• Gluten Free Vegan Waffles

    by Ellen on April 20, 2014 · 0 comments



    I’m all about loving my gluten free breakfast. You love your gluten free breakfasts, too, don’t you?!? I’ve posted on my blog about pancakes and waffles and smoothies for the last bunch of years. And I just never seem to tire of trying new recipes. This morning was no exception.

    My sister, Faye, who is an amazing preschool special needs teacher AND gluten free, vegan, oil-free cook, shared this recipe with me. She was going for five criteria:

    1. Oil free
    2. Gluten free
    3. Vegan
    4. Crisp
    5. Yum

    Admittedly, it took 3 tries to get it right. The first two times, the batter cooked nicely but stuck to the bottom and top of the waffle maker. The trick: spraying the waffle maker with ample coconut oil spray (use oil of choice). Which of course renders them not totally oil-free, but since my criteria for this recipe match with Faye’s #2, 3, 4, and 5, that worked fine for me.

    These aren’t your big, fluffy waffles of yesterday. But that’s ok with me. I’m going for healthy. And these are. Healthy. This is what I call plant-based eating at its’ best.

    By the way, in case you’re wondering why I’ve posted an oil-free recipe…I’m not completely oil-free. But my sister, referenced above, was able to kick almost all of her heart meds (she had two stents put in her heart to help with her blockages) by following Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s book Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease. She is my hero. Imagine that, my baby sister, my hero! So, in a nod to her, I occasionally (and sometimes more often) cook/bake oil free. This recipe fits the bill.

    Gluten Free Vegan Waffles


    1 c. rolled oats (make sure gluten free)

    1/2 banana

    1/2 tsp baking powder

    pinch of salt

    1 c. milk (I used flax milk, use milk of choice)

    1/2 tsp vanilla extract

    1 1/2 tsp coconut sugar (use sweetener of choice)

    Coconut oil spray (or veg spray of choice)


    1. Put all ingredients in blender or food processor. Blend until thoroughly combined.
    2. Allow to sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
    3. Pour into preheated waffle iron sprayed generously with coconut oil. Cook as directed.
    4. Serve to one happy gluten free, vegan belly.

    Only question I have is this: what toppings would you put on your gluten free, vegan waffles? Happy Belly!


    While going gluten free made a huge difference in my  health, I knew that I wanted more. I wanted more energy, I wanted less joint pain, I wanted to look and feel healthy and vibrant.  While 80% of my hair loss had reversed, I wanted my hair to completely grow back. I wanted to do everything I could to reduce or eliminate inflammation in my body.

    Enter doTERRA’s Life Long Vitality, otherwise known as LLV. It’s doTERRA’s #1 selling product for a good reason. It works. It took the good health that I’d achieved in the 8 years of being gluten free (including my hair growing back after being diagnosed with Alopecia) and blew it out of the water. After faithfully taking my supplements for a few short weeks, I noticed a huge difference in my energy levels. And I’m already a high energy person!

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    Apple Crisp

    Would you like to win a copy of Carol Fenster‘s newest cookbook called Gluten-Free 101: The Essential Beginner’s Guide to Easy Gluten-Free Cooking? Read on and learn how you can enter the contest.

    Gluten free Apple Pear Crisp for a mid-morning snack. Yup. Couldn’t help myself. It was delicious! While I usually opt for a green smoothie, the only green in my snack was from the Granny Smith apple and the Anjou Pear in the Apple Pear Crisp. Oh yeah. Oh my.

    Start to finish, this took me 15 minutes to prepare. While it baked, I took the time to finish a few tasks. My reward was sitting down to a small bowl of this deliciousness, thanks to Carol Fenster who is a pioneer in the field of Gluten Free Cooking & Baking. Her latest book is called Gluten Free 101 and is written as “the essential beginner’s guide to easy gluten free cooking”. Indeed, the recipes are all easy and call upon readily available ingredients that we either have in our pantries or refrigerators or can easily find at our local brick and mortar grocery stores. As well, some of the ingredients can be ordered online from amazon or other online sources for gluten free flours and starches. [Click to continue…]


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    A Great Gluten Free Breakfast: Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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