Every once in a while, I find myself craving some traditional comfort food, the one that is packed with flavor and that almost tastes like hugs and warm wishes, you know the deal waffles or cornbread or a good soup. Every time that I have those cravings I go ahead and make the same recipe Hazelnut Waffles and it hits the spot every single time.
This is one of those recipes that's traditional and at the same time it's a bit more elevated (but just as easy to cook!), it's packed with flavor and choke full of good for you ingredients, and it's also incredibly filling and keep you fueled through the day.
I love Hazelnut Waffles for breakfast or brunch time (is the best recipe to make when you have people coming over) but it's so good it can work as a dinner because we all pretty much know that there's nothing quite as good as having breakfast food for dinner.
For me, it's so delicious because we are using a mix of gluten free flour + hazelnut flour. For this recipe just use your favorite gluten-free flour blend, and then we are also going to be adding some hazelnut flour. I usually purchase the hazelnut flour in the bulk bins at my local health food store, but you can also make your own with a food processor and toasted hazelnuts. Just grind until fine. It's not difficult at all and takes around 4 minutes.
Besides the flours, we are also adding a bit of cacao powder to get the chocolate hazelnut spread flavor that everyone loves (you know the one I'm talking about). Add some spices and a mix of honey and a tablespoon of sugar and you just got yourself the best possible breakfast in the planet.
2 Cups gluten-free flour
½ Cup hazelnut flour
½ Cup cocoa powder
1 ½ Cup almond milk
1 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsps honey
1 Tsp baking powder
2 Tsps ground nutmeg
2 Tsps ground cinnamon
2 Tbsps coconut oil
Preheat the waffle iron to medium heat, grease with some coconut oil.
In a bowl, add the dry ingredients: flours, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Stir well.
Incorporate the rest of the ingredients: milk, eggs, honey, and the coconut oil.
Mix until everything is well incorporated
Spoon the batter into the waffle maker and cook until golden.
Cut into triangles.
Serve and enjoy.