Breakfast during the weekdays normally consists of oatmeal, cereal, or eggs and bacon. Easy and quick is my ideal meal for breakfast. It is a time when the kids are ready to be BUSY and I still have one eye closed–sleeping. On weekends I like to spend a little more time preparing breakfast for my family. I’m more relaxed, my husband is home, and it is what my mom did for my siblings and I when we were still at home.
Pancakes, french toast, and waffles (all from scratch) are our weekend go to breakfast items. It is safe to say, we like anything we can add syrup and a little powdered sugar to. It is the weekend; why not have fun? Waffles are my personal favorite, so they are made most often. They are easy to make–thank goodness for waffle irons–and perfect for catching all my cinnamon vanilla syrup that I also make from scratch.
My waffle recipe and syrup are made from scratch, which allows me to use healthier ingredients (i.e. coconut oil, almond milk, and organic sugar) than a lot of those found in box and bag mixes. It also helps me to not feel as bad about feeding my family these sweet treats.
(Yields 6 Waffle)
1 3/4 cups Flour
1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
2 Egg Yolks
2 Egg Whites
1/2 cup Organic Coconut Oil
1 3/4 cups Almond Milk
Preheat your waffle iron.
In a large bowl whisk all dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, and salt). Create a well in the center of the bowl. Melt your coconut oil. While that is melting, crack your eggs and separate the whites from the yolks. Put the egg whites in a small bowl and set aside. Add your egg yolks to a medium bowl and slightly beat. To that bowl add and combine the melted coconut oil and almond milk. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry. Stir until completely combined. Now whisk the egg whites and fold into your batter. Butter or spray your hot waffle iron and add batter.
Want to make your own syrup? Here’s an easy recipe: Cinnamon Vanilla Syrup
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