Friday, 1 March 2013

Recipe of the week - Happy Hemp Waffles

Happy Hemp Waffles

Happy Hemp Waffles
Makes Six 8-inch Waffles @ Cup batter each

These are almost Granola Waffles, but happy??? Well, your tummy will be happy with the whole grains from the oats, and your brain will be happy with all the Omega 3’s in the hemp! These waffles, unlike some of the other waffle recipes I have, are actually a little healthy tasting so maybe not for dessert.
I found some Manitoba Harvest Hemp Seed Butter on sale (near its use by date) in the supermarket and decided to try it. I was surprised at how green (and oily) it was, as Hemp Milk always seems to be grey. You get a few flecks of that green coming through in the finished waffle.

If you don’t have Oat Flour, just grind up quick cooking rolled oats in a spice grinder, and if you don’t have hemp butter then use another nut butter, like almond instead.
You can substitute a commercial Gluten-Free flour blend such as Bob’s Red Mill for the Spelt flour, but they become slightly more delicate. I have made them this way since I stopped eating gluten and they still tasted as yummy.

Preparation time – 5 minutes
Cooking time – varies but about 20 minutes

[wheat free]
[nut free]
[soy free]

1 ½ cups Hemp or other non dairy Milk
2 teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar

½ cup Granulated Sugar
¼ cup + 2 tablespoons Soft Brown Sugar
¼ cup Canola Oil
¼ cup Hemp Seed Butter
½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 cup Oat Flour
1 cup Spelt Flour
½ cup Quick Cooking Rolled Oats
¼ cup shelled Hemp Seeds
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
½ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Cardamom

In a large bowl combine the hemp milk and vinegar. Stand 5 minutes to curdle.
Add in the sugar through vanilla extract, and whisk to combine.
Add the flour through cardamom into this bowl, and whisk until combined.
Stand while your waffle machine heats, according to instructions for your machine.
Spray the inside plates of your waffle machine with nonstick spray prior to making each waffle and cook according to the directions for your machine and your preference.

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