Happy Future Father’s Day

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Happy Future Father’s Day

Though my dream is to be a stay at home wife/mommy with nothing more on my ‘To-Do List’ than volunteer, cook and love my family, I am currently a hard-working woman with more than enough piled on my little plate. I have been incredibly blessed with a husband extraordinaire who works hard, plays hard and loves even harder. When we got married I told him I would cook him breakfast, lunch and dinner every day for the rest of our lives. A couple of weeks into that promise I woke up late and found myself running out the door with a hard-boiled egg for myself and a note on the kitchen counter with instructions on what he COULD have for breakfast and lunch if he put a little work into making it…himself. Oops.

It’s funny how our expectations of certain major life events alter when we get there. Matt and I always laugh about this. With marriage, in particular, we have found that some aspects are more difficult than we expected and others are way easier, more fun and deeper than we could have ever imagined.

As our good friends begin to pop out kid after kid {and I do mean kid after kid…we have seven (friend) nieces/nephews under 4 years old we see on a weekly/monthly basis, it’s awesome!}, we have begun to discuss what life might be like as parents. How would our expectations of parenthood differ from reality? Will we still be “us” when that time comes? How will it change our marriage and our dreams/goals? How will it influence our relationship/walk with Christ? Etc., ect., etc.

With these thoughts floating around and penetrating our conversations recently, I thought I would honor my future baby’s daddy {lol} with a special and incredibly delicious breakfast.

This recipe was adapted from my new favorite blog, Roost. Check it out. It’s awesome and they have a beautiful story of healing with real food.

Almond and Banana Waffles

  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 TBS raw honey
  • 1/2 cup plain, whole yogurt
  • 1 very ripe banana, mashed

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix to combine. In a sperate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients, including the mashed banana. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well with a fork. I’m sure this can be done in a food processor or good blender as well.

Pour 1/2 cup of batter onto a greased waffle iron. I used coconut oil to grease my waffle iron, but you could also use ghee or butter. Cook for approximately 2 minutes. Cooking time may vary depending on the waffle iron and the setting you use.

Lather with butter, pure maple syrup, almond butter, berries, etc. Serve with pastured scrambled eggs, bacon or whatever you feel like rockin’ out with your scrumptious waffles.

These waffles are fluffy, yet dense with flavor and nutrients. This is a low carb/paleo/grain-free breakfast and can be enjoyed guilt-free. Eat up!

Shine Bright friends and happy Father’s day to all you wonderful dads out there!

By | 2016-11-09T21:25:06+00:00 June 17th, 2012|Food, Life, Love, Recipes, Uncategorized|2 Comments

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  1. jennifer lacey July 2, 2012 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    Justine, is that ketsup on your scrambled eggs? lol

    Love you, Aunt Jen

    • Justine November 8, 2012 at 7:48 pm - Reply

      What? Ketchup? no….yeeeeees! It’s organic! 😉

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