RECIPE: Waffles with Cacao & Pepitas
As Lesie Knope would say, "Why would you eat anything other than breakfast food?". The lady makes a good point, and is the inspiration behind this month's "ugly recipe"... WAFFLES! More specifically rye waffles with cacao nibs and pepitas! They're secretly pretty healthy and pack a lot of flavor into a typically less flavorful base. They're also hearty, which I love for brunch when the next time you'll eat is most likely dinner.
1 c. rye flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp coconut oil
3/4 c non dairy milk
1 tsp orange (or lemon) zest
1 tbsp cacao nibs (plus more to top)
1/4 c veggie purée (squashes or carrots work swell but feel free to experiment too!)
You should mix all the wet ingredients together first and then add the dry but I tend to just throw 'em all together at once and mix.
Then throw the batter in the waffle
iron and let it do its thing.
Top with pepitas, more cacao nibs, and a good amount of maple syrup (especially since this recipe doesn't call for anything to sweeten the batter, the maple syrup really adds another dimension to the flavor!).
Personally I advocate for a small dollop of almond butter and a couple of slices of banana too!