Have you ever wanted to make the most delicious and fluffy waffles?
I have! I wanted to make some pretty pink vegan waffles to share with you for Valentine’s Day but they just kept going wrong!! The mixture tasted great but it kept sticking to my waffle maker, which was so infuriating! I spoke to my friend Charlotte (who has the most delicious looking instagram photos – see here) and she kindly agreed to make and photograph a recipe for beetroot and maca waffles for me to share on Healthy & Psyched!!
“Hi! I’m Charlotte. I’m a runner, blogger and full-on granola addict and I can’t wait to share some of my breakfast creations with you! I’m so excited to be collaborating with Rachel to bring you guys this Valentine’s brunch to end all Valentine’s brunches – girlfriend points? I think so.
If you like this recipe, head over to my blog – Powered By Peanuts to find some more of my favourite healthy recipes as well as my passion for clean living and my love of all things nutty.
Beetroot, Raspberry and Maca Waffles with Tropical Spirulina Yoghurt
Makes 4-6 Waffles
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup whole-wheat flour
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1 tbsp Maca powder
- 1 cup beetroot puree (approx. 2 large beetroots cooked and pureed in a high speed blender)
- 2 tablespoons oil
- ¼ cup water
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 handful frozen raspberries
- ½ cup natural soya yoghut
- ¼ tsp Bioglan tropical spirulina powder
- 2 handfuls fresh fruit
- ¼ cup coconut shreds
You’ll also need:
- A waffle iron or waffle moulds
- A hungry boyfriend/girlfriend/best friend to share with (or you could just eat them all to yourself, we’re not judging)
- Pre-heat your waffle iron and prepare per model instructions (i.e. grease with coconut oil if necessary)
- In a large bowl combine flours, salt, sugar, flaxseed and maca powder and mix well
- Make a well in the middle of the bowl and add beetroot puree, oil, water and agave nectar and mix well
- Fold in the frozen raspberries and mix until well combined
- Add the mixture to your waffle iron and cook for 4-7 minutes
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix tropical spirulina powder into the yoghurt and prepare fresh fruit toppings
- Serve waffles with yoghurt, fruit and coconut shreds”
When Charlotte first sent me the recipe I will admit that I looked at the ingredients and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to publish the recipe on Healthy & Psyched. My aim is to share ‘healthy’ recipes, and all purpose flour doesn’t fit into my definition of healthy because it has been refined. In addition, the waffles contain oil and sugar. Usually when I make waffles I try to avoid adding these into the batter because I will coat my waffle maker in oil and I expect my toppings to be sugary! But to be honest, leaving these ingredients out of the batter is probably why I always fail to make waffles that have a nice texture and hold together. Plus, eating white flour every once in a while really isn’t going to be detrimental to our health, the problem comes if refined foods are eaten daily in large amounts.
Since this recipe is intended to be eaten as a treat rather than every day and it contains fruit and vegetables I wanted to share it with you. I hope you like it.
How are you going to be celebrating Valentine’s day?
Would you get up early to make waffles?