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What a Wonderful Waffle World

WHAT A WONDERFUL WAFFLE!

I just wanted to get up and dance after I tasted this AWESOMEness of Waffle in my mouth.

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With all this COLD weather, dancing sounds like a great idea. Get the blood flowing and warm things up with a ‘Happy Dance’.

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First off, Waffles are my FAVORITE breakfast food. (Actually, I will eat waffles for lunch or dinner when in the mood.)

With that said, I am so excited to have made my waffle batter better than ever before.

And… I must say the technique is what makes it. The ingredients are important. But, if you don’t combine them a particular way, forget about doing the Happy dance.

Here is the base recipe I used.

The biggest thing you MUST do is separate the eggs. Yokes in one bowl and whites on another. Beat those egg whites till they are foamy white mountains.

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Then, Fold into your batter.

This step is HUGE. Don’t skip it. Even when you are starving and just want to get something on the plate already.

Do NOT skip beating the egg whites separately. That airy foam will make the longer wait worth it.

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Throw some fresh blueberries (or whatever fresh fruit on hand) and go to town.

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So, yummy!

The waffle had that nice crunch on the outside. Then the melt in your mouth sweet inside. Perfect.

The blueberries and maple syrup made this tasty treat complete.

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Are you using 100% Maple Syrup? Grade A or B?

I will discuss the differences in the next post.

🙂

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One more look at the deliciousness…

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Carrots in Cake

Carrot cake

This is the recipe I used as a guide.

Here is how hers came out:

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Now here’s how mine came out:

Very pleased with it! Smells great! Love the smooth texture. Moist. A little delicate. Just the right amount of sweetness.

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I made a few changes. One obvious one was no icing.

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These are slices from mini loafs:

1 – plain carrot cake
2 – white chocolate chips
3 – pecans
4 – white chocolate chips and pecans

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I was using carrots for a dinner side dish, and figured, I might as well go ahead and peal the rest of the bag of carrots.

Lets go for a carrot cake!

So, after I peeled the rest (and got the dinner started) I got busy shredding.

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Then got going…

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A few changes:

I use coconut oil.

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I use brown sugar and honey mostly. Only used 1/2 cup white sugar.

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I did sneak in a tsp. pure vanilla extract.

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Then mixed well.

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Folded in shredded carrots.

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Toasted the pecans for a few minutes.

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Sprayed the pan with coconut oil as well.

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Got my FAVORITE white chips ready.

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And here we go!

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Reader participation:

Which veggies do you like making into a dessert?