Thursday, December 15, 2011
I absolutely love warming spices, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. I have been craving gingerbread cake and chai tea lately. Whenever I see the gingerbread loaf in Starbucks I drool I swear. I had a very limited amount of time tonight so making cake was out of the question. I came up with these waffles to sustain my craving and a friend and I shared one for dessert. Craving satisfied!
I have been meaning to post a waffle recipe for a while but I have been too busy with school so I thought I would do a quick post to share these festive waffles. I did not add any extra sweetener to the waffles other than the banana so if you want them a little sweeter add a tablespoon of coconut/palm sugar.
This waffle is Paleo friendly, gluten free, and super delicious. Top with organic butter and maple syrup or coconut butter and honey. These would also be great with applesauce. I think when the kids get back I will make them again and serve them topped with warm applesauce and cinnamon. Sauteed apples or pears would be delicious too, with a caramel drizzle and coconut ice cream. Oh so many ideas, so little time.
1/3 cup coconut flour, sifted
2 tbsp arrowroot powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 small ripe banana
1 tbsp molasses
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp cloves
1 tsp vanilla
Mash the banana and add molasses, eggs, coconut oil and vanilla. Stir well to combine. Add in coconut flour, arrowroot powder baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Stir well.
Drop the batter into a hot waffle iron. When you take them out let them cool on a wire rack briefly before serving.
I have a Cuisinart round waffle maker and this recipe made 3 big waffles.