Everyone loves a waffle. Add chocolate to the equation and you’ve got the ingredients for something truly magical. Plus knowing these waffles are vegan, and help with recovery from exercise thanks to the added protein, means they don’t have to be eaten as an occasional treat, but can be enjoyed as a healthy breakfast, snack or dessert any day of the week! Make a batch of these vegan chocolate protein waffles, freeze any leftovers, then pop one straight from the freezer into the toaster for two minutes for an instant pudding when you next crave something sweet but healthy.
The peanut butter ‘caramel’ sauce I topped this with is a stroke of genius - just two ingredients and 10 seconds in the microwave is all it takes. Then you have an incredible sweet peanut butter sauce with the consistency of caramel that you can drizzle on anything, from these chocolate protein vegan waffles, to your morning porridge, or even vegan ice cream (where it almost sets and goes chewy over the cold ice cream thanks to the golden syrup). Try this sauce and you can thank me later :)
Don’t have a waffle maker? Still want a sweet vegan chocolatey protein snack? Try these chocolate protein microwave mug cakes that literally take 5 minutes to make.
VEGAN CHOCOLATE PROTEIN WAFFLES RECIPE
Ingredients (makes 6 small waffles):
3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp brown sugar
3 tsp cocoa powder
1 scoop Vega Chocolate Essentials
1 cup soy milk
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
Peanut Butter Sauce (enough for 6 small waffles):
1 Tbsp smooth peanut butter
2 Tbsp golden syrup
Turn on the mini waffle maker to heat up while you prepare the batter
Mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, sugar, cocoa powder and vegan protein powder) in a bowl
Add the soy milk and vegetable oil, and mix until smooth
Pour a small ladle of the batter mixture into the hot mini waffle maker and cook for around 6-7 minutes until golden and crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside
Once ready, remove the waffle and set aside on a wire rack while you cook the remaining waffles
To make the peanut butter sauce, simply spoon the peanut butter and golden syrup into a ramekin and microwave on full power for 10 seconds until warm. Stir together with a teaspoon until smooth and caramel-like in texture.
Pour the peanut butter sauce over the vegan chocolate protein waffles and top with your favourite fruit (here I used banana, chopped Medjool dates, and some raw cacao nibs for extra chocolate goodness!)
Nutrition (per vegan waffle with peanut butter sauce):
Protein: 7.0g (Women: 14.0% / Men: 12.7%)
Iron: 1.6mg (Women: 10.8% / Men: 18.4%)
Calories: 189 (Women: 9.5% / Men: 7.6%)
Sugar: 11.2g (Women: 12.4% / Men: 9.3%)
Total Fats: 7.4g (Women: 10.6% / Men: 7.8%)
Saturated Fats: 1.3g (Women: 6.5% / Men: 4.3%)
Salt: 0.1g (Women: 1.7% / Men: 1.7%)
Fibre: 1.8g (Women: 6.0% / Men: 6.0%)
See the Nutrition Info page for more details on % of Dietary Reference Values for men and women.