Something about the weekend screams slower morning and a more fancy breakfast. After I spent an hour sipping on my coffee, I decided to play around with some buckwheat flour and make some waffles. I had made waffles the week before with oat flour and they did not come out well. Even after greasing the waffle iron the oat flour waffle was cemented in there! With this recipe I did not have any issues with the waffle sticking to iron. I do recommend using some sort of spray to keep the waffle from sticking. I use a coconut oil based pan spray to keep it healthier and since coconut oil has a high smoke point (burns less easily) it's a better oil to cook with. Lets get into the recipe!!
Ingredients: (Makes about 3 waffles)
-1/2 heaping cup of buckwheat flour
-1/2 tablespoon of sweetener (I used a monk fruit based sweetener but stevia also works)*
-2/3 teaspoon of baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
-pinch of salt
- 3/4 cup almond milk (any nondairy milk should work fine)
-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
-1/2 of a ripe banana mashed
-1/4 teaspoon melted coconut oil or vegan butter (optional but recommended)
-1 flax egg (1 TB flax seed, 3 TB water - mix and let rest until thickened)
*if you are using a sugar based sweetener (sugar, brown sugar, maple syrup or agave) use a full tablespoon instead of a half
-Before beginning anything else, start with the flax egg so it has time to firm up. In a small bowl add 1 TB of flax seed and 3 TB of water. Stir and let rest.
-Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Stir so that they are completely combined.
-Add your almond milk and sweetener to the bowl, stir to mix. Then add the mashed banana, stir till combined with pancake mixture.
-Melt your coconut oil or butter (only if including in recipe) in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds. Add melted oil to the pancake batter.
-Finally add your flax egg, which at this point should have thickened. Completely stir into batter.
-Now that the batter is completely, plug in waffle iron and let heat up. Spray waffle iron with some form of nonstick spray to avoid having your waffle stuck to the iron.
-About 5 minutes after plugging your waffle iron in, I would say it should be warm enough. Add enough batter to cover the iron without it flowing over the sides.
-Let waffles cook for about 5-7 minutes. It sort of depends on your waffle iron and how hot it gets. Just stay near by to monitor them as they cook.
Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did!