Brunch GOALS: Gluten-Free Chocolate Superfood Waffles
Are you a breakfast person? Do you dream about Sunday brunch even if you're sitting at work on a Monday afternoon? Then you are going to love this recipe.
These made-from-scratch waffles offer so much more than your typical waffle recipe made with flour, eggs, sugar, etc. They're wheat-free and gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, have superfoods hidden within (we're talking hemp protein, cacao, and reishi mushroom...yep, not exactly your mama's waffles...), and the best part? They kind of taste like chocolate brownies.
We're thrilled to team up with Philosophie Superfoods for this recipe. We absolutely love this fellow superfood company and their commitment to creating the highest quality organic, minimally processed, nutrient-rich products, and we also love their goal of helping #MakeEveryFoodASuperfood. They certainly helped us achieve that with these waffles! We used their Cacao Magic superfood powder to add a hefty dose of plant based-protein, antioxidants, and of course, that rich chocolatey flavor we were going for. Chocolate for breakfast? We'll take it! Instead of maple, we used a drizzle of their superfood-infused Cacao Bee Honey + our Dastony Sprouted Almond Butter which made this entire brunch situation pretty next level.
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Time to fire up those waffle irons!
Gluten-Free Chocolate Superfood Waffles
Makes 2 large Belgium waffles
1/2 cup cassava flour
1/2 brown rice flour
1/4 cup Cacao Magic
1 Tbs coconut sugar
1 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
1.25 cups plant milk
1 pastured egg, or use flax or chia egg if vegan
1 Tbs cold pressed coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla
Turn on waffle iron and let it pre-heat
1. Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
2. Combine wet ingredients. Whisk egg or flax egg, then combine with almond milk, coconut oil, and vanilla.
3. Mix dry ingredients with wet and stir until smooth
4. Ladle the batter onto your preheated waffle iron, and cook until crispy on the outside. Waffles will typically be done when they stop steaming - typically about 5-8 minutes depending on your waffle iron.