Happy Easter! Do you guys love waffles as much as I do? I think they’re the perfect breakfast item for holidays or lazy Sunday mornings! When time is tight during the week, I usually make something quick and easy like Oatmeal or Overnight Oats for breakfast, but when things are a bit more relaxed, I love a good waffle.

Instead of posting an Easter recipe today, I’m sharing the recipe for my Chocolate & Vanilla Belgian Waffles. (I’m somehow not just in an Easter mood this year!) The waffles are vegan and baked without sugar. Most waffle recipes contain far too much sugar; here, I use applesauce to sweeten. The coconut flour also provides a hint of sweetness.

Applesauce: sweetened vs. unsweetened

Pay attention to the ingredients list when buying applesauce – a lot of varieties are sweetened with sugar or other sweeteners! The sweetened and unsweetened versions of applesauce are usually right next to each other at the supermarket. (At a lot of discount stores, you’ll only find sweetened applesauce, but many supermarkets and all organic shops carry unsweetened applesauce.) It’s also easy to make your own unsweetened applesauce: simple wash, core, and chop the apples, add to a pot with a few centimeters of water, stew until soft, and then purée.

Powdered sugar alternatives

For a long time, there were no healthier alternatives to powdered sugar (at least to my knowledge), which I thought was a real shame! Shredded coconut is one possibility, but of course the taste and appearance differ significantly from those of powdered sugar. Some time ago, I discovered powdered rice sweetener,* which I found to be the perfect alternative. I was pleased to see that this sweetener is made from rice syrup, an alternative sweetener that I was already familiar with. (For more details on which sweeteners I use – and which I avoid – check out this post.)

The recipe for Chocolate & Vanilla Belgian Waffles is a highly modified version of the basic recipe you’ll find in my book Zuckerfrei Backen (“Apple Waffles with Raspberry Cream,” p. 62).

For making waffles, I use the waffle iron for Belgian waffles from Krups* – I’ve had it for about two years now and I have no complaints!

Recipe: Chocolate & Vanilla Belgian Waffles (Sugar-Free and Vegan)

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Prep Time 10 minutes
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Passive Time
  • 200 g spelt flour
  • 50 g coconut flour*
  • 2 tsp baking powder*
  • 1 pinch salt*
  • 2 tbsp coconut oilI*
  • 200 g applesauce
  • 360 ml oat milk
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder (defatted)*
  • 1 generous pinch ground vanilla* or 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp powdered rice sweetener* for sprinkling
  1. Combine spelt flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. In another bowl, combine applesauce and oat milk and whisk until creamy. Melt coconut oil in a small saucepan and add to wet ingredients. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
  2. Divide batter into two bowls, adding cacao to one and ground vanilla to the other.
  3. Grease waffle iron and heat on hottest setting. Add one tablespoon of vanilla batter to the center of the waffle iron, then a tablespoon of chocolate batter. Bake for about 3 minutes until crispy, then remove. Bake seven more waffles with the remaining batter.
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Have fun and enjoy! :-)

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