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.
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.
Coconut (Chickpea) Waffles
Makes 3 waffles.
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
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.
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.
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.
Topped with banana, strawberries, coconut flakes and sunflower butter.
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.
We debated between getting a standard king size or the California king size bed.
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.
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.
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.
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.