I don’t spoil my child. Nope. Not at all. But, when he looks at me with those big blue eyes and says, “Mama, will you make waffles, please? I haven’t had them in a long time.” I just can’t resist. Today, he wanted peanut butter waffles. Hm…. That’s a new one. But, sure, why not. We adore peanut butter around here, as evidenced by two other Kiddo Creations: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies and Peanut Butter Power Balls. But, if you’re sensitive to peanuts, I would imagine these would work just as well with almond or cashew butter.
And, yes, yes, just the other day I said I’m eating mostly grain-free and these waffles hardly qualify. But, I didn’t actually eat them. Well, okay, maybe just a bite or two. You know, for quality control. I did make them vegan, though. There’s something to be said for that, right?
Vegan Peanut Butter Waffles
1 T. ground flax seed
2 T. hot water
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
3 T. maple syrup
1 T. oil
1 1/2 cups rice milk (or non-dairy milk of your choice)
1 t. vanilla
1 cup sorghum flour
1/4 cup cornstarch (if you’re sensitive to corn, sub arrowroot or tapioca starch)
1/2 t. xanthan gum
1 T. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
Preheat your waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.
In a large bowl, mix the flax seed and hot water until thick. Add the rest of the wet ingredients and whisk well.
In a small bowl, mix the dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined.
Generously grease your waffle iron with the oil of your choice. (These are a bit on the sticky side for my waffle iron.) Cook waffles according to your waffle iron’s specifications. My iron makes 4 flat square waffles at once, and this recipe made 10 waffles. (Note to self, cooking the last two on one side results in burning – better to cook oddly shaped waffles in the middle of the iron. )
Oh yum, these look so tasty! and with chocolate chips? mmm one of my favorite combinations 🙂
Thanks you, Jenn. Truth be told, the chocolate chips were mostly for food styling. My son really wanted maple syrup, instead. But, I liked the chocolate chip approach. 🙂
Your kid has good taste! Really, can you get too much PB?
Alisa – nope, I don’t think you can get too much peanut butter. I’m fairly sure we’re addicted around here. But, I like the addiction. 🙂
I absolutely love this recipe! I have been searching for the words to articulate my thoughts on the importance of having a balanced approach and as well as having fun with food when cooking for your children. When I get my act together I am going to refer to this post, because it it a perfect example of how you can serve your child a fun, healthy, and delcious meal!
P.S. Awesome photos!
Thank you so much Alea – what an awesome comment!
Ooh those sound great! And love the pics!
Wow, I just found your blog and I totally relate to your cereal addiction. I too love, love, loved cereal and now I cannot eat it at all. I have a few yummy things I make instead, but you’re right, it all comes back to the bowl of something. I am quite excited to make these egg-free waffles for my daughter! Gluten free and egg free–yippee! I’ve been making some bummers lately and am almost hesitant to drag the waffle iron out for one more go, but this sounds promising. THnaks
I think that was supposed to be “Thanks” :-)…
You’re welcome! I’ve totally been living on the fruit and nut bowls for breakfast. I don’t actually miss cereal anymore. Finally! It took a couple months of completely avoiding it to get over the craving, though.
I hope the waffles turn out for you! Remember to grease the iron well – otherwise they will stick!
Thanks for sharing this recipe! My daughter is also crazy with anything with peanut butter. I haven’t tried waffles though. It looks really yummy!
We made them and they did not stick too badly. I had make the waffle iron do some acrobatic tricks to get them out, but they weren’t as sticky as some egg-free ones I’ve made (some of which have required more than my allotted five minutes of tolerance for scraping stuck waffles!). The wee one wouldn’t eat them, but she’s a bit unpredictable about what she eats these days. They might be the favorite thing next month. Who knows?
Jennifer- I’m glad they didn’t stick too badly for you. I’m sorry your kiddo didn’t want to eat them. I know how that goes, though. Fickle children. Maybe next time, eh? I have another vegan waffle recipe you might want to try. (Bad photo, tasty waffles). It’s here: https://themommybowl.com/2010/04/everything-waffles-for-breakfast-in-bed/
Wow, I would want to eat these! These look delish!
Lovely! My kids would kiss me on both cheeks if I made these 🙂
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