Liv: "Mom... can I have friends sleep over this weekend?"
Me: "Sure. Any special requests for breakfast?"
Liv: "Ya. They want the same waffles as last time, they loved them. But they also said they're glad you don't make them eat vegan stuff. Haha! I didn't have the heart to tell them the waffles they want are the 'vegan stuff!'"
Many times vegan, or plant based, foods get a bad rap - sometimes deservedly so. But I always chuckle a bit inside when I make that "weird vegan food" and people don't even know it's missing eggs and dairy. I love having people gush over dishes and ask for recipes only to be surprised they are eating plant based and they love it.
This recipe makes 6-7 waffles in my waffle iron (yield may differ based on your waffle iron size, etc - we use a Cuisinart), which gives us breakfast and usually 1-2 left over. For those we either freeze for super busy mornings, or, better yet turn them into one of my all time favorite things - Waffle PBJs!
~ Waffle PBJ: Spread 1/2 of the waffle with peanut butter and jam (I like Blueberry Chia), fold in half and toss into a zippy sandwich bag for lunch that will make friends envious ~
But don't wait for weekend to make these beauties! For busy school nights I set out the dry ingredients the night before, and in the morning mix together the almond milk, banana, and vanilla then add the dry, mix and we're cooking in no time. Note - they may also be the perfect comfort dinner...
Enjoy the day my friends... balance and love always :)