Dairy Free Waffles

Ever since we have found out Lucy has a dairy allergy, I hate to say this, but I felt a little shorted on all the good food.  I am SUCH a dairy fan and used to eat cheese with pretty much every meal, have a yogurt a day, and maybe even a glass of milk with fruit as a snack.  Oh yeah, I was over doing it big time!

But honestly, I have felt better than ever since giving dairy up!  And it has made losing the baby weight REAL easy.   Most things I would have eaten before just need simple tweaks to make them dairy free- like our favorite waffle recipe!  How simple!  It helps me feel like I’m still getting to splurge on food.

Dairy Free Waffles
revised using Basic Waffle Recipe from “Waffles
2 large eggs
1 1/2 c coconut milk (I used sweetened)
1/2 c canola oil (any oil you have will work though!)
1 t pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 c flour
1 T baking powder
1/4 t salt
Fresh fruit or nuts (optional)

1. Whisk together wet ingredients.
2. Mix dry ingredients in large bowl. Make a well in dry ingredients and pour wet mixture in. Mix together until smooth. Add in any other desired ingredients like fresh fruit or nuts.

*** We use this waffle maker and absolutely love it!

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Oatmeal and Flax Seed Waffles


Happy Monday!  I hope the last few days were relaxing for you all.  I have to admit, I am missing weekend brunch’s already.  Saturday, we slept in and had a huge brunch of eggs, waffles, sausage and bacon (yep, we couldn’t decide between just bacon or sausage so Chase made ’em both.)  The two of us are huge waffle fans- I made them at least once a week for probably two months straight a while ago (partly because we love to eat them but also because they are fun to make- we love our Breville waffle maker- check it out in the shop) and then I realized my clothes were fitting a little tighter.  Ugh.  So we stopped making those yummy lil’ guys.  But then, I came across a recipe in my waffles cookbook for Oatmeal Waffles with Brown Sugar and Bananas- it sounded pretty healthy, so I had to try it!  The recipe called for whole wheat flour, which I didn’t have so I substituted ground flax seed and wheat germ.  We also didn’t have bananas so those were left out.  These waffles are husband tested (and approved), even after he found out there was flax seed and wheat germ in them!  Score.

Oatmeal Waffles with Ground Flax Seed

inspired by Oatmeal Waffles with Brown Sugar and Bananas in Waffles: Sweet & Savory Recipes for Every Meal by Tara Duggan

makes 6 waffles

2 large eggs

1 c. 2% milk

1/2 c. half & half

1/2 c. butter, melted

1 t. pure vanilla extract

1 c. all purpose flour

1/4 c. ground flax seed (I put the whole seeds into the blender and ground them using the ice crusher setting until all seeds were broken and the consistency was that of a powder)

1/4 c. wheat germ

3/4 c. rolled oats

3 T. packed brown sugar

1 T. baking powder

1/2 t. cinnamon

1/4 t. salt

Maple syrup and butter for serving

1. Preheat waffle maker

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, half and half, butter, and vanilla.

3. In a large bowl, mix together flour, ground flax seed, wheat germ, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.  Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the egg mixture.  Whisk until mostly smooth with just a few lumps.

4. Ladle the batter into the waffle making and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until crispy and brown.

5.  Serve waffles right away with butter and syrup.


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Do you have any healthy breakfast recipes?

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Weekly Review: Coachella, More Waffles, and a Music Video

This week I have enjoyed:

+ a slow morning with hubby before he had to fly away to Cali (we made our usual- waffles and sausage or bacon.  Please don’t judge the amount of butter I use on my waffles!) 

+ talking Coachella style at Trois Chic.  I love all of the flowy bohemian dresses!  Here was my inspiration:



+ a recipe for a Spring Salad on Vogue- I found it after I posted my go to salad equation and am thinking I may need to give it a try!  The recipe is from April Broomfield’s book, A Girl and Her Greens: Hearty Meals from the Garden.  Sounds like a great cookbook!

+ this song by Billy Currington:

Have a great weekend!



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