-post in collaboration with YOGI TEA®–
One of my goals in 2018 is enjoying the little things a bit more. And what better way to do that than with a lovely breakfast with friends. Catching up on girly topics and spending time together. Luckily, YOGI TEA® provided me with their heavenly new tea blend, White Tea with Aloe Vera, which is enriched with turmeric and basil. Doesn’t that sound just glorious to you? But a great breakfast doesn’t just contain tea (at least not when you have friends over on a Sunday). That’s why I like to serve my favorite vegan waffles, with a little twist, and sweet vegan coconut whipped cream. The recipe is super easy and you probably already have most of the ingredients in your pantry.
Ingredients for Aloe Vera waffles: (for 4 persons)
•200 g flour
•50 g powder sugar
•1 tablespoon baking soda
•1 pinch salt
•2 bags of YOGI TEA® White Tea with Aloe Vera (contents)
•1 pinch turmeric powder?
•100 ml coconut milk
•100 ml coconut oil
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the coconut whipped cream:
•1 can coconut cream, full-fat version (chilled!)
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract
•3 tablespoons powder sugar
•fresh fruits for the topping
Something to consider:
Buy organic whenever possible. And make sure the products you buy contain as minimal ingredients as possible (you don’t want to consume all the nasty chemicals). Especially when buying the coconut cream. Some brands include all sorts of additives that are completely unnecessary -often thickening agents, or other ingredients that are meant to prevent the coconut milk from separating, which is exactly the opposite of what we need to happen in order to make the whipped cream.
- Preheat the waffle iron.
- For the waffles: In a bowl sift together flour, powder sugar, baking soda, salt, contents of YOGI TEA® White Tea with Aloe Vera, and turmeric.
- Now mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until combined and dewy batter forms. You can make the dough softer by adding more milk (when you find it a little too firm).
- Ladle the batter into the preheated waffle iron and cook until waffles are golden brown and crisp.
- For the coconut whipped cream: You may make the whipped cream in advance (or while your waffles cook). First mix the creamy top part of the coconut cream in a medium-size mixing bowl. You don’t want to use the coconut water at the bottom.
- When soft peaks form, add in the vanilla extract and powder sugar.
- And whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Voila!
Other things I find important when hosting a breakfast are:
- Have a selection of drinks you can serve (fresh juices, smoothies, cocoa or coffee)
- A variation of fresh fruits
- Besides the main breakfast food, make sure you also have a small selection of other goodies like granola, yogurt or fruit salad
- Have an inviting table setting and never forget to have fresh flowers around. These little decorations make all the difference!
* Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with Yogi Tea. This post is a sponsored post, meaning I got paid to create and share this recipe. As well as the YOGI TEA® products that have been given to me. As always, all thoughts are my own!