Coming off of the Newport Beach Cleanse this week, I was really excited for waffle Wednesday. I couldn't really think of a way to incorporate waffles, even spiralized ones, into the cleanse without using eggs (which weren't permitted) as a binding agent. But that gave me two full weeks to think of some new, delicious waffle combinations, and trust me they were brewing (see what I did there).
Besides waffles, I was thinking about this Chai tea conentrate I received from Dona Chai, which inconveniently came right around the time I was starting the cleanse (and caffeine is not permitted). Chai is easily one of my favorite flavors. I'm not super into very sweet things, but give me something that's a spice-y sweet, and I am SO in!
As I was really getting into the details, I thought, is there anything better than chai? Only vanilla chai. So why not add in a scoop of my favorite superfood powder, Ka'Chava and also keep it gluten free and protein packed by using Almond Pro almond flour. So it was pretty much all laid out in my mind, I followed it through, and the result is REALLY. FREAKIN. GOOD. So let's get into it.
Here's What You'll Need:
-1/2 cup Almond Pro almond flour
-1 tsp baking powder
-1 scoop vanilla Ka'Chava (you can use the code allroadshealthy10 for a $10 store credit)
-1/4 cup Dona Chai chai tea concentrate
-2/3 cup water
-Pinch sea salt
-1 tbsp coconut oil
1) Heat up your waffle maker. I also usually coat mine in a little coconut oil so that the waffle doesn't stick, but do whatever you normally do.
2) Mix together all ingredients in a bowl. Yes, it's that simple. I generally do the dry ingredients, and then add in the wet. But realistically, it's all going to the same bowl eventually.
3) Add half the mixture to the waffle maker, and cook according to your waffle maker's instructions.
4) Remove the cooked waffle, and repeat with the second half of the batter.
5) Serve, top with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!
I cooked up some peaches in a little maple syrup and cinnamon to top mine, and I would definitely recommend the combo! But feel free to do whatever works for you. Let me know what you think in the comments below and what toppings you are going to add or have added to yours!