Cornmeal Waffles

cornmeal waffles

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These waffles from The Blue Zones Kitchen have a complex texture and a complex taste, minus the complex cooking experience. Add in the fact that they’re made with whole wheat flour, heart-healthy nuts, and fresh berries and you’ve got a powerhouse breakfast or a fun breakfast-for-dinner meal.

Total Cook Time: 15 minutes | Makes 4 Servings (8 Waffles)

 

Ingredients

1 cup whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour, or a combination of both

½  cup cornmeal (use blue cornmeal for a striking presentation)

½  teaspoon baking soda

1⁄8 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 tablespoons oil

¼  cup applesauce

1 ¼  cups almond milk

2 tablespoons diced roasted green chilies (optional)

Optional Toppings:

Cashew cream*

Maple syrup

Blackberries

Granola

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients (the first five).
  2. Then add in the wet ingredients and chilies (if using, for a U.S. southwestern style) until thoroughly combined.
  3. Heat a waffle iron and spray with oil.
  4. Cook the waffles for 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately with toppings of your choice.

*To make cashew cream (useful in everything from creamy soups to pasta sauces to puddings): Blend 1 cup raw cashews (soaked 3 hours or overnight in hot water and drained) with ½ cup water in a blender or food processor at high speed. Blend until completely smooth. Drizzle in extra water as needed to reach desired consistency. For cashew whipped cream, combine with 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 to 2 tablespoons maple syrup.

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