Greetings!! After a very temporary culinary hiatus, I am back and ready to share more recipes just in time for the cold weather and upcoming holiday season ahead. I will be posting some of my favorite healthy and comfort classic foods to give everyone some ideas on what to cook for all of your holiday parties these next couple of months. That’s right, Culinary Jam is back (again), and this time with a silver tray, tall glass of OJ, and breakfast in bed!! Who doesn’t love a fluffy home-made stack of waffles dripping with maple syrup when it’s chilly out? In this recipe, I’ve made a healthy, gluten-free, sugar-free version of my beloved waffle, to satisfy my craving for these gut-bombs for breakfast but with out the gut-bombing-ness of all that gluten and sugar. And the best part is they taste soooo good, you would have no idea that they are good for you. Think of it as a “safety meal” you can enjoy without the guilt so that when you DO chow down on all of those holiday treats, you won’t feel quite so much like a tubby Santa.
This is my version of a Greek yogurt pancake. After a whole lot of experimenting with diffent recipes, and clunking around the kitchen on Saturday mornings like a mad scientist, I came up with my OWN version that yields a tasty, hearty, and pretty healthy pancake. It’s also pretty, all dressed up in orange zest and honey. This version uses honey as a sweetener instead of sugar, and 2% Greek yogurt versus the traditional (and played-out) buttermilk. I wouldn’t do the 0%, just because this is where you are getting most of your fat from, and they may end up tasting too bland with a lower fat content yogurt…The sea salt, lemon zest, and cinnamon add a little flavor dimension that-HOPEFULLY- won’t have you missing the full-fat version. Also, bananas work great in this recipe if you have a berry allergy or just to mix things up…You could also do a whole wheat flour if you wanna be a super healthy nut. Continue reading →