Super Seed Buckwheat Waffles (gluten-free, vegan)
These healthy, gluten-free buckwheat waffles are made from buckwheat flour and several different seeds. They’re also vegan and nut-free.
I can’t believe that this time last year, instead of wandering vibrant, hilly streets of downtown Lisbon I was hopping on my motorbike to explore the hidden, glistening beaches of the Bukit Peninsula in Bali. Postcard-perfect beaches with world-famous surf breaks (and hardly a tourist in sight!).
Please, someone tell me how does a year fly by so quickly?! I mention in Roaming Free how sights, smells and taste greatly impact our memories of travel…and with Portugal it’s all about fresh seafood. But when I was in Uluwatu, on the Bukit Penninsula, one of the best meals I had was in a cozy, surfer-vibe cafe called Land’s End. The name? Oh, quite fitting if you look on a map.
So in the middle of nowhere, I find this cafe serving up nourishing, organic, healthy food (think: fresh juices, fruit salads, pitaya smoothie bowls, etc) and I know for sure I’ve hit the jackpot. But one item on the menu caught my attention. A gluten-free super waffle!
Made from only ground seeds, buckwheat flour and coconut water, the super waffle was hearty, filling and energizing. I don’t think I even ate lunch that day because it was sooo filling (which is why the surfers all love it!). The original was served up with with fresh fruit and a little Javanese honey on the side (here’s my Instagram pic).
So when All Clad sent me their classic waffle maker the first waffle that popped in my mind that I knew I had to make was the super waffle. My version is a combination of buckwheat flour, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and flaxseed. Gluten-free goodness. It’s dairy-free as the only liquids are coconut water and coconut oil and yes, shockingly, it’s nut-free as it’s just seeds my friends.
Mix the ingredients all together, ladle it into a classic waffle maker (*note – I’m not sure how this recipe would work with a Belgian waffle maker) and you’ve got a delicious and nutritious breakfast. Don’t forget to serve these buckwheat waffles with tons of fresh fruit…Bali-style.
Thanks to All Clad for sponsoring this post and sending me this gorgeous classic waffle maker.
If you make this, I’d love to see! Tag your photo with #downshiftology on Instagram.
- Place the sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds in a food processor and pulse until finely ground into a flour. Transfer the seed flour to a bowl and add the buckwheat flour, ground flax seeds, coconut sugar, baking soda and salt. Whisk all dry ingredients together.
- Add the coconut oil and coconut water and whisk into a batter.
- Heat a waffle maker and pour a ladle-full of batter onto the waffle plates. Cook until golden.
- Serve with sliced banana, strawberries and maple syrup.
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