Waffle Factory Tour

Toaster waffles, near-zero carb, beau coup protein/fat. Every school day. Toaster waffle and apple w. peanut butter and tea.

Study waffle manufacturing system; look for ways increase efficiency. Current system = 22 waffles per 53 minutes, not include dish-washing. After study system, understand why almond flour toaster waffles not commercially available. Ingredients approx. $1 per waffle plus $7,500 in labor.

It recipe:

    Get these ingredients in a blender.

Get these ingredients in a blender.

5 eggs; 1 quart unsweetened coconut milk (4gCHO); 1/2 tsp. salt; 4T coconut oil, melted; 1T vanilla; 2 tsp. baking powder; 600g (21 oz.) almond flour (42g CHO). Blend until perfectly smooth. This large amount of batter is the most Vitamix can hold. Net 46g CHO whole thing; 46/22 = 2-something net g CHO/waffle.

Meanwhile, be heating up your waffle iron. It should be the variety that makes traditional, non-Belgian waffles. These thin waffles fit easily in the toaster slots.

When the iron is hot, spray with cooking spray. I use Trader Joe’s coconut oil spray. Seriously, spray the waffle iron before each addition of waffle batter. Whenever I skip this, the waffle breaks and that means fewer waffles per effort/dollars spent.

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Also: large rubber spatula for scraping batter from blender. Small rubber spatula or thin wooden knife for lifting waffles from burning hot iron. The 1/3 cup globbing method creates square waffles which fit easily in the toaster.

After spraying, use a 1/3c measuring cup to glob batter into the center of the waffle iron. I set mine to level 2 or 2.5. This produces waffles that are sturdy enough to lift easily, but pale enough to handle future toasting. Remove waffle to cooling rack. Spray. Glob. Cooling rack, spray, glob. Cooling rack, spray, glob, and so on.

After the waffles are cool, they need to freeze in a nice, flat position. Don’t just put a stack of cooled waffles into a Ziplock bag; freeze the waffles on a flat surface and then make a stack of neatly hardened flatties. There is no room in my freezer for a bunch of giant cooling racks, so I used nature’s porch freezer and prayed to not attract squirrels or inquisitive Fed Ex drivers.
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Thank you and good day.

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24 comments

  1. g · January 30, 2014

    DOG! LOVE! Waffles amazing!!!

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    • Katy · January 30, 2014

      I am so happy you’ll meet Grover soon. I love him and you will too. Don’t forget Joe wants to be your next Ava team member. We really need body butter.

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      • Katy · January 30, 2014

        this was not the right place to say that.

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  2. type1dmom · January 30, 2014

    That vanilla looks suspiciously like Myer’s Rum. 🙂 Also, I ❤ the TJ's coconut oil cooking spray, especially on my waffle iron.

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    • Katy · January 30, 2014

      I have convinced myself that this is vanilla extract—vanilla beans soaked in rum for a year or so. I don’t know if this is true.

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  3. Scott E · January 30, 2014

    I love waffles — but hate the work (and the $1 apiece cost). So if you see a bald, hungry, almost-40-year-old guy with an insulin pump snooping around your porch freezer, please go easy on him (and don’t shoot!)

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    • Katy · January 30, 2014

      I’d be honored to have you on my porch.

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  4. Katie · January 30, 2014

    Once we get a blender, I’m totally trying this! I will also use the porch as a freezer. Should work nicely.

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    • Katy · January 30, 2014

      Is a blender on your gift registry? All of your DOC fans should chip in and get you and hunky Tom a Vitamix (or whatever blender you like best.)

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      • Katie · February 3, 2014

        A blender is on the registry and someone has already purchased it! One step closer to these waffles…

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  5. Linda · January 30, 2014

    I’m with Grover. How you take the parenting challenge from hell and turn it into ballet is truly humbling. Hats off to you, Bigfoot, and thank you for this recipe.

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    • Katy · January 30, 2014

      You’re nice to me. Thanks.

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  6. Ann · January 30, 2014

    Grover has definitely got it right. Nice job. And Scott could go with the insanity defense. These waffles would make anyone crazy with desire.

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    • Katy · January 30, 2014

      Thank you! Grover’s approval means the world to me.

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  7. theperfectd · January 30, 2014

    The rum is for you to drink while you cook those waffles. With some coconut milk. I’m onto you. (And those waffles sound yummy!)

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    • Katy · January 30, 2014

      Is rum & milk really a drink? I’m willing.

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      • theperfectd · January 30, 2014

        I would try it. Froth it up in a blender. Add ice. And a little fruit.
        Stick an umbrella in it. Dream of the beach….
        Ta-da!

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  8. StephenS · January 30, 2014

    Best photo descriptions of things ever. Even I can’t wait to try this one out.

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    • Katy · January 30, 2014

      Wow, thanks! I hope you make them and love them.

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  9. Heather Garcia Queen · January 30, 2014

    I will be trying these. Every recipe tried so far for waffles have been big fat failures. I gave up, but now I have hope again.

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    • Katy · January 30, 2014

      I hope these waffles do not wind up on your failures list.

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  10. Julia · February 1, 2014

    Pure genius! 2 grams a waffle! I’m amazed.

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  11. shannon · February 3, 2014

    posts like this make you a gift to this community.

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    • Katy · February 3, 2014

      it’s SHANNON!
      hi!
      hi!
      hi!

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