Guest Post: Mini Chocolate Waffles

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Ummmmm how good do these look?! I haven’t done a guest post in a while so I’m pretty excited to have Savory Lotus share her gorgeous recipe with us. Katja has beautiful and creative recipes on her site for any sort of flavor palate out there. I seriously want to try all of her recipes. Go check out her recipes index and get to cooking! But first, make these Mini Chocolate Waffles RIGHT NOW for breakfast!

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This is for all of you chocolate lovers out there.  Cute little mini chocolate waffles that are going to blow your mind, or at least your taste buds.

Some occasions just call for decadent eats.  It’s not like we eat chocolate waffles every day for breakfast around here.  But there are times when the need arises.  And you might as well make it good.

This little recipe was developed on a rare Friday night when I was actually alone in my house.  No kids.  No sweet man.  Just little old me and my waffle maker.  Who makes chocolate waffles on a Friday night?  I do, I guess.

I have to admit that I have been in a little creative slump lately.  I have been cranking out recipes, blog posts, and photos for month now.  Feeling super inspired.  Enjoying the creative process.  But somehow over the past few weeks, I’ve lost my creative edge.  I’ve been feeling a bit lazy and uninspired.  So on the particular Friday night in question I decided to get my MOJO back.

What do I do to find inspiration?  I start crawling the web.  I start looking at all of my favorite blogs out there.  PaleOMG, Nom Nom Paleo, Rubies and Radishes. Pinch of Yum, The Spunky Coconut, The Urban Poser, Living Loving Paleo, Against All Grain, Empowered Sustenance… there are so many that I love.  And then there’s PINTEREST.  I could get lost on there for hours.  Follow me on PINTEREST here.

Not sure how recipes actually come to me.  It usually starts with a photo of something really yummy looking. It makes me think of how I can make that but healthier. I bookmark tons of recipes.  I look at tons of food photos.  I’m always looking for that creative spark.  Something usually grabs me.  My wheels start spinning.  And all of a sudden, I know what I want to make next for the blog.

This recipe started with an image of some really sweet-looking waffle ice cream sandwiches.  What an awesome idea.  Mini waffles stuffed with ice cream.  BRILLANT!  So I started to think about how cute mini waffles could be.  Then I started to think about how I wished I had some chocolate.  Why not make some mini chocolate waffles?    Inspiration found!

Darling little grain free mini chocolate waffles that you can feel good about eating.  Loaded with nutrient-dense eggs, healthy coconut fats and flour, unrefined maple syrup, and antioxidant-rich raw cacao powder.  Decadent.  Crisp.  Delish! So, here you go.  Make.  Eat.  Enjoy.

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Guest Post: Mini Chocolate Waffles

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp unrefined sea salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 2 TBS ghee or coconut oil, melted
  • 3 TBS real maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ghee or coconut oil for waffle iron
  • TOPPINGS:
  • fresh berries
  • maple syrup
  • the perfect chocolate sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat your waffle maker.
  2. Sift together coconut flour, cacao, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using a hand blender, whisk together eggs, coconut milk, fat of choice, maple syrup, and vanilla until well combined and foamy, about 20-30 seconds.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet and blend together again.
  5. Liberally brush waffle iron with ghee or coconut oil. Drop spoonfuls (about 1 TBS) of batter randomly onto waffle iron, being sure that the edges of each mini waffle do not touch. I can fit 4 separate mini waffle plops onto my waffle iron.
  6. Cook until nice and crisp. Repeat until all the batter is gone. Top with fresh berries, maple syrup, or try my perfect chocolate sauce. Enjoy!

Notes

Makes 20 mini waffles

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.

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25 thoughts on “Guest Post: Mini Chocolate Waffles”

  1. These waffles are the bomb! I have made them for all of my granddaughters, work friends and gym friends. Everyone LOVES them.

  2. What kind of waffle maker do y’all use? I have had two just stop working on me in the last 3 years. One was kind of a cheap-o, but the other one was kind of pricey. Just wondering…. I s’pose I could just make them pancakes instead!

  3. DARN IT JULI!
    Another awesome recipe…I wish I didn’t have to work so I could just cook out of your two cookbooks, make all this fantastic paleo food and work out. UGH!

  4. Ahhh! Those pictures look incredible and I’m sure they taste awesome as well. I too have been feeling a lack of creativity in my meals and recipes, and I guess i’m just waiting for that inspiration to hit again! It’s inpredictable sometimes. Will definitely have to check out your website 🙂

  5. These were good but a little dry or chalky. They made me want to eat them with a glass of milk, if I weren’t lactose intolerant.

  6. The coconut oil immediately turned to hard chunks when added to the eggs, so I put the mixing bowl over a pan of hot water until the oil melted again. Be careful to stir constantly or you will get scrambled eggs instead. If you are to get the eggs up to about 110 degrees, when you whip them they will form a mostly stable foam, which makes for light and fluffy waffles.

    And always, always, always add wet to dry, unless you like clumps!

  7. Amazing waffles, so much better than all the coconut/almond flour pancakes I’ve made in the past. Wondering if you can use this recipe for pancakes, too?
    I used honey instead if maple syrup and it tasted great with just strawberries in top!

  8. Just surprised my husband with these as breakfast in bed! They were PERFECT! Not too sweet, nice and chocolatey, and he couldn’t believe they were Paleo! I used lite coconut milk instead of full fat and it worked just fine. I mixed up a vanilla bourbon berry syrup to top them with and this is a new favorite that will be a regular on our Sunday breakfast rotation. Thanks so much for the amazing recipe!

  9. Yum! These were awesome! Made them for my non-paleo boys and they had no idea they were paleo. I did full size waffles and it made just over 3.

  10. Made these this morning! OMG so delicious! Making these all the time now!… Well maybe not all the time but they are definitely awesome!

  11. Just made these – yum! And I even had to modify (which I HATE doing), but I could have sworn that I had maple syrup (nope, I didn’t), so I substituted organic honey. The batter was thicker than I thought it should be, but they turned out GREAT! I used these in place of shortcake for a new take on the classic strawberry dessert… mmmmm… make these, seriously, do it. Then add strawberries and coconut whipped cream! 🙂

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