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Peppermint Mocha Waffles

November 17, 2013

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.

Peppermint Mocha Waffles - get your morning coffee and favorite holiday flavor in waffle form with these tasty, gluten-free AND vegan waffles!

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.

Peppermint Mocha Waffles - get your morning coffee and favorite holiday flavor in waffle form with these tasty, gluten-free AND vegan waffles!

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 aΒ 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 - get your morning coffee and favorite holiday flavor in waffle form with these tasty, gluten-free AND vegan waffles!

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Peppermint Mocha Waffles

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 5 large waffles 1x
  • Category: vegan
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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Turn on waffle-maker.
  2. Make flax eggs and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine oat flour, almond meal, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl combine coffee, maple syrup, apple sauce, peppermint extract and apple cider vinegar.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry and then stir in flax eggs.
  6. Let batter sit for 5 mins.
  7. Spray waffle-maker with non-stick spray or coconut oil.
  8. For large waffles use 1/2 cup of batter and cook according to waffle-maker instructions.
  9. Serve warm with maple syrup, nut butter or preserves of choice.
  10. These freeze well.
Get into the holiday spirit guilt-free with these gluten-free, vegan and healthy peppermint mocha waffles. A breakfast twist on a Starbucks classic! #waffles #veganwaffles #peppermintwaffles

Pancakes or waffles? Are you a peppermint mocha fan?

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  • Reply
    Alexus
    October 16, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Is there any way to replace the almond meal in these waffles?

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      October 18, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      you could substitute it with another flour though it will change the consistency slightly. If you have any luck substituting, do let me know since I haven’t tried it myself.

      • Reply
        Alexus
        October 18, 2015 at 5:38 pm

        Ok! I definitely will be making these in the very near future lol! πŸ™‚

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    Alexis @ Hummusapien
    November 9, 2014 at 10:45 am

    You know my obsession with your mint chocolate protein bars… I smell a new obsession!! GORGEOUS.

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      November 9, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      DO IT!!!!! Oldie but a goodie. Hot damn I’m excited for peppermint season. P.S I added Zach on IG and it was the highlight of my life. Bye.

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    [email protected]
    November 28, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    I could totally be a waffle person IF I owned a waffle maker. You are such a tease, taunting me with this chocolate mint goodness. Looks delicious.

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    Nikki @ The Road to Less Cake
    November 26, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    I’m pretty sure these would be like crack for me! And haha I love the mayor joke.

  • Reply
    Kierston @candyfit
    November 23, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Waffles…something I don’t ever make or eat very often. I do love them though. That carrot cake one…yum!!!

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    Cassie
    November 22, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Oh my goodness, those look delicious! I’ll have to try them as pancakes since I don’t have a waffle maker.

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    Miachel @ Spiced Curiosity
    November 20, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Mmm…these sound amazing! I love the taste of peppermint and the fact that you use flaxseed in your waffles. Will definitely have to try these out for a toasty brunch. πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      November 20, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      Thanks!!! I’m always a bit nervous to make waffles without eggs but these turned out great!

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    eating4balance
    November 20, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    I’m impressed by how well they stuck together without any eggs! Vegan food at its finest πŸ™‚

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    Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli
    November 19, 2013 at 3:19 am

    I bow down to your VEGAN waffle-making ways! I have such a hard time getting waffles to stay together let alone trying to make them without eggs…very nice, m’dear! Very nice INDEED! And how could you not love this flavor combo? Chocolate and mint were made for each other! But you know me…pancakes ALL the way! I made some pretty bomb diggity chocolate peppermint pancakes last year…both regular AND vegan and I totally had to take a minute to catch my breath after the first bite! So damn good! http://www.kissmybroccoliblog.com/2012/12/23/the-ultimate-christmas-combo/ Unfortunately, thanks to my never-ending clumsiness, Mr. Snowman plate will not be joining us for Christmas this year! :*(

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      November 22, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      Actually depressing mr. snowman died πŸ™ It sounds like the death was quick though! And your pancakes look bomb! Trick to vegan waffles? Lots of baking powder!

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    [email protected]
    November 19, 2013 at 3:10 am

    Love peppermint mocha! Hmm that’s a tough one! What if I said French toast?? Just kidding. I love both but I guess maybe pancakes if I had to choose. It’s so close though!

    • Reply
      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      November 22, 2013 at 6:21 pm

      French Toast is bomb. As are pancakes. If you said neither then we might have a problem πŸ˜‰

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