|Dairy free version using only coconut milk instead of whipped cream!|
Coconut-Almond Flour Cake-Waffles
Is it waffles for breakfast or cake for dessert??? You decide with this versatile recipe. The first morning I made these, they were great along side of some breakfast sausage and homemade strawberry- balsamic preserves. My husband the said the waffles, were by far, the best yet. The next day, I put the rest in the toaster and decided to try them with a bit of Whipped Coconut Milk (you have to try this… It really works… Use Thai Kitchen Brand). I whipped the coconut milk and added a bit of vanilla and stevia and put it on the warm waffles and served it with sliced strawberries (with a splash of balsamic vinegar and stevia). Strawberry Short Cake anyone?! I was so impressed how well it held up as a cake. My husband says he doesn’t like coconut but he couldn’t even tell the whipped “cream” was coconut milk! I was impressed! :=)
|Let your kids eat dessert for breakfast!|
I am trying to increase the amount of coconut products and lessen the amount of dairy that I use, particularly if another form of “milk” can be used with the same results. The next batch I made, I only used coconut milk and used coconut oil instead of butter. They were divine! The slight coconut taste was very nice with the strawberries.
You can also make into pancakes. I find that using a waffle maker speeds up the time it takes to prepare but pretty soon (next week when we officially move), I will probably be doing lots of pancakes on the griddle on my stove! 😉
Make a few batches of these while you are messing up the blender and throw the extra ones in the refrigerator and pot them in the toaster. I honestly think they are better the next day!
Yields about 15 Sand-dollar size pancakes or 9 waffles
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
Notes: Dairy Free Version: Use 1-1/4 cup almond/coconut milk combo as well as 4 tablespoons of melted coconut oil.
- Blend eggs in blender for 1 minute. You can also blend with hand mixer.
- Add wet ingredients. Blend well.
- Add dry ingredients. Blend well.
- Heat waffle iron. I set it on a little darker than medium.
- If making waffles, spray waffle maker and measure out 1/3 cup per waffle or for pancakes. Cook to desired brownness (I like mine brown).
- If making pancakes, melt 1 tsp butter/coconut oil in pan set on medium heat and measure out about 2 tablespoons of batter per pancake. I usually can cook 3 pancakes per batch. Flip pancake when you see sides are dry. I used 1 tsp of butter per batch.