“We can stay up late, swapping manly stories, and in the morning, I’m making waffles!”
When I was in middle school I used to stay after school and hang out in the library (because that’s what all the cool kids did, right?). Usually my mom would come up an hour or two later and she was done with her lesson plans so that we could go home. Spending those hours in the library were some of my best memories from school. Aside from my love of reading, the librarian was super sweet… and there were plenty of computers for me to play on
The library is also where I met my best friend. She was the librarian’s granddaughter so she ended up staying after school everyday just like me. At first we were quite shy around each other, not talking much and playing Millsberry (did anyone else play that game?). But eventually we began talking more and more. We amused ourselves with the strangest things. Yahoo Answers. Celebrity gossip. Hilarious pictures gone horribly wrong.
And videos. Oh boy did we watch a boatload of videos in those few years. Donkey’s waffle line in particular.
Now this week I found out that very same friend is expecting a baby. To say I am flabbergasted would be no overstatement. We may not be as close as we once were in middle school and high school, but I can only hope the best for her and her new little one. She will make a great mother and if she ever needs anything I’m there for her.
Especially if it comes to decorating the nursery. Boy or girl, I’m suggesting green… And perhaps a cute little Puss in Boots pillow?
Basic Paleo Waffles
Grain/Gluten/Wheat-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free Option, No Sugar Added
Makes 2 large Belgian waffles (or 4 smaller waffles)
Adapted from my Basic Paleo Pancakes
- 1 cup milk*
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup tapioca flour
- 2 tbsp melted butter/ghee/coconut oil (optional but recommended)*
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Combine the milk and apple cider vinegar. Let rest for five minutes.
- Preheat your waffle iron.
- In a food processor crack the eggs and beat them for a few seconds until smooth. Add the soured milk and combine.
- Then add the remaining ingredients. The batter should be thin but not watery.
- Spray your waffle iron if necessary to prevent sticking. Pour the necessary amount of batter into the waffle maker (mine is quite large and requires 1 cup of batter per waffle— A good tip is to pour just to cover the bottom, then close).
- Let cook until the light goes off and check the waffle for being done. It should be a dark golden brown and somewhat crispy (my waffle maker at home took about 5 minutes, but again, size will cause the time to vary greatly).
- Remove the waffle and repeat with the remaining batter.
- Serve and enjoy!
- To make this recipe dairy-free you can use coconut milk or almond milk. Another option would be to use 1/2 cup yogurt (dairy, goats, almond or coconut) + 1/2 cup water like I used in this pancake recipe.
- The butter is optional but recommended for a richer flavor. If you don’t include it make sure that you oil the waffle maker very well to prevent sticking. As suggested above in the ingredients list, you can also use melted ghee or coconut oil.
Check out Jenn’s WIAW link-up for a great collection of food posts from other bloggers!
Before I go for today, I want to thank everyone for their comments and well wishes recently as I have made the move to self-hosted. I will write up a final post when everything is done, but needless to say there have been more than a few bumps in the road. The one that I am currently tackling? Adding back in every single to every single post that got left out during my blog transfer. Fun. I won’t be redirecting my old blog from wordpress.com to this one on wordpress.org until I have all of the pictures uploaded. I wouldn’t want anyone searching for a recipe to come upon a pictureless post!!
Also, with all of the blog happenings I didn’t have time to put up a post on Monday morning to announce the winner for the Happy Herbivore cookbook giveaway. Using Random Number Generator I put in 1-75 and found the winner…
Please send me an e-mail to alleyhays [at] gmail [dot] com with your full name and address so we can get the book out in the mail.
Questions for you:
- Where was your hang out after school?
- Which character from Shrek is your favorite?
- What food always makes you think of a movie quote?