Yes you read that right…..BEET waffles. Yum! I’ve seen a few Paleo recipes for desserts with beets in them. I bought some beets at the store last week and knew I wanted to try a dessert-type recipe. I decided on waffles. I have made a beet waffle recipe before and I remember it being good so decided to re-create my own! This is similar to the sweet potato waffles I posted last year- but these are MUCH sweeter. Yea……this isn’t my average breakfast. If you’re going to eat them for breakfast I recommend including a protein! I actually ate them as a dessert. And when I had leftover batter I put it into a little ramekin and ate it as a cake. Boom.
So I guess you could call this a “Red Velvet” Beet Waffle/Cake. However you want to eat it, it’s delicious, moist (sorry), and a perfect treat for Valentines Day! Happy V day lovers!
About 3/4 cup steamed, pureed beets (About two small beets or one large)
3 tablespoons raw honey
1 tablespoon full fat coconut milk
2 tablespoons coconut flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
dash of salt
1. The beets will take about 20 minutes in boiling water (peel and dice them first) to soften up.
2. Once your beets are cooked and cooled a bit, place them in a food processor with the eggs, honey and coconut milk.
3. Sift in the dry ingredients and mix everything together.
4. Pour in a heated waffle iron (OR in a small cake pan? if desired) and cook for about 5-7 minutes. I left my waffle in the iron about two minutes past the time it said it was “done”.
Ya- I probably could have had some more decorative things to top it with…maybe some strawberries or something….but to be quite honest everything I post is food I actually eat. I don’t spend a lot of time gussy-ing it up for the camera because I’m more worried about shoving into my mouth. #sorrynotsorry
These aren’t traditional crispy waffles, more fluffy and cake-like. That’s why I decided to pour the rest of my batter into a little mini-ramekin and bake for about 20 minutes until it was done. Then I made a yummy chocolate ganache for the top. It was absolute heaven.
Chocolate Ganache (Paleo)
2 squares of unsweetened bakers chocolate
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon raw honey (mine was mint-chocolate flavored!!!!!)
Melt everything in a double boiler and pour over your cake. OMMMGGGGGG
Again, these pictures are atrocious but I wasn’t planning on sharing the cake- it just happened!!!! Man it was so tasty though, looks aside. If you want to try this recipe and cook it in a regular loaf pan or cake pan, I would pour the whole thing in and cook for about 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes clean. OR muffins ??? The possibilities are endless. Beets really give your cake a nice moist texture. Sorry if you hate that word, I said it twice.
Have you ever tried beets in a dessert? Have you ever tried beets period?!?!?
Give me some tips to improve my food photography!!! I’m desperate!