When posting my waffle picture Instagram everyone went crazy about the recipe and I thought well it is so easy and made me love vegan waffles, so I have to share these Basic Vegan waffles for Beginners…
I had some overload of oatmeal for the past week, so I thought YES! Let’s make some waffles on the weekend. Fluffy Vegan Breakfast Waffles. For me, waffles are a weekend breakfast since they are more time consuming than oatmeal or granola with fruits.
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What are you doing on a lazy Sunday? Half sick and half I am so tired, I decided to make some soul food. And what better soul food than pancakes! Even better when combined with Nutella.
It looks to good to be good for you? Say hello to your new favorite healthy, plant-based Nutella Cake!
On Sunday we were having breakfast outside in the garden. I was incredibly crabby, because a bee tried to ruin my chilly sunday morning mood. It decided to become vegan and therefore taste my vegan banana chocolate crepes. I was NOT amused! Since these crepes (for the first time!) turned out eatable.
I’ve had several crepes failures the past few weeks, but these little pretties came out pretty close to perfection 🙂 The tip with the sparkling water is from my dad and it is really the best thing you can add in order to make the dough lighter and fluffier.
So while I was sitting in the garden, I was thinking about my future, my path and where this whole blogging backing passion would take me. There are all these dreams of what could be, time spent longing for what is missing; wondering who is expecting something from me, what I am expecting from myself. Of course there is the opportunity with a Bachelor’s degree to have a proper job somewhere, maybe at a bank, earning enough money to pay the flat and living a life where you can afford vegan Ice Cream (No joke, it is insanely expensive in Switzerland. I am in the middle of doing a “proper” job or going the blogger way. I have these good or bad days. And some days [oh! too many days!], I miss that I cannot fully live up to what I can do best; this gorgeous, wonderful, tangible way of life. I still have so many blank pages left in my books, that I would love to fill! I love the quote of Steve Jobs where he said:
“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”
I hope that I will find the right way….soon…
1 cup almond meal
1 cup almond or rice milk (I used almond)
1/4 cup sparkling water (my secret tip for ultra fluffyness)
1 flax egg*
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp cinnamon
2 tbsp coconut sugar
About 1/4 ish cup of coconut oil for the pan
1 banana, sliced
1/4 cup vegan dark chocolate drops, melted
*check out Minimalist bakers instructions for perfect preparation.
Make the flax egg. Put aside and take a large bowl, where you put in the almond meal, coconut sugar and cinnamon. Add the milk, sparkling water flax egg and vanilla. Whisk until smooth and incorporated. THEN
and this is crucial….
Put the bowl with the dough for 10 minutes into the fridge. This allows the dough to breath and the process will allow ultimate fluffyness later on.
Put about 1 tsp of coconut oil into a large nonstick skillet over low heat. (you might want to repeat this process when making more than 3 crepes.
Now carefully swirl the batter around the pan.
Cook until the dough forms little bubbles and the edges are starting to come off, the flip to the other side.
Stuff the crepes with sliced bananas and melt the dark chocolate chips. Drizzle with as much chocolate as you like!
Because of the fact that the heat wave continues, I try to avoid to turn on my oven but still have the desire to “bake” or at least “create” something in the kitchen.
So excited to try bliss balls! I’ve already tried them as a dessert but now figured out that I like them even more as a topping on my oats. Carbs on carbs or as I like to call it.
the Oatmeal inception
These may be the easiest bliss balls around…not to mention the healthiest!
But the fascinating thing about bliss balls is not only that they are ridiculously easy to make but more that you can change the whole flavor by adding new ingredients and combining new flavors.
You can decide on the dryness of the balls and accordingly add more or less “liquid” ingredients. Combining the Oat bliss balls with the fruits and topping of the actual oatmeal is like really Yummi! Oh..and another thing. If you are not feeling comfortable with having “that much oatmeal”, make yourself a thick smoothie (thick because otherwise the balls will go on a diving tour in your bowl) and top your smoothie with the oat bliss balls.
Have fun experimenting!
1/2 cup oats
1/3 cup white almond butter
2 tbsp raw agave syrup
2 tbsp almond milk
(1 tbsp Lucuma powder) totally optional, feel free to add other superfoods you like
3 tbs dark chocolate chips
Mix everything together in a medium bowl and roll the balls. Makes around 5-8 balls depends on the size you want to have them.
You can keep the in the fridge for 2 days. but believe me they might be gone in one sitting!
Chocolate Chia pudding
3 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup of coconut milk
1 tbsp raw cacoa powder (1.5 if you like it intense!)
1 tsp vanillaextract
fruits and raw cacao nibs (got mine from “Therawchocolatecompany”) for topping
In a small pan on medium heat cook milk with chia seeds until boiling.
Lower heat and while stirring add cacao powder and vanilla extract.
Cook for about 5 minutes (always stir!) and then fill into a glas. Put in the fridge for about 20 minutes. (after 10 minutes stir up)
Layer with sliced strawberries, acai berry sauce or whatever you like.
The ultimate power acai bowl for a great weekend! Fill the bowl with fruits and add all the great foods you love. Many asked where I ahve my Acai from. I usually buy it from Organicburst and you can get it here. Be careful there are a lot of fake products on the market! Better pay a little bit more but then you can be sure that you have a good quality product, that has inside what it promises outside.
I created a lot of recipes with Acai powder amongst many other superfood, plantbased recipes. Check it out—> EBOOK
Some great facts about Acai are:
- High ORAC Score. Acai has a high ORAC score of 70,000 (3x higher than goji and 10x higher blueberries). It is a source of polyphenols, the compounds that make it so purple. The darker the colour, the higher its levels of polyphenols.
- Our Acai is rich in essential fatty acids omega-3-6 and contains omega-9 oleic acid.
- Reduces Total and Non-HDL Cholesterol. Studies have shown supplementation with acai can reduce total and non-HDL cholesterol.
For the basic Acai bowl you need to blend:
2 frozen bananas
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 handful of raspberries
2 capsules of Acai powder (I use the ones from Organicburst, cause they are good quality)