When Whole30 ends on a Saturday, you go big for Sunday brunch. & Since eggs and sausage are the usuals on the breakfast menu around here... big = WAFFLES.
My goal for these was to create that delicious "waffle" flavor & texture I had been missing: perfectly soft, thick, & fluffy; but, I wanted it to be done with technically Whole30 compliant ingredients.
I figured this would be the best way to get that "SWYPO"/junk food fix while sticking to the ingredients that my body would appreciate. Because while sweetening these with honey then drowning them in pure maple syrup sounded wonderful, I wasn't so sure that my body would think so. Especially after all that time detoxing from sweets.
So I stuck to dates for my sweetener, and topped my waffle stack with a "fruit syrup"-- just berries & coconut oil. It gave the perfectly sweet/tart, fresh balance to the light, cakey waffles~ and it was super duper easy to do.
I hope you LOVE these waffles like we did. Try them during your "reintroduction" phase after a Whole30, or any ol' time you're in the mood for some Paleo-friendly waffle action.
Makes 6-7 waffles.
For the Waffles:
- 3 eggs
- 2/3 cup coconut milk (canned is best)
- 4 pitted dates
- 3 Tbsp melted grass-fed butter or ghee, plus more for greasing
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 3 Tbsp coconut flour
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- pinch of sea salt
For the Berry Syrup:
- 1 cup mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
- blender or food processor
- waffle maker
- Heat a waffle maker to "medium", or just set the power to "on" if yours doesn't have heat settings.
- Place all of the waffle ingredients in a blender or food processor, and blend until super smooth.
- Grease the waffle maker with butter or ghee. Pour 1/4 cup of the batter at a time into the center of the waffle maker. Press down & cook for about 2 minutes, or until the waffles are light golden brown. Continue this process until the batter is gone.
- Rinse out the blender, and add the berries and coconut oil. Pulse until smooth. This is your "berry syrup". I heated mine up a bit before pouring it over the waffles.
- Serve the waffles hot topped with extra grass-fed butter or ghee, and plenty of berry syrup. Enjoy!
- Feel free to add some maple syrup or honey to the "berry syrup" if you want it more sweet than tart!