Dark Chocolate Blueberry Waffles

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I made these this morning.
The left over batter didn’t make it to the end of the night.

These are healthy, nutrient dense, vegan, gluten/grain free and best of all, super easy to make!

I love, love, LOVE waffles! When I became vegan, I also gave up gluten. Vegan waffle/pancake recipes were easy to find, but almost all gluten free recipes called for an egg.

Then, after searching for hours online, I stumbled upon buckwheat. Not only is this ancient seed gluten free, it is a complete protein, packed with B vitamins, fiber, magnesium, copper, and is anti- inflammatory!

Add all that up with the anti-oxidants found in blueberries and dark chocolate and you are on your way to the healthiest version of decadence you can find for breakfast.

Using the method of sprouting is essential to unlocking the nutrients found in most grains and seeds, raw buckwheat groats fall in to the same category. Conveniently, you can buy Sprouted Buckwheat flour which saves you on time and is definetly worth the extra couple bucks. My local Whole Foods sells this particular brand but there are a few other brands to choose from as well!

I always keep this flour in the house, my 2 year old daughter and I have some version of waffles for breakfast everyday! We like to switch up the ingredients from time to time but this recipe beats them all.

‘Chocwit’ waffles are her absolute favorite and mine too. 🙂

Ingredients:

2 cups Sprouted Buckwheat Flour
About 1 to 2 cups of water or plant based milk
3/4 cup organic pitted dates
1/2 cup organic frozen blueberries
A dash of cinnamon and sea salt
A HUGE handful of Enjoy Life dark chocolate chips
Earth balance vegan butter
Pure organic maple syrup

(Makes about 3 or 4 waffles)

Pour dry buckwheat flour mix into a bowl. Blend water or milk with dates until smooth. Add liquid mixture to flour and then add the extra milk or water, stirring to reach desired consistency.
Add a pinch of cinnamon and sea salt.
Fold in blueberries and dark chocolate chips.

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Pour batter in waffle maker or fry in coconut oil on a skillet to make pancakes!

Finish off with butter and drizzle with maple syrup! Or serves as is,
these are really delicious and already sweet on their own.

The combination of smooth melt in your mouth dark chocolate with juicy blueberries and the subtle nutty taste of buckwheat is perfection.

Enjoy!

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Comment below if you give this recipe a try! 🙂

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