Are you a breakfast person? I'd say I'm more of a brunch person. And on the weekends, I like to serve up something special for the family. During the week, we are mostly doing smoothies, eggs, yogurt, you know, the typical "what's healthy, easy, & fast" kind of business. But when you have a little time off from the weekly grind, it's fun to make breakfast different and delicious! And what better way to kick it off than a fabulous plate of homemade waffles! Well, I know there are a ton of delicious ways to celebrate breakfast, but today, it's about the waffle, okay?
If you are wondering how I came up with this unusual combination, well, this is just another funky example of how my brain works. I love experimenting and creating new combinations in the kitchen. On one of our waffle mornings, I had just minced up some fresh mint leaves to sprinkle over fresh fruit and I had some left over mint. Since I'm in love with mint, I didn't want to throw the excess away. So I wondered what I could do with it. I glanced over at the waffle batter and I thought to myself that mint baked into the waffles would be scrumptious! So I gave it a try. I had bought some peaches at the farmer's market that weekend, so I whipped up some peach chia jam and diced some fresh peaches to top those bad boys with.
I immediately fell in love with these minty waffles! The mint is not overpowering at all. If you like things extra minty, you could add some peppermint extract. I even sprinkled some fresh mint leaves on top of the waffles for an extra boost. And the mint goes really well with fresh peaches. But you can use whatever fruit is in season at the time. Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries are some of my other favorite options. Or mix it up with a combination! You could also omit the fruit and add some chocolate chips for a mint chocolate theme. With that said, feel free to omit the mint leaves if it's not your thing. The waffles are delicious minty or not!
Instead of syrup, I added some peach chia jam on top. It was amazing! I could eat chia jam by the spoonful! And that's another thing that you can adjust for the season. Check out my fig chia jam recipe for another option. I use cashew flour to make these delicious & crispy waffles, but almond flour can easily be used instead. If you are looking for a waffle recipe that includes eggs, my Belgian Waffle recipe is also a family favorite.
So get that waffle iron out and enjoy your delicious breakfast!
1 & 1/2 cup cashew or almond flour
1/2 cup arrowroot
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 Tbs baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup full fat coconut milk
1/4 cup grass-fed butter, coconut oil, or vegan butter, melted
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 Tbs fresh mint leaves, minced
1/2 - 1 cup diced peaches
1. Sift together the cashew or almond flour, arrowroot, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt.
2. In a separate bowl, mix the vanilla, coconut milk, butter, applesauce, and some of the mint leaves if desired.
3. Combine the flour mixture and the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined. Let mixture sit for about 15 minutes. Heat your waffle iron (I use a medium setting) and grease if necessary (I do).
4. Pour the waffle mixture onto your waffle iron and cook for about 5-7 minutes. Carefully remove the waffles from the waffle maker. They will crisp up a little more after cooking. Top the waffles with some peaches, peach chia jam, & fresh mint leaves. Remember, you can use whatever fruit is in season. Makes about 7 square waffles.