my lavender blues

January 19, 2017

Gluten Free Almond & Oat Protein Waffles

Someone recently told me that dating (post divorce) is just like riding a bicycle.

this person has clearly never seen me ride a bike. like ever. 

and if they had seen me ride a bike, they would probably just push me off of it and ask me to use the two walking limbs that God gave me, and nothing else in order to save a little face.

dating for me is more like riding a unicycle. a unicycle with a flat tire that ran over a steamy pile of poo. thanks but no thanks, i’ll stick to collecting invisible cats (invisible only because they make me sneeze).

But then, try, try again. I guess that is a semi decent motto. The Little Engine That Could. But could he really if the train was previously de-railed? Mehhhhh. I think that’s a bit of a stretch. That storybook needs a couple of guidelines and a disclaimer in bold print (size 72).

Perhaps an alternative storybook? Maybe like Plan B: The Little Engine That Couldn’t  Just sayin’. Where you be at Watty Piper? Girl needs a reality check.

But until then, I’ll try and stick with things that actually work. And help build a positive image of oneself. Like these waffles. Gluten Free Almond & Oat Protein Waffles. That taste sorta pretty good while you’re doing your body a solid with all the health factors and stuffz. Win-win.

(Oh did I mention the worlds pickiest eater is IN LOVE with them!? That’s right. Powdered sugar maaaaaay have helped my case a little bit, but I’ll take what I can get).

Recipe Notes:

I originally had this as a pancake recipe, but it was pretty difficult to flip unless you have the patience of a sloth (not sure if they have patience but they are super slow – moving) so this recipe is IDEAL for a waffle maker. And if you don’t have one, seriously suggest you go out and buy one. I have a mini waffle maker that I basically worship, it is non-stick and cooks each waffle in under a minute leaving basically no mess or work. Plus waffles soak up butter and syrup oh so perfectly.

You could easily substitute dairy milk for a non-dairy substitute. Or sub melted butter in for the oil in the batter. Would be a little heavier but certainly delicious in flavor.

5.0 from 2 reviews
GF Almond & Oat Protein Waffles
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  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup flax meal
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 banana, sliced in to ¼" medallions. (or chopped into small ¼" pieces).
Optional Toppings:
  • Butter
  • Syrup
  • Powdered Sugar
  1. Turn your waffle iron on and heat.
  2. While waffle iron is heating, in a medium bowl add all of your dry ingredients together, mix.
  3. In a small bowl add all of your wet ingredients together (not including banana) and whisk together.
  4. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
  5. Add banana pieces and continue to fold.
  6. Once waffle iron is ready, spray with some non stick spray (or grease with whatever) and add about ¼ cup of batter (depending on size of waffle iron)
  7. Close, cook, remove, repeat until batter is done.
  8. Top with optional butter, syrup & powdered sugar.

  1. jeannie perez says:

    Hey Julia,

    I so agree with you about dating after divorce! Even though you and I are worlds apart in age, some things are so similar. Love you and your blog, recipes, photos. Give your Mom a big hug for me when you see her.

    Jeannie Perez

    • Julia Calleo says:

      Yeah it’s definitely difficult, and makes feel a little more vulnerable (But I’ll save that conversation for over wine….. // I hope to see you soon, come visit Loretta!) Love you and thanks 🙂 We miss you.

  2. Heather says:

    So I’ve had your low carb waffles which my family loved! Can’t wait to try these out.

    • Julia Calleo says:

      Yeah definitely let me know what you think! They have a little more flavor // a lot more protein and fiber going on and the texture is a little bit different than the easy low-carb waffles. My son likes both so that’s a win for me (depending on which ingredients I have in my fridge at the time of his wanting!)

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