My favorite drink is hot cocoa. I could (and used to) drink it every day. I even have a very healing and nourishing version.
I think that many dishes can be transformed into a hot cocoa version. So recently I made hot cocoa waffles!
This is a great holiday breakfast or dinner.
My kids love these waffles. We ate them with homemade strawberry topping (just strawberries mashed with honey) and homemade powdered sugar.
The thing I love most is that they are soaked to minimize phytic acid in the grains.
If you can’t have cocoa these would work well using carob powder. You might have to add a touch more sweetener to compensate.
If you really want to make this a treat you can add mini chocolate chips to the batter as well.
Hot cocoa waffles are a fun breakfast, but they can also make a great dessert. Top a quarter of a waffle with ice cream and chocolate syrup. Yum!
If you need a special holiday breakfast (or lunch, dinner or dessert!) try these soaked hot cocoa waffles. You may want to make a double or triple batch. They go quickly. Plus you can freeze leftovers for a quick breakfast any day of the week.
No waffle iron? No problem. This batter works just as well for pancakes!
- 1 1/4 cups any combination of gluten free flours
- 3/4 cup soaking liquid (1/4 cup lemon juice, water kefir, dairy kefir or yogurt + 1/2 cup water, coconut milk or dairy milk)
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder or carob powder
- 3 Tbsp. melted coconut oil or butter
- 1/2 tsp. unrefined sea salt
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 cup organic cane sugar or coconut sugar
- 4 eggs, separated
- Combine the flour, cocoa powder and soaking liquid. Cover and let soak 7-24 hours.
- Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
- Beat egg yolks until lemon color (about 3 minutes).
- Add the egg yolks to the soaked mixture. Beat until mixed in.
- Add the coconut oil, salt, vanilla and sugar. Beat until well combined.
- Fold in the egg whites.
- Add 1/4 of the batter to a hot waffle iron and cook.
- Repeat until all of the batter is used.
- If using carob powder increase the sugar to 1/3 cup.
- Serve the waffles with fruit topping, powdered sugar or syrup.
- The waffles freeze well. Simply reheat in the toaster oven or toaster.
- Use at least 1/4 cup starchy flour (white rice or tapioca) in the gluten free flour mix for best results.
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