Sunday morning started with Otis.
(Well, it actually started with a yoga class, followed by a shower. Then it was Otis).
I couldn’t think of a better setting to break in my new waffle maker. Dancing with Mike and the baby-cat, as Otis crooned, “I’ve been loving you too long to stop now….”
And so the waffle batter experimenting began:
Dry ingredients, full of healthy picks: buckwheat flour, almond flour, and protein powder were the three biggest players.
Wet ingredients, oil free, sugar free: banana mash, apple sauce, almond milk.
And the final touch: sweet, sweet blueberries.
We got this ON SALE at Target. (I heart a good sale; I was so pumped).
They came out absolutely perfect. Gorgeous, fluffy where they should be, crispy where they should be.
Topped with Prickly Pear Syrup from Mike’s mom in Arizona on one, and agave on the other.
[I got Mike this shirt, with the obligatory disclaimer that OBVIOUSLY gender is a social construct, and there is no such thing as a “real” man. But it was too good to pass up. You want one too? Find it here!]
I rarely eat this kind of food for breakfast. I like healthy, no-sugar items that will give me a boost of energy for the day. But sometimes a Sunday calls for Otis Redding dance parties and waffles. Plus, these waffles are actually really good for you. Sugar free. Gluten free. Full of protein.
Almond Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes
1 c almond flour
1/2 c buckwheat flour
1/2 c protein powder (unflavored, unsweetened; I use Garden of Life RAW)*
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 banana, mashed
1/2 c applesauce
1 c almond milk
1/3 c water
blueberries (as many as you desire!)
Spray your waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray, and plug in to preheat. Mash banana in a bowl, and mix in the remaining wet ingredients (applesauce, water, almond milk). Whisk together. In another bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients. Add the wet to the dry, then fold in your blueberries.
Evenly distribute your batter into the waffle iron. This recipe yields about 6 waffles.
*NOTE: If you don’t want to use protein powder, I think Coconut Flour would be a great substitute.
Also! If you don’t have a waffle maker, this recipe can be used to make pancakes!
Do you have a waffle maker? What’s your favorite breakfast food? How do you like to spend Sunday mornings?