So, recently I decided to treat myself to something that I’ve had on my shopping list for the past few months.. a waffle maker! Over there past year of blogging, I’ve accumulated a fair few different pancake and porridge recipes; so I felt that what was missing from my sweet breakfast selection, was undoubtably waffles! I ordered my waffle maker (along with some doughnut moulds as well!) and it arrived promptly the following day- and you bet I was straight into that kitchen to rustle up some delicious protein waffles!
These make for the tastiest breakfast treat for when you have a little more time in the morning to cook up a storm in the kitchen. For the flour, I’ve used buckwheat flour here, as I find that it has a really nice nutty flavour and is also gluten free. You could always experiment with other gluten free flour options such as quinoa or brown rice if you wanted- or whatever you have at home. For the flavour.. obviously I went with chocolate! I’ve added in some raw cacao powder and also the Chocolate Dreams blend from One Earth Organics; which is a combination of cocoa, carob, beetroot, vanilla and baobab. I’ve been loving these blends recently, as they’re so easy to throw into smoothies, baking and all manners of raw desserts and snacks. You’ll probably know by now, that I’m all about those products that are versatile and can easily be incorporated into your daily life and recipes! I find that this is the best way for me to include healthy ingredients into my diet- because if it’s easy, then It will be something that I’m more likely to do!
I feel that these would be a great thing to serve if you have guests for breakfast or brunch, I mean.. who doesn’t like waffles?! They’re ideal for both kids and adults and you can get all fancy with the toppings and decoration too! This recipe is completely dairy, gluten and refined sugar free- I don’t completely illiminate all of these things from my diet, however, I do try and only consume them in minimal quantities, as I just find this to be what works best for me and my digestion.. but everyone is different!
Anyway, I hope that you like this recipe if you decided to give it a try and happy brunching!
- 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 whole egg
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 2/3 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp bicarb
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1 tsp cacao powder
- 1 tsp Chocolate Dream from One Earth Organics
- 1 heaped tsp peanut butter
- 1 tsp natural sweetener- I used a fruit syrup from Sweet freedom, but you could also use brown rice syrup
- Coconut oil for greasing the waffle iron
- Fresh berries, peanut butter & coconut to serve
- Preheat your waffle maker.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, both the cacao powder and blend, salt and bicarb and mix everything together.
- Add in the egg, natural sweetener, peanut butter and milk and mix thoroughly until everything is well incorporated and you're left with a smooth batter. It will be a little thicker than a pancake batter.
- Brush a little coconut oil onto the waffle iron and pour in some of the mixture. Cook these according to the instructions on your waffle maker- mine usually takes around two minutes. Then repeat with the remaining mixture. (I found that this makes 2 large waffles.)
- Serve with fresh berries, peanut butter and a sprinkling of desiccated coconut.