With all of the changes going on in the world, I'm really glad I have waffles to make.
I want to cut through the uncertainty, anxiety, and the numerous versions of spin out there...and take you back to an old favorite muffin flavor...the deliciously fragrant lemon poppyseed.
Let me preface all of this by confessing: I love to grocery shop. I have since I was able to remember. Back then, we didn't have those little carts for kids some stores currently have. No no..I got to walk alongside the adult buggy. I'd assist with the reading of the list; keeping up with the coupons we'd use; and mayyyybe getting to toss in a box of Golden Grahams (or 2) if Mom was in a good mood. She wasn't the biggest fan of grocery shopping (still isn't), so being at a grocery store wasn't her favorite way to spend her time. But, for me, it is. The chance to get new things; restock what's been eaten; and just explore various cultures through their food gets me excited. It may be a tad dorky, but it's just perfect for me.
Okay, back to my childhood grocery shopping days....there used to be these muffins we passed at the bakery which were kind of an electric (dare I say unnatural...hmmmm too much food coloring) shade of yellow, with these blue speckles.
They looked strange, but woah they had an intoxicating smell. I didn't really speak up to get these items because a friends told me at school they were drugged (I was real naive back then and believed most of what I was tolearn) and I was freaked out. What did drugged exactly mean? I didn't know and I sure as heck wasn't gonna eat them to find out. So, I avoided them completely.
Fast forward to a tea someone had in high school and we got a cake which looked eerily similar to those muffins--minus the neon yellow color. Well, I didn't want to be rude, so I took a piece and began eating (yep, still avoided eating them even though I knew better than to call them drugged by now--what can I say? Old habits die hard.). It wasn't overly yellow, had those poppy seeds...and was just plain delicious. Wowsers....where had this cake been all my life??
From then on, it's been in my home whenever I see fresh, plump lemons. But, since I've been gluten free, it's not been eaten....until now.
This waffle creation smells like those lemon Girl Scout cookies I used to love as a kid....again, minus that faux yellow coloring.
It's real important to let your coconut flour batter sit for at least 10 minutes to allow the flour and the liquids to meld. It will yield a better product every time. So, take the time while you're waiting to preheat your waffle iron; clean your area; and, wash dishes. Makes clean up so much easier if you clean as you go instead of and all at once cleaning at the end (I speak from experience).
I served this with a simple blueberry/raspberry mix and a dollop of sunflower seed butter. Nothing better.
Now, time to go to the grocery store and get some more goodies to create. Think I'll outgrow my grocery store love? I sure hope not.
Do you have a fave waffle you'd like me to try...please let me know!!
adapted from The Roasted Root
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