This dairy free chocolate waffle is our new superhero of a dish. It’s not an overstatement but we are so happy with it. For those of you who have seen or tried our Keto Chocolate Waffles, this dairy free version knock it out of the park. Don’t think that without the dairy cream, you can’t make anything yummy and decadent.
These waffles are nutritionally-correct (if there’s such a word.) Not only are they dairy free and keto-friendly, they also contain bone broth protein powder (not the run-of-the-mill variety that contains bulking agents, milk solids and all other nasties.) I wasn’t sure how the waffles would turn out using mostly natural ingredients but I couldn’t be any happier. that they look the part and taste even better than the dairy version. You bet this will be our go to recipe from now on.
Why do we like these chocolate waffle so much? The texture is soft, moist with fine crumbs. Still hold their shape like good waffles should. We used cooked pumpkin and mashed it. Of course, you can use canned pureé but some people don’t want to open the whole can only to use a little bit of it. Yeah right! Like they have no brainpower to think that they can use it in other dishes or put it in a jar and keep it in the fridge for later use. 😮
The next key ingredient is homemade coconut flour. You see we have superb quality locally grown coconuts here and they are dirt cheap. I thought local coconut flour would be cheap too but no siree! The only one brand available cost 6 bucks a pound. You gotta be kidding me! You can get coconut pulp (after the milk had been extracted) at the market for free. All you have to do is get the pulp, dry it in the sun or in the low oven and put it in the blender till very fine. Now you see why I can never justify spending good money on something I can get for next to nothing. I will have to write about making your own coconut flour some day. It will probably save you a bit of money too. For this recipe, I ran out of my homemade coconut flour so I used desiccated coconut and ground it till very fine. The taste and texture came out great so I will stick with it. Not going to change a thing.
Then along came the new player, bone broth protein powder. We heard good things about it and thought we would try it out. Our order arrived the other day so we started putting it to test.
As you can see here it’s got all the right stuff and free from dairy and other allergens. We will be using it in other recipes and will keep you posted. As for our waffle, it got a seal of approval.
The rest of the ingredients are coconut oil and coconut milk (or cream), eggs, chocolate powder, baking soda and orange extract. Since I used desiccated coconut, I had to grind it in the grinder, the one that comes with your blender. Then I put all other ingredients in that same grinder and blend it all in. The mixture may look like it’s not totally blended but not to worry. Just stir it through and you will be fine.
The mixture will be very smooth, unlike waffles made with almond flour, which will appear grainy. Better yet these waffles look as legit as can be and taste just as good, if not better than the regular waffles.
Even if you are not on dairy free diet, we would like you to try this and see what you think. We do prefer this version to the dairy one. If the results vary, it could be from the different protein powder or coconut cream so feel free to tweak it to suit. Enjoy your waffles!