Friday Feeds: Superfood Waffles (Vegan & Non-Vegan options)

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Who says healthy has to be tasteless and dull? I admit, I used to be one of the skeptics. How can anybody eat just veg and tofu? Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I do like my flavours strong. Slowly but surely, I started discovering a new wave of food. Superfood! 

As soon as the fire started burning, it just wouldn’t stop and the more eager I explored for better nutritious ways of cooking healthy meals. Sure if you’re a juicy meat buger addict, and you find yourself chewing down on a quinoa and chickpeas mushroom burger, there might be some expectations to be managed around the term ‘burger’. (But trust me, those vegan mushrooms burgers still cracks a punch and I’ll share the recipe soon.)

If you’re thinking of compromising on merely savouries and not the sweets, think again. Boy! You’re in for a real treat!

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With a phase of waffles craving not too long ago, I had to admit. The hunt for waffles from the various cafés left me wanting more, but deep down, I felt my body churning from the processed sugar, gluten-filled flour and fatty shortening. So I thought, why not a superfood waffles? Lo and behold, there are loads of healthy waffles recipes up on the net and after researching on a couple, I was able to experiment on a whole new recipe up to my liking. 

I’ve made both vegan and non-vegan versions of this waffles recipe and both turned out lovely! Albeit the non-vegan version was more fluffy due to the eggs, but I personally prefer the fully vegan one just cause. 😉 Sprinkled with banana slices, strawberries, blueberries and seedless grapes, the additional ooomphhf was the Blue Agave from Young Living. Instead of syrups that are filled with fructose corn syrup, Young Living’s Blue Agave is on a whole different par from other agave syrups due to its extracting method, and naturally low GI. Of course, if you can find real maple syrup then be my guest! I for one like alternate them just to get a variety out of it 🙂

There are so many different ways to make these waffles, whether by adding protein powder or adding coconut sugar. Just know your ingredients well and eat them for breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner THEN you’re all set.

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Superfood Waffles Recipe
1 cup gluten-free ground oatmeal (oatmeal flour)
1 cup almond milk
2 whole eggs (*flax eggs/chia eggs for vegan option)
2 tsp baking powder (optional)
1 tbsp real maple/blue agave/real honey
dash of cinnamon and nutmeg (optional)

1. Mix all ingredients.
2. Cook in waffle iron till ready.
3. Serve with all the delicious fruity goodness. Yum!

*1 flax egg = 1 tbsp ground flaxseeds + 3 tbsp water, stir in separate bowl until gelatinous (about 5 mins) before use
*1 chia egg = 1 tbsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp water, stir in separate bowl until gelatinous (about 5 mins) before use.

As you can see this recipe is simple, quick and easily adaptable for various versions. I’ve made a protein powder version and it taste just as good! So go ahead and try them out and share with us your creations on instagram #yoursnaturelyrecipes. Happy waffling it up!

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