Breakfast in bed is always a sweet surprise. But when breakfast is a stack of red velvet waffles…well, it could hardly be any sweeter. Whether it’s a gift on Valentine’s Day, a peace offering or just a token of love and appreciation, these fluffy, red waffles will make anyone blush. The all-natural food coloring and wholesome ingredients can be the surprise you keep to yourself.
Red Velvet Vegan Waffles
Dairy free * Soy free * Peanut free * Vegan
Makes 6 waffles
Macros per waffle: 297 calories | 12.1 g fat | 43.8 g carbs | 19.4 sugar | 6 g fiber | 6.4 g protein
1 cup whole wheat flour or oat flour
¼ cup cacao powder
½ cup coconut sugar
1 ½ cups rice milk (or milk of choice)
¼ cup melted coconut oil
1 chia egg (1 Tbsp. chia seeds + 3 Tbsp. water)
2 capfuls vanilla extract
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. beet root powder, adjust until desired color
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
Sweet Maple Sauce
Makes about 1 cup/ 8 servings (2 tablespoons)
Macros per serving: 111.8 calories | 7.2 g fat | 9.4 g carbs | 6.6 g sugar | 0.5 g fiber | 0.8 g protein
- In a small bowl, mix chia egg and place in fridge to set for a couple minutes.
- In a large bowl, combine all waffle ingredients (don’t forget the chia egg!). Mix until well-combined, adding just a tad of beet root powder at a time until you reach the desired color.
- Pour batter into heated waffle pan and cook about 5 minutes.
- To prepare sauce, add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth and caramelized.
- Top waffles with sauce, sprinkles or heart-shaped candies and serve your sweetheart a healthy, hearty breakfast!
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