Phew! It seems as though I’m done with the photography for the latest Happy Herbivore book, and now I’m just waiting on the shot list for the next book that I’ll be working on! Exciting stuff, and in the meantime I’m happy to get a blog post in. Since I haven’t done a ton of my own recipes in the last month or so, it’s almost feeling a little foreign. Almost.
I was glad to be in the kitchen, playing around with a waffle recipe from my past (AKA last year), and wanted to simplify it and change the flavors around. As much as I love making a production of breakfast dishes, occasionally, I tried to make this a quick waffle recipe that is a crowd pleaser. Whenever I want to make sure the general public would like something, I feed it to my S.O., mostly because he’s not vegan and has no filter when it comes to his opinion.
The end result was delicious! Corey ended up having 3 waffles for the first test-batch and he really liked them. The pineapple flavor is really subtle and the cool, fresh berries pair wonderfully with the warm, crunchy waffles. Top it off with a small drizzle of maple syrup or agave nectar and you have a winning breakfast.
Of course, you can add some pineapple chunks to the berries on top, to really pump up the tropical flavor of these, I just didn’t have any on hand. Feeling fancy? Add some orange or lemon zest to the waffle batter!
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- ¾ C. Pineapple Juice
- ¾ C. Non-Dairy Milk
- 1 T. Olive Oil or other Vegetable Oil
- 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 1¼ C. Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
- ¼ C. Rolled Oats
- 1½ T. Organic Sugar
- 2 tsp. Baking Powder
- Pinch of Salt
- Optional: ½ tsp. Orange or Lemon Zest
- 1 C. Blueberries
- 1 C. Strawberries, Sliced
- Optional: Dollop of Yogurt, Maple Syrup, Agave Nectar
- Warm up your Belgain waffle iron.
- Place all waffle ingredients into a blender, in order of the list, and puree until just smooth.
- Test the temperature of your waffle iron by seeing if a drop of water sizzles once it hits the iron. Then, pour the batter over the iron, and fill in the gaps, work quickly.
- Close the iron and cook for 7-10 minutes depending on the iron and how crispy you'd like them.
- Carefully remove the waffles from the iron and separate them with a knife. Repeat steps 3 & 4.
- Serve the waffles warm, with fresh fruit on top.
Maybe you can make these delicious waffles this weekend and hope that better weather will be here soon!