Coconut (Chickpea) Waffles

With my love for all things coconut, I have to admit that using coconut flour has been a hit or miss for me.

I’m trying to start collecting “hit” recipes.

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I have a bag of coconut flour in my pantry that I was so excited to use when I first purchased it. I once made a mistake of using coconut flour as a substitute for regular flour before and the finished product was not edible. Don’t get me wrong, it smelled great….but it tasted bad.

Months have passed and I am determined to start using my coconut flour again. It’s about time.

I found this grain free recipe from The Spunky Coconut’s blog and I adapted it with what I had in my pantry.

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Coconut (Chickpea) Waffles

Makes 3 waffles.

Puree:

4 eggs

1/4 cup coconut flour

1/4 cup honey

2 tbsp ghee or coconut oil

1 and 1/4 cup white beans (I used garbanzo beans)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp sea salt

3/4 tsp baking soda

3/4 tsp baking powder

Directions:

Set waffle maker to medium/high.

I grease mine just slightly before pouring the batter.

Cook for about 3 minutes.

 

I pureed everything in my food processor.

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I cooked the garbanzo beans in my crockpot, so they were really soft (softer texture than canned garbanzo beans) and perfect for pureeing it in this recipe.

I used olive oil cooking spray on the waffle maker.

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I don’t know the science behind coconut flour baking and why a pureed bean worked with the recipe, but I actually loved that it used garbanzo beans for it’s protein and staying power.

All I know is that, it looked like a waffle and it tasted like a waffle and that’s all I really want. Extra bonus for the added protein and fiber.

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Topped with banana, strawberries, coconut flakes and sunflower butter.

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I will be doubling the recipe next time so I can freeze the waffles and pop it into the toaster for easy and quick breakfast for the week.

Newlywed Bedroom Set

Our home improvement projects continues. We are slowly starting to replace old furniture in the house, beginning with our bedroom.

We have spent countless weekends working on house stuff and as much as it is a pain in the butt sometimes, it’s good to see the progress that we have made so far.

We have visited a few furniture stores, driving across town between South to North Orange County,  in the last few weeks and finally we have found our bedroom set.

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We debated between getting a standard king size or the California king size bed.

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Bed posts or no bed posts? We loved having a bed with posts during our honeymoon in the Philippines, but I don’t think we want it permanently in our bedroom.

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We eventually decided on a 5 piece bedroom set. A standard size King bed that is raised (we need the storage space underneath the bed). Chris and I both looked at the details in the design and it reminds us of that tropical feel we get when we are on vacation.

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We are holding off on the delivery because we have to empty out our current bedroom and then giveaway or donate everything. We have 3 weeks to get rid of everything, including the old mattress.

Walking around huge furniture warehouses made us hungry for some sweet treats. We stopped by a new-to-us frozen yogurt place and check out the flavors they offered.

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I tried Dulce De Leche flavor (it tasted like flan to me) and also the Pomegranate Raspberry Sorbet flavor (too sour for my taste).

Chris filled his cup with his usual flavors and I had a few bites.

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Have you ever used coconut flour before?

What kind of bedroom set/style/design do you have at your house?

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Comments

  1. I have a bag of coconut flour yet to be opened! The waffles look so perfect. The beans are a crazy add in. Love the bedroom set-very exciting

    • I was just thinking, wouldn’t it be cool if coconut flour and peanut butter flour can work together in a recipe? I would love to use both flours, but I think they are both really tricky flours to create a recipe from.

  2. Those waffles look delicious! I really like the bedroom set that you selected! We have a king sized bed. I would love to get a bed frame for our bed one day. We just have the mattress and box spring and it’s up against the wall. It’s not a bad thing but I would like a nice frame to match our dresser and nightstands.

    • This will be the first time ever that I’m going to have a headboard. I think it’s a nice touch but not necessary. You can register for a furniture place for your wedding.

  3. Those waffles look awesome! That’s such a cool recipe! I have used coconut flour before, in a cookie recipe I came up with for my gluten free friend :) They turned out pretty good!

  4. Furniture shopping is FUN, but also difficult. We still have yet to find a couch we love. Our bedset looks similar to the last couple pictures above — Sleigh style headboard and tall dresser with side tables. Next bed will def be a king and will be raised as well — so smart ;)

  5. I would like to come over for breakfast. I would not mind if you made this. I’ll bring the mimosas!! Deal? PS: love bed posts, but can’t have them — I’d crash into them on a daily basis.

  6. Annette (Defiant Vegan) says:

    Those waffles look good I might say. I have the Raw Coconut flour and Coconut vinegar but I haven’t got around to using them at all. I’ve hesitated because I don’t want to experiment while it ends up in the trash.

    I know you have to take chances in life but then again I might just wait for a trusty person like yourself to get a recipe and then use it. LOL

    I use to have a pole bed but it took up to much space so I’m have a solid wood bed from Ikea that really is nice and decent. Headboard/footboard with small knobs on the ends not to bulky at all.

    I like yourself need new furnishings in the house to complete the look, I’m with you on this one.

    = )

    • I have been wanting to try coconut vinegar but I have not seen it around, not even at Wholefood’s. Maybe I’m not looking in the right aisle. I’m assuming it taste similar to apple cider vinegar?

      I love IKEA stuff too.

      • Annette (Defiant Vegan) says:

        I believe it does too but I haven’t tried it either.

        I think I got it at Wholefoods too I saw it at the one in Pasadena in the Isle where they keep the gallon of Apple Cider Vinegar.

        I know when I need my usual Wholefoods items they place them in 2 different Isles keep looking or you can get in from: theRawFoodWorld.com

  7. Yess!!! I use coconut flour quite often! But I totally agree that you have to be reaaallly careful in how you use it~ :P especially in pancakes and stuff like that. I think that sometimes, they make really good bar-type snacks. :) And the furniture looks so beautiful~I love it. BTW Lea!! Are you for sure going to foodbuzzfest?

    • I need coconut flour recipes, I’ll browse thru your recipes then.

      I’m not going to Foodbuzz this year. We had booked a vacation before Foodbuzz released the date, so sad I’m going to miss it, it was so much fun last year. But I won’t be too sad too long because we are going to Mexico and return to our wedding spot :) Are you going?

  8. Casey says:

    Those waffles look fantastic! :)

  9. and this recipe is being bookmarked right now :)

  10. Interesting! I’ve been meaning to buy a relatively inexpensive crockpot. This recipe is definitely going on my must make list.

  11. Coconut Flour?! I love it! I have a big containerof it. I love your recipes! :D

  12. Nita Desisles says:

    my best friend wanted to know something about this, ill point them to your blog, thanks

  13. Theda Irle says:

    Do you care if I reference some of this on my page if I include a link to this site?

  14. I’ve been looking for a use for my coconut flour – now I have one – thank you :)

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