Coconut Flour Waffles and reminiscing

You guys really cracked me up with the dimple comments yesterday. :mrgreen:

So yes, we did wake up to more snow.  I almost thought about curling into a ball on the floor, but then I realized it was only 3 or 4 inches and starting to turn to rain.  I can deal with that.

So – it was time for breakfast first.  Next installment of foodie play time? Coconut flour waffles!  These are yet another permutation of the protein pancakes/waffles.  However – do *not* make pancakes out of these.  The batter is too delicate and makes a mess.  I tried that and it didn’t work.  Still tasted good, though.

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp (14 g) coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • bunch of cinnamon (I never measure)
  • 1/3 cup of cottage cheese
  • sweetener of choice if desired

Preheat waffle iron. Put everything into a mini blender, food processor, or use an immersion blender.

Blend up.  It should look creamy and be still liquidy.  If you have small eggs, you might need a touch of water.

Spray the waffle iron with nonstick spray (do not skip this). Pour batter  into heated waffle iron and let it cook.   Now this batter is delicate, so you will want to cook it a little longer so that it won’t stick to the grid and pull apart.  I opened mine too soon and it stuck a little, so  I let it cook a little longer and I was able to use a fork to help release the waffle (phew).

These are soft waffles, not crispy.  They are folded in half here.  I wonder if adding a little oil to the batter would crisp them up?

Very light and tasty. Gluten free and grain free. Stats for the whole batch (serves 1) without toppings and using 1% cottage cheese

Calories:  197, fat 7 g, carbs 16 g, fiber 6 g (!!!), protein 13 g.

After shoveling this morning, I took a few pictures.  I kind of got into a giggling fit seeing the enormous piles of snow.  Not sure if that is a little insanity peeking out or what.

Let’s just reminisce, though – how about that? (Okay, now Little River Band instead of The Who)



I am just going to look at the 2nd set a few times and look forward to that!

I then hopped on the bike trainer for another quick ride.  I did 8 miles in 31 minutes.  Yep – booking along!  It’s like if I can pedal faster I can melt the snow :D.

Hughjass salad for lunch!

Topped with BBQ chicken and feta cheese.  Nom, nom, nom!

Rainy days and lattes are meant to go together, don’t you think?

My cup is getting dinged up a bit…

Slow work today.  I have a new job on the horizon in the same field, which is a really good thing – I hope, although I am not crazy about the new schedule.  I start training on their platform at the end of the month.

Dinner bell is ringing!

I am out of the magic rolls, so just the pork burger tonight.  And that is an apple there on the side.  Most readers know I don’t eat apples that often, preferring pears, but that is what is left for fruit in the house.  John eats a lot of apples and the rare pear.  I eat a lot of pears and the rare apple.  Opposites attract, right?

I’ve got work tonight.  I have an almond snack set aside for tonight to have with some decaf coffee and almond milk.  It’s a nutty kind of night 😀

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23 thoughts on “Coconut Flour Waffles and reminiscing

  1. Marisa @ Loser for Life

    Oh no! I’m worried about you! If you start saying “Here’s Johnny”, I’ll know it’s really bad and to come get you out of there 😉

    I’m gonna look for coconut flour! Love the high fiber and protein content!

  2. Kimberley

    Food looks great today. I love your gluten free cooking…looks like it is much better than the gluten free pizza I tried tonight.

    Love the reminiscing…and I love that song!

    I am going to YouTube right now to have a listen.
    Kimberley´s last blog post ..Family Time

  3. debby

    Laughing at Marisa’s comment and Lori’s reply!!!

    The snow vs. flower pics are amazing. I really can’t comprehend that that can happen.

    Okay, you know I am most interested in the recipe. Why do you use such a small amount of coconut flour compared to other recipes? Isn’t that what makes the batter delicate? Does coconut flour have more calories than other flours? Inquiring minds…

    I had a cappuccino at Starbuck’s today so I could get their free petitie treat! Gotta say, not a big fan of the fancy drinks. But I keep trying LOL.
    debby´s last blog post ..You’ll Never Guess

    1. Lori Post author

      Debby – coconut flour really absorbs liquid like crazy because it is really dessicated, unlike traditional flours. Of course, that makes it more delicate, but it is also the lack of gluten.

      Actually using the coconut flour reduces the calories and increases the fiber for the protein waffles than using oats.

  4. Fran

    If you get any more snow you can’t even look outside anymore.

    The wafles look good!

    I prefer apples above pears too, like John.

    1. Lori Post author

      An immersion blender is also called a stick blender. You just drop it into the pot or bowl and blend. Great for pureeing soups and sauces in the pot you cook it!

      The picture I have is my Magic Bullet, which I adore.

  5. Helen

    You probably are just a little bit crazy at this point but really, just go with it as you totally deserve to be lol! Just this week as the hughjass piles of snow stubbornly refused to melt on the patio and in the front yard, I have been reminiscing over my own few little flowers. Yesterday, finally it had retreated some and I could see mulch! Pretty sad when that excites us, eh?

    I’m wishing you melting rain and warmer temps so you can take your speedy self outside with that bike.
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  6. Joanne

    One job that doesn’t bother me too much is to shovel snow. Guess the hubster feels the same way because he always beats me to it. Course we only have to shovel a little walk way since we have a large circular drive and the plow guy (who TOTALLY let us down this year) clears that.

    Some great eats goin’ on at your place. Still lovin’ John’s latte’s. Delish!
    *Interesting about the coconut flour. What else would you use it for?
    Joanne´s last blog post ..Jinx and Tuna Casserole

  7. Ang

    I prefer pears while my husband prefers apples too!

    Congrats on the upcoming job!

    I have coconut flour but don’t love it. I’m not a huge coconut fan though. Tried to make cookies with it once and they literally turned to powder when you touched them. lol!
    Ang´s last blog post ..A New Favorite Restaurant

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