Chocolate Vegan Waffles

Breakfast

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Waffles: can you get a more perfect food?  We make them on a regular basis at our house, with frozen extras in the freezer for ’emergencies’ at all times.  Don’t judge me, we take breakfast seriously around our neck of the woods.

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I have never made vegan waffles, so thought I would give it a whirl for all of you fellow plant-based lovers. I’m not vegan, but I absolutely subscribe to eating more plant-based foods for our health and that of the environment.  I figured, if I’m going to make vegan waffles, go big or go home. So chocolate waffles it was.

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My conundrum was protein: there isn’t really a significant source of protein in vegan waffles on their own, which I don’t love given the fact that protein is such a vital part of breakfast (helps you stay full for longer and preserves and builds lean body tissue)!  I started experimenting with the Genuine Health fermented vegan proteins+, and voila, problem solved (now if only it could solve my other problems, like cleaning my house?).  There are a few reasons why I love this protein powder, but the biggest is that it is made from fermented ingredients to help promote digestive health through supporting our ‘good’ bacteria in our guts. The fermentation also helps make vitamins, minerals, amino acids and carbohydrates more readily absorbed by our body, and improves our gut health to support a healthier immune system.  Genuine Health has graciously offered us coupon for $5 off (just click here)! If you’re wondering where to buy the Genuine Health products, click here.

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These waffles are dense and chocolaty, with a bit of brownie texture.  I use my heart-shaped waffle iron that I’ve had for years, it makes the MOST adorable waffles (hello Valentine’s Day!?).  You can freeze extras to pop into the toaster for a quick breakfast on the go!

Makes 6 waffles

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ c. whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tbsp. corn starch
  • 2 scoops Genuine Health fermented vegan proteins+, Natural Chocolate flavour
  • ½ c. cocoa
  • ¼ c. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 ¼ c. chocolate hazelnut or almond milk
  • ½ tsp. vinegar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ c. melted (or liquid) coconut oil
  • coconut whip
  • maple syrup
  • fresh berries

 

Directions: 

  1. Heat your waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s directions.
  2. Mix together the flour, corn starch, Genuine Health fermented vegan proteins+ powder, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt with a whisk in a medium bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the hazelnut or almond milk, vinegar, vanilla and coconut oil.
  4. Whisk in the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just incorporated.
  5. Spray the waffle iron with oil and cook the waffles according to your waffle iron directions.
  6. Serve with coconut whip, maple syrup and fresh berries if desired.

 

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7 Comments on “Chocolate Vegan Waffles”

  1. Janet Fedorak

    Thank you for posting this recipe! my daughter can no longer tolerate dairy and I am always looking for ideas. She loves chocolate and this looks very nutritious!

    1. Tori Wesszer

      I’m not sure Pat, I haven’t tried it with alternatives. Would love to hear if you try anything different! You could try replacing some of the flour with extra protein powder, just not sure how it will turn out…

  2. Emilia

    Hello! I’m not a vegan, but am a nutrition grad and always on the lookout for new, great recipes! Can I substitute the almond milk for regular, and is the protein powder necessary in the recipe?

    1. Tori Wesszer

      Hi Emilia,

      I’m with you, I’m not vegan either but love trying new healthy things. Yes you can sub regular milk and I THINK you could leave out the protein powder, though I’m not sure if you would have to increase the flour? I would try just leaving it out and seeing how it goes:). Thanks!

  3. Michel McGregor

    Thank you so much for posting! These heavenly waffles turned out great!!!
    Now if only I could find a heart shaped waffle maker 😉
    Love your recipes ❤

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