This is the ultimate dessert-for-breakfast recipe – and it’s healthy! Can you believe it? Whilst I tuck into bowls of dessert-themed healthy breakfast recipes like Cookie Dough Oatmeal and Caramel Apple Pie Oatmeal for breakfast during the week, I always like to kick it up a notch on a weekend and churn out something fabulous, whilst still being relatively healthy.
And these Healthy Chocolate Cake Waffles certainly tick all the boxes! When I was developing the recipe, I was originally going for a fat-free recipe. But after scraping burnt waffles off my waffle iron and ruining the non-stick coating more times than I care to admit, I eventually gave in and decided I was going to have to add a teensy bit of oil into the mix if I didn’t want to totally ruin my waffle iron and end up having to buy a new one. I did keep the oil to an absolute minimum, though – there’s only 1 tablespoon of it in this healthy waffle recipe which makes two waffles.
The best thing about this recipe has got to be the smell that will envelop your kitchen when you’re cooking these babies. When they’re in the waffle iron, they smell like the most deliciously rich and wonderful chocolate cake you’ve ever tasted in your entire life. And let me tell you, when you pull them out of the waffle iron and dig in, your taste buds will be telling you you’re gorging on a light-as-air fluffy chocolate cake, too!
It can be tough coming up with healthy chocolate recipes that taste as good as they look, but this one really does. If you want to keep it healthy, you can top these waffles with strawberry chia seed jam or fresh fruit. Orrrrr, if you want to throw healthiness into the wind and live life on the edge, you can smother them in homemade peanut butter, Nutella and banana slices, like I may or may not have done for lunch today.
What is your favourite waffle topping?
Healthy Chocolate Cake Waffles
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup oats
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup milk
- Turn on your waffle maker and leave it to heat up.
- In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, oats, cocoa powder, sugar and baking powder.
- Crack in the egg and pour in the vegetable oil and milk.
- Stir everything together until you've got a well-combined waffle batter.
- Evenly pour the batter into the sections of your waffle maker and leave to cook for 5-6 minutes.
- Serve the waffles immediately whilst hot with homemade strawberry chia seed jam or sliced bananas, Nutella and homemade peanut butter.
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