My mom laughed at me when I told her what I was making.
Not because, you know, I was making waffles with buckwheat flour. No, no, no.
Evidently topping your waffles with stewed prunes is pretty funny.
I mean, I know that “stewed prunes” isn’t the most attractive phrasing in the universe, but still!
Well, my friends, it turns out that stewed prunes have a bit of a reputation for being an old people food that helps you in the bathroom, if you catch my drift. Yeah, I know.
Oops, you didn’t just lose your appetite did you? I guess normal people don’t talk about things like that on their food blogs, do they. Fails all around for me today! (EXCEPT the waffles. Those were NOT a fail I promise!)
I had zero idea about the whole prune thing, but it matters not! I <3 stewed prunes, and I put them on my buckwheat waffles, and it is a super scrumptious combo, and so no hating on my stewed prunes.
When I was in Florence last summer, the hotel we stayed at served stewed prunes every morning with the breakfast array. They were warm, delicately sweet, and deliciously juicy. I was sold! The Italians didn’t think stewed prunes were an old people food. Reason why Italians are my kind of people #58499673.
Anyway, if you’re not willing to give stewed prunes a clean slate–or if you want another variation–I would suggest tossing some chocolate chips into the batter. Because a) hullo, chocolate and b) the buckwheat makes it look like there’s already some chocolate in there, so might as well make it official, am I right? It’s kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy. It’s not our fault the chocolate ended up in there. It was fate!
Added bonus: you won’t be a liar if you tell kids the waffles are chocolate in order to get them to eat whole grain. Not that you would ever lie about that to children!
Right now I’m at COUSINFEST aka my grandparents’ house, and it has been so much fun! Our latest obsession is Words with Friends. I know you just checked the date to see if I posted this in 2010. I didn’t. It is currently almost 2015, but the Words with Friends party is poppin’ in this household.
It’s turned in to more of a “let’s try random letter combos until we find a word that is accepted but we don’t think is actually a real word” party, though, which has some of our Scrabble purists pretty upset. There’s a dictionary feature in the latest version of the app (ooh, so fancy), so we’ve looked up some of the definitions just to see.
And SOMETIMES… Ww/F (see what I did there?) doesn’t even HAVE a definition!!!
“‘HOLKING’ is a valid Words With Friends word. Sorry, no definition is available at this time!”
Then under word rarity it says: “Very Common”
You know, I think we ought to come up with our own definition and then incorporate it into our daily lives. Any ideas? Adjective, maybe?
These waffles are holking. You decide what that means.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday filled with lots of my three favorite things: family, friends, and FOOD.
And as usual, mini version! 🙂
- 3/4 c. buckwheat flour, plus more as needed
- 3/4 c. brown or white rice flour, plus more as needed
- 1 tbsp. baking powder
- pinch salt
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- 3/4 to 1 c. unsweetened almond milk
- 3 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1/2 lb. prunes
- 1/2 lemon, sliced into rounds
- cinnamon to taste
- coconut milk yogurt
- chopped pecans
- In a medium saucepan, add the prunes, lemon slices, and cinnamon. Pour in enough water so that the prunes are covered. Bring to a boil, then cover and let simmer for 20 minutes while you make the waffles.
- Start heating the waffle iron. In a large mixing bowl, combine the buckwheat flour, rice flour, baking powder, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, honey, milk, and coconut oil. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. If the batter is too thin, add more buckwheat and rice flour. If it is too thick, add more almond milk.
- Follow the instructions of your waffle iron from this point to cook the waffles. Once the waffles are done, top them with a dollop of yogurt, a drizzle of honey, some stewed prunes, and a handful of chopped pecans.
- *VARIATION: Instead of prunes and yogurt and the like, try mixing some chocolate chips into the batter. Mmm!