Hazelnut Waffles with Blackberries
Served on their own or accompanied with a side of eggs, these tasty blackberry hazelnut waffles are guaranteed to blow your brunch guests away. Combine the ingredients before your crew arrives, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and store in the fridge until you’re ready to cook. Once the mimosas are flowing, heat your waffle maker (we love this one for individual Eggo-like waffles and this one for deep Belgian waffles), and pour the mix in. You’ll have deliciously nutty fruit-filled waffles in minutes that everyone, including your gluten-free BFF, will love.And believe it or not, you can totally justify this decadent breakfast treat to your health-minded pals, since it’s actually packed with ingredients that are good for you. The hazelnut-flavored dish boasts a ton of benefits, including antioxidants, healthful fat, and some bonus plant protein, says Health's contributing nutrition editor, Cynthia Sass, RD. Hazelnuts also contain vitamin E, magnesium, and manganese, and eating them has been shown to help reduce blood markers for inflammation, Sass adds.Sass also points out that oat flour is rich in minerals, B vitamins, and antioxidants, and provides soluble fiber, which helps increase fullness, support digestive health, and lower cholesterol.Blackberries are one of the lowest sugar fruits and are packed with antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin c, Sass tells us. So, don’t hold back when it comes to topping your waffles with these berries. “They also support brain health."