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Vegan Waffles – with only 3 ingredients

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Vegan Waffles – with only 3 ingredients

I have a new favourite recipe!! A really simple one. But let me start from the beginning.

We have been considering for a while to buy a waffle maker because of this video of La Dimensión Vegana.  Oat flakes, agave syrup and water, as easy as that. So simple and tasty! (Thanks Javi, you are our inspiration!!)

But my colleagues’ were faster and gave me a waffle machine as a present for my birthday. One of the best presents I have ever had!!! Since then, we’ve been experimenting almost every day. You cannot go wrong with any mix of the above three, but I found the below recipe the most tasty.

Office Birthday

So sweet of them!! <3 <3


VEGAN OAT WAFFLES

Ingredients (for 10-12 waffles):

  • 5 cups of (gluten-free) oat flakes
  • 2 cups of warm water
  • 1 cup of vegan milk
  • 5-6 tbsp of agave syrup
  • 4 tbsp of oil
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of chia (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda

Preparation time: 5 minutes + baking

Secret tip: Add 1/2 tsp of cinnamon.

Mix all ingredients in a mixer. Bake the dough. With our waffle maker we use about 2 tbsp of dough for a waffle and it takes ca. 5 minutes to get crispy from the outside and soft from the inside.

I’m really satisfied with the result.

These waffles have become part of our weekly routine. We also experimented with adding nuts or fruits, that also works perfectly.

Please note, the amount of liquids needed varies, depending on the oat flakes. The dough should be approximately as thick as a muffin dough. But don’t worry, it’s really hard to mess up this recipe.

The best thing is that you can eat these waffles free of guilt!! All ingredients are healthy – and the topping depends on you, really. Some of my (not so healthy but spectacular) creations:

The first.

 

It's the best with strawberries...

It’s the best with strawberries…

 

...or raspberry (and rosemary honey)...

…or raspberry (and rosemary honey)…

 

...or ice cream!!

…or ice cream!!

 

The office version is also very popular :-)

The office version is also very popular :-)

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Piña Colada Ice Cream (V, GF)

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My dear colleagues left me alone this week… They exchanged our tea time for some cheap tropical cocktails. Christoph is off to the Seychelles and Nicole is doing a crazy wedding-marathon in Mexico. And me??! How do I survive until they’re back?

I prepare  my favourite tropical ice cream, of course.


 PIÑA COLADA ICE CREAM

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 of a big ripe pineapple, mashed
  • 1 tin (400 g) of creamy coconut milk
  • agave syrup, according to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp of coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp of rum (optional)

Preparation time: 10 minutes + freezing time

Mix all the ingredients in a mixer until you get a smooth, creamy liquid. If you have the luxury, put it into the ice cream machine, wait until it does the job and enjoy! :P Alternatively, pour the mix into a bowl, put it into the freezer and mix it every 20-30 minutes. Like this it will remain creamy, too.

piña colada ice cream

Olives and Baguettes

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Olives and Baguettes

I’ve always liked the idea of home-made products and home-made  bread is so far the most interesting and challenging idea. Actually, one of my main goals after moving to Germany was to learn the tricks of good German bread. And where do I start my experiments? With a French one, of course. (Blame Uta, as she gave me a baguette pan.)

We have a very small kitchen with a tiny work surface. Since our new kitchen machine has arrived, I’ve tried many different recipes and we are very happy with this one so we want to share it with all the fresh bread lovers. I have to tell you in advance, you need quite some patience to make a bread that is as good, or even better than the one at your local bakery.


 OLIVES&OREGANO BAGUETTE

Ingredients (Sourdough):

  • 5 g fresh yeast
  • 80 g wheat flour
  • 45 ml water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • a pinch of salt

Preparation time: 5 minutes / fermentation time: min. 24 hours

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until you have a wet dough. Put it in a bowl and cover it with plastic film. Leave it in the fridge for 24 hours.

Olive Baguette Raw

Ingredients (Baguette):

  • 450 g wheat flour
  • 250 ml warm water
  • 10 g salt
  • 2 tbsp of oil
  • 8 g fresh yeast
  • 1/2 cup of black olives (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp of dried oregano

Preparation time: 4 hours

Mix the flour, salt, oregano, oil and water at medium speed until the dough doesn’t stick to the mixing bowl. Use a kitchen machine or knead it well. Let it rest for about 15 minutes in the bowl. Then add the yeast, olives and the sour dough. This time use a higher speed in the machine, knead it for 15 minutes until all the ingredients are well mixed and the dough doesn’t stick to the bowl. Put some oil in a larger bowl and let the baguette dough rise for 2 hours, until it doubles in size. After the fermentation time divide the dough depending of how big you want your baguettes, just remember that the dough will grow two times bigger. Let the dough rise for one hour more.

Pre-heat oven until 220ºC. Make 2 or 3 cuts on the surface of the dough with a sharp blade.

Olive Baguette Baked 2

Secret tip: Put some water in a bowl when you pre-heat the oven, this will help to make your bread fluffy – crunchy from the outside and soft from the inside.

Final step: bake the baguette for about 15 minutes.

We usually eat it up when it’s freshly baked. But you might want to freeze some baguettes for another occasion. If you do so, no need to melt it, just bake them for another 5 minutes before serving!