WOOHOOOO! I turned 26 today. Seriously, where did the time go? 30s, HERE I COME! Just kidding… (although it’s true). Today started out great! I got to sleep in, was woken up by the smell of delicious birthday waffles and sweet kisses of my husband. Feeling grateful makes me want to share my happiness with you, so here is a sweet recipe to make your own birthday waffles, but if you want to eat it while it’s not your birthday, well, that is fine too!
Ingredients – 4 Waffles
- 300ml of almond milk (unsweetened)
- 350g of flour
- 100g of rolled oats
- 125ml of olive oil (not extra virgin, that tastes too strong)
- 1 tbs of maple syrup or 1 stacked tbs of granulated sugar (I prefer liquid sweetener)
- 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon (8gr) of baking powder
- Dash of cinnamon powder
- Pinch of salt
- Toppings of choice
1. Pour the almond milk in a bowl and add the vinegar, so that it has time to set.
2. Put all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl (including the granulated sugar if you are using that) and mix them so that the ingredients are evenly spread out. Tip: watch for the cinnamon, if that is evenly distributed everywhere, the rest usually is too.
3. Add the olive oil and maple syrup to the dry ingredients.
4. Pour the almond milk mixture slowly into the large mixing bowl, while stirring to avoid big lumps. Continue stirring to make a sort of smooth whole (don’t worry about tiny lumps, they will disappear while baking).
5. Make sure to heat the waffle iron to medium-high heat before you use it, and either use a baking spray to coat it, or use olive oil and a paper towel.
6. Pour a ladle full of batter (or a little more or less depending on the ladle) onto the waffle iron, spread the batter evenly and close it.
7. Wait 4-6 minutes until the waffle is nice and crispy outside and somewhat soft on the inside, then remove. Repeat steps 6 and 7 as batter allows.
8. Decorate with topping of choice (personal favorites: peanut butter & banana, strawberry jam, maple syrup, melted dark chocolate).