These waffles saved my life this weekend. Ok, not exactly my life, but they saved me an excessive amount of calories and money. All week I was dreaming about getting gluten free donuts once the weekend came along but then, I made these waffles and thought, “Why get out of your pajamas, in the car, drive somewhere, spend money, and then be hungry again in 20 minutes because of the sugar spike?” So I topped these waffles with lots of dairy-free chocolate chips and my favorite maple syrup and all those donut cravings went away. I will absolutely get those donuts someday, but as long as these waffles are in my house, I don’t need them!
But let’s talk about more than just these waffles…that are absolutely insanely effing good. Seriously, they are addictive! Let’s talk about my friend Lexi from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen. I’ve known Lexi for a couple years now through the blogging world but I just met her in person back in May when we bunked up together in a house during Paleo(fx)! She may be the tiniest friend I have. I think she’s 4’11” but she BEAMS with personality, intelligence and spunk. This girl works her ass off, constantly challenges herself, and comes up with creative and delicious recipes, all while taking all her amazing photos for her website and book!
Lexi’s Clean Kitchen: 150 Delicious Paleo-Friendly Recipes to Nourish Your Life is Lexi’s first cookbook!!! Yay Yay Yay!! The book has a beautiful photo for every recipe, notes and variations, recommendations for what to eat with that recipe, and a little tidbit for each recipe. And at the beginning of the book, you’ll find an elaborate list of pantry staples, kitchen tools and cooking tips to help you never feel lost in the kitchen. And obviously she is super creative because there are 150 RECIPES in her book! Here are some of I cannot wait to try:
- French Toast Sticks
- Paleo Granola
- Prosciutto Flatbread with Grilled Peaches & Caramelized Onions
- Chicken Enchiladas
- New England Lobster Rolls
- Pad Thai
- Vanilla Chai Spice Smoothie
- Flourless Skillet Brownies
But what is so creative about Lexi, other than her eye for amazing looking food and creative recipes, is that she comes up with these amazing cheat sheets that she shares on her blog and also created for her cookbook! These cheat sheets help you create your own juices, smoothies and soups so you can be creative and build your own confidence in your kitchen! Such a fun way to become a better cook on your own, with just a little bit of help!
- Preheat a waffle maker and brush it liberally with melted butter. Whisk together the almond flour, tapioca flour, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl, preferably with a spout. Add the eggs, applesauce, and vanilla and mix to combine.
- Following the directions for your waffle maker regarding batter quantity and cook time, pour in the batter and cook the waffle until done. Remove and transfer to a low oven to keep warm. Regrets the waffle iron and repeat with the remaining batter.
- Serve the waffles hot with butter and maple syrup. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Be sure to order Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook today and once you try one of her amazing recipes, review the book on Amazon to help support an absolutely amazing woman!!