Friday, June 21, 2013

My Favorite Real Food Waffles


Last week I found myself really craving waffles. However, I have really been making an effort to eat real, nutritious, and healthy whole foods. I told myself that if I was going to make waffles, they needed to meet those requirements. That meant NO waffles from a box or a mix. Nope, I was going to make them from scratch.

So off I went, looking for a good recipe...

I ended up taking a traditional recipe, and swapping out a few ingredients. It was super easy!

First, I cracked two farm fresh eggs into a medium-sized bowl.


Then I added whole, raw goat's milk


Then came the melted extra virgin coconut oil...


Then a big spoonful of raw honey...


And a little bit of salt, cinnamon, and baking soda. 


After stirring, I added a mixture of unbleached flour and baking powder...


And stirred it just until the clumps were gone.


Then I poured some into my preheated waffle iron. I use this brand of waffle iron, and definitely recommend it.


They turned out beautifully! I didn't add quite enough batter to the iron, hence the funny shape. But otherwise, they were perfect! 
Here's the full recipe:

  • 2 large, organic eggs 
  • 1 3/4 cups organic milk (preferably raw)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey (I used raw)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour ( both whole wheat and all-purpose work)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • toppings of your choice


I think a variety of toppings would taste great with these waffles, so use whatever you like! My favorite topping? A warmed mixture of pure maple syrup and butter. Mmmmm.....delicious!


Even Paisley wanted some...


And so did Chloe...



So go ahead, give 'em a try!


Thanks for reading! If you give these a try, comment below and let me know what you think! Have any questions? Feel free to comment!















41 comments:

  1. I tried making waffles with whole wheat flour. They were okay, but they didn't have the light and fluffy texture that I like. Any suggestions?

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    1. You might try beating the eggs a little more, that usually helps. You could also add more baking powder. Hope that helps!

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  2. We make whole grain waffles with natural yeast. Once you get your yeast going it is so super easy and they turn out light and fluffy. One thing that can help if you do not have a yeast start; soaking the wheat flour overnight. Soaking the wheat flour helps to break down the gluten, It helps so that the sharp peices of whole grain in the wholw wheat flour do not deflate the waffles. You can read about our natural yeast waffles at lifelesshurried.com

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  3. Mmmm looks delish! I found you through the Traditional Tuesdays party and I like the look of your blog.. think Ill be following you (we both have the same blogger background.. haha... great minds must think alike. ;) ). Blessings!

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    1. Thanks! Great minds do think alike, haha!

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  4. Yummmmm! These look so good. We had pancakes last night! Thanks for linking up to the "Making Your Home Sing Monday" linky party today! :)

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  5. Hi! following you through A Humble Bumble blog hop. I have a suggestion on making the waffles fluffy; I read that you can whip the egg whites and then fold them into the batter. Anyway, these look great...thanks for sharing. :)

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  6. They look delicious! We love waffles. I am saving the recipe to try over the weekend. Visiting from the Home Acre Hop.

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    1. Thanks, Anne! Let me know what you think!

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  7. We love waffles. Thanks for the recipe!

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  8. Yum.. for some reason we have not made waffles in a long, long time. Too long in fact, I think I need to dig my waffle iron out for this weekend. Thanks for the idea!

    Thanks for sharing on A Humble Bumble's Healthy Tuesdays Blog Hop, I hope you will join us again next week!
    Kerry from Country Living On A Hill

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    1. Thanks, let me know what you think!

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  9. I've never made waffles from scratch. These look good!

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    1. Thanks, they taste great, and don't take very long!

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  10. Recipes like this make me wish we had a waffle iron. Run-of-the-mill pancakes just won't do it anymore! Thanks for posting to Green Living Thursdays!

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  11. I love baking and cooking from scratch it's time consuming, but worth it for the taste and health. Thanks for linking up at Tuesdays With a Twist, join us again.

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  12. Wow...they look lovely...beautiful

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  13. Good Morning! LOVE this recipe and I've featured YOU today at the Creative HomeAcre Hop! Looking forward to seeing what you share this week.

    http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/06/join-creative-homeacre-hop.html

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  14. Good photos. Thanks for sharing at Wildcrafting Wednesday.
    Jennifer

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  15. These looks scrumptious! Thanks for sharing on The Creative HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you again today!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/06/the-creative-homeacre-hop-22.html

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  16. Hi, I'm a new follower from the weekend hop.

    I'd love it if you can follow me back :)

    xoxo
    ochibernadas.blogspot.com

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  17. wow, they look so incredibly yum. Iam gonna come over. Found you via blog-hop.:)

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  18. Mmmmm. Looks good. I'm going to pin this so I don't lose it. Thanks for posting at Love Bakes Good Cakes: All my Bloggy Friends.

    Michele

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    1. Thanks, Michele! Happy to hear you are going to try it!

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  19. Looks good! :)
    Thanks for linking-up at A Humble Bumble :)

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  20. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

    Please join us again Thursday at:
    The HomeAcre Hop

    ~Ann

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  21. This post made me HUNGRY! Too bad my waffle iron is in a box buried in the garage (just one more reason why we need to get it cleaned out POST HASTE!). Thanks for linking this post up with me at A Little R & R Wednesdays. I hope you'll be back by to link up again.

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  22. My family would love these! Thanks so much for sharing at last week's All My Bloggy Friends! I can't wait to see what you share this week!

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  23. Thanks for sharing on Wildcrafting Wednesday! Hope you can join us again today :)
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/07/wildcrafting-wednesday-27.html

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  24. These look great! I love serving Greek yogurt and fresh fruit on top of my waffles...yummo! Visiting from Traditional Tuesday.

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  25. Visiting from What I Am Eating. Your waffles look delicious, now I'm going to have to make some! :)

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  26. What wonderful, healthy waffles! I love that you used goat's milk. And your pets are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this post with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  27. you have made really good waffles, this is looking delicious.

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