Feeling Breakfast for Dinner? Devour These Fluffy Double Chocolate Waffles

Feeling Breakfast for Dinner? Devour These Fluffy Double Chocolate Waffles

Fried chicken, blueberries, and Belgium. Only one type of person could find the correlation between these words: a waffle-lover. But even with so many types of waffles, none beat the sweet elegance of some fluffy chocolate waffles.

While the store-bought kind may be a nice and quick breakfast option, they aren’t exactly the most nutritious: Some store-bought chocolate waffles contain 10 grams of added sugar per waffle, which means you’re approaching your recommended daily sugar limit after just two of those bad boys.

That’s why we’re bringing you this healthier (but still decadent) double chocolate waffle recipe fresh off the waffle iron. They serve as the perfect bed for our Greek yogurt topping, which is just sweet enough so you don’t feel the need to douse your plate in syrup and whipped cream.

In just 30 minutes, you can have a delicious chocolate waffle breakfast that contains 11 grams of protein and only 3 grams of sugar per serving!

Delicious in your treats and smoothies or just mixed with water, get 20 grams of pea protein in each scoop of Openfit Plant-Based Nutrition Shake! Get it here.

 

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Ingredients for Double Chocolate Waffles

Topping ingredients

  • 1 cup reduced-fat (2%) plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract

Waffle ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour
  • 2 scoops Plant-Based Nutrition Shake
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk

For our topping, we use 2% Greek yogurt to add protein and create a creamy, silky waffle topping. A tablespoon of pure maple syrup and half a teaspoon of vanilla extract is added for the perfect amount of sweetness.

In the waffle mix base, you’ll see the usual suspects: baking powder, eggs, almond milk, and flour. But we prefer gluten-free flour (like the kind in our chocolate chip cookies) for a healthier spin that provides some nutrients that other refined white flours don’t.

In order to get that lovely chocolate flavor, we lean on cacao powder (not to be mistaken with its more processed cousin cocoa powder) and a couple of scoops of Openfit Plant-Based Nutrition Shake. Our nutrition shake blend is doing double duty here, providing 20 grams of pea protein and some extra chocolatey goodness.

Before you start cheffing it up, here are some pro tips on maximizing the fluffiness of your waffles:

  • Mix the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients separately.
  • Whisk the dry ingredients together completely to ensure that the baking soda allows the waffle to rise evenly when cooked (because who wants lopsided waffles?).

Finally, you can finish your recipe with a few strawberries or blueberries — since we already know how well chocolate and blueberry pair together. And if you have any left over, store them in the fridge for later and heat them back up in a toaster!

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Double Chocolate Waffles

What's better than chocolate waffles? Double chocolate waffles! Get 11 grams of protein and a delicious chocolate flavor in each serving.

Prep Time 27 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 waffles
Calories 164 kcal

Ingredients

FOR TOPPING

FOR WAFFLES

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour
  • 2 scoops Openfit Plant-Based Nutrition Shake
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat waffle iron; lightly coat with spray.

  2. To make topping, add yogurt, maple syrup, and extract to a small mixing bowl; stir well to combine. Set aside.

  3. To make waffles, add flour, Plant-Based Nutrition Shake, cacao powder, and baking powder to a medium mixing bowl; stir to combine.

  4. In a separate medium bowl, add eggs and milk; whisk to combine.

  5. Add milk mixture to flour mixture; stir until well combined.

  6. Pour batter (approximately ¼ cup) into waffle iron; cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove waffle to a plate. Repeat with remaining batter; lightly coat waffle iron with spray each time.

  7. Top each waffle with 2 Tbsp. yogurt mixture.

Recipe Notes

  • Optional: Top each waffle with a few pieces of sliced strawberries or berries of choice.

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Double Chocolate Waffles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 175mg8%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 11g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Photography by Anguel Dimov, AB Creative

William Kang

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William Kang is the Editorial Assistant at Openfit. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he studied English and Professional Writing at UC Santa Barbara. He is an emerging writer and editor, with works featured on his parents’ refrigerator, his Medium account that has zero followers, and now Openfit! In his spare time, he likes walking his dog and maintaining homeostasis. Follow him on LinkedIn.