I enjoy breakfast, it’s a huge motivator to get out of bed in the morning. I like rising early and heading to the kitchen to whip something up, something delicious, hearty and warm to start the day. And I really like making something that goes in my fancy pants toaster.
But that doesn’t always happen. Some days I get out of bed just in time to throw on my gym clothes and get to a 6 a.m. class. Other days, my clients need me to set up decor for their breakfast events, which means I am on the go by 4 in the morning. No time to cook breakfast with that schedule!
These waffles are one of my favorite go-to breakfast items on such days, when I either start too early or start with too little motivation to cook something fresh. These freeze well, however I can’t tell you for how long. One batch never lasts more than a couple of weeks here.
Buckwheat Teff Toaster Waffles
(Makes 8 waffles)
2 T. flax meal, mixed with 1/3 cup hot water
1 1/2 cups almond milk, unsweetened
2 t. coconut vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
1/2 c. teff flour
1/2 c. buckwheat flour (watch for gluten-free certification)
1/2 c. corn starch
1/4 c. tapioca flour
2 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1/4 c. coconut oil, liquified
2 t. vanilla extract
Mix flax meal and hot water, set aside. This is an egg replacer slurry and will thicken while you mix other ingredients.
Mix almond milk and vinegar, set aside. This is a buttermilk substitute.
Mix all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, then incorporate almond milk mixture, flax mixture, coconut oil and vanilla extract. Stir until well combined.
Using a standard waffle maker, pour scant 1/2 cup batter into each waffle cavity. Cook until done.
I freeze these flat in a freezer storage container. I do not defrost them, just place them into the toaster and toast them once on the longest setting of my toaster.
This morning I had waffles with my friend Jenny‘s Blueberry JamSauce, canned fresh with blueberries she and her son picked. It was a sweet way to start the morning!
Tell me, dear readers, what do you like on your waffles? It’s been all about berries here lately and I’m looking for some additional options!