Olaf Waffles – healthy & easy for school days
I hate giving my child a high carb breakfast! It sets her up for being Miss Cranky Pants shortly after the meal. Not only that , but I am on a lifelong mission to keep her heart super healthy as well as her body and mind optimally functioning, so consistent high carb diets are NOT the way to go. If she were old enough to attend school, I am pretty sure her ability to pay attention would be in jeopardy if I did what so many Americans do for a quick morning meal. Giving your child proceseed high carb meals low in nutritional value is really being lazy as a parent. Yep, I said it. I don’t care if you have a picky eater… get creative like I have had to do. With the advent of google, you are not alone in creating recipes and fun foods for kids to explore that are also low carb, high healthy fat and moderate in protein. Best part is meals don’t have to take a long time to meke either. This one is super fast!
Popping a Pop Tart, filling a bowl of sugary cereal with skim milk (AAH!!!) topping it all off with a banane and a glass of juice is a recipe for poor health, poor mental acuity and one cranky child. Don’t believe me? Try swapping your childs breakfast for this Olaf waffle recipe, or eggs and avocado and see how much better their attitudes are the rest of the morning. I’ve had to get creative because eggs every day was really starting to get old for my daughter. We make ” crustless egg pizzas”, cheesy eggs, hardboiled eggs, eggs with natural bacon, egg wraps and omelets, but humans need some variety in their food sources, so Olaf waffles were invented after a wrong turn in Target today where I was committed to the waffle maker but had to come up with a better batter. In a pinch a couple times (pre-waffle maker) I confess, I used thawed gluten free waffles and soaked it in one full egg before cooking so at least she got protein, sulfur and choline in her breakfast, but I know better than to continue to give her the processed grains (even when gluten free), soy derived products (have yet to find a commercial waffle without soy or soy derivatives!).
Fast forward to today and the coconut protein pancake was born. The best part? They taste amazing even without syrup so I didn’t have to try to make this appealing to her! Bonus, who doesnt want to bite Olaf’s face? This batter made about 8 Olafs so I let several cool and put them in containers to freeze on days we are low on time. Let me know what your little ones think about this recipe (and moms, there is not shame in packing them for your snack too!). Have a great recipe of your own? SHARE and I will repost and give you credit!
LOW CARB OLAF WAFFLES
Low Carb Olaf Waffles
½ cup coconut flour (high in fiber and good fat)
½ cup unsweet grass-fed whey or egg white protein powder (you can use sweetened protein powder but PLEASE be sure you are NOT giving your kids aspartame, acelsulfame, dye and artificial sweeteners. That is why I prefer adding the real Madagascar vanilla powder and xylitol on my own)
1 tsp Vanilla Max powder (if you are going to use an extract instead, please try to make it organic and not artificial)
2 Tbsp hardwood xylitol (DON’T get corn based sweeteners! Read your labels!)
4 full eggs (organic and cage free)
½ cup unsweet cashew or almond milk
2 Tbsp grass-fed butter, ex: Kerry Gold (if you don’t use 2 Tbsp of coconut oil or Brain Octane oil listed below in addition to the 2 Tbsp butter, then add 2 more TBSP butter to equal 4 Tbsp of fat)
2 Tbsp Brain Octane (awesome fuel for your kids growing brain! …and yours too mom and dad! DO NOT USE 4 TBSP of the Brain Octane or another MCT oil or you may be setting your child up for needing a change of pants at school, MCT oils can have a laxative effect if they are given in too high a dose to quickly.)
1 Tbsp aluminum-free baking powder (there is NO human use for aluminum in the body, please be sure to limit your childs exposure where you can)
Preheat waffle maker on high according to the manufactures directions.
Mix dry ingredients in one bowl until well combined.
Mix wet ingredients together in a separate bowl until well combined.
Slowly add the wet to the dry and stir well.
Let sit for a few minutes.
Spray your waffle maker with coconut oil for cooking or even Brain Octane (it can take the high heat) DO NOT use olive oil.
3.5.3226 If you have the Olaf waffle maker with makes about 7-8 Olafs. People with boring old waffle makers, I don’t know how manyyou can make, but who cares, it is fun and yummy! Store leftovers in a air tight container AFTER they have completely cooled and freeze until the next waffle craving strikes. No syrup necessary if you use the xylitol, vanilla max and quality protein powders recommended in my opinion. Don’t douse the waffles in syrup or you negate the entire point almost! Share your waffle creations with me on instagram with #BrianaMichel or on Facebook
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