The raw cacao powder and the chocolate drizzle on top of these paleo waffles provide a double dose of chocolate. They are the ideal weekend breakfast or brunch indulgence since they are sweet and delicious.
I must admit that these chocolate paleo waffles may not be the healthiest breakfast choice for everyday consumption. However, I strongly believe that special occasions are meant to be celebrated with special meals. This aligns with my philosophy of eating well most of the time so that I can treat myself to the things that bring me joy without any guilt. In this case, these delicious chocolate paleo waffles will definitely put a smile on my face and satisfy my sweet tooth.
How to Make Chocolate Paleo Waffles
As someone who loves to bake and experiment with different flours, I always make sure to stock up on almond flour, tapioca flour, and coconut flour in my pantry. These three flours are my go-to for all my gluten-free, paleo baking, especially when it comes to chocolate-based recipes like these chocolate paleo waffles. For the chocolate flavor in these waffles, I use raw cacao powder, which is packed with antioxidants and is considered a superfood.
This means that you don't have to feel guilty about indulging in these waffles. The ingredient list for the waffles is actually quite clean, which is a bonus. Now, let's talk about maple chocolate syrup. For this, I use allergen-free chocolate chips, so it's suitable for those who are dairy-free. But let's be real, the syrup is basically melted chocolate mixed with maple syrup - it's a liquid sugar bomb!
When I first made it, I used a 50/50 ratio of chocolate chips to maple syrup, but in the video, I used a ⅓ to ⅔ ratio. You can adjust the ratios depending on how chocolatey you want it. If you're not in the mood for chocolate overload, you could top these waffles with plain maple syrup and some fresh, seasonal berries instead. The waffles are so delicious that they'll be a hit either way!
And if you are allergic to nuts, you could try my nut-free paleo pancake recipe as a base and add the raw cacao powder for a chocolate twist.
How to Refrigerate Chocolate Paleo Waffles:
Let leftover chocolate paleo waffles cool fully before storing them in the refrigerator. After that, refrigerate them for up to three days in the refrigerator by placing them in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag. Just reheat them in a toaster or oven until they are well warmed through when you are ready to enjoy them.
How to Freeze Chocolate Paleo Waffles:
Freezing waffles is an excellent solution if you have extras that you want to store for later. Once more, let them cool to room temperature first. Next, spread them out on a baking sheet and freeze them for a couple of hours. Once they are frozen, move them to an airtight container or resealable plastic bag, and keep them there for up to three months. Just reheat them in a toaster or oven until thoroughly heated.
How to Reheat Chocolate Paleo Waffles (If Required):
You may use a toaster or oven to reheat frozen or chilled chocolate paleo waffles. Waffles from the refrigerator may be warmed through in a few minutes in the toaster on a low setting or in the oven at 350°F. First, let frozen waffles defrost overnight in the fridge. After that, you can either reheat them in the oven or toaster.
Can you exclude the eggs from these waffles?
Yes, you may replace the eggs in the recipe with a flax or chia egg alternative.
Can you add another kind of flour?
Although the mix of almond, tapioca, and coconut flour in this recipe works well, you can try using other gluten-free flour as a replacement. However, be aware that this can affect the waffles' flavor and texture.
Can you swap out the maple chocolate syrup for ordinary syrup?
Absolutely! Plain maple syrup, as well as other sweet toppings like honey or fruit, would go well with these waffles.
Whether you live a paleo lifestyle or not, chocolate paleo waffles may make a tasty and gratifying breakfast or dessert alternative. Even on hectic mornings or when you're pressed for time, you can still enjoy these waffles by following a few easy storage and reheating guidelines.