Healthy Red Velvet Waffles and Homemade Coconut Whipped Cream


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

Serves 4

 


WHAT

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

Toppings

  • 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


HOW

  1. 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.
  2. Place the can of coconut milk in the fridge and leave overnight.
  3. 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.
  4. Use an electric beater to whip until the consistency of whipped cream. Set in the fridge to chill while making the waffles.
  5. In a large bowl add the flour, xanthan gum, flaxseed meal, almond meal, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder and mix well to combine.
  6. In a blender add the cooked and diced beets, the almond milk, vanilla, sweetener (or honey/maple syrup) and blend until smooth.
  7. Add the beet mixture to the flour mixture and mix to combine, being careful not to overmix the batter.
  8. Heat your waffle maker and use a cooking spray to lightly coat to prevent waffles from sticking. Cook according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  9. 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).
  10. 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!


This was amazing! I hope you all try it and enjoy!
Xo, Ana

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