Oh, what a crummy, crummy week!!!
Let’s start with Sunday night with the Seahawks losing the Superbowl. Such a big fat bummer. Yes, I’m in Patriots’ country but I’m a Giants fan so whatever’s to the Pats.
Then more snow on Monday so I stayed home as commuting would have been a nightmare potentially taking up too much of my already limited day at work. That wasn’t the issue, it was just the snow. I’m over it, so over it. With the snow from Linus and Juno’s 26.4″ the previous week and some snow just before that Boston set a record of 46+” for the most snow fall in a 10 day period. UGH
And work is just crazy now with a lot of deadlines and travel. It’s like everything is scheduled to the minute to get it done. I was going to go back to work last night to work for a few more hours but the traffic was insane, absolutely insane because the snow on the side of the roads is impeding visibility and lanes of traffic. So going back to work was out of the question throwing my week off schedule.
It’s just stupid stuff like that that is bugging me and putting me in a funk.
Yes, in general my life is pretty awesome- great fiance, daughter, dog, and grumpy rabbit, awesome family, a nice townhouse, pretty sweet job, etc. But there are just times when things are annoying and you just have to have a vent session. So thanks for that!
But thank goodness it’s WAFFLE WEDNESDAY!!!! HIP HIP HOORAY!!!
As I’m doing Whole 30 from Feb 2- Mar 3, I am going to focus on paleo or Whole 30 approved recipes. Waffles aren’t approved on the Whole 30 diet but I’d say that the Paleo diet is the closest ‘thing’ to the Whole 30 diet so I’m going to share some paleo waffle recipes this month.
But don’t freight!! Paleo waffles are still knock your socks off awesome. The texture is definitely different than a regular waffle. Different but so good.
Plus this recipe is loaded with coconut. Just loaded with it so it’s so tasty. It’s tropical, in a way. At least I think of pina coladas, sunblock, and the tropics when it comes to delicious coconut things.
And now for some tips and tricks for the recipe!
I had only used coconut oil as a replacement to lotion prior to this recipe. It was fun to try it in the recipe. I really suggest that you scoop out some coconut oil and microwave it to warm it up so it’s a liquid. Then you measure that. When I first scooped it out I measured out 4 tablespoons, or so I thought I did. It turns it was more than that. So I really suggest that you melt it and measure the melted amount- it is oil isn’t it!?!
The recipe calls for the egg whites to be beaten until you get soft peaks. This is really important as it really gives the waffles great texture. Plus if you didn’t do this you’d probably just make 2 waffles as it really gives the recipe it’s substance. Or is it volume. Or whatever. So beat the bejesus out of the eggs and you’ll be all set.
Change things up! Try something that is Paleo today!
Paleo Coconut Waffles
Makes 5-6 6″ round waffles
- 8 eggs, separated
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2/3 cup almond milk or coconut milk
- 1/2 cup sifted coconut flour
- Beat the egg whites in a large mixing bowl until you get stiff peaks. Set aside.
- In a separate large mixing bowl, stir together the egg yolks, melted coconut oil, vanilla, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, almond milk, and sifted coconut flour. Stir until almost all lumps are gone. Gently fold in beaten egg whites.
- Cook according to your waffle maker’s instructions to produce golden waffles.
- Serve with maple syrup, some shredded coconut, and fruit. yum!
Sourced from Fake Ginger