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Paleo Chocolate Waffles

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.

(gluten-free, paleo) These chocolate waffles are utterly delicious and decadent. Made with raw cacao powder they're a family favorite breakfast recipe. Watch the video to learn how to make these paleo waffles.

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.

(gluten-free, paleo) These chocolate waffles are utterly delicious and decadent. Made with raw cacao powder they're a family favorite breakfast recipe. Watch the video to learn how to make these paleo waffles.

(gluten-free, paleo) These chocolate waffles are utterly delicious and decadent. Made with raw cacao powder they're a family favorite breakfast recipe. Watch the video to learn how to make these waffles.

(gluten-free, paleo) These chocolate waffles are utterly delicious and decadent. Made with raw cacao powder they're a family favorite breakfast recipe. Watch the video to learn how to make these paleo waffles.

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.

(gluten-free, paleo) These chocolate waffles are utterly delicious and decadent. Made with raw cacao powder they're a family favorite breakfast recipe. Watch the video to learn how to make these paleo waffles.

(gluten-free, paleo) These chocolate waffles are utterly delicious and decadent. Made with raw cacao powder they're a family favorite breakfast recipe. Watch the video to learn how to make these paleo waffles.

(gluten-free, paleo) These chocolate waffles are utterly delicious and decadent. Made with raw cacao powder they're a family favorite breakfast recipe. Watch the video to learn how to make these paleo waffles.

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.

For more decadent breakfast recipes, make sure to check out my Cassava Flour Crepes, Paleo Banana Bread and Acai Bowl with Mixed Berries.

Enjoy!

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.

(gluten-free, paleo) These chocolate waffles are utterly delicious and decadent. Made with raw cacao powder they're a family favorite breakfast recipe. Watch the video to learn how to make these paleo waffles.

(gluten-free, paleo) These chocolate waffles are utterly delicious and decadent. Made with raw cacao powder they're a family favorite breakfast recipe. Watch the video to learn how to make these paleo waffles.
4.5 from 4 votes

Paleo Chocolate Waffles

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan
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For delicious paleo waffles, whip up this chocolate paleo waffle recipe. It's rich, decadent and perfect for a special occasion. Watch my recipe video above to see how easy they are to make!

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup cashew milk, or almond milk or coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup, or honey
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Maple Chocolate Syrup

  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup

Optional Toppings

Instructions

  • 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.

Lisa's Tips

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 500kcal, Carbohydrates: 64.3g, Protein: 13.8g, Fat: 19.7g, Saturated Fat: 9.4g, Cholesterol: 186mg, Sodium: 412.4mg, Fiber: 6.3g, Sugar: 40.1g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate waffles, paleo chocolate waffles, paleo waffles
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34 comments on “Paleo Chocolate Waffles”

  1. Hello Lisa!
    I absolutely love your channel and your cooking videos. I have a question regarding the waffles. Could I substitute the almond flour with anything else? 

  2. Hello Lisa,

    Thank you for the receipe, it’s hard for me to find Topiaca flour, is it possile to make this receipe with oats ?

    Have a good day

    • Hi Imane – Tapioca flour is really a starch, so you would need substitute it with another starch flour like arrowroot flour, potato starch, or cornstarch. You may need to look online and see if its a 1:1 substitute or more or less. Let me know how it comes out if you try it.

  3. Could regular baking cocoa be used instead of the raw cacao powder? If so, would I use the same amount?

    For the recipe as written, do you have the nutritional information for just the waffles (exclud8ng the sauce)?

    Thanks for everything you do! I love your site and YouTube channel so much!! You’re very inspiring and have motivated me to make some much needed life-style changes. 

  4. Hey!Can I just omit the cacao powder to make a original waffles?And how to adjust the quantity of the dry ingredients? Thx?

    Rating: 4
  5. The Bomb.com. So good. Came out PERFECT. I added walnuts and used avocado oil instead of coconut oil, but other than that followed the instructions exactly. This will be my go-to paleo banana bread recipe.

    Rating: 5
  6. This looks so yummy! Is white wine vinegar a requirement or could I sub with apple cider or something else?

    Thanks!

  7. OMG!!! You made my day with this dessert. Thank you for sharing this amazing waffle recipe.

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  9. Gluten-free chocolate and blueberries, my favorite combination. I have to try these.

  10. Just made those and they were delicious! Very fluffy and intensely chocolatey!

  11. These look amazing and they’re Paleo?! These look healthy enough to eat for breakfast but yummy enough to eat for dessert! Thanks for sharing.

  12. I love waffles and these look amazing, what a great healthy start to the day and I love your photos

  13. Yum these look so delicious! I love waffles and I love chocolate, so these are some sort of match made in heaven! I love my allclad waffle maker too!

  14. These chocolate waffles look absolutely amazing. I love a sweet for breakfast and these waffles would satisfy my sweet tooth but keep me healthy too.

  15. I absolutely love waffles. And these look terrific. Love the recipe using unconventional flour.

  16. Definitely a perfect balanced indulgence waffle recipe!