Get into the holiday spirit guilt-free with these gluten-free, vegan and healthy peppermint mocha waffles. A breakfast twist on a Starbucks classic!
I haven’t been entirely honest with you. All this time I’ve been going around talking about my pancake obsession and oatmeal addiction, but I really haven’t admitted my favourite breakfast food, waffles. I mean how could you not love them? They’re carby and huge and are made to absorb a pound of maple syrup.
I also think the fact that they require the extra step of taking out the waffle-maker makes them seem that much more special. Or maybe that extra step seems daunting and they end up being reserved for special occasions. Either way, if I wake up with the motivation to make waffles, I know it’s going to be a good day.
While I’m sharing my honesty here I think it’s important for me to admit that I’ve never actually had a peppermint mocha latte. Kathy has made it clear they taste like crack, and seeing as I already come from a city where our mayor smokes crack, i’m trying to avoid that stuff. But I love the taste of peppermint and mocha, and I think my taste buds are attune enough to figure out how they taste in combination. Turns out the taste of these peppermint mocha waffles is not surprisingly, freaking awesome.
Peppermint Mocha Waffles
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 5 large waffles
- Category: vegan
- 2 flax eggs (2 T ground flaxseed mixed with 6 T water) – could also use 2 eggs
- 2 cups GF oat flour (ground oats)
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1 T baking powder
- 1/3cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups strong coffee
- 1/4 cup apple sauce
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- Optional: 1/2 cup mint chocolate chips
- Turn on waffle-maker.
- Make flax eggs and set aside.
- In a large bowl combine oat flour, almond meal, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt.
- In a separate bowl combine coffee, maple syrup, apple sauce, peppermint extract and apple cider vinegar.
- Add wet ingredients to dry and then stir in flax eggs.
- Let batter sit for 5 mins.
- Spray waffle-maker with non-stick spray or coconut oil.
- For large waffles use 1/2 cup of batter and cook according to waffle-maker instructions.
- Serve warm with maple syrup, nut butter or preserves of choice.
- These freeze well.
Pancakes or waffles? Are you a peppermint mocha fan?
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