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Waffles w/Antihistamine Rich Basil & Ginger Infused Peach Compote

5 Comments 04 October 2013

high nutrient low histamine waffles

I should start out by saying that this recipe began with a simple request: a high nutrient baby food to help with indigestion.

But things spiraled out of control when I began fantasising about what else the compote would work for….

And so I was literally rubbing my hands together with glee when my waffle maker arrived just a few days ago. Rest assured, these can be made into pancakes too – but it’s so much more fun playing with waffles!

I may be a little over excited simply because I’ve only had waffles once or twice in my life.

Watch out for some seriously fun recipes in the next few weeks…

Nutritional highlights

Ginger is as potent an antihistamine as H2 receptor antagonist Zantac (ranitidine) [5] and as such, marvelous at dealing with stomach acid.

Peaches possess mast cell stabilising properties [1] but I know they are on some lists as high histamine though. Please use your best judgement – I have never had a problem with them.

Blueberries are rich in histamine lowering, mast cell stabilising quercetin [2].

Basil is a potent antihistamine with strong anti-inflammatory action (particularly against prostaglandins) [3].

Coconut is anti-inflammatory and also can help relieve pain [4].

You’ll find six pages of antihistamine & anti-inflammatory foods in the anti-cookbook.

GF Oat Waffles w/Antihistamine Rich Basil and Ginger Infused Peach Compote

Prep Time: 5 | Cook Time: 10-15| Servings: 2 waffles | Difficulty: Easy

low histamine high nutrient waffles collage

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups GF oat flour

2 eggs or 2tbsp flax/chia seeds

1 cup coconut milk

2 tbsp coconut oil/butter/canola

Vanilla

Pinch sea salt

Blueberries (for garnish)

Low oxalate & paleo subs:

1 1/2 cups coconut flour (or your choice)

and add either 2 more eggs, or 2 tbsp flax/chia seeds

Compote

2 large peaches, peeled (or not) and chopped (or your choice of fruit)

2 tbsp freshly grated ginger

2 tbsp finely chopped basil

Fresh lemon juice (you may omit this)

Coconut cream

1 coconut (young or old)

Fresh vanilla

Pinch sea salt

Directions:

Waffles

Heat up the waffle iron.

Buzz the oat flour, eggs/flax/chia, coconut milk, coconut oil, vanilla and pinch of salt in the blender.

Pour into the waffle iron and proceed according to your machine’s instructions.

Compote

In a small saucepan combine the peaches (I don’t skin mine), ginger, basil and a squidge of fresh lemon juice. I also like to add just a tiny pinch of sea salt to help bring out the natural sweetness of the fruit.

Drizzle with a little water and bring to the boil ever so briefly.

Lower to a simmer and withdraw from heat once firmed up and sweetly fragranced (about 5 minutes).

Coconut cream

If you have a masticating juicer just crack open a mature coconut, pry out the flesh, then pass through the nut butter adaptor and then mix in the vanilla and a pinch of sea salt.

Otherwise, scoop out the flesh of a young coconut and quickly buzz (I use a Vitamix) a little with the vanilla, till mushy.

Then place in freezer for 20 minutes, or till firm. Mix up with a spoon and serve.

Enjoy!

The Anti-cookbook, while it doesn’t treat any conditions, due to its high nutrient, antihistamine and anti-inflammatory ingredients, has been instrumental in helping me feed myself on a limited diet. It features a six page list of antihistamine and anti-inflammatory foods. It comes in regular and Paleo. 

The Low Oxalate Cookbook features antihistamine and anti-inflammatory rich recipes. 

Don’t miss the Low Histamine Beauty Survival Guide for non-toxic beauty tips, the skinny on histamine releasing (mast cell degranulating) beauty ingredients, antihistamine and anti-inflammatory beauty alternatives and the top brands natural brands I’ve found.

Take a peek at my other low histamine and antihistamine cookbooks for more high nutrient recipes.

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Please don’t forget antihistamine, pain killing foods can still hurt us, so please always check with your doctor before adding new foods to your diet. 

————REFERENCES————-

[1] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20633593

[2] http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf00070a001

[3] http://www.cabdirect.org/abstracts/20103272087.html;jsessionid=FE4296F7E8E57CEEECBE252850E80B7A

[4] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19429325

[5] http://journals.tums.ac.ir/upload_files/pdf/_/2382.pdf

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