Hope you all enjoyed some good Super Bowl snacky eats this past weekend. We went to a party at some friends’ house, and it was fun. We usually offer to host a lot of parties, but Super Bowl isn’t one I ever get too hyped about – maybe because it’s football, and that’s just not my cup of tea. We just took a huge bowl of guacamole to share, and the bowl was licked clean.
A few weeks back, we went up to Ellsworth for my mother-in-law’s 88th birthday celebration. My brother-in-law made his famous fried chicken and Randy made homemade waffles. It’s a fun, festive menu for a mid-day celebration meal, and although it’s a bit heavy, why not when you’re turning 88?
When we’ve done this menu before, I’ve made my own allergy-safe waffles and toted them along so I didn’t have to miss out on the waffle part. Dang food allergies. Well, this time, I ran out of time and couldn’t pull it off in time to leave. I just ate chicken and berries happily.
When we came home that evening, I decided I should try this Double Chocolate Waffle recipe by Allergylicious.com that I’d come across on Instagram. The recipe was everything I like about an allergy-free recipe – it didn’t have a huge list of ingredients, it was straight-forward and it performed beautifully. I had all the ingredients already to whip up a batch of these, and my waffle and chocolate cravings were happily satisfied. Randy even had one and said it tasted like chocolate cake, and it did. I ate a few over the next few days and decided it’d probably be best if I put the rest in the freezer to save myself from downing them all in a week.
I realize this recipe might not appeal to all because not all of you have food allergies or the desire to bake gluten-free. But for my allergic readers and just adventurous cooks, I cannot say enough good things about this recipe. You’ll notice the recipe calls for cacao powder, not to be confused with cocoa powder. The difference is raw cacao powder is made by cold-pressing unroasted cocoa beans, which keeps the enzymes in the cocoa and removes the fat.
I’m basically giving you the best healthy recipe you’ll ever taste and a fantastic reason to eat chocolate for your breakfast. You’re quite welcome, lovely readers. Whether you make these for yourself, your kids, your friends or your love, I hope you enjoy it and spread the love this Valentine’s Day.
Double Chocolate Waffles
2 cups Bob’s 1:1 gluten-free flour blend
2/3 cup unsweetened cacao powder
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 ¾ cup dairy-free milk (I used So Delicious brand unsweetened coconut milk)
¼ cup water
½ cup dairy-free yogurt (I used Co-Yo plain yogurt)
1/3 cup coconut oil melted (I substituted avocado oil)
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup Enjoy Life dairy-free dark chocolate morsels
In a large bowl, sift together all the dry ingredients, then create a well in the center. In a medium bowl, whisk together all the wet ingredients. Pour into the center of dry ingredients and mix together. Add in dark chocolate morsels and mix it up.
Add proper amount of batter to preheated waffle iron. Cook until “ready” light turns on or steam stops coming out of the iron. Top with dairy-free butter, fresh raspberries, syrup or whatever topping you prefer.