¡Happy New Year!
I hope you all said farewell to 2015 with a smile on your face and thinking about all the good things that happened. Remember to forget all the bad stuff...just keep moving forward and focus on those things we want to accomplish. Who knows, maybe the new year that has just started might bring a good surprise, but what really matters is to live day by day. I don't make New Year's resolutions cause it makes me feel like I'm putting myself under some kind of pressure or forcing things to happen. Obviously, like everybody else, I want to improve myself and do new things but in the end it's just another day of the week (a day to find a good excuse to indulge on sweets and a little bit of french champagne).
This time I had no doubt about what kind of recipe I wanted to make to welcome the new year, as some of you know I got a super mega cool waffle maker on Christmas (thanks sissy!) and I couldn't wait any longer to put it to the test...and damn! It far surpassed my expectations! It was my first time ever making waffles and I'm really glad with the results.
These waffles are dairy-free, refined-sugar free and gluten-free! Yay to healthy sweet treats that are actually good for you, help you kick that post-xmas sugar craving and are delicious as f*! Ooops, pardon my potty mouth! ;-p
The recipe yields around 12 waffles, it will depend though on the size of your waffle maker but if you don't want to make so many you can easily cut in half.
(yield: 12 waffles approx.)
1 cup buckwheat flour.
1/2 cup quinoa flour.
1/2 cup millet flour.
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds.
4 tablespoons potato starch.
2 tablespoons baking powder.
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract.
1/2 teaspoon salt.
2 cups oat milk.
4 tablespoons agave syrup.
4 tablespoons sunflower oil.
In a large mixing bowl stir together all the dry ingredients (flours, flax seeds, potato starch, baking powder and salt). Mix well using a wire whisk to ensure all the ingredients are combined.
Add in the wet ingredients (vanilla, milk, agave and oil) and mix again.
Let the batter rest while the waffle maker is preheating, it is really important to let it sit for 8 to 10 minutes approximately. This way the mixture will become more elastic and the texture of the waffles will be better, keep in mind that this a gluten-free recipe and we need to get a good consistence so the waffles don't crumble. To me the perfect waffle texture is delicately crispy outside and extra tender inside.
Cook the waffles according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Serve warm with the following options: fresh berries, walnuts, natural soy yogurt and some confectioner's sugar on top.