I don't know if you know this, but I have an official waffle taste tester. Yes, that's totally her title.
It's a foodie friend of mine. We bounce a lot of ideas off one another when it comes to creating delicious veggie meals and making fun waffles. She's given me quite a few ideas for upcoming posts...so when they make their debut, you've got her to thank for them.
And last night, as I was putting a stack of waffles in our freezer at work for her, I was stopped by another employee who asked me, "Why make your own when you can go the freezer section at any grocery store and get frozen waffles for less than $5?"
Ummm I'm sorry what??
Could you imagine the look on her face if I handed her frozen waffles, lovingly wrapped up in parchment paper, claiming them to be my own?? Yeah, I can.....a look of sheer and abject horror would come over her. And she'd quizzically ask me where were my fluffy, light, stupendous, delicious, homemade creations?
Okay so mayyyybe I'm being a bit dramatic. She'd have maybe only used one of those words....not all 5 to describe my creations. ;)
But, she would be horrified....at least I hope so.
Nothing wrong with store bought frozen waffles. They have their place. But, when you make your own, any leftovers can be wrapped up to become frozen waffles. Then, you get to taste your own creations from the freezer again and again. Now that's a huge win in my book. What about you?
I adapted this recipe from the Huffington Post. I subbed in coconut flour and added more almond milk, as coconut flour is super absorbent. I thought this blend created a nice palette to make a bunch of different flavors. You want chocolate chip waffles? Add in some of your fave chips. You want lemon poppyseed? Throw those items in there. Customize it to your own liking.
I made mine as written, but topped them with warmed berries, flaxseed, andSo Delicious coconut milk yogurt. It was hearty but light, and kept me fueled for hours! Soooo ready to eat these again.....bummer I don't have any more.
Oh wait! I do have some. In the freezer. Perhaps that's the reason why my coworker asked me about why I was freezing some for my taste tester. They wanted to apply for the job! ;)
My apologies, but, the position has been filled.
Nothing is stopping you though from making your own batch. Then, you've got your own freezer creations. Can't wait to see what you create using #wafflewednesday and tagging me on IG (@brooke_langford_)