Serve these crispy, fluffy Vegan Chocolate Waffles for breakfast, dinner or dessert. Served with chocolate maple syrup, they’re delicious any time of day! Guess what? It’s National Chocolate Day, and it is time to celebrate! One way I’m celebrating is by sharing chocolate recipes from some of my favorite food blog friends too! Check below for some more delicious chocolate recipes. Or, if you’re in a hurry, why not try my Chocolate Covered Coconut Macaroons. So delicious!
When I came up with this recipe, it was my goal to make pancakes. But then Shawn asked for waffles. That man. He loves waffles. And I just couldn’t say no. Besides, I don’t think we have any waffle recipes published, so it was a good opportunity to share a new recipe with you too!
I have a favorite trick for the chocolate syrup too. You’ll be surprised how easy it is!
These fluffy Vegan Chocolate Waffles are so versatile. You can serve them for breakfast or dessert!
Why You’ll Love Fluffy Vegan Chocolate Waffles
Who doesn’t like waffles…and chocolate? So, I’m just saying, this one is just so easy to love! You’ll also love that this recipe makes several waffles, some of which you can eat right away, the rest of which can be saved for later…like Monday morning.
I made this chocolate waffle recipe when Shawn’s family was in town so I had lots of helpful taste testers! I love adding some melty vegan butter to my waffles before serving them, and it helped that I topped these waffles with chocolate maple syrup. Are you dying to know how I made that syrup? It’s so easyAll I did was add a few dairy-free chocolate chips to maple syrup and then heated it up in the microwave for a few seconds to allow the chocolate to melt. Perfection!
Are Chocolate Waffles Healthy?
You know, I’m so glad you asked that question. There’s a few good things going for these tasty vegan chocolate waffles, including the following:
- I used whole wheat pastry flour for this recipe. You can find it in the health food section of your grocery store and it is a little more expensive than an all-purpose flour, but it’s whole wheat, but finely ground so it doesn’t make the recipe heavy. That way you get extra fiber and the nutrients from the whole wheat grain.
- Coconut Sugar. Shawn and I are in the process of reducing the amount of refined sugar we consume. My favorite altnerative is coconut sugar. It adds a nice, caramel flavor and it even reduces post-meal blood sugar spikes, which is good.
- Chocolate. Look, cocoa powder is a power nutrient in my book. Believe it or not, I drink some every day. I love it! Make sure you use plain cocoa powder, not the dutch processed. Some people swear by dutch processed cocoa, but I’m after the extra nutrition available in plain cocoa powder. Cocoa has a lot of health benefits, including mood-enhancing properties. Bring it on! Right? It also has antioxidants and heart healthy, anti-inflammatory flavonoids. Sweet!
It’s good to find that balance between healthy and delicious, and these vegan chocolate waffles hit the mark. Bullseye!
I’ll Take Some Change
I played around with this recipe until I got it exactly right. At least, it’s exactly right for me and my clan. But I can’t promise it will work for you. That’s why I encourage you to play around with your food a little. Be open to changing this recipe to get exactly what you want. Here are some ideas I’ve come up with in case you need some help getting started:
- Most definitely I would love to add a sprinkle or two of cinnamon — not only does it add spice, but it also has a positive impact on post meal blood sugar spikes.
- Instead of a chocolate maple syrup, add some peanut butter to maple syrup to make a peanut butter topping. YAS!
- How about adding some colorful sprinkles to make these into birthday waffles!
- You could add some chopped up chocolate chips to the batter to add even more chocolate goodness
- Add some of my vegan coconut whipped cream if you’re having these for dessert
- Make these waffles gluten-free by using gluten-free baking flour
OK. There you have it, vegan chocolate waffles with all the fixings! Oh, one more idea, you definitely will want to think about serving these with my favorite Vegan Date Caramel Sauce. It’s too good!
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Vegan Fluffy Chocolate Pancakes
- 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil , melted
- 2 tablespoons Agave Nectar
- 1 1/4 cup Plant Based Milk , vanilla
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 1/4 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
- 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
- 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 cup Dairy-free Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
- In a mixing bowl, combine the melted coconut oil, agave nectar, plant-based milk, and vanilla. Stir to combine.
- In a separate bowl combine the four, baking soda, cocoa powder, nutmeg and salt. Stir to combine. Then pour the plant-based milk mixture into the bowl with the flour mixture and stir to combine.
- Follow the instructions on your waffle maker to make waffles. (For standard waffle iron, spray waffle iron with vegetable spray and pour a half cup of waffle batter onto center, spreading it within 1/2" of edges of the waffle iron. Close the lid and allow the waffle iron to cook, usually 2 - 3 minutes).
- To make Chocolate Maple Syrup, combine chocolate chips and maple syrup in bowl and microwave for 30 seconds or so. Stir until the chocolate melts.
- Serve warm with vegan butter, and Chocolate Maple Syrup, fruit jam, and or fresh fruit.
Celebrating National Chocolate Day
Is there any better national food day than this one? I don’t think so because today it is National Chocolate Day. Bring. It. On.
I’m celebrating with some of my favorite food bloggers so you can enjoy this day in style as well. Please note that not all these recipes are vegan. If you’d like help with veganizing any of them, just let me know.
Here are the recipes we’re offering this month:
- Vegan Chocolate Wacky Cake
- Perfect Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache by Ashlee Marie
- Perfect Chocolate Cheesecake by Life Made Simple
- Vegan Chocolate Glazed Baked Donuts
- Fudgy Double Chocolate Cookies by the Baker Upstairs
- Vegan Chocolate Avocado Cake
- Chocolate Chip Energy Bites
- Easy Chocolate Moose via Creations by Kara
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie
- Selfish Bars by Food with Family
- Vegan Chocolate Croissants
- Brownie Delight by Real Mom Kitchen
- Vegan Chocolate Chia Pudding
- Cocoa Chipotle Spice Rub via Hey Grill Hey
- Vegan Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Fast Fudgy Freezer Brownies by 365 Days of Crockpots
- Vegan Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Spanish Hot Chocolate with Coconut Churros thanks to the Noshery
- Vegan German Chocolate Overnight Oats (with video)
Whatever chocolate delight you’re dishing on, enjoy!