Healthy Double Chocolate Mocha Baked Waffles (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Prep: 3 minutesCook: 22 minutesTotal: 25 minutes
Yield: serves 1Category: Breakfast
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These healthy mocha baked waffles are so light and fluffy you would never know they are made with oats! They are sweetened with a little bit of maple syrup and use banana in place of egg meaning they are a great plant based breakfast if you want something healthy that feels indulgent.

One of the first breakfast recipes I ever uploaded to my website were these Blueberry Baked Waffles and, ever since, I have always wanted to create a more nutrient dense version. After creating my Banana Bread Baked Waffles recipe, (which you can find here), I was left wondering if I could adjust the recipe to incorporate more flavours into the batter. I gave it a try and, after one or two tweaks, these healthy double chocolate mocha baked waffles were born.

They make the perfect leisurely weekend breakfast or brunch when you have a little bit more time in the mornings, however, they are so good they also make a great dessert when you fancy something sweet in the evenings.

I like to use dairy free white chocolate chunks in this, however, if you would prefer a dairy free milk or dark chocolate instead then that is your call. When baked, certain brands of dairy free white chocolate will melt and caramelise in baked recipes. Personally, I quite like this, however, if you don’t you might prefer omitting the white chocolate and simply scattering it over the top instead.

You will need to use a finely ground instant coffee in this recipe rather than granules. If you only have granules then mix them with the plant milk before adding them to the batter so they dissolve. I have noted the amount needed to be between one and two teaspoons – if you really want to be able to taste the coffee flavour then use two teaspoons. You could iuse decaf if preferred or, alternatively, you could just create a double chocolate version rather than the full mocha baked waffles by omitting this ingredient entirely.

I use soya milk in this recipe, however, any plant milk or cow’s milk if you’re not dairy free would work.

To make these healthy mocha baked waffles I just use a cheap silicone waffle mould that serves one. As the mould is made from silicone it does not need greasing meaning that this breakfast is relatively fuss free. Once baked, allow to cool for a few minutes before tipping the mould upside and tapping it to release the waffles. Add your toppings of choice, for me this is usually chopped banana, additional maple syrup and some extra chunks of chocolate, and enjoy!

I have noted the bake time is 22 minutes, however, depending on how hot your oven gets you may need to allow up to 25.

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Ingredients

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  • 50g 1/2 cup gluten free oats
  • 1/2 handful dairy free white chocolate chips or chunks
  • 1/2 large banana
  • 60ml 3 tbsp soya milk
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 - 2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Method

  1. Place the oats in a blender and blitz until fine
  2. Add the banana, soya milk, maple syrup, cocoa powder, coffee and baking powder to the blender. Blend until a smooth batter forms
  3. Stir the chocolate chips or chunks through the batter before pouring it into a silicone waffle mould. Ensure an even amount of batter and chocolate chips sit in each compartment of the mould
  4. Place in a preheated oven and bake for between 22 and 25 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius

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