fig and walnut waffles

I love waffles. A lot. But since changing my diet and figuring out what works for me, I really don’t love the way I feel when I have a breakfast that’s loaded with sugar. My little sister left today for 5 months in Italy. I told her that her last two meals before she left could be whatever she wanted, and I would gladly oblige (because she’ll be eating so bad in Italy, right?). She chose chicken pot pie for dinner last night (which I made and will post soon… holy crap it was good) and waffles this morning (which I bring to you now in this post).

Sundays for us have become wonderful days filled by exploring with our pups, and then plenty of productivity for the coming week. With that in mind, I new I didn’t want to have a breakfast loaded with sugar that would leave me wanting a nap over an adventure after my sister’s departure. So, I decided to whip up a waffle recipe with all the flavors we love, but without a ton of added sugar. These bad boys are made without any grains or any sweeteners, but you’ll never be able to tell. The simple fig compote topping adds just enough sweet, and the texture and flavor of the waffles, with the added crunch of delicious walnut chunks, make these a new favorite in my house. Even my dad, who is neither a fan of waffles nor of coconut, loved them and asked for more.

If you read my last POST, you know that over consuming sugar, especially the processed secretly added kind that fills 80% of food items in the US can lead to a host of health problems, so try subbing this homemade, easy waffle recipe for the usual eat-out breakfast joint version. You’ll not only improve your health with the swap, but the time spent preparing a meal with your family at home is invaluable quality time that can’t be replaced.

I hope you enjoy them as much as we did! And as always, Recreate. Share. Enjoy! <3

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[recipe title=”fig and walnut waffles (GF, sweetener free)” servings=”2-3 waffles” time=”20 min” difficulty=”easy”]

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 TB cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 4 pastured eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk (or grass fed cream)
  • 1 TB grass fed butter melted (or coconut oil)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped

fig compote topping:

  • 1/2 cup dried figs, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of water

additional optional toppings:

  • grass fed butter or ghee
  • pure maple syrup

WHAT YOU DO:

  • turn on your waffle maker to let it heat up
  • add chopped figs and water to a small sauce pan over medium heat
  • stir until boiling, and then set to low and let simmer and cook down, stirring occasionally
  • in a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg
  • in a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, coconut milk, and butter
  • add wet ingredients to dry and combine until you have a nice batter
  • fold in the chopped walnuts
  • pour batter into waffle maker so it covers about 3/4 of the iron (it won’t expand like regular batter, so you’ll have to spread it out yourself)
  • cook about 3-5 minutes or until they separate from waffle maker easily
  • plate your waffles, top with grass fed butter or ghee, fig compote, and a bit of pure maple syrup (optional, and not really needed, but delicious)
  • I topped mine with a sunny egg and a side of pastured bacon
  • ENJOY with the ones you love <3 [/recipe]

I hope everyone’s year is off to a great start! Whatever your resolutions, be sure to enjoy every moment and stay present. Cheers!

By | 2015-03-31T13:40:05-08:00 January 12th, 2015|Breakfast, Health, Recipes|0 Comments

About the Author:

I am a Certified Nutrition Consultant and a Certified CrossFit Trainer. I have a passion for educating, and I absolutely love teaching others about nutrition, functional movement, and the power each has to set the foundation for health, wellness, and true quality of life. I LOVE to eat and fuel my body to live life to the utmost, and I wholeheartedly believe that sustainably sourced, nutrient dense foods can be the greatest form of medicine as well as the ingredients to create the most delicious, palate pleasing meals (it’s a win-win!)

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