time is precious these days. life with a newborn has put a lot of things into perspective that i took for granted previously. even when amesy's napping there seems to be a million things that need my attention and there's just never enough time. between feeding him every 2 hours, changings, and just general fussiness there's little time for much else.
i kind of knew this would be the case, as people warned me. so before ames made his entrance into this world, i developed some busy lady recipes that bridge the gap between eating anything that resembles food, and easy-peasy, crave-worthy food that i would never have enough time to make. a recipe that simply throws a few pantry items into a blender and results in a delicious, and sustaining breakfast meal is something that made/makes me super excited. so, i was super thrilled when i got the recipe for these blender, high-vibe, good for any day, waffles just right and good enough to share them you! the ingredient list is really clean, sticking to a lot of the superfoods we all know and love. and while i love eggs, i get a lot of readers asking for vegan friendly recipes or alternatives. with a nod to my vegan friends, these waffles are egg-free, and utilize ground flax here for binding purposes - yay, flax! so, whether you're a new mom, a busy lady, a busy dude, or someone who appreciates an easy meal, this one's for you ;)
*i wrote this post before the election, but i would be remiss if i didn't address my feelings on this. first, i believe in this democratic process, and therefore i will continue my beliefs while continue theres. my only hope is that love, compassion, acceptance of differences, open-mindedness all continue to have a seat at the table in a trump administration. i keep hope alive that i will be able to raise my son in his first 4 years on this earth without the hate and discrimination the trump campaign so viciously spewed these past months. i am so tremendously sad at what could have been, and was extremely proud to have amesy at my side when i cast my ballot for the first female president. i spent most of yesterday with tears streaming down my face, and holding my baby close to me. that said, i'm hopeful that the rights we've worked so hard to attain won't be taken away; that so much of what keeps millions of americans safe, and insured, and healthy won't be overturned, and we can accept and understand one another a bit more.
peace, love & light. xo!
Hemp-Buckwheat Blender Waffles w/ Spiced Apples | v & gf
i like making a double batch of this recipe to freeze and have leftovers. the spiced apples take a bit more time to make, but can also be made ahead of time and reheated as needed.
| makes 4 waffles |
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup buckwheat flour
- 1/4 cup hemp hearts/seeds
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 2 tablespoons melted unrefined extra-virgin coconut oil. melted, plus more for waffle iron
- 1 tablespoon ground flax
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon unrefined extra-virgin coconut oil
- 1 large apple (i like honeycrisp or pink lady)
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch of ground ginger
- pinch of ground nutmeg
- tiny pinch of salt
- sliced almonds
- hemp hearts
- maple syrup
- preheat oven to warm (about 180°F) and place a baking sheet lined with parchment paper inside.
- in the container of an upright, high-speed blender, combine the almond milk and vinegar. let the mixture sit for 10 minutes, until bubbly. next, add the remaining ingredients and blend on high for 1 minute, scraping down the sides as needed. let the mixture rest while you preheat the waffle iron.
- grease the hot iron with some coconut oil and pour a heaping 1/2 cup of the batter into it. cook for 3-4 minutes, until the edges are a bit crispy. place the waffle into the preheated oven and repeat with the remaining batter.
- keep the waffles warm while you make the spiced apples.
- heat a 10-12 inch skillet over medium heat. once hot, add the coconut oil, apples, spices, and salt. cook until soft and tender, gently flipping them over to cook evenly, about 7-10 minutes.
- serve waffles warm topped with spiced apples, sliced almonds, hemp seeds, and maple syrup.