Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Dietary guidance: v v g
Whole Grain Blender Waffles
2 cups water
4-8 dates chopped or 1 TBS concentrated apple juice
1 cup quick oats
¼ cup millet or cornmeal
¼ cup flax-seeds">flaxeed
¼ cup raw cashew nuts
1 TBS cornstarch
½ tsp salt
"Whipped Cream" Topping
1/2 cup soy milk
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
12-14 oz Silken Tofu, drained
1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
Directions for Waffles
Preheat waffle iron (Belgium Waffle iron works great).
Blend all ingredients for 1 minute or until smooth (high powered blender is needed i.e. Vita-mix).
Pour mixture into preheated waffle iron and close the lid.
Bake until steam stops rising and the waffle is golden brown and crisp (anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes).
While the waffles are cooking begin preparing the "Whipped Cream".
Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender or food processor until smooth.
Begin assembling the trifle by ripping pieces of the waffle to create the first "layer" in your bowl.
Spread a portion of the whipped cream topping over the waffle pieces (I did a third of the topping because I wanted 3 layers).
Then top that layer with fresh or frozen (and thawed) fruit of your choice.
Simply repeat these same steps until you have filled your dish.