When the waffle cravings hit, whip up these healthy chocolate waffles. They’re gluten-free, incredibly satisfying and well-rounded in nutrients.
Buckwheat is one of the most underused — and underrated — of the gluten-free grains. It’s high in fiber, protein, and minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron, manganese, and copper. Despite buckwheat’s name, it contains no wheat and is technically a seed that’s related to the rhubarb family. It’s my go-to flour whenever I’m making pancakes or waffles at home and the star ingredient in my Buckwheat Pancakes from the NS Cookbook.
The great thing about pancake recipes is that most of them can be used in a waffle maker! While a lot of pancake and waffle recipes can make you feel weighed down and are loaded with ingredients, these healthy chocolate waffles are delicious, but not overly indulgent. Their balance of macronutrients — think carbohydrates, fiber, protein and healthy fats — make them light, fluffy and satisfying.
While these are a great weekend treat, these pancakes also keep well for up to 4-5 days in an airtight container in the fridge — just in case you find yourself with one too many waffles and want to save some for later. You can also freeze them individually in foil for a quick breakfast to reheat.
What Do You Think?
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Source: FS – Food and Nutrition Blogs
Gluten-Free Chocolate Waffles