Who doesn’t love chocolate? Chocolate is a flavor that a lot fo people love, and luckily it can be added to foods you can eat at breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s not just a dessert option anymore. If you haven’t tried chocolate waffles, now is the time.
The same can be said for people who love waffles. Waffles are no longer just a breakfast food. You can have them for any meal, and they are incredibly versatile in terms of flavor. You can also make them as healthy as you want, using cleaner ingredients or using less sugar.
For the batter:
- 1/2 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed about 80 grams
- large egg
- 1 large egg white
- 1/3 cup rolled oats 35 grams
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/4 cup plant based milk of choice I use almond!
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
For the toppings:
- 2 tbsp maple syrup or more (use as much as you want)
- 1 tbsp powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp vegan butter
In a blender, add all of the ingredients for the batter. The order does not matter. Next, you want to blend everything on high until a smooth batter forms. Once that is completed, let the batter sit for about 5-10 minutes to thicken slightly. This is important to make sure the consistency of the waffle is good.
Next, you need to heat up a waffle iron and use a spray cooking oil to lightly grease it. Depending on the size of your iron (the mini dash is ideal for small portions and lots of waffles), this recipe should make 2 large waffles or 4-5 mini waffles.
If you are actually a pancake person, you can simply grease a skillet and cook the batter on medium-high heat for 2 minutes on each side. This process should make about 3-4 pancakes.
When the waffles or pancakes are still warm, top with your toppings and serve!