I am going to tell you a little secret. My husband and I don’t always agree on everything. Shocking right? And guess what subject we often don’t agree on? Food. Yup. Food. You see, I eat mostly Paleo and he doesn’t. BUT that works to your benefit because I love to offer you both options whenever I can. These Easy Chocolate Waffles with Paleo Option are a perfect example. I make mine Paleo, he prefers traditional, but they are both amazing so no matter which option you choose, your breakfast will be delicious!
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The Waffles: I Promised You Easy!
The Organic Kitchen is all about keeping the food real, healthy, and delicious, but we have a rule about using mixes or convenience foods: they have to just as delicious and just as healthy as when made from scratch or we don’t use them. For those of you that want a traditional waffle mix, my husband recommends Kodiak Cakes, but you can also use a favorite recipe from scratch as well. For the Paleo version of these chocolatey waffles I use Birch Benders Paleo Waffle Mix (they also make an Organic Gluten Free Waffle Mix) So how do we make them chocolate? So glad I asked…
How to Chocolate Up Those Waffles:
To make chocolate waffles you simply add 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder per cup of your favorite waffle recipe or waffle mix! Yup, that’s it.
I keep my waffles Paleo by topping with fresh berries and organic unsweetened shredded coconut. But my husband prefers whipped cream. Both can be drizzled with real maple syrup!
The Recipe: Easy Chocolate Waffles (With Paleo Option!)
What you need: a waffle maker, unsweetened cocoa powder , a good waffle mix: for the Paleo version I use Birch Benders Paleo Waffle Mix (they also make an Organic Gluten Free Waffle Mix) For a traditional waffle my husband uses Kodiak Cakes.
Chocolate waffles made by adding cocoa powder to your favorite waffle recipe or mix. See my tips for the best paleo, GF and traditional waffle mixes in post above.
- 2 cups of your favorite waffle mix prepared
- 2 Tablespoons organic unsweetened cocoa powder
- assorted berries
- real maple syrup
- For paleo version unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 Tablespoon sweetener of choice maple, honey, stevia, sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon teaspoon vanilla paste or extract
Heat waffle iron, spray with organic cooking spray
prep waffle mix, add cocoa and mix well
pour 1/2 cup batter onto prepared waffle iron and cook until crisp, repeat until batter is gone
top with shredded coconut and berries, drizzle with maple syrup
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Yum! I have been looking for an egg-free waffle recipe. Is there a waffle mix you recommend I use? Thanks in advance!
Yes, I link to a few in the post:)
Wow those look good! Your toppings look delectable, I’ve got a huge craving now.
I’m always on board with any form of chocolate for breakfast! These are fantastic.
Great minds think alike!
I have some Birch Benders Paleo Pancake Mix, and I very excited to try these with the cocoa powder! Such a great idea for a special weekend breakfast!
Definitely my favorite Paleo mix!
These waffles are amazing! And easy to make too!
I use Birch Benders Paleo waffle mix all the time and this never even occurred to me. Now I’ve got my weekend breakfast plans!
It’s such a fun way to make breakfast a little more interesting!
Oh, these look and sound delicious! Question…I’ve never worked with vanilla paste. How else do you use it in your kitchen?
I use vanilla paste in place of extract in all my recipes. I just like it better!
These sound absolutely perfect for breakfast this weekend!
I have some of that Kodiak mix and must make these asap! What a super idea to change it up with the easy addition of cocoa!
What a great weekend/holiday breakfast, love chocolate for any time of day so I definitely need to make these!