Starting off the school year with extra chocolate chips!!
My floor theme this semester is brunch of course, which I am very excited about! So I made these for my first floor meeting and had some other brunch food for everyone - some homemade, some donated by awesome local places (shoutout to Union Square Donuts and David's Tea)! Here is a picture of my hallway bulletin board, featuring my brunch! The door tags I made for my floor theme are avocado toast, a waffle, a blueberry muffin, and a croque monsieur.
It was quite hard to restrain myself from eating my baked goods before the meeting, but I was so happy because my residents enjoyed them! I have a vegan resident, so I’ll be adventuring further into vegan baking this year. I always make sure to take my residents’ dietary restrictions into account and provide at least one option that suits these restrictions, as well as having one healthy/healthier option and one more traditional dessert. I want everyone to feel included and that they can enjoy at least one food item at our meetings, because it helps build a supportive community.
These waffles are super simple to make! Here is the recipe!
1 cup oats
½ cup coconut flour
¼ to ½ cup vegan vanilla protein powder (I happened to have a sample of Garden of Life vanilla protein, which was handy for this recipe! I don’t normally buy/have protein powder)
2 mashed bananas
1 ¼ cup milk (I used coconut milk)
Blend all ingredients except chocolate chips until a smooth batter forms. Then mix in chocolate chips - as much as you want!
Heat and lightly grease a waffle iron.
Pour a few spoonfuls of batter in the middle of the waffle maker and cook for about 4-5 minutes, or until the waffle is evenly cooked.
Let cool slightly, add toppings and enjoy!
I topped them with crunchy peanut butter, banana slices, more chocolate chips, cinnamon, and Bare Snacks cinnamon banana chips and chocolate coconut chips. Thanks Bare Snacks for sending me these tasty and healthy snacks!