolate chips)

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Chocolate Chip waffles. Sorry Mr. Eggo, but I think we’re done. :)

Check out the stats for this recipe. Not bad at all for 2 large waffles!

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Please tell me your homemade waffle recipe of choice as I can’t wait to experiment more with my new favorite appliance. Shhh, don’t tell the Vita-Mix. 😉