About a month ago I came across a company based in Finland called Nordicnordic. The two sisters that founded this business and sell organic products stand behind the promise that all their consumer goods contain no additives, preservatives and are totally pure. They have a line of powders, teas and juices which are comprised of the highest quality and made with raw, vegan and paleo friendly ingredients. This intrigued me for two reasons:
1. I love eating loads of berries for the antioxidant benefits and
Reeta was kind enough to send me some product samples to try and guess what? They are AMAZING! They add a nutritioanl boost to almost any meal and they look so beautiful when mixed with yogurt, milk or even syrup. You can cook with them. Bake with them. Add them into smoothies and yogurt. I’m actually tempted to just shmoosh them all over my body in the shower.
Whole grain waffles with lingonberry added to the batter. Next I took a fresh blackberry reduction and added more lingonberry powder to the maple syrup. To top it all off (or in other words the icing on the waffles) I made a simple mixture of kefir, agave and bilberry powder.
For more info on this company click here: nordicnordic.com
Best news of the day? They have shared a coupon code with me and I’m sharing it with you. If you are interested in purchasing their products go to their website, click, click, click on everthing you love and then once you’re at the shopping cart stage use the code simply15 to check OUT.
- For the Waffles:
- 2 extra large eggs
- 1 ¾ cups buttermilk (if you don't have buttermilk you can use regular milk, soy or almond)
- ¼ cup melted butter or coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon agave or honey
- ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger - Optional
- ½ teaspoon cinammon
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 ½ cups whole-wheat flour (I used Robin Hood)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- For the Bilberry Infused Maple Syrup
- 1 cup of fresh blackberries (I used Driscolls Organic)
- 2 tablespoon water
- ¼ cup real maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon nordicnordic ligonberry powder
- For the Kefir Topping
- ½ cup plain kefir
- 1 tablespoon nordicnordic bliberry powder
- 1 teaspoon agave or organic honey
- For the waffles. Heat your waffle maker as directed.
- In a good size mixing bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, oil, (agave or honey) cinammon and baking soda until well incorporated.
- Add in the flour, baking powder, and salt and whisk together just until the large lumps disappear. Don't overmix or you will have tough and dry waffles.
- When the waffle iron is hot, dab it with a little butter and then ladle some batter onto the center of the iron. Close your waffle maker and cook until done (mine takes about 3 - 4 minutes for 4 waffles)
- Keep waffles warm until you finish preparing your toppings. I usually throw them onto a cookie sheet and into the oven at a low temperature - 225 F is fine.
- Make your syrup by combining all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a slow boil and immediately remove from heat. Strain thru sieve and serve over waffles with kefir.
- To make the kefir simply combine with ligonberry powder, agave and mix well. Garnish the waffles with additional fruit or berries if desired.
*disclaimer: The products in this post were supplied by nordicnordic for recipe testing purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own.