The intensely floral and deeply layered scent of lavender is one of my favorite. Instantly calming, bold, soothing and pretty, lavender is so much more than a fragrance. Lavender is healing. When applied to the temples it can tame a migraine and lower blood pressure, when sprinkled on freshly washed sheets, it can lull even the most anxious among us into a good nights sleep. Lavender keeps mosquitoes and gnats at bay. Dried lavender lasts forever and looks lovely in every room. Lavender is also a perfectly edible flower. Lavender tea has a bold and aromatic flavor and ground lavender flowers add a ridiculously delectable and fancy flavor to your food.
These lavender buttermilk waffles are quite possibly the best waffles out there. They're fancy, yet so easy to make.
In addition to being fragrant, floral and delicious, they're healthy! Flax seeds add omega 3's, antioxidants and fiber, virgin coconut oil is an antioxidant rich, heart healthy alternative to butter when it comes to baking, coconut palm sugar is sweet, has no aftertaste and is a low glycemic, all-natural processed sugar substitute, and nutmeg isn't just delicious, it contains vital trace minerals and aids in digestion.
Here's What You'll Need:
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons ground lavender
1 tablespoon ground flax
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup sugar (coconut palm sugar is an excellent low glycemic option)
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups buttermilk
4 large eggs
1 cup coconut oil (melted to a liquid)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Here's What You Need To Do:
In a coffee grinder, add your lavender and flax seed and grind until it is the consistency of flour. Prepare yourself for a blast of wonderful lavender aromatherapy.
In a large mixing bowl, you want to combine your dry ingredients. Add your flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, freshly ground lavender, nutmeg, flax and salt.
Add your wet ingredients to the dry ingredient bowl. Whisk until smooth.
You know your waffle maker better than I do. Go ahead and preheat, grease with coconut oil and ladle (yes, I use a soup ladle for this job) your mixture onto the griddle to bring these delicious lavender buttermilk waffles to life.
Top with pure maple syrup or whipped cream and a few sprinkles of lavender and voila- an instantly fancy brunch is served!