I’ve heard that when you eat Christmas cookies for breakfast during the holiday season, they contain no calories. The Christmas anticipation revs up our metabolism so much that the Christmas cookie calories go poof.
Hmm… I may have dreamt that.
But just in case I didn’t, I probably should test it out. Anyone want to join me?
While we’re at it, we probably should test Christmas cookie-flavoured foods as well, like these Gingerbread Buckwheat Waffles. I made these the other morning and they were devoured by my tiny housemates (and so he doesn’t get mad, one not-tiny housemate, OH) in approximately 5.5 mins.
They weren’t involved in the no-calories-because-it’s-Christmas-cookie-flavoured test, but I’ll take the quick consumption and the ‘are there any more?’ questioning as a positive sign. These Gingerbread Buckwheat waffles are goooood.
Even better, if you struggle to digest milk, you can still eat Gingerbread Buckwheat Waffles. Yes, really.
Why? Because I made them with a2 Milk™, which is an awesome, easier to digest milk that has only the A2 protein, not the A1 protein that has been discovered to cause bloating and all sort of digestive problems in some people. This means that some people who were previously thought to be lactose intolerant can actually drink a2 Milk™.
If you feel a bit sceptical, you’ll be happy to know a clinical trial of 600 adults in China found that ‘consumption of a2 Milk™ containing only A2 beta casein reduced acute gastrointestinal symptoms compared to consuming conventional milk containing A1 and A2 beta casein proteins.’ All 600 study participants in the clinical trial had self-diagnosed lactose intolerance, and 71% of them were ‘confirmed lactose malabsorbers.’
I conducted a little ‘clinical trial’ of my own: My sister’s digestion goes AWOL if she drinks normal cow’s milk, but a2 Milk™ goes down just fine for her, meaning she can happily indulge in these Gingerbread Buckwheat Waffles (I’ve already sent her the recipe).
Gingerbread Buckwheat Waffles = Christmas
I don’t know about you, but gingerbread spice is one of those dreamy aromas that transports me right to Christmas. The lights, the tree, the decorations, the presents, and the most important thing of all – cherished family and friends. That’s the good stuff right there. Every Christmas I want to bottle up that moment and live it forever.
Because I can’t do that, I have to rely on what reminds me of Christmas to pull up those Christmas memories in my mind. (If I could put up Christmas decorations in July, I probably would.)
These waffles just happen be the perfect vehicle for a Christmas memory extravaganza.
Why You’ll Love These Gingerbread Buckwheat Waffles
- They’re delicious.
- They’ll transport you right to Christmas.
- They’re sweet without being too sweet. They’re not just sugary sweet waffles – they’re sweet-spiced waffles.
- You can adjust the buckwheat flour to your liking. Buckwheat flour has an intense and earthy flavour which I love, but some prefer a little less of it.
- Those of you who are lactose intolerant can enjoy these waffles too, thanks to a2 Milk™.
- See #1. I wouldn’t dream of ruining Christmas memories with anything other than perfect waffles, and these spiced waffles are pretty much perfect.
I could go on and on. I am surprised that you made it through the list and didn’t rush to your kitchen to make them immediately.
Oh, you probably need the recipe. We’ll get to that in just a moment.
How to Serve These Perfect Gingerbread Spiced Waffles
I like to top Gingerbread Buckwheat Waffles with gorgeous red strawberries (red, by the way, is my favourite colour) or perfectly juicy fresh figs, plus a dusting of powdered sugar. You could also top them with a fruit compote (blueberry compote is a good choice).
Ready to Make Gingerbread Buckwheat Waffles?
Your wait is over. Here is how to make Gingerbread Buckwheat Waffles: Please do try them and if you do make them, then please do tag #recipesfromapantry on Instagram or twitter so that I can pop over and have a look. It is really, really awesome for me when you make any one of my recipes.
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This post is sponsored by the lovely folk from a2 Milk™
- 425 ml milk I used a2 Milk™.
- 125 g dairy free butter melted
- 3 eggs beaten
- 2.5 tbsp molasses
- 325 g buckwheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder gluten free
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 0.5 tsp nutmeg
- Whisk together milk, butter and eggs and molasses and set aside.
- Mix together the flours and spices in a large bowl and make a hole in the centre.
- Slowly whisk the milk mixture into the flour to make a batter and don't worry if there are some lumps.
- Cook the waffles according to your waffles maker instructions until all the waffle batter is finished and set aside somewhere warm.
- Serve the waffles topped with fruit.
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