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Whole Grain Homemade Apple Cinnamon Freezer Waffles for the Littles (and Bigs)

My almost 15 month old loves those frozen toaster waffles, but I don’t love that they’re full of sugar. I set out to make a delicious whole grain version with actual fruit instead of sugar. The result: Real apples, cinnamon and oats – it’s like healthy apple crisp you can pop in the toaster oven and it’s so easy to whip up a batch and store! Bonus: They can easily be made gluten and dairy free for those on special diets.

Ingredients:

2 cups Quick Cooking Oats

3/4 cup milk (can be replaced with non-dairy milk)

3/4 cup water

2 eggs

2 tbsp buckwheat flour (or regular flour – you do you!)

2 apples finely chopped

 

Warm up your waffle iron! Add all the ingredients except the apples to a large bowl to let the oaks soak up the liquids while you prep the apples.

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I like to use my food processor to chop the apples. I chunk them so they fit into my small counter top one. I prefer to leave the skins on because A) it’s easier and B) nutrients. But mostly A. Once the waffles are cooked the skins are soft anyway, so they’re no longer a choking hazard for the littlest littles.

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I add the apples. Mix thoroughly and cook them up. I hand a few fresh warm ones to my baby and let the rest cool. Once they’re a bit firmer I split them into quarters and store them so they’re easy to pull out of the freezer and toast.

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Healthy, delicious snacks for my son – voila! Note: My husband ate two of the waffles from the batch I made in this picture for lunch before they even made it to the freezer.

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Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread

This bread is a great replacement for expensive store-bought cinnamon raisin bread. You can use it for toast, French toast or to make stuffing. It’s so good warmed with a little butter on it. My one year old kisses the oven when he sees it baking – it’s that good!

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Gluten Free Meatloaf that isn’t Dry!

I love good food and cooking, but I really love only cooking one meal for my family. Since I am the lone gluten-free eater in a family who loves to eat, I’m really really motivated to find food that my husband and son will eat, that is both gluten-free and delicious. Meatloaf was a staple in my house growing up, but most gluten free recipes I try are dry and tasteless. My meatloaf recipe is a favorite at our house and it has sneaky veggies! (Shhh! Don’t tell my son!)

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BEST GF PANCAKES EVER using my Sourdough Starter

The irony of me posting my own recipes is that I’m pretty terrible at following recipes myself. I like to experiment and play with the feel with whatever I’m cooking so all of my recipes are estimates of what I cook based on the day. It usually works though 🙂 These pancakes can be adjusted depending on how much starter you use and how fluffy the starter is on a given day. I usually just adjust the ingredients until it resembles thick pancake batter. They always come out golden, fluffy, delicious and they melt in your mouth.

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