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!
- 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
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Have fun and enjoy! :-)
Ich bin Hannah Frey, Gesundheitswissenschaftlerin, Bloggerin und Kochbuch- und Ernährungsratgeber-Autorin. Ich helfe dir dabei, dich auch im stressigen Alltag mit wenig Aufwand gesund zu ernähren. Ich möchte dich zu einem gesunden Leben motivieren und inspirieren. Deshalb findest du hier jede Menge schnell zubereitete, einfache und alltagstaugliche Rezepte aus natürlichen Zutaten und ohne raffinierten Zucker – aber mit 100 % Geschmack!