The day has finally come. I created a breakfast recipe that is NOT smoothie or nice cream. Introducing my Chocolate Almond Butter Waffles.
I don’t know why it has taken me so long! There are few things I love more than a big, filling breakfast. I guess I just don’t always have time to make them, so I tend to share quicker breakfasts that are great for those on the go.
As much as I tend to constantly talk about how my life is sooo crazy busy (which can be true at times), there are always 1 or 2 days out of the week where I am able to sleep in and have a delicious and enormous breakfast.
These Chocolate Almond Butter Waffles are the result of experimenting with vegan waffles during my days off, and after lots of testing, they are finally ready to share. Not going to say how long I’ve been working on these. Hint: the process started before the blog even launched….not much longer, but still.
I wanted to get this recipe right, and I am happy to say that I think I really figured it out! The idea for chocolate almond butter waffles just kinda came naturally to me one morning. In late-April, I woke up to a hangover. I went to a piano bar with my friend the night before, which was totally spontaneous. I had already had a couple drinks at dinner (I did not drive, for the record), and we had the idea to stay out. We ended up having more drinks and our ride totally bailed on us so my amazing mother had to pick us up at 2am. Definitely not my typical night out…not even close. But it happened, and my friend and I ended up home safely, and it was a fun night overall.
These types of stories are risky to share because I don’t want to encourage irresponsible drinking. Also, I also don’t want to promote the idea that drinking is always a good idea.However, I am also against pretending to be something I’m not. I will not have a perfect front, because that’s just not me. I am 22 years old, and I go out sometimes. I make mistakes. I’m a normal person and I think that sharing real stories is important. Nothing bad happened that night, but I will say that I drank more than I had planned, and we did have some trouble finding a way home. I haven’t had a night like that since, and I have a feeling it’ll be quite a long time until something like that happens again.
Now, what does my story have to do with the recipe? Great question. The morning after inspired the recipe. All I wanted was something filling and delicious to make me feel better after feeling a little hungover. I remember drinking 32 ounces of water while googling vegan waffle recipes. I ended up finding this standard waffle recipe and decided to build on it. For some reason, chocolate almond butter just seemed appealing to hungover me. Completely 100% sober and normal me would agree that chocolate and almond butter create a delicious combination. After several tests, I think I have finally created the recipe I’ve been dreaming about for months. They’re too delicious not to share.
These waffles are actually pretty easy to make, and only take about 30 minutes to prepare. They are perfect for entertaining and/or enjoying a lazy morning in. You won’t be in the kitchen all morning, but will still have a delicious and irresistible breakfast that will make you think you’re eating some indulgent dessert, when it fact, these waffles are completely clean, vegan, and pretty dang healthy! I think they’re a winner, and I hope you think so as well.
Top these waffles with coconut cream, chocolate date sauce, bananas, and fresh berries, anything you want…They are incredible plain, but are even better with lots of delicious, breakfast-friendly, nutrient-rich toppings.
- 1 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk + 1 Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 Medium Very Ripe Banana, Mashed
- 1/4 Cup Liquid Sweetener (such as agave or maple syrup)
- 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
- 1 Cup Buckwheat Flour
- 1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
- 1 Tsp Baking Powder
- Pinch Sea Salt
- Few Drops of Vanilla Extract
- 1/3 Cup Almond Butter
- 1. Add almond milk and apple cider vinegar to a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Let sit for a few minutes. Add mashed banana, liquid sweetener, and vanilla extract into bowl and whisk. Set aside
- 2. Add all dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and whisk well to combine.
- 3. Gradually pour wet ingredient mixture into dry ingredient bowl and whisk to combine. Once combined, fold in almond butter. Taste mixture and adjust ingredients if desired.
- 4. Allow waffle maker to heat to desired setting (I like to set mine to 1-2 for a soft waffle, but adjust based off your personal preferences) Spray waffle iron with cooking spray before cooking each individual waffle. Scoop about 1/2 cup waffle mixture and pour into iron and cook according to instructions of waffle iron (different brands/models can differ in cooking instructions). Once waffle is ready, scoop out, and place on plate or on oven rack (preheat oven to 200 degrees for this option, but I personally skipped this step). Repeat for other 4-5 waffles.
- 5. Best if served immediately. Add toppings such as vegan butter, maple syrup, chocolate date sauce (dates blended with cocoa powder and water), coconut cream, bananas, strawberries, coconut flakes, chocolate chips, or anything else you could think of!
Besides these chocolate almond butter waffles, I can never go wrong with a good tofu scramble.