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salted caramel waffles
The primal reaction most people have to these waffles looks something like an out-of-
body experience: heads back, mouth curled into a blissful grin, and lots of deep, guttural
“mmmmmm” noises. The crispy, chewy, fluffy texture of these waffles is pure Heaven,
while the salted caramel sauce takes it over the top in terms of sweetness. The
macadamia nuts in the caramel sauce are one of nature’s most masterful mood
boosters. These little heart-healthy Hawaiian treasures are rich in thiamine as well as
folate, making them a great mood-boosting and stress-reducing food. Serve this at your
next brunch, and your friends will love you forever. Seriously, you’ll need restraining
1 cup macadamia nuts, soaked 2 hours
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup coconut nectar
2 teaspoons yacon syrup or maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons mesquite powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 cup gluten-free waffle/pancake mix
1 tablespoon golden flaxseed, ground
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon vegan vanilla protein powder (optional)
1 cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon organic virgin coconut oil
1/4 cup fine coconut shreds
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips, preferably stevia sweetened
1/2 cup sliced banana
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
Preheat a two-sided waffle iron.
To make the caramel sauce: blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender for 40
seconds until ultra smooth, dense, and creamy.
To make the waffles: combine all dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and whisk
well. Add the coconut milk and combine with a large mixing spoon until you get a
smooth, yet slightly lumpy batter. Let sit for 5 minutes.
Lightly coat the hot waffle iron with coconut oil and pour the waffle batter into the
grooves. When the grooves are fully covered, close the waffle iron and cook for about 5
minutes. Before removing, check to see that your waffle is a nice golden-brown color
and cook a little longer if needed to achieve perfect crispiness. Continue the steps until
all the remaining batter has been used.
Layer each waffle with toppings and drizzle with salted caramel sauce. Serve.