Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Classic Waffles

What is your good luck trick? What do you do to give yourself that little extra edge? Do you hold your breath? Rub a lucky penny? Cross your fingers and toes? I don't have one go to magic trick, but I do feel a little weird every time I walk under a mirror or open an umbrella inside. Call me superstitious, but there is something that gives me an uneasy feeling when it has been deemed as something that's bad luck.

It's as neat thing, this concept of good luck. It gives us hope and a little extra courage. Some days I could use a little kick from a nice pair of horseshoes. Even if it is just a placebo, there is something to be said about how wonderful it feels when you feel like the world is on your side.


What else is wonderful? You bet waffles are. Classic, crispy, light brown waffles, with a little butter and some warm maple syrup. How much luckier can a girl get? Something delicious, perfect, and sitting there ready for you to just take a nice little bite, or four, or five more. The only unlucky part of this recipe? When there isn't any more left. Whether you eat these golden delights on a Sunday morning, or for dinner on after a long long hump day Wednesday, there is one thing you can be sure about. Your luck has to change. It has to because how can it not when you are left smiling and happy. Waffles are a beautiful thing.

A good start.

Even careful people spill stuff. I, however, am not one of those careful people.

Can you see the surprise inside?

Classic Waffles

2 cups gluten free all purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
2 tbsp flaxmeal
1/2 tsp salt
1 medium banana, mashed
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup almond milk (I used unsweetened)
1 large egg

1. Heat up your waffle iron. Spray iron with cooking spray to avoid the waffles sticking.
2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, flaxmeal and salt.
3. In a measuring cup, mash banana. Add vanilla extract and mash until combined with the banana. Add the almond milk to the measuring cup. Then beat in the egg until the milk mixture is combined and frothy.
4. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and whisk until just combined.
5. When the waffle iron is hot, take 1/2 cup of the batter and place in the middle of the iron. Cook until golden brown (about 5 minutes, but my waffle iron has a light to indicate when it is done, so I followed that).
6. Serve hot! With hot maple syrup and a little bit of butter or vegan butter spread.

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