Super Seed Buckwheat Waffles (gluten-free, vegan)
Posted by Lisa on May 22, 2016 / 8 Comments
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.
PS – For more information on gluten-free travel in Bali, make sure to read my Bali Island Guide.
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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