How do you take a plain boring waffle and transforms it into a rich, flavorful nutrient dense version of itself that the whole family will love? Simple! Just add seeds…and raw chocolate powder!! The texture, body, and additional omega 3 rich nutrients that superfood seeds such as chia and flax add to the batter will make you want to triple this recipe and freeze them up for future servings- they won’t last long I can guarantee. And adding raw chocolate was a no brainer. High in anti oxidants and flavor- winning combo!
I tested this recipe with 1st and 2nd graders at the Eliot School in the North End and we did not have a drop of batter left in our mixing bowl! Since we made them around the holidays, we made them extra festive by adding crushed candy canes as a topping, on a dollop of fresh whipped cream. YUM!!
- 1 cup arrowhead mills sprouted grain pancake mix
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon raw chocolate powder
- 1 tablespoon white chia seed
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil
- 1 cup milk (coconut, almond or whole milk all work) or you may substitute water
- Ensure waffle maker is preheated and greased (coconut oil works well).
- Measure and mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate smaller bowl, add melted coconut oil to other wet ingredients.
- Mix well with a whisk, ensuring egg is well beaten. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until well incorporated.
- Pour batter into waffle iron by 1/2 cupfuls and use according to manufacturer's instructions.
- Serve with fresh fruit, maple syrup and whipped cream
- The addition of chia seeds can sometimes make a batter thick (depending on how long the seeds are left to soak in it. ) If the batter is too thick to pour into the waffle maker just add a tablespoon or so of milk or water.
What do you get when you press an apple through a spiralizer, add some lemon juice, cinnamon raisons and walnuts? A healthy recipe for kids- tasty enough for dessert but nutritious enough for breakfast…Apple Pie “Froodles”. Kids from grades 1-8 of the Eliot School in the North End had a blast making this snack/dessert this week. They loved learning about the benefits that fruits like apples have for our hearts, the way lemon can act as a detoxifier, and the anti-inflammatory properties that cinnamon has – they even enjoyed learning that cinnamon comes from the bark of a tree.
Recipe can be found here:
- 1 Apple
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- Wash and core the apple.
- With the spiralizer on the thinnest setting, spiralize the apple.
- Add remaining ingredients, toss and serve.