Paleo Recipe - Grain Free Chocolate Waffles

Grain Free/Paleo/Primal Chocolate Waffles

When you crave chocolate, you know you just can’t get over with the craving. It’s as powerful as the pull of gravity for some, and even Paleo diet alternatives can prove difficult to convince chocolate lovers that they can help with this temptation. Nothing can truly help you when faced with chocolate laid out in front of you.

Okay, so the intro sounded too much, but you can’t deny the fact that chocolate is oh so hard to resist. If you are one of a handful of people who can deny themselves the pleasure of eating chocolate, then good on you! But for a sweet tooth, nothing can compare in terms of satisfaction with eating chocolate. And just a week ago, we were able to get a fun new waffle stick maker and it occurred to me that it needed to be tested using a chocolate waffle recipe.

I found the perfect Paleo approved waffle recipe that goes well with chocolate and it turned out to be the best treat for me and my other half. I can’t wait to share this with my daughter and you. So go ahead and indulge yourself with every bite of this Paleo approved chocolate waffle. If you have grumpy kids that have been asking for a treat, then this might do the trick. Suddenly the Paleo diet does not seem to be a boring diet after all.

Grain Free/Paleo/Primal Chocolate Waffles
Recipe type: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine: Baking
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A delicious Paleo recipe for waffles that will help to satisfy any cravings for chocolate or something sweet.
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ Cups (180 g) Almond Flour/Meal
  • ⅓ Cup (80 ml) Coconut Milk – Canned
  • ¼ Cup (40 g) Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Eggs – Whisked (Free Range If Possible)
  • 2 Heap Tablespoons (30 g) Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) Raw Honey or Maple Syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon (5 ml) Vanilla Extract
  • ½ Teaspoon (2.5 g) Baking Soda
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Sprinkle of Cinnamon
Instructions
  1. • Prepare and plug in your waffle iron/waffle maker. If you’re still thinking about getting one, this recipe will make you want one. Your kids are going to love this kitchen gadget, too.
  2. • Whisk the eggs well in a large sized bowl.
  3. • When done whisking, add the raw honey or maple syrup and coconut milk. Whisk the wet ingredients again, making sure all the wet ingredients are combined well together.
  4. • When the wet ingredients are combined well together, add the almond flour or meal and mix well.
  5. • Then add the baking soda and unsweetened cocoa. Mix everything well.
  6. • Finally, add the dark chocolate chips to the mixed ingredients. Then add the vanilla extract, pinch of salt and cinnamon. Mix all the ingredients well again.
  7. • Preheat your waffle iron and pour enough batter into the waffle iron. Close the lid and let the waffle iron do its magic.
  8. • The waffle will only take about 4-5 minutes to cook. Your waffle should be soft on the inside and be nice and crisp on the outside.
  9. • Remove the waffles from the waffle iron and place on plates. You can serve these waffles with fresh fruits, bacon or scrambled eggs! Enjoy!
Chocolate is made to be enjoyed whatever mood you are in and whoever you are with. It’s simply hard to get over a chocolate addiction, especially for kids. Perhaps this is one of the many reasons why kids and those with a sweet tooth get disappointed by the Paleo diet. But there are alternatives in Paleo that lets you enjoy food, including chocolate! However, there are still some things you must be aware of when it comes to chocolate in order to make sure it appears on your approved Paleo diet food list . Here are a few things you need to know about chocolate when it comes to following a Paleo lifestyle.

Choose Dark Chocolate, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder or Unsweetened Baking Chocolate

Paleo Recipes - Use Dark Chocolate

You might be asking, why dark chocolate? Kids and adults alike may not appreciate these dark and unsweetened types because of the bitterness, but these are considered the healthiest forms of chocolate. These types have cocoa butter but also contain more cocoa solids compared to the regular chocolates you’ll find in the market. These cocoa solids have all the fiber, tons of copper and iron and a high dose of antioxidants. These types typically contain 70% and above cocoa solids, which is why they are bitter to the taste.

If You Can Tolerate Bitterness, Choose Cacao Raw Nibs

Paleo Food - Choose Raw Cacoa Nibs

Cacao and cocoa. Did you see the difference there? Cacao is the raw form of cocoa, and cacao nibs literally mean the beans of cacao. The cacao nibs are usually roasted, removed from husks and crushed to smaller pieces or nibs. If you can tolerate the bitterness, you’ll get all the health benefits from these nibs, such as antioxidants, flavonoids, fiber, magnesium, and potassium.

It’s Tempting, But Practice Moderation Still

Although the above-stated types of chocolates are great, you cannot eat more. Eating chocolates in moderation, no matter what type you eat, is a must. One danger from eating cocoa and cacao is phytic acid. Phytic acid prevents the body from absorbing nutrients found in food, and even with the process that cacao and cocoa go through, some of the phytic acid may remain. Even in some dark chocolate variants, the preparation may have soy lecithin and gluten grains both of which don’t appear on any approved Paleo food list.

Can You Also Have Milk Chocolate or White Chocolate?

Paleo Diet - Milk Chocolate Okay

Milk chocolate and white chocolate may contain cocoa butternut, not the cocoa solids, thus their color. These may also contain milk and soy lecithin or gluten grains. Another content that these chocolate variants may have a high amount of sugar. If you are going to base it on the Paleo principle, these two variants are not Paleo approved. However, if you do not have much choice but milk or white chocolate, then refer to the next point on what you must do.

Read The Labels!

Paleo Food - Read The Labels

Just like any other foods, reading the label and knowing what’s in your chocolate of choice is best. This will help you determine which is not a Paleo approved food and which ones must go in your shopping basket. Remember that the darker the chocolate, the better for your Paleo diet recipes. Look for chocolates with low or no sugar content and have used less soy lecithin and gluten grain-based ingredients.

Chocolate is an indulgence that even Paleo principles allow. Eating chocolate doesn’t only satisfy your craving, but also allows you to enjoy food and benefit from its nutritional contents. With this recipe and this guideline in eating chocolates when following a Paleo diet, you can reward yourself without the guilt. Now isn’t that something to look forward to?

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