Rose Petal Waffles
These dairy-free gluten-free waffles are everything you could wish for (in a waffle). They are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and super tasty and super filling. I would know, I ate about four and had the waffle baby bump to prove it.
It's a five minute, one bowl recipe that will impress your taste buds. It seems impossible that it's gluten-free, but hurrah, it is. Add some of the recommended organic rose petals and even butterfly pea flowers for a subtle floral note and as an extra festive spring touch.
Why use rose petals at all, you ask? They do in fact contain some nutritional value. Though very low in calories, these dried rose petals contain vitamin C and other nutrients. Several ancient cultures used rose petals to treat ailments, and they may help with digestion and menstruation issues though this has not been proven. If anything, you'll feel adventurous and get a sense of fun as you enjoy a beautiful and tasty treat.
Rose Petal Waffles
1-3/4 cup gluten-free oat flour
1 TBSP baking powder
1/2 TBSP cinnamon
2 tsp organic dried rose petals, crushed
1 to 2 tsp dried butterfly pea flowers, crushed
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
2 eggs or vegan egg replacement of choice
2 TBSP olive oil
2 TBSP pure maple syrup
optional topping: maple or agave syrup and extra rose petals
1. In a large bowl, stir dry ingredients.
2. Whisk in wet ingredients and let batter sit as you heat your nonstick waffle iron.
3. When it's to temperature, cook as normal and it should yield 8 to 12 waffle squares based on thickness of iron (about 6 or 7 Belgium waffles or more thinner ones). Drizzle with agave or maple and top with extra dried rose petals.
Are you Carb-loading for a marathon?
Whip out your waffle iron baby, because this is one filling and energizing breakfast (or pre-race dinner) you don't want to miss out on! While my fellow Eugene Marathon runners are enjoying restaurant pancakes or French Toast, I'll be making my own gluten-free organic breakfast and best of all, I get to share it with my little two year old fitness buddies/baby nugget twins.