Perfect for a Healthy Valentines Day! You won’t believe these are gluten-free and completely plant-based! That’s right, dare I say vegan? Yep….and delicious. Tastes of chocolate, and when topped with berries it is perfection!! Without further a do, here is the recipe.
Healthy red velvet waffles with coconut whipped cream
For the Waffles:
- 1 cup gluten-free flour blend (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
- 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum (if your flour blend does not have it already)
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups milk (I used unsweetened coconut almond milk)
- 3 tablespoons of honey or pure maple syrup (or 3 tablespoons of sweetener of choice)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 medium beets, cooked and diced
- Mixed berries
- Chocolate Hazelnut spread
- Coconut whipped cream
- Maple syrup
For the coconut whipped cream:
- 1 can full fat coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla spread
- 1 tablespoon of sweetener like stevia
- Cook or roast 2 beets ahead of time. You may boil, but I roasted in foil, at 400F for 1 hour and allowed it to cool. Then diced and placed in blender.
- Place the can of coconut milk in the fridge and leave overnight.
- Right before making the waffles, scoop the coconut cream from the top of the can (it will have separated from the coconut water) and add it to a bowl with the vanilla extract and sweetener.
- Use an electric beater to whip until the consistency of whipped cream. Set in the fridge to chill while making the waffles.
- In a large bowl add the flour, xanthan gum, flaxseed meal, almond meal, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder and mix well to combine.
- In a blender add the cooked and diced beets, the almond milk, vanilla, sweetener (or honey/maple syrup) and blend until smooth.
- Add the beet mixture to the flour mixture and mix to combine, being careful not to overmix the batter.
- Heat your waffle maker and use a cooking spray to lightly coat to prevent waffles from sticking. Cook according to manufacturer’s instructions.
- The batter will make approximately 8 standard waffles. I used 2 different waffle makers, a standard and a heart shaped. I made 2 large heart shaped waffles and 4 standard cakesters (what I like to call them).
- Once cooked, stack the waffles and top with a large dollop of the coconut whipped cream and garnish with mixed berries. I also spread hazelnut spread and coconut whipped cream in between waffles. Yummy!
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