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Spiced Apple & Molasses Waffles (Gluten & Dairy Free)

November 28, 2015

‘Tis the season for all things spiced, apple, and molasses so why not combine all the flavors together into one amazing waffle (or pancakes if you don’t own a waffle iron)?  I love molasses and I don’t use it often enough so when I saw some at the grocery store, I immediately bought some and came home and put it to good use.  Molasses is not only delicious, but it is also very nutritionally dense as well!  It has a number of essential minerals and vitamins such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron.  These waffles are lightly spiced with cinnamon (but you could also add pumpkin pie spice) and have a touch applesauce for sweetness and moisture.  They are so light and fluffy and would make a great addition to your holiday breakfast table!  Did I mention the batter comes together in 5 minutes in a blender? Let’s get wafflin’!

Makes 12 triangles (or 3 whole waffles)

1/2 cup cashews

1 cup gluten free quick cooking rolled oats (I used Bob’s Red Mill)

2 T molasses

1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 T vanilla

1 egg

1 t baking powder

2 T coconut oil (melted)

3/4 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)

1/2 t cinnamon (or pumpkin pie spice)

2 T ground flaxseed

If making waffles, preheat your waffle iron while putting together the rest of the ingredients. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth.  Place about a 1/2 cup of batter (or enough to fill your waffle iron) and cook for about 5-7 minutes or until waffles are crispy on the outside but still fluffy in the middle. Enjoy with maple syrup, a sprinkle of hemp seeds, and a little butter if desired.

Spiced Apple & Molasses Waffles (GF, DF)