Looking for a sweet treat for Valentine's Day? Something without all of the added sugar before you send your kiddos off to school? These waffles make for the perfect pink breakfast, since they are cute, sweet, and healthy, too. Your big kids' teachers will thank you for skipping the sugar, trust me! :)
I make double or even triple batches of the basic mix to use for pancakes, muffins or scones whenever we need something quick for a treat or for breakfast.
These waffles will be crispy and light brown on the outside, and fluffy and pink on the inside. No worries, no one will taste the beets! My kids love their waffles spread with cream cheese, but I'll often serve these with whipped coconut cream and strawberries for a treat!
"Secret Ingredient" Red Velvet Waffles
2 1/4 cups Basic Baking Mix (below) 1/4 cup cocoa/cacao powder 1 egg 1/2 cup almond milk 1/2 cup plain yogurt 3 Tbls. melted coconut oil 3 Tbls. pure maple syrup 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 cup puréed beets
In a large bowl, mix the basic mix and cocoa powder. Add all wet ingredients and fold until well combined. Pour batter into a hot, greased waffle iron. Serve hot, or cool completely and freeze in a Ziploc bag.
Basic Baking Mix
1 cup whole grain flour 1 cup almond flour 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour 3 Tbls. ground flax seed 1 tsp. kosher salt 1 tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. cinnamon
Whisk all ingredients well and store in an air tight container.