Last night, I catered and attended a rather impromptu little dinner party for a treasured friend and client. I feel so fortunate that I get to work with people I adore, and that oftentimes, I can surprise them with a menu that I know that they will love based on my past interactions. It’s the BEST; as a chef, I feel like *I* am truly involved in the hosting of the party. And I often come up with menus that I would serve at my own dinner parties! That allows me to put even more of my heart, presence, and creativity into the meal – a hugely important factor. These hazelnut lace waffles came together with all of that and more!
This time around, I had the opportunity to test out a starter recipe about which I’ve been dreaming for some time: Savory Keto Hazelnut Lace Waffles with Creme Fraiche and Caramelized Onion- Roasted Beet Jam over Shaved Fennel Salad. It was a HIT!
The waffles themselves, which are a riff on this Almond Flour Waffle recipe from the amazing website Low Carb Yum, are both Keto and Paleo. They also happen to be light, lacy, crispy, and SCRUMPDIDDLYUMPTIOUS! With only five ingredients, they are also super easy to make. You could serve these with a sweet syrup, melted butter, or even topped with bacon and a poached egg. However you decide to do it, any tastebuds treated are going to be impressed!
- 1 cup almond or hazelnut flour
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 3 eggs
- 2 Tablespoons hazelnut oil
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- Pinch Himalayan salt
- Additional equipment: waffle iron
- Heat up your waffle iron.
- Place your dry ingredients into a medium mixing bowl and whisk to combine well.
- Add the eggs, oil, and almond milk and whisk again until smooth.
- Once your waffle iron is ready, pour in the amount of batter recommended by the product instructions. For my Bialetti Belgian waffle iron, this is about ⅔ cup of batter. This will result in 3 full Belgian waffles, and half of one is a serving.
- Cook until the ready light comes back on.
- Remove gently with a fork.
- Repeat process until all of the batter is cooked.
- Garnish as desired and enjoy!