Lisa’s Waffles

"Lisa's Waffles" from Josh Cohen's “Comfort Food For An Uncomfortable Stomach, By a Kid for Kids”
“Lisa’s Waffles” is Josh Cohen’s favorite recipe in his cookbook “Comfort Food For An Uncomfortable Stomach, By a Kid for Kids,” which he wrote after a ulcerative colitis diagnosis forced him to experiment with his diet to manage his condition.
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Why waffles? These waffles are like no other. My entire family loves these. They taste great both plain or drizzled with maple syrup. My mom and I make these at least once a week to make sure our family has a steady supply. These waffles not only taste great but they will make you feel great. Our waffles use Almond flour which is nutrient dense flour, which is good for your body and is low on the glycemic index. Unlike ordinary carbohydrates made with all purpose flour, after eating these I feel an influx of energy and sustain for a long amount of time. Normally when I eat cereal or other simple carbohydrates, that are high on the glycemic index, my body feels tired and I start getting headaches. However this never happens with these amazing almond flour waffles that my whole family enjoys. You will not be disappointed when you try this fabulous recipe for yourself.

One recipe makes 6-8 waffles (At our house we normally triple the recipe and put the extra in freezer bags to be toasted throughout the week).

Ingredients:

• 1 1⁄2 cups almond flour

• 1⁄2 cup tapioca flour

• 1 teaspoon baking soda

• Pinch of salt

• 3 tablespoons coconut sugar

• 3 large eggs

• 3 tablespoons virgin coconut oil, warmed to liquid state

• 1 cup Califia coconut almond milk

• 1 teaspoon almond extract

• 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

• Canola or coconut oil spray

Directions:

1. Preheat your regular or belgium waffle maker.

2. Make the waffle batter: Whisk together the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and thoroughly whisk together.

3. Rest the batter: Allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes to give the flour time to absorb the liquid.

4. Spray the waffle maker with canola oil or coconut oil to avoid the bat- ter sticking to the waffle iron. Place the batter in the waffle maker just enough to fill the opening. Once the waffles are golden brown gently take them out of the waffle iron.

5. Enjoy your waffles and you can freeze the extra waffles in freezer bags for approximately one month.

(excerpt from Josh Cohen’s “Comfort Food For An Uncomfortable Stomach, By a Kid for Kids”)