Coconut waffles

This recipe was discovered whilst browsing blogs of fellow Paleo-ers. I discovered a reasonable looking treat that wouldn’t harm me like gluten does. The only thing is, I don’t eat waffles and I certainly don’t own a waffle iron. Qadr Allaah, my sister’s friend messaged me out the blue to ask me about a cake machine. She happened to mention a good waffle iron that was on offer too. Naturally I took that as a sign to splash some cash and try out a treat. I halved the original recipe because I didn’t know if it would work. It turn out that halving the recipe worked in my favour as it makes exactly one massive American size waffle and since as I’m the only who needs (ok, wants) it, one is plenty. Besides, they’re a little dense and rather rich but oh, so yum, hmm, maashaaAllaah.

3/4cup almond flour/meal
1 egg, whisked
1/8 cup canned coconut milk
1/8 cup desicated coconut
1/2 tablespoon coconut flour
1/2 tablespoon raw honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Note: Despite my dislike for measuring, I eye-balled the cinnamon and vanilla. I love vanilla and cinnamon is cool too.

1. Plug in waffle iron, once warm enough to use, lightly spray a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) on it so the waffle doesn’t stick.
2. Whisk your eggs in a medium-large sized bowl
3. Chuck in all the other ingredients and whisk for a minute until well combined.
4 Pour into your greased waffle iron and cooking until it’s done. My waffle iron works alot quicker than I expected so it was done in about a minute or two, I think.
The waffle was scrummy maashaaAllaah besides being a little dry (in my defense I asked my sister to watch it whilst I went to pray and it was ready fast but she didn’t turn it off – thanks sis!). I topped it with raw honey, dark chocolate shavings (70% cocoa solids is what I’m alllowed and not too much of it) and raspberries. Yum!Apologies for the yellow-tinged image. I use my phone to take pictures of food although I do own a nice camera that can do a much better job. A lot of pictures are taken with our breakfast bar lights on and they’re too bright. I tend to use my camera for ‘professional’ shots of my cakes.


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