When our kids were young I started making big breakfasts on Saturday morning. That was the one family tradition I never regretted making time for. Those Saturday mornings filled with waffles or pancakes along with maybe eggs, bacon and always a fruit salad are still some of my favorite memories.
After we moved away from Texas a few years ago and our kids were still living at home it became even more important to us to continue with some of these traditions. We just needed to be surrounded at least at times with something that reminded us of "home". I absolutely love family traditions!
Kelly, hubby, LOVES waffles! I can't emphasize this enough. Over the years I've made all kinds: White, unhealthy ones, Whole Wheat ones, Almond ones, and Spelt ones. It always depended on what special diet we were adhering to at the time...we've done all kinds....no white, no grains, ....you know the drill.
So I'll share two of our favorites we've enjoyed over the years. And don't judge... homemade whipped cream is yummy....:)
Spelt Waffles - or Whole Wheat
1 3/4 c whole spelt or whole wheat flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
2 eggs - separate them into whites and yolks
1 3/4 c milk - or almond milk or whatever you like
1/2 c oil - I use avocado oil
1/2 tsp salt
1. Stir dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
2. Mix egg yolks, milk and oil together in another bowl
3. Beat egg whites till stiff
4. Add wet ingredients to dry
5. Fold in egg whites
6. Bake in waffle iron
Almond Waffles (Paleo) - these work really well in a Vitamix or another high power blender
2 cups almonds or 1 cup almond butter
Directions: Blend in the high power blender until smooth - this takes some work because it's quite thick.
1 Tablespoon arrowroot powder
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1/2 tsp salt