This paleo Healthy Birthday Cake Flavored Waffle for One uses all-natural, real-food ingredients to get that fun, whimsical birthday cake flavor; it’s perfect for any special occasion morning!
With Mother’s Day less than a week away, you might already have your morning plans all set. Maybe you made brunch reservations at a great place that mom has been wanting to try, or maybe you make the same special breakfast for her every year.
But on the off chance that you’re looking for a new idea, I think this waffle would fit the bill perfectly.
I know it is birthday cake-flavored, but I think that flavor is perfect for any special occasion, and what could be more special than Mother’s Day? This recipe is grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and naturally sweetened, but tastes like the real deal and they cook up to be crispy outside and soft inside. This recipe makes just one waffle if all you need is one serving for mom, but it’s a really easy recipe to adjust to feed however many people you’re cooking for.
Where does the natural birthday cake flavoring come from? It’s magic. Or more specifically, it’s the magic that happens when you combine vanilla extract, almond extract, a touch of coconut oil or clarified butter, and a smidgen of mahlab.
If you’re not familiar with it, mahlab is a spice that comes from the seeds of the St Lucie cherry. To me, it tastes like a cross between almonds and cherries, and it adds just the right touch of something special here.
Next time you need a special breakfast give this one a try!
- 6 tablespoons (42 g) almond flour
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
- 1/16 teaspoon (1 pinch) ground mahlab
- ½ tablespoon coconut oil (or clarified butter/ghee), melted
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon pure almond extract
- 1 large egg
- Fresh berries or sliced fruit
- Chia seeds, hemp hearts, or ground flaxseeds
- Chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds
- Chocolate chips
- Shredded coconut
- Pure maple syrup, honey, or all-fruit jam
- Grass-fed butter
- Whisk together all ingredients until combined.
- Cook the batter in a waffle maker until done.
- Serve warm, with any toppings you like.
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I’m thrilled to be giving away one Waring Pro Belgian Waffle Maker (retail value $59.95) to one lucky winner! (Thank you to Waring Pro for sponsoring this giveaway!)
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Disclosure: Waring Pro provided me with a waffle maker for review, and they are providing the waffle maker for this giveaway; as always, opinions stated are my own.