Paleo Chocolate Chip Waffles
The other morning, my two-year old looked at me, while I was trying to figure out what to make us for breakfast, and said, “Mom, can you make some ‘awfuls’, please?”
“Awfuls?” I asked, trying to translate into toddler speak…”Waffles, you mean?”
“Yes! I need awfuls, please!” She said, smiling. We are still working on the difference between a need and a want in our house, but the fact that she used manners when she asked, and said “please” without any prompting from us was a pretty big deal to me. So, obviously, I did what any sucker would do and I made the kid some paleo chocolate chip waffles.
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What I changed
As I mentioned before, not all paleo waffle recipes are so fantastic. Some can be dry, but some are absolutely amazing. It depends on the recipe, I guess. For these ones, I turned to Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain cookbook. I have had nothing but success with her recipes, and they tend to be kid friendly, too, which always helps. You can also find a waffle recipe of hers on her blog. I used coconut milk in place of almond milk, because that is what I had on hand.
My cashew dilemma
Another issue was that I didn’t have raw cashews on hand. I only had salted cashews on hand. Obviously, I knew that using salted cashews would make the waffles too salty, but I wasn’t interested in running out to the store. So, I measured the salted cashews, rinsed them a few times to get the salt off, and then strained them. Since they were still a bit wet when I made the recipe, I was concerned that this would change the texture. Luckily, the final product turned out perfectly fine. I also sprinkled a few Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips into the batter after I poured it into the waffle iron. I left them out of the waffle for my husband though, because he is one of those weird people who doesn’t like chocolate.
Now, I will say, that these were probably the best paleo waffles that I have had to date. There are some other recipes I want to try, but so far, these are our favorite.