Vegan Turmeric Spelt Waffles with Baked Apple and Peanut Butter

These waffles are great for a weekend breakfast or brunch. They’re flavorful, healthy and easy to make.

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A few days ago my friend Coco came over. She told me how she’s been reading “How Not To Die” and about turmeric. Apparently, turmeric (or otherwise known by it’s active compound curcumin) is a great spice to add to your food. It’s chock-a-block full of antioxidants and carcinogen blockers. If you want to get full advantage of turmeric’s medicinal abilities you have to eat it with black pepper.  This combination can boost your antioxidant absorption by hundreds. I am not a health professional or doctor so I’ll stop the mumbo-jumbo there.
“But Isabelle, why are you telling us all of this?” Well here’s the thing. When my friend told me about all this there was one main problem in my mind “I never really liked turmeric”. I’ve had is before but I always felt it was a bit sweet and had a faint, dusty flavor. Adding pepper, didn’t really seem like the way to improve the flavor.
Since I did want to incorporate a bit more turmeric in my diet I decided to experiment. Turmeric oats are fine and all, but not yet the culinary fiesta I was hoping for.
Enter my waffle maker.

I decided to make turmeric waffles. I used spelt flour, as it’s the only flour I had on hand but you can easily use regular flour or gluten free flour. Whatever floats your boat.
If you make this recipe, let me know what you think about it. I hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:
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– half a banana (or a small one)
– 50 g spelt flour
– 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
– tsp turmeric
– dash pepper
– dash ginger powder
– 1/2 tsp cinnamon
– 1/2 tsp arrowroot powder

For the baked apple:
– one apple
– cinnamon
– tsp agave syrup
– 1/3 cup water

– peanut butter

Directions:
Start by peeling, coring and cutting your apple into little cubes. Put a small pot on the stove on medium-high heat. Add the apple, water, agave syrup and a heaping amount of cinnamon. Let this bake through until the apple gets soft and the water has evaporated. Stir through occasionally to make sure the apple doesn’t stick to the pan. Once done, the apple mixture has to be a bit sticky.

As the apple’s baking make your waffle mixture. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Preheat your waffle maker and once hot add half the mixture. You don’t want to open the waffle maker until it opens smoothly. If you feel the waffle’s still got a liquid consistency, wait a few more minutes. It usually takes 3-7 minutes for the waffle to be done. Once done, it should be a bit brown. Repeat this for the other half of the mixture.

All you have to do now is assemble: Layer the waffles on your plate. Scoop the apple on top and top it all off with peanut butter drizzle.

I hope you enjoy this recipe.

love, isabelle

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