Blender Waffles

Blender Waffles Loula Natural

When I was 20 I went to the U.S.A to be a camp counsellor in New Haven, Connecticut. I absolutely loved it. I was there for almost 3 months, 8 weeks at camp and then almost 4 weeks traveling as south as South Carolina (I absolutely loved Charleston) and as north as Toronto. I was introduced to many new culinary species on that trip (man the American’s have rubbish cheese and chocolate- well they did in those days my blogger friends insist things have changed!) but the thing that stuck for me was waffles with maple syrup and bacon. Stuck-like-glue, I just love the salty sweet combination.

Over the years I always ordered it in a restaurant and make pancakes all the time but waffles always seemed like such a faff. NOT ANYMORE! 

Blender Waffles action Loula Natural

Blender waffles she says! My pancake making days were instantly changed when I found blender pancakes, the mix of healthy fats and protein in the eggs and almond/coconut flour, plus the natural sweetness of the banana has given my kids pancakes way more often- even on school days! Grain free too which make these perfect for me and my family. So I took this combo and played with the consistency and thus blender waffles are born!

I now make 2 different types; Chocolate Waffles (very rich chocolatey flavour with zero added sugar) and Vanilla Waffles. I have included both for you- you’re welcome!

Vanilla Blender Waffles
A gluten-free and super simple waffle recipe. All you need is a blender and 5 simple ingredients!
Write a review
Print
Ingredients
  1. 6 eggs (pasture raised if possible)
  2. 3 medium banana's
  3. 3 tbsp coconut flour
  4. 5 tbsp almond/oat flour
  5. 1 tbsp collagen hydrolysate
  6. 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  7. pinch of pink Himalayan salt
Instructions
  1. Add all of the ingredients to the blender and blitz on high until smooth. Pour into a heated waffle iron. Close waffle iron and cook for 4.5 minutes.
Notes
  1. I love to serve mine with bacon, maple syrup, almond butter and banana.
Loula Natural http://loulanatural.com/
 Here are the chocolate ones! These are nice served with cream and berries.

Waffle Iron Loula Natural

Chocolate Blender Waffles
Rich, bitter cacao with the natural sweetness of banana. Full of healthy fats and protein. Blender waffles are super simple and only have 7 ingredients that you probably have in your house. Grain free these are paleo friendly.
Write a review
Print
Ingredients
  1. 6 eggs (pasture raised if possible)
  2. 3 medium banana's
  3. 3 tbsp coconut/almond flour
  4. 7 tbsp /raw cacao powder
  5. 1 tbsp collagen hydrolysate
  6. 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  7. dash of milk/water kefir
  8. pinch of pink Himalayan salt
Instructions
  1. Add all of the ingredients to the blender and blitz on high until smooth. Pour into heated waffle iron and cook for 4.5 minutes.
Notes
  1. I like to serve these black forrest style, with whipped cream or coconut cream and cherries or mixed berries.
Loula Natural http://loulanatural.com/
Let me know if you try them…

Blender Waffles Loula Natural Pin

Chocolate Orange Grain Free Granola

Chocolate Orange Grain Free Granola Loula Natural fb

Chocolate Orange Grain Free Granola

I have been loving my Mulbery and Goldenberry grain free granola. I wanted to branch out with a new flavour! Hence this amazingly delicious alternative! 

Using nuts as my granola has really helped to keep me full up for longer. Combined with coconut milk or coconut yoghurt (I also buy this one) I feel so satisfied and stronger. Fats are truly changing my body shape, energy levels and moods, I wish I had made the change sooner. I have not missed grains (although i would say I am 80-90% grain free nowaday)and have really been enjoying my food. I still eat legumes as I love lentils and beans. Alternating between grain-free granola, eggs for breakfast (see Greens, Eggs and Ham for my favourite recipe) and Blender Pancakes on the weekend we really do wake up hungry!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Using superfoods like orange powder and cacao paste can really help reduce the inflammation I have, healing the damage and boosting my metabolism. Chocolate and orange and nuts is also a match made in heaven. Since I am not cooking this granola I thought I would also mix it up by including a tablespoon of Walnut oil with the coconut oil/ghee. You could also use avocado oil if you like. The Sea Buckthorn oil also boosts the oil profile of this dish and ups the nutrient value even more.

Have a read about why I have decided to step away from grains for the time being- (Inflammation, How to Naturally Boost the Immune system and How fats can change your body shape)

Chocolate Orange Grain Free Granola
The combination of chocolate and orange is a winner- add the nuts and you have a delicious healthy fat packed start to the day. Great for breakfast or as a snack.
Write a review
Print
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup raw almonds
  2. 1 cup raw cashews
  3. 1/2 cup pecans
  4. 1/2 cup macadamia
  5. 1/2 cup hazelnuts
  6. 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  7. 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  8. 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  9. 50g cacao paste
  10. 2 tbs orange peel powder
  11. 1 tbsp walnut oil
  12. 1 tbsp coconut oil or outside of Hong Kong see here
  13. 1 tbsp maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Soak and dry your nuts
  2. Add all the dry ingredients into a food processor.
  3. Blitz until crumble like
  4. Add oils and maple syrup and mix well till covered
  5. Dehydrate on silicon sheets or bake in a cool oven.
  6. Store in a air tight container in the fridge
  7. Serve with almond milk or coconut yoghurt
Loula Natural http://loulanatural.com/
Chocolate Orange Grain Free Granola Loula Natural Collage OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 Here are some other Grain Free Granola Recipes;

For more breakfast ideas check out my dedicated pin board;
Follow Loula Natural’s board Breakfast on Pinterest.

Chocolate Orange Grain Free Granola Loula Natural pin

Chocolate Fudge

Chocolate Fudge Loula Natural fb

I always try to pack in the nutrients especially when making food for the kids to eat. I love my vanilla butter fudge and my homemade chocolate so I thought I would combine the two to give a rich, dense softer fudgy consistency to my chocolate

It is so yummy!

Chocolate Fudge
A rich, dark chocolaty fudge that is junk free and packed with essential fats and nutrients. Great for all ages and sweetend with coconut sugar
Write a review
Print
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup cocoa butter
  2. 1/4 cup coconut oil
  3. 1/4 cup ghee
  4. 1 cup raw cacao
  5. Coconut Icing sugarto sweeten to taste
  6. Hazelnut and Vanilla Essence (optional)
Instructions
  1. For a smooth texture and for all the fats to emulsify throw all the ingredients into your blender or food processor and blend until smooth. You can also stir this up in a measuring cup
  2. Pour into molds or onto baking paper on a baking sheet.
  3. Freeze or refrigerate until set.
Adapted from Homemade chocolate
Loula Natural http://loulanatural.com/
Chocolate Fudge Loula Natural pin

Banana Mocha Muffins

Banana Mocha Muffins Loula Natural

I make a batch a muffins a week to try and help fll up my kids. It is important to me that they contain lots of nutrition. I like to make things gluten and dairy free and I go through a lot of eggs so don’t always always have enough. This recipe is very easy to whip up as we always have all the ingredients! 

Banana Mocha Muffin Bites
Yields 30
Gluten, nut, egg and dairy free. Yet still delicious and nutritious
Write a review
Print
Ingredients
  1. 3 banana's
  2. 2 tbs Kefir (any kind will do- I used Oat Milk Kefir)
  3. 1/2 Cup coconut sugar (optional)
  4. 1 expresso cup of coffee (decaf optional)
  5. Vanilla essence
  6. Hazelnut essence
  7. 1tbs Coconut oil (melted)
  8. 1 cup Buckwheat Flour
  9. 1/2 cup Raw Cacao
  10. 1tps Baking powder (Aluminium Free)
  11. 1tsp fizzy water (Optional)
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 200 degrees C.
  2. In a mixer or beat with a wooden spoon the banana's and coconut sugar. Add the other liquid ingredients (except fizzy water) and beat well.
  3. Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the splash of fizzy water mix again.
  4. Add to mini muffin pans and bake for 15-20 mins until firm. Allow to cool.
Loula Natural http://loulanatural.com/
banana mocha muffins in a halogen oven

These are my favourite stock cupboard ingredients; (click on the links to find my favourites)

Buckwheat Flour

Coconut Oil

Coconut Sugar

Vanilla essence (I use the same brand for Hazelnut essence)

Cacao Powder

Baking Powder (Aluminium free)

 

 

 

Choco-Coco Milkshake

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I just knocked together the most delicious milkshake for the kids- it was difficult to give away!!!! Its 5pm and I have to get dinner done and with one child almost able to entertain herself (almost 4) I have one under my feet still (15 months). He is constantly looking for food or emptying the cupboards etc. So for a 5 min window I decided to give them a milkshake (read smoothie!!)

Ingredients

1 cup Oat Milk

1 Cup Fresh Coconut Water (or carton)

1/2 Cup Ice

1-2 tbs Coconut Yoghurt (buy it in Hong Kong here)

Handful of flaked Coconut (could use coconut mana or coconut yoghurt)

Handful of Cacao nibs (or tbs of cacao powder or homemade chocolate)

1tbs nut butter (peanut, hazelnut,cashew, almond or my apricot kernal one)

1tbs Gelatin (I like this gelatin for drinks)

few drops of vanilla extract

dash of maple syrup (optional as it was already pretty sweet)

Blitz all of the above in a high speed blender and serve! Kids seal of approval!

My iherb code for $10 off for you is WJZ679

X