Hi , I'm Jane .
This is my mom and , and today we're gonna make waffles .
It's one of our fun family things we make on the weekends .
We don't make it every day of the week .
And actually Jane , you're wrong .
I spent one year every morning trying to make waffles with just the few ingredients that I wanted to eat .
So , and it's , and if you're following along we're doing all oat waffles on page 52 of the cookbook .
But we also have great recipes for waffles in our other books and they not as pure .
They have some , oh , my gosh .
Our son came up with this waffles .
These waffles that are so delicious if you have .
I love my waffles .
I know .
So I wanted to find a waffle that was like eating my breakfast that just had the things in it .
I wanted to eat , which is oats and flacks and a banana and some berries .
So I actually came up with it .
So you start , when you dumped your cereal bowl into the right , you start with a really ripe banana and actually one other cool thing , it's really efficient to peel a banana from the other end .
I started from that .
But you know , it comes , it comes off in a really clean way .
You get a nice spot of banana , put it in the , would you like to turn that on and mash it up , mash it up and then we add a cup of oats , half a cup of water , some water , some flax seed meal .
If you do the whole flax seed , it goes right through you .
So just some flax seed meal for your omega three , a couple of tablespoons , then a teaspoon of vanilla .
And after that , I love vanilla .
I mean , you know , I would , I would put , then this is the coolest thing you use orange zest and , and if you don't , if you get tired of having bald fruit in your refrigerator , you can get orange extract , which I ended up doing some too .
But you know , so many times people will , you're the , you're the , the , um , I'm guessing a little sticker is good .
Does it ?
Here's a flag meal if you need to know about flax it , wait , she's , she's successfully do what I wanna say is that sometimes you , people will put maple syrup or sweetener .
You don't need it .
And with this little bit of orange zest , it gives it a wonderful sweetness .
Figure it out .
Just , I just blur it until little flecks of oats are left and then into your waffle maker .
Now , if , if you have an old waffle maker , you're gonna be so frustrated , it's getting it out .
But this one is really non stick .
That's , that's good .
And what I did is that these are not going to be overflowing big waffles .
There are gonna be just nice little ones that kind of are so perfect .
You won't believe it .
And we were recently in South Dakota and a wonderful woman era Alison Garris who met us , drove us and she had lunch for us .
And one of the things in her lunch was these waffles cold .
Now , when they're cold , they lose their Christmas .
But you know what I realized for the first time that , that orange zest really makes a difference .
So , in , they go in , they go and they stay in for about eight minutes .
Well , it also depends on your wall and how , how like efficient it is and how , well , you know , it , uh you don't wanna pull it up mid uh cook because it separates , but don't , don't open it up beforehand because they'll fall apart .
But you know what , I need to wait , even if they fall apart .
If you use , um , a chopstick , you know , we have wooden chopstick , you can get all the pieces out and eat them , dusting pieces or a little , um , this is a wooden skewer , so we'll have that .
But what I've been working on back here is what is uh what we like to have on top of our waffles .
Maple syrup is great , but sometimes it's nice to not have just that pure sweet maple syrup .
So I have what's called very , very good sauce and it's in , um , plant strong a book .
I did , my brother Rick wrote and I did the recipe section and it is just berries .
Usually the left are berries .
My kids don't eat like the blueberries that are a little too wrinkly .
The strawberries that are a little too shrunken and the blackberry doesn't look quite the same as the other ones .
Um , I take them and just cook them down with uh , I squeeze in the lemon and some leftover clementines or oranges that the kids haven't eaten .
So it really is sort of this fruit that's good , but kind of left over and you just cook it down and it's cooked down .
It cooks down into a , it's sort of a very cool and it is delicious .
If you add in apple sauce , it's more or apple , sorry , apple juice .
It's a little more sweet .
If you add in the citrus , it has a little more of a kind of that sour .
Um , you put in a lot of lemon .
Are you shot ?
You're , you're the acid queen .
No , but it , it's , it'll be good .
It's been a little over eight minutes .
I never know if it's gonna work or not , but we'll see fingers crossed .
Oh , they're beautiful .
They're beautiful .
Look at those .
Look at those .
Look at that .
Isn't that something and look , they're like little turtles and you know what the most exciting thing is right here today , we have somebody who doesn't eat plant based at all .
And he actually , he's , he's only 18 and he , he , he's gonna try these and we have our fingers crossed that he is going to love them .
He's gonna love them .
You can put a raspberry in each hole and we'll give you some maple syrup if you need it .
Instead of having the cool , the cool is piping hot .
Does not get , it may not be ready right now .
Or you could put blueberries , but the raspberries always are so amazing if we could have a few little blackberries and then it's so pretty cut up more berries or banana .
But anyway , they are wonderful .
It's fun to make these .
They do , they're crispy now .
They will get soggy , but you can put them in the toaster later and heat them up the next day .
You wanna try it with some maple syrup .
You guys ?
Well , I'll put a little maple syrup on , let them individually that they , they cannot try it until they had it without maple syrup and just say .
All right .
So we'll see what happens .
All right .
Hey , well , you go home and you make your waffles however you want and hopefully your cool aid will be done in time .
It's almost done .
I'm gonna pull up .
The amazing thing about these is that it's just cut oats in it .
It's like eating your breakfast .
It's got everything and , and , and here's the cool act .
It's al it's almost done but it's just too hot to sort of pour onto someone's mouth .
But all these , this fruit just melts down into this beautiful , beautiful , very , very good sauce .
So off you go make your waffles how you want them and decorate them .
So you will eat them .