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Chocolate Waffles

bursting with chocolate flavor

Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these waffles feature a well-rounded chocolate flavor thanks to two forms of cacao: cacao powder (to infuse with the batter) and cacao nibs (to offer little condensed bursts of chocolate flavor). If desired, you can easily make them gluten-free by using a gluten-free all-purpose flour blend, as well as gluten-free rolled oats.

Ingredients

½ cup Rolled Oats
2 Tbsp Navitas Naturals Cacao Nibs
¾ cup Whole Wheat Flour, or Gluten-Free All-Purpose Blend
3 Tbsp Navitas Naturals Cacao Powder
¼ cup Navitas Naturals Coconut Sugar
1½ tsp Baking Powder
½ tsp Sea Salt
1 cup Almond Milk
2 Tbsp Liquid Coconut Oil or Safflower Oil
2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Cooking Spray

Directions

In a food processor, combine the oats and the cacao nibs, and process for 30 seconds to grind the ingredients down. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl, and add the flour, cacao powder, coconut sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix to combine.

In a large bowl, whisk together the almond milk, oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until combined.

Heat the waffle iron on a medium-low setting. Once hot, spray lightly with cooking spray. Pour in a generous ½ cup of batter per waffle, and smooth out to cover the surface. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until waffles are crispy on the outside. Serve immediately, or store in an oven warmed to 250° F while making the remaining waffles.

Chef's Notes

Serving suggestion: Serve warm, with fresh berries, coconut whipped cream, and maple syrup on top.

Yield: 4

Submitted By

Julie Morris