Monday, May 13, 2013

Against All Grain's Macadamia Waffles

I don't know if any other mothers made their own Mother's Day breakfasts, but I'm a single mom with young ones, and frankly it was just easier to take the reins myself. My brood did help a bit with setting the table and clean up, so no complaints from me!

I had been eager to try Against All Grain's Macadamia Waffles for some time. I love all of Danielle's recipes that I've tried, and I couldn't be a bigger macadamia fan. I'm sharing the recipe because it's received a lot of love and glowing reviews on the AAG site, but I must confess I wasn't blown away with my own results.

While they were easy to make and tasted wonderful, my waffles never crisped up. I did start out cooking them on the iron's lowest setting (as Danielle suggests), but then even tried to raise the temp a bit to yield crisper results. Sadly I just got browner waffles, but they were still a bit soft. I think you can tell from my photos they are sagging a bit! ;)

Perhaps it's the fault of my waffle iron, which I've owned for many years now. The presence of melted coconut oil in the batter should help with the texture, so I'd be curious to hear feedback if anyone else has made these (or if you do in the future).

If you click through to the original recipe, Danielle serves hers topped with a homemade fruit syrup. I just used a little butter and cinnamon to finish mine off, while my kids dipped theirs in a little maple syrup. The fruit syrup looks delicious though, so I'd recommend giving it a try!
Against All Grain's Macadamia Waffles
from Against All Grain

3 eggs
1 cup raw macadamia nuts
½ cup coconut milk
3 tbs. raw honey
3 tbs. coconut oil, melted
3 tbs. + 1 tsp. coconut flour
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp. salt

Add all of the ingredients to a blender, making sure to put the liquids at the bottom for easier blending.

Blend on low for 30 seconds, then increase the strength to high and continue blending until completely smooth, about another 30 seconds. If you do not have a high-speed blender, it may take a bit longer and a couple of times of pushing the batter down the side of the jar with a spatula (my Vita-mix made easy work of blending it up smoothly).

Spoon the batter into the waffle iron, filling half way full and spreading evenly over the mold.

Cook on the low setting for 45 seconds to a minute, until the steam stops rising from the machine and the waffles easily release with a fork. Keep the waffles in a warm oven while you finish the batter.