Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cinnamon Pecan Waffles

Happy Thursday....we're another day closer to the weekend...YAY! I sure hope Mr. Punxsutawney Phil is right about Spring being right around the corner, since he didn't see his shadow yesterday. I'm tired of being cold...brrrrrr.

I made Isa's Cinnamon Walnut Fig Waffles Saturday morning, and they were awesome! Since her recipe is on line, I decided to copy and paste it below for everyone. I was out of walnuts, so I used pecans. I was also out of figs, so I had to leave those out. But, I did add some dried cranberries to part of the batter before pouring it into the waffle maker. The addition of the cranberries made them even better. BTW....left over waffles rock! I had several left over, so I put them in the frig and warmed them up in the toaster. They were just as good, if not better. :o)

2 cups almond milk (vanilla or plain), or your fave non-dairy milk
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (all purpose works, too)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup dried black mission figs, stem nub removed, thinly sliced
1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped

Measure milk out and add the apple cider vinegar, set aside to let curdle.

In the meantime, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large mixing bowl.

Add the flax seeds to the milk and mix vigorously until frothy, 30 seconds to a minute. Add mixture to the flour along with water, olive oil, maple syrup and vanilla. Mix with a wooden spoon until mostly combined then fold in the figs and walnuts until all ingredients are moistened.

Preheat waffle iron and let the batter rest. Cook according to waffle iron directions, spraying the waffle iron liberally with oil or cooking spray between each waffle is made. Garnish with extra walnuts and fig halves.



  1. I've fallen behind in my commenting. Happy Belated Anniversary and those Waffles look incredible.

  2. I could go for some of these right now!

  3. This looks good! I have flaxseeds, but I don't cook much with them (usually I just sprinkle them on cereals for the kids), I should do more with them...

    have a good day



  4. You are right about leftover waffles! I love how they get extra crisp in the toaster. Eggo got something right, I guess.

    These look great - I have not tried this recipe yet, but I fully support using pecans and cranberries. Yum!

  5. Hell yeah I saw these too. Bummer you didn't have any figs, that's what I got excited about for. Cranberries are awesome too though.

  6. I agree with all of the above: these look awesome...the figs do sound like a'll have to make them again when you can get figs...I bet it's super yummy.

    I can see how leftover waffles would be good...I'd love to make a breakfast sandwich with them.

  7. Ohh, I know I will be making waffles this weekend as the recipe sounds fantastic!