Chocolate chip waffle recipe

January 15 – Never Alone & Chocolate Chip Waffles

1 Peter 5:9 (nirv)

Stand up to him. Remain strong in what you believe. You know that you are not alone in your suffering. The family of believers throughout the world is going through the same thing.

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When I was younger, I heard plenty of stories from the Bible that involved Satan. I used to picture him as a red, furry guy with horns that ran around and scared people. I think I was confusing the devil with the leading character in a horror movie. Maybe you’ve done that (or still do that) too – let’s be honest, it’s really hard to understand and actively think about “invisible” characters from the Bible.

It wasn’t until very recently that I realized how scary Satan really is, but not in any of the ways I ever imagined. It turns out, I didn’t need to check for him under the bed, and I wasn’t safe as long as my bedroom closet was empty.

Most of us experience the difficulties of life without ever realizing who’s behind them. And I think the Devil’s favorite tool is isolation, both mentally and physically. He uses our struggles and insecurities to make us feel like we don’t belong. We couldn’t possibly fit in with a small group because of the way we fight with our families. We could never show up to church on Sunday because of what we did on Saturday night. He makes us believe that we’re misunderstood. Or that we’re flawed, and everyone sees it. So we hide. We forget that our stories are a chance to glorify God, and we start to believe that His grace can only go so far. We think we’re alone in our struggles, so we spend time in our struggles, alone.

A few months ago, I ran into a friend that I used to go to church with. I started to mentally prepare for all the things I thought I needed to say and all the “church approved” topics I could talk about. I was hyped up and ready to start pretending, silently reciting phrases like “oh my word” and “bless your heart”. And then she surprised me by talking about real things; things that were true and difficult and even uncomfortable. She told me that it was nice to have someone to really talk to and share with. In that moment, I realized that most of us have forgotten what we believe in. 

At some point in my life, I stopped believing what God says is true about me, and I started to believe the lies. But in the midst of that conversation, I finally saw that we’re all fighting the fear of being ourselves because of that terrible lie that who we are isn’t good enough. God used that conversation to remind me of the truth, and now I’m reminding you. You are forever loved (Romans 8:39), chosen (1 Thessalonians 1:4), and accepted (Romans 15:7). You don’t have to do anything alone, because when you accepted Jesus, you not only acquired a Father, but a family of sisters (and brothers!) too. 

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Can you identify some of the lies that you’ve started to believe in your own life? What about some of the struggles that you feel alone in?

Pray

For the women in your life. If you’re struggling to build new relationships, for God’s leadership in finding a community of women that will walk beside you in faith.

Chocolate Chip Waffles

5 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

Serves 1 - 4 mini waffles or 2 large waffles

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup spelt flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips, divided in half
  • dash of salt
  • non-stick spray

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon and mix
  2. Add egg, almond milk, apple sauce, vanilla, maple syrup, and half of the chocolate chips to the bowl and mix until just combined, do not over mix! Some small clumps in the batter are normal
  3. Allow to sit for 3-5 minutes
  4. Allow waffles maker to heat up and spray with non stick spray
  5. Spoon batter into waffle maker and cook for 2 minutes or until waffle maker indicates it's cooked
  6. Top with remaining chocolate chips and eat!

Nutrition

Calories

208 cal

Fat

5 g

Carbs

34 g

Protein

4 g
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Tips & Tools

Okayyyyy, just incase you haven’t realized, this Dash waffle maker is my newest obsession – I use it almost daily.  Of course, any waffle maker you have at home will work for this recipe, and if you don’t have a waffle maker, you can totally make these into pancakes by cooking them on a griddle over medium heat. Once the sides start to bubble (around 2 minutes), flip them over.

If you’ve never used spelt flour, meet your new bestie! I’m such a huge fan of this flour because in my opinion, it’s much lighter and less dense than whole wheat flour. If you don’t have spelt flour, you can most definitely use whole wheat or any other flour that you have on hand. The liquid ratio for this recipe may vary depending on the flour you use. If you opt for whole wheat flour, you’ll probably need around 2-4 additional tablespoons of almond milk or water. I have only tested this exact recipe with spelt flour. If you want to try the spelt flour and you’re planning to follow along with FaithFull Mornings 2019, I promise it won’t go to waste!

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