I thought I’d feel more guilty about writing this post. Actually, I thought I’d feel guiltier about eating the waffles that this post is about. Guess what? I don’t. In fact, I’m really just planning the next time that I can make these for an at-home brunch.
I crave brownies often – something I’m sure I have in common with most people. But for some reason, my brownies are never as good as my mom’s. And plus I don’t even like to make them, I’d much prefer mixing up a batch of cookies instead. Every once in a while though, I do get the urge to make a batch of brownies, more for the batter-licking than anything.
I don’t think it’s normal for a person to wake up on a Sunday afternoon craving brownies. I popped online to do some browsing and found edible perspective’s enticing recipe. To be honest, I spent way too long drooling over her extensive collection of breakfast recipes before deciding to recreate this one. I don’t know how she ever thought of such a thing, but a chocolate waffle has to be the best idea ever. Off to the kitchen we went.
Our first batch was a bit on the overdone side. Lesson learned: it’s a good idea to take the waffle out about 30 seconds before the waffle maker says it’s done. The texture firms up just the right amount as it cools.
Gluten-free and low in sugar, these chocolate waffles aren’t as sinful as they appear. They do look a little spooky – appropriate for this time of the year.
Next time, I’ll be topping them with macerated berries and a healthy mountain of whipped cream. [Because obviously, the chocolate shavings and chocolate syrup just weren’t enough.]
- Serves: 6
- Calories: 2011
- Fat: 137g
- Saturated fat: 96g
- Unsaturated fat: 31g
- Carbohydrates: 175g
- Sugar: 68g
- Sodium: 828mg
- Fiber: 16g
- Protein: 36g
- Cholesterol: 392mg
- ⅓ c. oat flour
- ⅓ c. rice flour
- ¼ c. cocoa powder
- 3 Tbsp. almond meal
- ¼ tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. sea salt
- 6 Tbsp. coconut oil
- ⅓ c. sucanat
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 oz. chocolate chips
- 1 Tbsp. chocolate syrup
- 1 Tbsp. dark chocolate shavings [optional]
- 1 Tbsp. powdered sugar [optional]
- Whisk together oat flour, rice flour, cocoa powder, almond meal, baking powder, and salt until well-combined.
- Melt 3 oz. chocolate chips and 6 Tbsp. of coconut oil in a double boiler. Stir until melted and combined.
- Remove mixture from the heat and stir in sucanat.
- Turn on waffle iron and spray with olive oil.
- Stir in eggs to chocolate mixture. Add vanilla.
- Add chocolate mixture to flour mixture and stir until combined. Do not over stir.
- Spoon batter into waffle iron.
- Top with powdered sugar, shaved chocolate, chocolate syrup, whipped cream, berries, or whatever your heart desires.