also known as: husband-waffles.
I think I was about 24 years old before I realized that not all waffles started with the blue boxed mix from Costco. Paired with Aunt Jemima’s.
I mean, don’t get me wrong, like every 7 year old, I knew Eggo’s well. I think daily, for most of my childhood. Waffles were my jam— my all time favorite food.
What I really mean is, knowing that the real ones could be made, without a box.
There were so many things like this when I started to fully transition into eating all real food: mind blowing moments when I realized I could have almost anything I wanted.
That literally—there was a way to make almost any treat, with real food. Usually, by going back to the old-school way of how they were made in a time that boxes of mix and shortcuts weren’t a thing.
Also mind blowing? That living this way means no deprivation. No counting. Just simple ingredients, combined in the right way. That there’s always an upgrade that is kinder to your body, and therefore your mind too.
So, as we wrap up this month’s theme of having more food freedom in your life (the ability to eat beautiful, delicious food, without guilt)- what better recipe to end on?
Life-Changing Gluten Free Waffles
Makes 4-6 waffles, depending on the size of your iron
1 3/4 cup gluten-free flour blend (trader joe’s is my favorite blend, but the namaste brand or this one work great too)
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 cage-free organic eggs, whisked separately if possible
1 3/4 cup almond milk (or whole milk/half and half)
1 teaspoon vanilla
tiny pinch of sea salt
Mix all ingredients together well. Preheat waffle iron and spray with coconut oil until hot. Spread batter evenly on the iron, close and cook until they start to crisp. When the bottom part is crisped, flip waffles and crisp the top for 2-3 minutes. Serve hot.
Batter can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge.
Top with homemade whipped cream (or the coconut whipped cream from the Simply Real Health Cookbook), berries, bananas, coconut flakes, maple syrup or husband style– chocolate chips.