Paleo Chocolate Waffles
Updated Apr 06, 2019
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These paleo waffles get a double dose of chocolate from the raw cacao powder and the chocolate drizzle on top. They’re sweet, decadent and the perfect weekend breakfast or brunch splurge.
For Father’s Day this year I wanted to do a special, indulgent breakfast. My dad has quite the sweet tooth and he loves my paleo pancakes, so I thought, why not do a riff on that recipe?
With just a few minor tweaks I think you’ll agree the result is pretty darn spectacular – paleo chocolate waffles. With a maple chocolate sauce. And fresh blueberries. And maybe just a sprinkle of homemade powdered sugar.
Watch this quick video of my Chocolate Paleo Waffles recipe:
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Now, I’ll be the first to say that this isn’t exactly a breakfast recipe that you should be eating on the regular. But special occasions call for special breakfasts, wouldn’t you agree? It also follows suit with the Downshiftology philosophy of doing good most of the time, so you can splurge and indulge on those things that make you happy. And I think these chocolate paleo waffles will make you very happy.
How to Make Chocolate Paleo Waffles
The waffles are a combination of the three flours I use most for all my gluten-free, paleo baking – almond flour, tapioca flour and coconut flour. They’re always stocked in my pantry for when I’m inspired to bake (which, 80% of the time includes chocolate).
The chocolate in this recipe comes from raw cacao powder, a superfood in it’s own right. So really, no guilt should be had with eating these waffles (says the girl that had two while filming the video above). The ingredient list is actually pretty clean. The maple chocolate syrup on the other hand, well, not so much.
For the maple chocolate syrup, I use chocolate chips that are free from most allergens, including dairy. But let’s be honest, this syrup is just melted chocolate plus maple syrup. AKA liquid sugar. But wow, is it good.
The first time I made this syrup I did 50/50 of chocolate chips to maple syrup….and in the video you’ll see I did 1/3 to 2/3rds. Either way works, it just depends on how chocolatey you want it.
Of course, you could just top these chocolate paleo waffles with plain maple syrup and fresh, seasonal berries as well. The waffles will be exceedingly delicious either way.
PS – if you’re nut-free, you could also use my nut-free paleo pancake recipe as the base, then just add the raw cacao powder and maybe a smidge more liquid.
Paleo Chocolate Waffles
- fresh blueberries
- powdered sugar
- Pre-heat your waffle maker.
- Add all of the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and whisk together.
- Add all of the wet ingredients to a small mixing bowl and whisk until the eggs are lightly beaten. Then, pour the wet ingredients into the dry and whisk until well combined.
- Scoop approximately 1/3 to 1/2 cup of batter into the center of your waffle maker and close the lid. Cook per the instructions on your waffle maker.
- While the waffles are cooking, add the chocolate chips and maple syrup to a small glass bowl and microwave for 20-30 seconds or until the chocolate is melted. Stir together.
- Serve the waffles with a drizzle of the syrup, a handful of fresh blueberries and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
- If you're in the market for a new waffle maker, I love my All Clad Waffle Maker.
- For all of the brands I recommend for flours and cacao, make sure to click the links above in the recipe.
- And the brand I always use for chocolate chips is Pascha Chocolate as its 100% gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free.
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