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Recipe updated 11/4/15.
Did you see my 5-Ingredient Snacks and Drinks roundup the other week (including the 5 new 5-ingredient recipes I posted)? If not, you totally should check it out. There are more 5-ingredient recipes coming your way this week! Today’s post is the first in a series of 5-ingredient meals and desserts that I’ll be sharing this week, and this Saturday I have plans for a 5-Ingredient Meal and Dessert Recipe Roundup including the recipes I post this week, previous 5-ingredient recipes I’ve posted, as well as quite a few simple recipes from my blogging buddies! If you haven’t already, be sure to follow me via e-mail (in the sidebar), on Facebook, and on Pinterest.
I’m in love with this waffle recipe. It’s so easy (only 5 ingredients, not counting water – I thought I could have that one as a freebie), and you can make them ahead, freeze them, and pop them in the toaster to reheat! How’s that for convenient?
UPDATE: I’ve tested this recipe with my Baking Mix, and it works great! They make a great family supper on the run. Even my little sister liked them. AND, these make great pancakes!
These waffles aren’t as crispy as those made with glutinous flour, such as white or wheat flour (although they do crisp up more if they’re toasted in a toaster after baking). However, they’re still great for all your favorite toppings and make me feel like I’m indulging when I’m really not. My favorite traditional waffle topping is natural peanut butter and some homemade sugar-free syrup, but feel free to use any toppings you like that will fit into your eating lifestyle (look below for some of my suggestions).
(Edited to add: one of my awesome readers, LK Brown, says that she makes these in a round waffle iron, uses a scant 1/3 cup of batter, and bakes the waffles until there is no more steam coming from the iron…which means you’re baking them longer than you would think you should. She says they’re crispy this way, and she tops them with this caramel sauce from Simply Healthy Home. Sounds a-maz-ing, and thanks for the tip!)
One thing I would love to do with these is freeze them (maybe cut them into strips before-hand), then dip them into Skinny Chocolate (recipe in the book Trim Healthy Mama) and freeze again, keeping these chocolate-covered waffle sticks in the freezer for a quick dessert. Sound good? Why not top with some vanilla ice cream for a quick dessert?
Suggested toppings (for Trim Healthy Mamas in an S setting – click here for my synopsis of the THM plan):
- put some blueberries in the batter!
- add cinnamon and vanilla before mixing
- natural peanut butter and sugar-free syrup
- butter and sugar-free syrup
- cream cheese and Lily’s Chocolate Chips
- Slim Belly Jelly (from the book Trim Healthy Mama)
- chocolate ganache, sliced strawberries, and homemade stevia-sweetened whipped cream
Question of the day (comment below!): what do you like on your waffles?
You can find this recipe in my cookbook, Necessary Food. (It’s actually the first recipe in the book!)
- Beat all ingredients together until smooth. Bake in a standard-sized waffle iron sprayed with a nonstick cooking spray (my waffle iron used between ⅓ and a ½ cup of batter per waffle).
- These waffles can be frozen and reheated in a toaster (use the "frozen" button). This actually makes them crispier.
- Top with your favorite toppings of choice! I enjoy mine with natural peanut butter or butter and homemade stevia-sweetened, glucomannan-thickened syrup.
- This batter makes great pancakes! Fry on a nonstick pan or griddle sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Fry until each side is golden brown. You'll get about eight pancakes (4 servings).
- For an easy single-serve waffle, mix together 1 egg, ½ tsp. baking powder, 1 pack (3/4 tsp.) Truvia, 3 T of Briana's Baking Mix, and 4 T water. Waffle it up!
You could probably use THM Baking Blend in place of Briana's Baking Mix, but you'll need a little more as my baking mix is drier and soaks up more liquid.
To make these dairy free, use collagen instead of whey protein powder to make my baking mix. Substitute melted refined coconut oil or olive oil in place of the butter and add a pinch of salt.
Click here for my Baking Mix recipe.
- Coconut flour
- Whey Protein Powder
- Whey protein powder, THM Baking Blend, THM Integral Collagen, and THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder can be purchased from the Trim Healthy Mama online store.