Food: Homemade Waffles With No Mixing Required

Oct
01
2013

Apple Mochi Waffles

Guest contributor, Sarah O’Toole is the Co-founder of CookingWithCSA.Com where she helps busy moms get the entire family on the healthy eating wagon. While teaching children’s cooking classes in San Diego schools, Sarah discovered that kids will eat kale and quinoa, but only if cooked right. Today she shares a fool proof waffle recipe!

Sarah_smallHomemade Waffles with No Mixing Required

Who doesn’t love fresh waffles on a Sunday morning? I’ve never met anyone who didn’t – but I have met the person who hates all the bowls, flours, mixing and dishes that come with homemade waffles… because that’s usually me!

Well if you’re like me and love the taste of homemade waffles but hate the clean-up, you will love this quick and easy recipe!

It’s plant-based, gluten-free, kid approved and requires no mixing bowl!

Apple Mochi Waffles:

The key ingredient (well, the only waffle ingredient) is a rectangular block of mochi! If you’re not familiar with mochi it’s short-grained, sweet, glutinous rice with a high starch content, used in Japanese cooking. You can find it in the refrigerated section of any health food store or Asian market.

Mochi PackageIngredients:

Waffles

  • 1 rectangular package of plain or cinnamon raisin mochi

  • Coconut oil (for the waffle iron)

 

Topping

  • 3 apples

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon

  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla flavor

  • 3 Tbsp. maple syrup

 

Directions:

 For waffles:

  • Heat waffle iron and lightly coat with coconut oil.  Cut mochi slab into 12 squares 3×4.

  • When iron is ready place 4 slabs on iron and press down with hand, hold there for the first 1-2 minutes.

  • Allow to cook, about 3-5 minutes, depending on your iron.

  • Repeat until 12 small waffles are made.

For the topping:

  • Wash and chop apples into small cubes. Place apples in sauce pan on medium high heat. Add water, vanilla and cinnamon. Cover and cook until apples soften or water absorbs. About 5-8 minutes.

  • Once water absorbs add a sweetener like maple syrup or coconut nectar. Stir and turn off. Leave covered until ready to use.

Other topping suggestions:

  • Maple Syrup

  • Fresh Strawberries and Whip Cream

  • Peanut Butter and JamEdit

  • Blueberries and Coconut Butter

(Editor’s note: My kids love mochi!   They’ve had the traditional japanese ones filled with red bean and if you’ve ever wondered what those little white balls are at the self-serve yogurt place are it’s mochi balls. But these are much healthier.  I’ve tried this packet before.  You just bake them in the oven and they puff up for a healthy snack, but I’ve never thought of making them into waffles.  How yummy.  Thanks. Sarah!)

 

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