Ingredients

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 pound 99% lean ground turkey
1 white onion, diced
1 red pepper, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 - 14 oz can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard
1 teaspoon gluten free soy sauce
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

Instructions

1.Place olive oil in a dutch oven or a large pot and place over medium heat. Add in olive oil, turkey, onion, peppers and garlic. Stir frequently; breaking up the turkey meat as you go. Cook until turkey is no longer pink and onions are somewhat translucent.
2.Next, add in chili powder, cumin, onion powder and cayenne; stir for 30 seconds to allow spices to cook a bit. Then stir in tomato sauce, ketchup, mustard, soy sauce. Cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
3.While the sloppy joes are simmering you can preheat your waffle iron.
4.In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. In a separate medium bowl, mix together egg, maple syrup, olive oil, applesauce and almond milk until well combined. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
5.Spray waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray. Add about 1/2 of batter to waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer's directions. Once waffle is cooked, place in 200 degree F oven to keep warm or you can just toast them up later if they get cold!). Repeat with remaining batter. Makes 2 large Belgian waffles.
6.To serve, place two waffles on plate and top with 1/4th of the sloppy joe meat. Garnish with cheese, if desired. Serves 4.

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