Friday, December 2, 2011

Fluffy Cinnamon Waffles

Finding a good Grain & Dairy Free Waffle recipe worth eating has been a rough road, a lot of them are either too dense or too dusty. Before I went Primal my all time favorite breakfast was Oat Waffles/ Pancakes and one of the reasons I took so long to give up oats if I'm honest!
So for the last few months I have been trying every recipe I coud find, tweaking here and there until now i have a recipe I can say I really love. Don't worry if you don't have a waffle iron theses make beautiful fluffy pancakes also (this is how my mum makes them, if we are nice she might share a picture?)

Heres what you are going to need

4 Free Range Eggs
1 Cup Coconut Cream
1 Tbsp Raw Honey
1 Tsp Vanilla Essence
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1 Tsp Baking Soda
a Pinch of Salt
1/2 Cup of Coconut Flour
1 Tbsp Flax meal or LSA (optional)

Method
Preheat the Waffle iron
Pop All the ingredients into a blender starting with the wet and ending with the Coconut Flour
Blitz until Smooth
Pour into the waffle iron cook until golden brown
top with some fruit and Maple Syrup if you like
or pack up to eat on the run, I haven't actually tried but Im sure you could make in bulk and free in portions for the week, to save some time in the morning rush, ours never last that long!
Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Grain Free Banana Choc Chip Muffins

Children seem to have weeks where they will eat nothing but bananas, so you stock up and then..BAM they won't touch a banana with a ten foot barge pole so the bananas go all spotty and black and get chucked in the bin,
As bananas cost the deficit of some small nations in Australia (not really it just seems that way!) this will just not do in our house. Black bananas are perfect for cooking with they are sweet and soft.
So mash them up mix in with some batter and you have yourself a beautiful healthy morning tea for the kids, who will suddenly love bananas again (Win for Mum!)

Here's what you will need

1/3 Cup Raw Honey
1/3 Cup Coconut Oil
6 Eggs
1/2 Cup Coconut flour Sifted (you can buy this at any health food store or at the Weigh 'n Pay )
1 Tsp Vanilla Essence
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1/4 Tsp All Spice
2-3 Ripe Bananas mashed
1/2 Cup Choc Chips (omit for a dairy free version)

Method

Preheat Oven to 175C/350F

Add Oil and Honey to a mixing bowl, pop in the microwave for a few seconds just long enough to melt the oil but not heat it or you will scramble the eggs when hey are added
Mix in the Coconut Flour, Eggs, Vanilla, Cinnamon and Allspice
When the mixture is smooth (this might require some elbow grease or a stick mixer as coconut flour tends to clump)
Stir thru the Mashed banana and Choc Chips
2/3 fill muffin cases and place in the oven for approx. 30 mins or until they spring back when pressed
I hope you enjoy