The cake can also be topped with a simple glaze: Whisk together 1 cup confectioners' sugar and 2 tablespoons milk until smooth, then drizzle the mixture over the cooled cake; let set 20 minutes before serving.
Purple kale or curly kale can be substituted for the Tuscan variety (also called lacinato); chop the sturdy leaves instead of tearing them. Spelt is a good alternative to farro, with a similar taste and texture. We prefer French feta, which is typically milder and creamier, to other varieties.
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A no-cook tomato sauce is all about allowing the different ingredients to soak up one another's flavors. Let this one sit for at least an hour -- even three, if you've planned ahead. If your tomatoes are super ripe, skip the knife and tear them to pieces with your hands. (Whole-wheat noodles can sub in for the farro ones.)
This recipe uses only a handful of baking ingredients and is sure to become your back-pocket breakfast (and not just on weekends). The batter whisks up so light, it's hard to believe the waffles (or pancakes) are fully whole wheat.