“Red Velvet” Beet Waffles and Chocolate Ganache

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!

Red Velvet Waffles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’ll Need:

About 3/4 cup steamed, pureed beets (About two small beets or one large)

2 eggs

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”.

Chocolate Beet Waffles

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.

cake with chocolate frosting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

beet cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

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6 thoughts on ““Red Velvet” Beet Waffles and Chocolate Ganache

  1. Jan @ Sprouts n Squats

    These sound and look absolutely delicious! I think yours is the 3rd recipe I’ve seen today for Valentines Day with Beets in it and every time I say the same thing that I think I’m too much of a wuss to put beets in a dessert only because I really don’t love beetroot and I know you wouldn’t taste it but it is the fear I have ;) So silly I know.
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    1. Andrea @ PencilsandPancakes Post author

      Yeah the second time I ate the cake I KINDA tasted them. If you just the hell out of them with sugar and chocolate it goes away ;)

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