Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside..these Rice Flour Waffles are just right.
Waffles or pancakes;? I say waffles! Here comes a confession: I really suck at making pancakes. There, I said it… Seriously, they always fall apart, or stick to the pan. I just make so much mess and I think they’re simply not worth it (and they feel so much heavier on my stomach too, probably because they need more oil). Especially because there are waffles 🙂 And the batter is practically the same, you just need a waffle iron. And waffles taste better! I love the crunchiness you just can’t get with pancakes. And there is no mess, at all! Convinced yet 😉 ?
Anyway, this is one of my takes to transforming a traditional dessert (read yummy but not really good for you) into a healthy treat or even a healthy breakfast. The traditional waffles are just wheat flour, eggs, sugar and milk. Empty, sugary and unhealthy. So I did what I usually do… I use super healthy ingredients that are also delicious to get something that will not only taste great but that will be great for you.
I used brown rice flour and oat flakes as base. Then I and added chia seeds, flax seeds and psyllium husk which will bind the batter but are also amazing for our gut. Psyllium is the best and most gentle fibre and all of these make miracles for our digestive health.
For sweetness I used dates and fresh pears that also add moisture to the batter. You can sub pears with apples or apple sauce.
Apple cider vinegar will make them fluffier, vanilla is always a great addition, and also Himalayan salt. I use powdered vanilla. For me is the best form, much better then extract. Most natural and flavourful.
You probably noticed I add some salt to all my desserts. It makes them more flavourful and emphasises the sweetness.
And did I mention how ridiculously easy these are to make?! You will need literally 10 minutes tops to prepare the batter. You simply toss all the ingredients besides flour into a blender, blend until smooth and mix in the flour. Done 🙂 !
Ok, I think I covered it all so we can go to the recipe…
Yields: 8 waffles
Prep time: 10 minutes + cooking time
2,5 cups dmBio oat milk
1 cup dmBio rolled oats
4-5 dmBio dates
pinch of dmBio vanilla powder
pinch of Himalayan salt
1 tbsp dmBio golden flax seed
1 tbs psyllium husk
1 tbsp dmBio chia seeds
1 tsp dmBio apple cider vinegar
1 large or 2 small pears (or apples)
1 cup brown rice flour
As toppings I used:
fresh blueberries, dmBio mango/apple puree, dmBio maple syrup
1. place all wet ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth
2. carefully mix brown rice flour in until you get a smooth batter
3. grease waffle iron with coconut oil
4. add 2-3 tbsp of batter for one waffle
5. cook 6-10 minutes depending on the iron you’re using, waffles should come out golden and crisp around the edges
6. serve with jam or chocolate cream or go with mango puree and blueberries like me 🙂
7. you can keep the batter in the fridge for up to two days
*This post is sponsored by one of my favourite organic food brands dmBio, dm Hrvatska
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Hope you enjoy these guys!
Lots of love,