By: Aly K. Benson
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love waffles? Waffles are a household classic breakfast and brunch go-to meal around the world. Though, for many, they can be far too sugar-based and overly sweet. That’s why we’ve created this recipe for consumers who are looking to pack their mornings with protein, fruits and a healthy meal!
This recipe is packed full of omega 3, 6 and 9 and bonus benefits of vitamin A, B, E and C. It’s also low sugar, and all ingredients can be replaced with vegan or gluten-friendly flours, sugars and butter. It’s friendly for dietary restrictions for your convenience! Read instructions for more information.
Infused Protein Eggless Blackberry Waffles
Makes 6-12 waffles depending on your waffle iron size.
2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cups protein powder
¼ cups hemp hearts
2 teaspoons white sugar
2 cups almond milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (optional: infused oil)
1 tablespoons water
4 tablespoons brown sugar
4 tablespoons melted butter (optional: infused butter)
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon orange zest
½ cups blackberries
Optional: 1 gram of raw milled flower
Plating & Toppings:
You can choose to sift icing sugar lightly before serving for a low-sugar meal. Or you can choose a more sweet option and mix a small amount of leftover orange zest into your syrup. If infusing your butter, oil or adding raw milled flower isn’t the option for you, try adding your desired amount of a tincture into your syrup! It’s the easiest way to infuse your dish. This can make it much easier to gauge the potency of your recipe than using DIY infusion methods.
Mix dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and set aside. In another medium bowl mix vegetable oil, water, brown sugar, melted butter and orange ingredients. Then add blackberries and dried flowers if that is your infusion preference for this recipe. Use a ladle to pour your waffle batter evenly on your iron and cook as usual.
When it comes time to add your protein powder, try using brown rice or vanilla protein powder. Always remember, if you are changing flour types from all-purpose flour to say, almond flour, add an extra tablespoon of water as compensation.
There are three possible ways to infuse your meal with this recipe: butter, oil or adding raw cannabis flower. Regardless of the infusion method you choose, our cannabis experts recommend using cannabis with fruity, sweet and floral aromas. This means using a dried flower with dominant terpenes like:
By using terpenes that match with those in the orange and blackberries in this recipe, you may be able to influence the amount of cannabis you taste in your creation! Whether you choose oil, butter or dried flower each option will bring a different experience to your meal. Infused oils vary in fat content and like butter, the potency is reliant on the temperature and infusion methods. This can make it hard to know your exact dosage and is why our favourite choice is dried flowers. If you are curious about what flowers have these terpenes on CannMart’s Marketplace, reach out to our customer service team for assistance.
Why Raw Cannabis?
We know what you're thinking, why would that even be an option? Well, for some people it’s not the desired option, and that’s ok! However, this recipe is friendly to an assortment of different ingredient options and infusion techniques. Adding raw cannabis tends to be a trend for more connoisseur-like consumers.
Raw cannabis contains the minor cannabinoid THC(A), the inactive and non-psychoactive component that turns to THC when heated or “decarbed.” If you choose to add raw cannabis into your waffles, it will heat your cannabis while baking in your waffle iron. This may or may not reflect in psychoactive effects because the bud will not be fully decarbed, but not completely raw either. Using THC(A) milled flower comes with one big benefit: the taste. Including THC(A) in your meal can elevate your relationship with the plant through your engagement with minor cannabinoids and complex terpene profiles.