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Healthy Peach Cobbler

Healthy Peach Cobbler

A spin on the classic southern dessert recipe. This Healthy Peach Cobbler is perfected into a healthier version for you to enjoy as breakfast or dessert.  I thought of saying goodbye to the summer with this delicious Peach Cobbler recipe. Every bite is layered with […]

Creamy Raw Chocolate Buckwheat Porridge

Creamy Raw Chocolate Buckwheat Porridge

If you are a fan of overnight oats, you are going to love this Creamy Raw Chocolate Buckwheat Porridge. It’s gluten-free, vegan and refined sugar-free. Just like overnight oats, raw buckwheat breakfast porridge is made by soaking buckwheat groats overnight and then blending them with […]

Easy Healthy Waffle Recipe

Easy Healthy Waffle Recipe

An easy healthy waffle recipe made with whole wheat flour and flavored with strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries for a delicious high protein and fiber breakfast.

I think one of the reasons why I love weekend so much is because it also means it is time for brunch! Which for me personally means a combination of a sweet and salty breakfast. Cause let’s face it is the weekend and who want to take important decisions on weekends right? (haha)

We usually go out for brunch on Saturdays and then Sunday are kind of a more lazy day for us so we usually prepare a delicious brunch at home. Which the past couple of months have been waffles. I am sure you can tell by checking out my latest post, which has mainly waffles. Anyway, this recipe is one of my favorites. One because they are so easy to make. And two because you get some thick, crunchy on the outside and a bit chewy in the inside waffles. And to make them even more delicious I added some fresh berries and a delicious chocolate sauce which my friends at ChocZero send.

How to Make Healthy Waffles

Healthy Waffle Recipe
Healthy Waffle Recipe
  1. In a large bowl mix together whole wheat flour, baking powder and salt. In separate bowl, lightly beat eggs. Add milk, maple syrup, coconut oil and  vanilla and whisk until well combined.
  2. Transfer the wet ingredients to the dry and mix everything together.
  3. Preheat waffle maker and make waffles according to your waffle maker’s instructions. I like using a big ice cream scoop to scoop out the dough into the waffle maker. That way I avoid making a mess.
  4. Once your waffles are done remove them from the waffle maker and top them with your favorite toppings.

Healthy Waffle Recipe

An easy healthy waffle recipe made with whole wheat flour and flavored with strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries for a delicious high protein and fiber breakfast. 
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour

Instructions

  • In a large bowl mix together whole wheat flour, baking powder and salt. 
    In separate bowl, lightly beat eggs. Add milk, maple syrup, coconut oil and  vanilla and whisk until well combined.
    Transfer the wet ingredients to the dry and mix everything together.
    Preheat waffle maker and make waffles according to your waffle maker’s instructions. Amount of batter depends on the size of your waffle maker. 
    Once the waffles are done top with your favorite toppings. 
Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies are dairy-free and refined sugar-free made with whole wheat flour, coconut sugar, coconut oil, egg, and dark chocolate. Plus, they are so easy to prepare. I made these Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies for my husband since I know Chocolate Chip […]

Easy Healthy Fried Rice

Easy Healthy Fried Rice

This Easy Healthy Fried Rice is a no-fuss weeknight meal that is so much better than takeout. Plus, it is made with RightRice. If you haven’t heard of RightRice, you don’t know what you have been missing out. I recently heard about RightRice through a […]

No Flour Sweet Potato Brownies

No Flour Sweet Potato Brownies

These No Flour Sweet Potato Brownies are the perfect sweet treat for anyone who is trying to stay away from grains or just trying to eat healthier. Best of all they are super easy to make and you only need 5 ingredients.

I made this No Flour Sweet Potato Brownies a couple of weeks ago to bring to my Reading Club. My grandma was staying with us and she was really surprised when I told her Sweet Potato Brownies. At first, she didn’t want to try the brownies. And I completely understand her, sweet potatoes might seem like a pretty odd thing to have in a brownie, but trust me, it works amazingly well. Take it from my grandma, who said she really liked them and was very surprised with the fact you cannot really taste the sweet potato.

How to Make the Perfect Sweet Potato Brownies

The first batch was really good but it kind of fell apart when I was trying to cut the brownies into pieces. So I recommend you wait at least 10 minutes to allow the brownies to cool down. If you can place them in the fridge for half an hour before cutting them even better.

Another thing I would recommend is to avoid using can sweet potatoes. Even though this might be tempting (you skip cooking the sweet potatoes and spooning out the flesh). This is because cooking the sweet potato and then using the flesh will give a thicker consistency to the brownies.

Another great tip is to soak the dates in warm water for 5 minutes before blending them. This will make it easier to break and increase their sweetness.

Add extra chocolate chips. I bet you are especially going to agree in this one. I have found all the time that the more the chocolate the better right?

Remember to tag and share if you make these delicious No Flour Sweet Potato Brownies recipe. I love to see your creations!

No Flour Sweet Potato Brownies

These No Flour Sweet Potato Brownies are the perfect sweet treat for anyone who is trying to stay away from grains or just trying to eat healthier.
Best of all they are super easy to make and you only need 5 ingredients. 
Prep Time10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 3-4 dates

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven the 350 degrees. Cover a smal pan with parchment paper and set aside.
     In a blender, add the sweet potato, peanut butter, maple syrup and cocoa powder until smoth. Add the chocolae chips and mix. 
    Pour the mixture into the greased pan and bake for around 20 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before slicing into pieces.
Healthy Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

Healthy Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

This Healthy Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich is the perfect creamy, cold, dairy treat for the summer. The cookies are made with almond flour, cacao, almond butter and other wholesome ingredients. It is beginning to look a lot like summer! Despite it is only March (late […]

Sweet Potato Bread

Sweet Potato Bread

This Sweet Potato Bread is perfect for breakfast or snack. Made with almond flour, eggs, and other wholesome ingredients. It is for sure going to become one of your favorite recipes! I decided to make this delicious Sweet Potato Bread for one and only reason. […]

Healthy Chocolate Chip Waffles

Healthy Chocolate Chip Waffles

These Healthy Chocolate Chip Waffles are the special treat breakfast you were looking for! Made with oat flour, almond flour, bananas, agave and chocolate chip. They make the perfect weekend treat!

These Healthy Chocolate Chip Waffles are about to change your life forever! I promise I am not exaggerating but once you try them you will be hooked forever!

By now you have probably noticed I love to eat dessert for breakfast. For me, this is a way to satisfy my cravings for sweet things and avoid reaching out for sugary snacks or desserts in the afternoon. See the level of insulin in the body fluctuates throughout the day, but is typically highest in the morning. That means all the sugar stored in your body in the early hours is more likely to be converted into fuel, rather than stored as fat, which is what happens when you reach out to those candies in the afternoon.

Plus I always try to have a balanced breakfast even though they are on the sweeter side. For example, these waffles are high in fiber and protein thanks to the oat and almond flour. And most of the sweetness comes from the ripe bananas rather than adding refined sugars. I still add a little bit of agave but you can leave it behind if you want.

Tips to Make the Perfect Healthy Chocolate Chip Waffles

  • Separate your eggs. If you want fluffier and lighter waffles you want to make sure you separate the egg whites from the yolk. Then mix your yolk with the rest of the ingredients and on a separate bowl beat ht whites until they form stiff peaks. Once your batter is well mixed gently fold the whites.
  • Don’t over mix. You want to start by combining your wet ingredients and dry ingredients in separate bowls. Then carefully add your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients and mix just until they are loosely combined.
  • Use an ice cream scoop to scoop your batter. This way you will avoid making a mess and all your waffles will be the same.

Healthy Chocolate Chip Waffles

These Healthy Chocolate Chip Waffles make the perfect brunch! Made with oat flour, almond flour, bananas, agave, eggs and chocolate chip. 
Servings: 4 waffles

Ingredients

  • 3-4 ripe bananas
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Separate your egg whites from the egg yolks and leave the whites aside. 
    In a small bowl mix all the wet ingredients including your egg yolks. 
    In a large bowl add the oat flour, almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon Stir until well combined 
    in a separate bowl beat the egg whites with an electric-mixer until  stiff peaks form.
    Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir just to combine. Add the beaten egg whites and carefully fold in just until incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips with just a couple of light stirs. Do NOT over-mix, or the waffles will be dense.
     Preheat your waffle iron on medium-high. Lightly grease and bake waffles.I use about 1/4 cup of batter per waffle, and I scoop it with a ice cream scoop to make less of a mess.
Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

Upgrade your traditional banana bread with this Healthy Banana Bread Recipe. Made with oat flour, banana, pecans, and cinnamon. You will never miss dessert again! I love banana bread, well I love everything banana! My favorite smoothie since ever has, of course, bananas (check the […]