Buckwheat and Oats Waffles with Apples, Figs, and Maple Syrup

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Today is such a windy day, so windy that our power went off for 20 minutes and could possibly  go out again. These 40 mile an hour winds can be scary but at least it is sunny and cool. Hopefully the day will be much better tomorrow! Tomorrow I compete with 24 singers in the Nicholas Loren Vocal Competition.

I am very excited to perform becasue I will be singing a brand new aria that is nearly 5 minutes long. I have prepared and memorized and have learned SO MUCH from my new voice teacher than I have ever in the past 10 years. Ryan will be recording it so I look forward posting it here soon. Pray for me! It is hard for me not to mentally get nervous but I am also somewhat confident in my new techinque. I pray that God gives me the strength to sing my BEST!
I wanted to leave you with a quick recipe for this weekend. I tried a gluten-free and vegan recipe yesterday that I loved! It is very fast and easy and requires a high-powered blender. I have LOVED my Vitamix, because it is in these type of recipes that I want to be ready to make something delicious.

I ran across Lexie’s Kitchen through The Spunky Coconut’s website and saw a great recipe for gluten-free waffles. I immediately jumped at it since I had all the ingredients at hand. I started heating my waffle maker and I started mixing my waffle ingredients. Here is the recipe, ready to be made wither for dinner tonight or breakfast anytime this weekend! Cheers!

Buckwheat and Oats Waffles

makes 6 waffles and 1 1/2 cups fruit

slightly adapted from Lexie’s Kitchen

Add to high-powered blender in this order and blend on medium for 30 seconds or until smooth:

1-1/4 cup filtered water
2 tablespoons coconut oil
3 tablespoons agave nectar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
3/4 cup brown rice flour
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Add and blend 10 seconds. Then the fun part—watch it grow and expand:

1 tablespoon BAKING POWDER

Pour batter into heated waffle iron lightly coated with oil. Cook 5 minutes or to desired crispness.

Apples, Figs and Maple Syrup

1/4 cup maple syrup
1-2 apples, diced and cored
4 figs, diced
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup walnuts

Mix all together and place on top of hot waffles and eat!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15098153709600529170 Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan

    !! love this recipe!! Me and sis are gluten-intolerant so that’s why I’m so excited about finding this. I like how there’s no xanthan gum or any weird chemicals in it. Thanks!

  • http://foodienutritionist.wordpress.com/ foodienutritionist

    This looks really yummy and healthy! Sounds like a perfect breakfast on a chilly Fall weekend morning. :)

  • http://anecdotesandapples.weebly.com/ Monet

    Good luck with the competition tomorrow! I wish I could hear your pretty voice! These waffles look delicious. I need to get a waffle iron ASAP. I think buckwheat pancakes/waffles are so very good!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12441053969652689705 Stella

    Ooh, gluten-free & vegan-these waffles sound awesome, Noelle. Plus, they seem high fiber too;)
    p.s. Good luck on your performance. I’m sure you’ll do great (God willing)…!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16566027528874726416 baking.serendipity

    These look delicious! I love all the fruit on top :) A perfect weekend breakfast.

  • http://limecake.net/ LimeCake

    i love waffles! bring on the syrup! these look delicious!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10526209428409988896 Conor @ Hold the Beef

    Looks delicious, and I bet the buckwheat gives it a good texture too. All the best with your performance!

  • http://www.namelymarly.com/ Marly

    Wow – what a great looking recipe and post! I hope your competition turned out well…and I’m sure it did!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08873080530639686787 HiHoRosie

    Yummy! This looks so great and I can only imagine the awesome smell and taste is!

    Hope the competition went well!

  • http://almostveganblog.com/ Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Gah, I so need a waffle iron!

    Good luck in your performance!

  • http://www.spicytasty.com/featured/eggplant-parmigiana/ Nithu

    This looks yummy and healthy.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08072262301289936102 Lele

    I really need to buy buckwheat flour. It has such a unique flavor!
    Also, I really wish I had a waffle iron! But I might snag this recipe and turn it into pancakes 😀

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17579815484543487415 Noelle

    @Jennifer &Jaclyn- I liked the fact that it ALSO did not have xantham gum! I am glad you loved it. I am trying to focus more on gluten-free recipes.

    @Foodienutritionist-It WAS perfect. Thank you for your comment.

    @Monet-Thanks Monet! I am hoping to post a recording. I won!!!!

    @Stella-High fiber indeed. My body needs the fiber.

    @Baking.serendipity-Itwas very fresh.

    @LimeCake-Indeed. Fresh maple syrup. Nothing like it!

    @Conor-Thanks! I won the competition, so more on that on my next post. :)

    @Marly-Thanks it DID!!

    @HiHoRosie-It was very delicious. I love the smell coming from a waffle iron. Thanks to God my hubby owned one before we got married. :)

    @Amber-Yes, get one soon!

    @Nithu-Thanks. Very healthy indeed!

    @Lele-Good idea!! Let me know if you do!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12078915956394431886 We Are Not Martha

    I love the idea of figs in maple syrup! And I love buckwheat waffles, too. I hope your aria went well– So exciting!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04695690277037332534 kirsten

    I never make anything gluten free.
    These look SO good.
    Time to bust out the waffle iron :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13951788558737977318 Evan Halperin

    if i only had a waffle maker…