(Super Cool) Turmeric Waffles

Turmeric Waffles, Lake Superior Kitchen

It’s Friday!  The sun is shining, it’s well above zero, good weekend vibes are all around.  I am entering into this weekend my favorite way: with zero plans and endless possibility.  We had a blast exploring the ice formations on Park Point last week, so I think that might be in store again this weekend.  B and I are also trying to implement weekly at-home date nights.  He read an idea where you take turns planning what to do each week for an at-home date.  Tonight is my night and I have no plans yet.  Oops.  I have been googling like crazy but so far I dislike every idea.  If you have an idea for me, please let me know!  I have about 7 hours to figure this out.

Sometimes I throw random healthy ingredients into food and it ends up being a disaster.  Other times, like this one, it’s awesome.  The kids requested waffles one morning over break, so I decided to experiment with turmeric.  The result was awesome.  The waffles had an orange-yellow tone from the turmeric and were bright red on the inside.  I wish I was a food scientist and could explain what happened.  So, these waffles look really cool and they taste great.  You really can’t taste the turmeric, especially with maple syrup on top.  Turmeric has awesome anti-inflammatory properties and is a great antioxidant.  I actually take a turmeric supplement on a regular basis.  (I would take it every day if I remembered…you know how it goes)

Super Cool Turmeric Waffles

20 min, serves 4

Ingredients:

1 stick butter, melted

1/4 c ground flax

1 t baking powder

1/2 t baking soda

1/2 t salt

1/2 t vanilla

1 t ground turmeric

1 1/4 c milk

3 T coconut sugar

1 1/2 c all-purpose flour

Directions:

  1. Stir melted butter and flax seed together in large bowl.
  2. Add baking powder, baking soda, salt, vanilla, and turmeric and stir well until fully mixed together.
  3. Add the milk and coconut sugar and stir well.
  4. Add the flour and gently stir it into the batter.
  5. Use about 1/3-1/2 c batter for each waffle.

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