Berlin Bites: Buckwheat Spinach Waffles

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I don’t know about you, but mornings are a bit chaotic in our home. Ryan is rushing to get out the door for work, I’m trying to sneak in a quick shower before he leaves, while Berlin patiently {impatiently} waits for someone to feed her.  For a short while breakfast was simple enough; scrambled eggs or a cup of yogurt sufficed, but as Berlin’s taste buds evolved and her appetite grew larger, it became tougher to find quick and easy meal ideas for the busy mornings.

Ryan is a huge fan of all things carbs for breakfast; bagels, pancakes, waffles…don’t get me wrong, all tasty foods, but with little nutritional value. As of recently these foods became our go-to for Berlin as they were quick and easy, but then I was left feeling guilt-ridden (I know I’m a health maniac!) over the little nutrition she was receiving for her first meal of the day.

My solution; make ahead and freeze, goo green waffles. I know, I know, sounds {and looks} disgusting, but truly, they are very tasty-and kid approved!

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Buckwheat Spinach Waffles

1 cup buckwheat flour

1 cup oat flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 eggs, whisked

1 cup almond milk

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup organic spinach

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

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Preheat waffle iron & spray with coconut oil

Place all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well

Place all wet ingredients (including spinach and blueberries) in a blender and blend until smooth

Pour wet ingredients with dry and mix well

Pour approx 1/2 cup of mixture onto the center of waffle iron and cook according to your iron

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I serve the waffles as is to Berlin, but feel free to add fruit, butter, syrup…whatever you fancy for you or your child.

This recipe makes almost exactly four waffles, however as I mentioned above, I like to double the recipe and freeze for an easy go-to meal.

Hope you enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes.




 

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4 Comments

  • My daughter loves pancakes and waffles. She often requests pancakes for every meal (of course, she doesn’t get them for all). I’ve never even thought to add veggies to them! I’d feel so less guilty for feeding her pancakes almost every morning if they were a little better for her. And I freeze ours, too. So convenient! Thanks for the recipe, I’ll have to try these :) -Misty

    • Jordan Rose

      Hopefully she doesn’t sense veggies in the mix-I know the older ones are smart like that. :)
      With the veggies, I even feel less guilty about eating them myself-enjoy!

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