Thursday, February 21, 2013

Paleo cocoa-sunflour waffles

welcome back! where ya been?

i've been making waffles

we recently discovered that in addition to my son being sensitive to gluten and allergic to dairy, he is allergic to all tree nuts.

that means no cashews, brazil nuts, pecans,

or almonds

that is devastation, right there, because as you may or may not know, Paleo baking's lynchpin is typically some type of nut flour, usually almond.

i was thrown into a near panic.

but then, i put on my big girl panties and got to work.

and discovered something quite amazing...

sunflower flour

yep, that's right. flour made from good old, everyday sunflower seeds. so, not only can i substitute it for almond flour....wait for's about HALF the price of almonds!


and also? i can substitute sunflour for some of the eggs in my coconut flour recipes and just add in a wee bit more liquid, like in my waffle recipe which normally calls for 8 eggs...and 8 pastured, organic eggs cost, like, a million bucks, so this is great news!

we decided we were in the mood for chocolate waffles, so i omitted the cinnamon in my regular recipe and put in a hefty dose of cocoa powder, cut the eggs in half and threw in the sunflour along with a bit of orange juice and...these babies taste like chocolate donuts and don't even need any syrup or honey to make them outstanding.

my son is happy and his belly is full.

which makes this mama very, very happy.

for approx. 5 waffles you'll need:

4 pastured eggs
1/4 c melted coconut oil or other oil
1 T pure vanilla
1.5 t baking soda
1/4 t sea salt
2 heaping T cocoa powder
2/3 c full fat organic coconut milk (from a can, not the beverage)
1/2 c organic coconut flour
1/2 c organic sunflour (grind hulled sunflower seeds in food processor, vitamix or coffee grinder)
1/4 c fresh squeezed orange juice
2 T melted raw honey
1 small very ripe banana

this recipe is the easy peasy bomb...just throw everything into your blender of choice, zoom it up and pour into your waffle iron...cook till done and enjoy plain or with some pure maple syrup.


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