Almond Anzac Waffles with Maple Cashew Caramel Cream

Anzac recipes are perfect any time of the year!

Anything with Anzac Cookie flavours is great all year round isn't it? That's my excuse for not getting this recipe onto the blog in time forAnzac Day a few weeks ago. It's pretty sad actually, it's been on my To Do List for about 3 weeks. I'm getting so frustrated with the fact that I'm not getting time to do the things I love. Photographing food and learning how to get better at it. Blogging and learning how to do it properly, hiking in nature, meditating, reading books. What have I done to my life. Running a 7 day a week business and keeping up with the social media for it just zaps all of my time and energy. Things are going to have to change. I have few things in mind and an amazingly supportive husband so stay tuned.

Back to the waffles. I've never gone wrong with anything that resembles the flavours and texture of good old Aussie Anzac biscuits as we call them here in Australia. The internet has got us calling out favourite biscuits 'cookies,' and 'scones' have become biscuits. The traditions are still there, but names are becoming global due to all of our pinning, blogging, social media and websites.

This recipe is

- Gluten free with a grain free option, I've used rolled oats as they are not only very economical, they are also high in cholesterol reducing fibre, have great chewy texture and they are very easy to purchase.

- Sugar free. For these waffles I used xylitol, but you could also use Erythritol, stevia or monk fruit. If sugar free is not important to you then opt a healthy lower GI sweetener such as coconut sugar. These days they are all are quite readily available from most good supermarkets or health food stores.

- Vegan, or as I like to say, Plantbased. There are so many 'vegan egg' substitutes out there now, but they all work differently depending what you are making. I've made these with both the Orgran Vegan Egg and aquafaba (the liquid from tinned chickpeas or any other bean) and both have worked well.

And comes with a quick and easy Maple Cashew Cream that's also

- Naturally sweetened. I use dates and maple syrup. Dates create a wonderful thick texture as well as add sweetness to creamy plantbased alternatives

- Dairy free. My secret ingredient for quick, easy and delicious dairy creams is raw cashews.

- Plantbased. Because not only do we care about our health, we also care about the planet, sustainability and the welfare of all animals, great or small.

Hope on over to the recipe, get your waffle maker out and most off all... Enjoy! đź’ž


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