Monday, June 04, 2012

Almond and Coconut Waffles

One amazing thing about adapting Paleo as much as I can is extending my comfort zone in using ingredients. Take these waffles for example, they introduced me to coconut flour. I never even knew such an ingredient exist. It's another alternative if you are after gluten free treats, or just wanting to reduce refined carbs like I am on most days.

It's also intriguing how the use of clever ingredients taste just as good if not better than the usual waffles I have. These was slightly crisp with fluffy insides and tastes awesome with some maple syrup. I omitted coconut flakes- just because I didn't have them on hand but they were still good.

Now, you know that coconut was an acquired taste for me..and I am please to say that I have since been won over and love my coconut in baking and cooking now.  Oh you should have seen my hubby when I made this batch of waffles up. He was smiling from ear to ear. My MIL? she asked me for the recipe- now that's one of the greatest compliment one can get right? :)

Almond and Coconut Waffles (Makes 5)  adapted from PaleoOMG
1.5 cups of almond meal
2 eggs
1 tablespoon of coconut flour
3/4 cup of coconut milk
1 tablespoon of honey (I used jarrah)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1 tablespoon of cinnamon
pinch of sea salt

maple syrup

Preheat waffle iron.

Whisk almond meal, coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together. Whisk eggs in a jug with coconut milk, honey and vanilla. Pour wet to dry and whisk to combine- if it is too dry, add more coconut milk. Spoon onto waffle iron, wait for it to beep or turn green and serve with some maple syrup or fruits if you like!



celine said...

you are getting me intrigued about Paleo. off to find out more. :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Oh yum! I love the combination of coconut and almond.

Anonymous said...

Whoa! Looks exquisite! I can't wait to try it and enjoy

Fern @ To Food With Love said...

Hi Daphne, thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Your blog has lots of yummy food, the kind I want to eat! And these waffles smell so good (I can smell them, almost). Will have to get a waffle iron, right after I get an icecream maker :p

Kitchen Belleicious said...

the taste of nutty salty almonds in my waffles is enough to make me jump for joy! I love this idea. Perfect to go with a meat or chicken for dinner or sweet sauce for breakfast! YUM!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

yummm this is forbidden for me, but i'd lovee to have this T_T

Quay Po Cooks said...

Coconut and almond, a pair made in heaven.

lena said...

i never heard of coconut flour too but now i can only imagine how fragrant your waffles must be!! the statemnet from your mil is sure a great boost!!

WokandSpoon said...

Me neither - I've never come across coconut flour! My daughter would love the heart-shaped waffles!

daphne said...

Celine- tell us what u think about it :)

Little corner- us too!

love2dine- thanks!

Fern- my pleasure! I love reading yours!

Jessica- u got me thinking now!

rita-why is it forbidden for you dear?

quay po- i agree.

kena- yes, I really appreciate the comment from my MIL!

wokandspoon- yeah! I have only recently discovered it at health food stores.

Joanne said...

My waffle maker is sorely underused but this recipe is about to change that! I've never really worked much with coconut flour but I can't wait to try!

noobcook said...

must be super fragrant with the coconut flour + milk!

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