These whole-grain chocolate waffles are a great treat, for breakfast or even dessert! Top them with anything from butter, maple syrup, whipped cream, homemade ice cream, shaved chocolate, etc. The choices are endless…
Remember your loved one(s) Valentines Day! They would certainly appreciate these waffles, especially if you have a Heart-Shaped Waffle Maker. Don’t worry if you don’t though, they will still be delicious and much enjoyed!!! 😀
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
OR 1 1/2 Tbsp. of lemon juice or vinegar + enough milk to = 1 1/2 cups
- 1 cup spelt flour
- 3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 2 large eggs
- 2 Tablespoons maple syrup or honey
- 4 Tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon unrefined sea salt
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup ground flax seed or ground chia seed
8 to 12 hours before making the waffles: Mix buttermilk (or milk + lemon juice/vinegar), spelt flour, and oats in a medium bowl; let soak, covered, at room temperature for 8 to 12 hours.
Time to make the Waffles: After the soaking period, Preheat and lightly grease waffle iron.
In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, maple syrup (or honey), coconut oil, and vanilla. Add in the baking powder, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder, and ground flax or chia seed – whisking until no lumps remain.
Fold the “soaked” flour mixture into the cocoa-egg mixture until completely combined.
Cook waffles in preheated iron according to manufacturers instructions.
Serve warm with desired toppings – anything from butter, maple syrup, whipped cream, homemade ice cream, shaved chocolate, etc.