You can’t decide if you want a vibrant smoothie or something you can eat with a fork. One sounds much more virtuous than the other, but that’s only because you haven’t tried these chocolate waffles yet. They’re made with gluten-free, paleo-friendly ingredients that deserve a spot on your diet plan. Just top them with fresh fruit, and the waffling will be over.
1 cup buckwheat flour
1/2 cup almond flour
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or coconut milk)
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
2 eggs, beaten
2 Tbsp. baking powder
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. salt
- Preheat waffle maker per manufacturer’s directions.
- In a large bowl, mix together wet ingredients: milk, melted coconut oil, eggs, syrup and vanilla.
- In a small bowl, stir together dry ingredients: flours, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and whisk to combine. Batter should be thick and smooth.
- Working in batches, add approximately 1/2 cup batter to one small waffle well. Adjust the amount of batter based on your waffle maker.
- Cook the waffles all the way through, but be careful not to overcook.
- Carefully remove cooked waffles from your waffle maker and transfer to a plate. Repeat until all batter is used up.
- Serve warm with your favorite toppings, such as fresh fruit, ice cream or vegan caramel sauce.