It’s finally here. My favorite pancake/waffle recipe of the past two weeks.
I’d say “of all time,” but who am I kidding – my favorites change daily. Weekly. Monthly. Lets face it: I love waffles. and figs. and bananas.
You may or may not remember that this is not an original creation. Rather, it is a take on Eat, Drink and Be Vegan’s raspberry cornmeal pancakes. Mainly because a. I love graham flour, b. everything’s better as a waffle and c. I tweak everything I make anyways.
This makes enough for one smallish serving – enough so that when I go to ride Teddie, I don’t have breakfast sloshing around in my stomach If I were working rather than riding, I’d probably increase the quantities a bit, probably doubling them – so take that for what you will.
Cornmeal Graham Waffles (or Pancakes)
- 2 t. chia seeds
- scant 2 T. water
- 4 T. almond milk (aka 1/4 cup – but your tablespoon is already dirty anyways!) note: if making pancakes, increase to 5-6 Tablespoons – you’ll want a runnier consistency
- 1 t. pure vanilla extract
- 2 T. fine-ground cornmeal
- 2 T. graham flour
- 1 T. wheat germ
- generous 1/2 t. cinnamon
- 1/2 t. baking powder
- pinch nutmeg
Combine the chia seeds and water in a small bowl. Stir and set aside, while combining your dry ingredients. When the chia seeds have gelled, stir in the vanilla extract and add to the dry ingredients along with the almond milk. Stir to combine.
If making waffles: be sure to thoroughly spray/grease your waffle iron, and close the lid gently. This will produce a fatter waffle – but should prevent it from sticking to each side when you go to open it.
If making pancakes: spray a non-stick pan and heat – when heated, spoon batter into one large or two small pancakes. It will be ready to flip when the edges are firm.
My favorite way to have these, you ask?
Easily, spread with fig jam, sliced banana and pecans or almonds. Or walnuts.
- When making them pancakes, thinly slice half a banana into the batter
- add a teaspoon of coconut or another fragrant oil to the batter
- add a spoonful of fig jam to the batter
- add half a sliced peach to the batter in making pancakes, and add 1/4 t. ground ginger, omitting the other spices
- top with coconut milk yogurt
- drizzle with date molasses in addition to some freshly sliced strawberries and chopped walnuts
It is easily the graham flour that makes these babies. When I last posted about graham flour (because it’s my new obsession and all) a lot of you seemed intrigued.
One for me, and one for one lucky reader.
All you need to do? Somehow acknowledge this giveaway in your comment! Be it whether you’ve tried it, whether you’d like to try it, what you’d like to make with it (there is not right or wrong answer, but these are mighty delicious, as are the aforementioned waffles!)
I tried taking a Vanna White shot of your prize, but the animals were too interested. It’s probably good – it takes your attention off of my pajamas and the fact that my day was yet to start, right?!
I’ll randomly number-generate a winner sometime soon. Yes, you love my punctuality, I know.
EDIT: I’m leaving this open to anyone – even if you live in a “faraway land.” Unless it’s illegal for me to mail you food items, in which case I don’t want to be thrown in jail thankyouverymuch.