As much as I am a hopeless romantic, Chris and I are really bad at being romantic and celebrating in traditional romantic ways, but we have a special spot in our hearts for breakfast. We’ve always gone out for breakfast whenever one of us visits, and now that I’m vegan, going out for breakfast is a little harder to manage. My solution? Breakfast at home, with vegan waffles, some fruit, and a healthy drizzle of maple syrup.
Yikes. Valentine’s day is fast approaching and I obviously have not prepared my blog for Valentine’s treats. I madeÂ red velvet crinkle cookiesÂ because I really wanted to try beets in cookies, but that’s pretty much as far as I went in terms of Valentine’s. No heart-shaped chocolates, or pink cake pops, or any use of the heart moulds and red cupcake liners that I bought specifically for Valentine’s. I’m terrible at being seasonal. But I’m good at falling in love with the little things.
It’s a problem I have: falling in love. I fall in love with the little *pop* that blueberries make when you pop them in your mouth. I swoon for the woody, maple flavour that soaks into the waffles after a generous drizzle. My heart flutters as the powdered sugar Â just melts onto my tongue as after a bite into the crisp waffles, sinking my teeth into the fluffy interior.
I’ll go into more detail about my problem of falling in love on Thursday. In the meantime, tell me what you guys are doing this weekend for Valentine’s! Are you going out to dinner with a special someone? Are you staying home? Or are you boycotting this frivolous, manufactured holiday and just pretending it’s like any other day, but splattered with red, pink, and hearts?
Recipe adapted from Art of Dessert
- 1 Tbsp flax meal
- 3 Tbsp warm water
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil in liquid state (vegetable oil or grapeseed would work here too)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 cup almond milk (or other milk)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- To serve:
- Maple Syrup
- Powdered Sugar
- Fruit of your choice
- Preheat a waffle iron.
- Mix flax meal and warm water and let sit for about 2 minutes until it's thickened. Add in coconut oil and mix.
- Add flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, almond milk, vanilla extract and whisk together until no lumps remain.
- Pour into waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer's instructions. Serve with a light dusting of powdered sugar with some fruit and maple syrup!