Breakfasty Things

Earl Grey Waffles w/ Sweet Lucuma Coconut Cream

I am writing to you from the middle of the night. This feels strangely similar to last week, and all I can say is that I have been very busy. Working a physically demanding job is definitely taking a toll on me. I am used to going to bed relatively early and waking naturally around 7am. This is not the case anymore and I routinely find myself rolling out of bed at 9:30am! I guess it is just a good example of when to listen to your body’s needs, and to make sure you get as much sleep as your body requires (which admittedly I am doing a bad job of right now).

This past weekend my brother came over in the morning and I made these waffles for us to share. It was so nice, sitting in the late morning light sipping on coffee and sharing pieces of waffle. We all had our laptops out, working on various school projects, and it was cozy in a studious and slightly stressed kind of way.

I never really post link roundups over here, but I thought I would share a quick few things that have been getting me through this busy end of semester time:

I just started reading NW by Zadie Smith and it is beautiful. I always fall into her novels in a way that I have found harder with fiction lately. They are captivating, chilling, and so human. I also listened to this interview with Zadie Smith and highly recommend it if you are interested in her work. 

Re-listening to this book series on audiobook is keeping me calm and filled with magic and adventurous feelings!

Ashlae’s Easy No-Bake Cookies are practically a staple around here, especially when the need for a quick chocolate snack is on the rise 😉 

I’ve known for a while now that I want to move to BC, but Jodi’s Instagram + blog have got me hooked. All I want is to be surrounded by that intense natural beauty! 

I have struggled with skin issues since I was a teenager, usually the worst around my period (hormonal acne = THE WORST). Rosehip Seed Oil has literally changed my life. I started using it a couple of months ago and am in love. My skin has really never been better, and that makes it worth the slightly pricey little bottle. 

Lastly, have you seen the movie Moonlight? It is stunningly dark, emotional, beautifully shot and will leave you in tears. It is the kind of movie that doesn’t leave you after you exit the theatre but hangs in a kind of impermeable cloud, not letting you forget the feelings and visuals that took place. 

Here are some cozy waffles to make on a snowy weekend morning. They are infused with earl grey tea and topped with the fluffiest decadent sweet lucuma cream. They are entirely vegan AND gluten free. I don’t think I need to convince you, just try them out <3 <3 <3

Earl Grey Waffles w/ Sweet Lucuma Coconut Cream

Makes 2 waffles

Ingredients

Waffles

  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/3 cup chickpea flour
  • 2 tsp loose leaf earl grey tea
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk (boxed not canned)
  • 1 tbsp honey, agave, or maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Sweet Lucuma Coconut Cream

  • 1 can coconut cream, refrigerated overnight
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lucuma powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Chocolate Sauce

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or agave

Notes

Preheat your waffle iron as per its instructions.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flours, tea, baking powder, nutmeg salt). Add in the wet ingredients and stir to combine. Pour half the batter into your waffle maker and cook according to the instructions for your machine.

To make the lucuma cream open the can of coconut cream and discard any liquid (I like to open my can upside down so that I can easily pour out any liquid). Scoop out the coconut cream and add it to a mixing bowl with the lucuma powder and vanilla. Whip the cream with handheld electric beaters until smooth. Keep in fridge.

To make the chocolate sauce place all ingredients in a small pot over medium heat. Whisk until melted and combined and removed from heat.

To serve place a generous amount of sweet lucuma coconut cream on top of each waffle and drizzle with chocolate sauce. Serve immediately!

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Safina
    February 21, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    I love your blog and your recipe. I just would like to know if the coconut cream can be replaced with lower calories option ( tofu) maybe? Because I am trying to lose weight and watching my fat intake. Same question for the boxed coconut milk. Thanks so much!

    • Reply
      Maya
      February 23, 2017 at 12:15 am

      Safina, thank you so much! 🙂 To answer your questions, the coconut cream is completely optional. You can top your waffles with a drizzle of maple syrup, some chocolate chips, or really anything that you like. I’m not sure how well tofu would work because of the consistency, but let me know if you try. As for the boxed coconut milk, you can replace that with any type of milk (almond, cashew, etc.) and even do half water half milk if you like. I hope it goes well, let me know! 🙂

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    Ruby
    December 10, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Girl, these waffles. I don’t know how I did not see this post before now, but I am in LOVE with this flavor combo. Love the twinkly photos, as well! xo

    • Reply
      Maya
      December 10, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      Ruby! Thank you so much <3

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    Chelsey @ Chelsey Crafts
    December 7, 2016 at 4:43 am

    These look divine. I haven’t come across brown rice flour..I wonder where I can find it in Sydney.

    • Reply
      Maya
      December 7, 2016 at 6:09 am

      Thank you, Chelsey!! 🙂 Hm, I can’t say for sure but I would think you could find it at most health food stores. If not, definitely on Amazon. Hope that helps!

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    Karlie
    December 5, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Gorgeous photos!! Loving the lucuma coconut cream <3

    • Reply
      Maya
      December 6, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      Thank you, Karlie! <3

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    Liz @ pumpkin & peanut butter
    December 2, 2016 at 1:46 am

    Loving this recipe! I’ve never tried waffles with brown rice flour, but I’m so curious now. Ohhh and I love rosehip seed oil– works wonders!

  • Reply
    Liz @ pumpkin & peanut butter
    December 2, 2016 at 1:46 am

    Loving this recipe! I’ve never tried waffles with brown rice flour, but I’m so curious now. Ohhh and I love rosehip seed oil– works wonders!

  • Reply
    Liz @ pumpkin & peanut butter
    December 2, 2016 at 1:46 am

    Loving this recipe! I’ve never tried waffles with brown rice flour, but I’m so curious now. Ohhh and I love rosehip seed oil– works wonders!

    • Reply
      Maya
      December 2, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      Rosehip seed oil is the bestttttt! 🙂 Thanks, Liz <3

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    Ashlae
    December 1, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    So happy you’re digging those easy no bake cookies, lady. 🙂 They’re a staple around here, too! Anyway, these waffles are gorgeous and I’m lovin’ that lucuma coconut cream. <3 Hugs.

    • Reply
      Maya
      December 2, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      Thanks, Ashlae! They have definitely gotten me through some long nights of studying <3

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    Carlos at Spoonabilities
    November 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    What a beautiful photos in a very cozy environment!. I love this kind of pictures.
    Carlos At Spoonabilities

    • Reply
      Maya
      November 30, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂

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