You know what? I really like a thick and hearty waffle. I'm sure there's a joke in there about how I like my men....but I'll leave that alone for now ;) .
Back to the waffles...I like the kind you really cut into and dunk it in yogurt. It's gotta have some texture. It's gotta stay together. It's gotta have some bite. I just don't like me any crumbly, delicate waffle now. My first experiment for my post this week...well let's just say it was pretttty delicate. Back to the drawing board for that waffle for sure.
Ever noticed how I don't really eat my waffles with syrup? Yeah, I know, for some no syrup is sacrilegious; but, I much prefer eating my waffles with yogurt or nut/seed butters instead. Something equally hearty to match the waffle and to "stick to my ribs" so to speak.
Today, I tried an artisan almond yogurt from Kite Hill in strawberry for the first time. It was wonderful....perfect balance of almond flavor with the sweet strawberries.
And I'm happy to say this combo "stuck to my ribs" for 4 hours. This definitely makes this waffle a winner.
Wait, have you ever stopped to think about that statement? Sticking to your ribs sounds really freaking painful. So let's just say I want a waffle that's got staying power and won't cause you to crash 2 hours later the way other waffles can. Well, B, how can I stop that ravenous feeling when eating waffles? Well, I'll share what I've done. See if it works for you.
One of my solutions? Saying bye bye to gluten. Giving up gluten has been good for my satiety response. And also because I'm intolerant of gluten. Like really intolerant of it. So, there's that. Another? Not using syrup but using protein rich yogurt instead. The other? Experimenting with bean flour, specifically chickpea flour. Something I'd not done before. Until now. And it definitely passed my rib sticking test!
And I will continue using it, as I've seen many different recipes for this flour as a flatbread, pancake, and even crepe! I say, bring it on! So, this flour does have a beany slant to its flavor on its own, so this could also make savory waffles (hmmm falafel waffles anyone??). But, add some sugar and cinnamon and you've got such a wonderful sweet/savory thing going on. Pure deliciousness.
Also, this was a great way to work on my Week 2 of my 10 week Pulse Pledge. This week's focus was to add pulses to breakfast or brunch. As soon as I saw the focus, I knew I had to do a waffle. And I will be making these again...hmm with different ingredients...my mind is already turning over different combinations...while still salivating over these beauties.
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Click for Printable Recipe: Snickerdoodle Waffles
adapted from Pulse Pledge