10.21.2012




Tradition. I love the sound of that word and all the possibility of pleasant times and warm memories it holds.  But when it comes to starting and sticking with one...
 
Early this fall, I discovered this amazing waffle recipe and my grandchildren really wanted to try their hand at making some homemade waffles... who wouldn't?  One catch though, we needed a waffle machine. And, not just any waffle machine.... no, it had to be a vintage, they don't make like they used to anymore waffle machine for sure.  Only the best for my family. Then, one day, while thrifting I came upon the most darling vintage waffle machine for $3.  Are you kidding? Sold. It then sat around for another whole month while I was on the hunt for the perfect recipe... the one that would be perfect and good enough to become another grand tradition passed on through the family. 



Finally, last Sunday I took the big plunge. I woke up and determined that this would be the day.  I wouldn't put if off even for one more day.  I was doing this.  We would make waffles. Time to wake up the kids. Before you knew it, there they were! Gathered in the kitchen and just excited to help me prepare Sunday breakfast for the entire family. The mixed the ingredients, stirred the matter forever, and warmed up the old waffle machine. There was a little fussing, a few tears, but, all in all, it was a great success I think. As if by magic, one waffle after another was added to the stack.  And soon the whole family was awake and sitting around the big table enjoying Sunday Morning Waffles. Yes, we just may have started another Family Tradition.  Only time will tell, but we're making a lot of good memories in the meantime.



Check out the recipe that I found, it's packed with protein and gluten free, it uses almond flour instead of wheat, so the waffles have a sweet, nutty taste, perfect with butter and just a little real maple syrup. Try it!





Almond Flour Waffles

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of almond flour {or other nut flour}
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons of honey {or other sweetener}
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon {optional}

Orange Honey Syrup

  • ½ cup of honey {orange blossom honey would be great!}
  • ¼ cup of fresh orange juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla extract {optional}
Blend all the ingredients together with a fork or whisk.

Method

  1. Warm up your waffle iron.
  2. Place the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, and blend with a whisk.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until well blended.
  4. Add about 1/4 cup of the batter, depending on your waffle iron, and close the lid.
  5. When the waffle is ready, take it out, plate it, and add your favorite topping! These waffles are sweet enough to eat by themselves!
  6. Seal the left-over waffles and store in the refrigerator for a few days, or freeze for a month.
Makes about 6 waffles (depending on your waffle iron) 







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