Hurray for my first recipe post!
Who says you can’t have waffles when you go paleo? And these aren’t just your average, boring, almond flour flax seed waffles no sir, these have chocolate AND strawberries! My two favorite things! (well, maybe not quite, but they are pretty high up on that list.) These waffles are high in protein, and even more importantly, absolutely delicious!
The first time I made these was for my brother, Brian. He is 13 and a picky eater, not mention, he is not too fond of this whole paleo thing. Let’s just say, within five minutes of him receiving this fresh off the waffle iron, they were gone.
Take advantage of those fresh strawberries and whip up these waffles!
Serves 1 (Makes two, good-sized waffles.)
3 tbsp. chocolate protein powder (I like to use One World Whey)
1 tbsp. ground flax seed
1 ½ tbsp. tapioca starch/flour
1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. vanilla extract
2-3 tbsp. almond milk
3 tbsp. liquid egg whites or 1 egg
¼ cup finely chopped strawberries
Stevia (optional; depends on how sweet your protein powder is. If adding, use about 1/8 tsp.)
More chopped strawberries, nut butter, nuts, etc. for garnish (also optional)
1. Add protein powder, flax seed, tapioca starch, cocoa powder, baking soda, and stevia (if using) in a bowl and whisk to combine.
2. Add vanilla extract, egg whites or egg, and almond milk in a separate bowl and whisk to combine.
3. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix together. Your batter should be like a smooth brownie batter. If it seems too thick, add a little more almond milk or egg whites. If too runny, add more protein powder.
4. Add in your strawberries.
5. Heat up your waffle iron and grease with coconut oil.
6. Once waffle iron is ready, use about a heaping ¼ cup to measure out the batter and pour onto the waffle iron, spreading it out just a little bit. (It will eventually spread out during the cooking process)
7. Close the waffle maker and be patient!
8. Your waffle should be done after about 3-5 minutes, depending on the waffle maker (it should let you know when it is done)
9. Repeat with the remaining batter
10. Top with more chopped strawberries if desired, and if you are a huge chocolate lover like I am, melted Raw Mio.
●This recipe can easily be doubled, tripled, or whatever you need depending on how many people you will be serving
●These waffles are made in a standard sized waffle maker, not a Belgian waffle maker. I have not tried them in a Belgian waffle maker before, but if you are feeling adventurous, go ahead and try it!
●I am aware that many people may not use/have protein powder…so you may be able to try replacing the protein powder with the same amount of coconut flour and adding more cocoa powder. The protein powder really gives the waffles a lot of flavor, so that is what I highly recommend using.
Question of the Day: “What is your favorite waffle topping?”
~Mine is any kind of nut butter, except peanut butter (darn you, peanut allergy!)