I promised yesterday with my review of my brand new waffle maker that recipes would soon follow. Well, what better time than now? The Northeast is currently getting pummeled with yet another snow storm. There is little else that I want to do on days like these than hunker down under a bunch of blankets and eat waffles. Almond Joy Waffles, no less (you know how much I love almond joy anything).
Domestocrat’s Almond Joy Waffles (makes 6 waffles)
2/3 cups white whole wheat flour (I use King Arthur’s White Whole Wheat)
2/3 cups whole wheat flour (I use King Arthur’s Whole Wheat Flour)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup sweetened, shredded coconut
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. ground flax seed
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 cup milk (I use Almond Breeze’s unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
1/4 cup water (or more almond milk)
2 tbsp. EVOO
2 tbsp. agave
Slivered almonds for garnish
Additional coconut for garnish
Your choice of toppings: syrup, agave, butter, etc.
First step, mix the dry ingredients (flours, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, flax, coconut) in a big bowl until thoroughly combined.
Then add in the wet ingredients (milk, vanilla, egg, oil agave, water) and stir until the batter fully comes together.
Pre-heat your waffle maker according to the manufacturer’s directions, add in the batter (I think the general rule here is to add the batter to the center of the waffle maker and it will spread outward when the lid is pressed down), and cook per your waffle maker’s instructions. My waffle maker takes about 5-6 minutes to cook.
Cool the waffles just a bit and then plate them up with coconut and almond slivers on top.
Feel free to also garnish with whatever else you like on your waffles. I use agave as syrup but the possibilities are endless!
These waffles are chocolately, sweet, and have great texture from the coconut and almonds. And they aren’t as unhealthy as your standard diner waffles – 250 cals, 9 grams of sugar, 8 grams of fiber, and 8 grams of protein per waffle, according to my calculations.