OMG! I swear I had brownies for breakfast! These waffles taste just like the real thing!
I should mention, that the texture is like a waffle, not a brownie. You can’t expect miracles. Well you could, but if I could do that, I’d have my own TV show at the very least. Don’t you think?
Anyhoo, I got the original recipe from the MealMakeoverMoms web site. I liked the idea, but the recipe just didn’t fall into my definition of clean. So of course, I just HAD to “clean it up”, cause that’s what I love to do. So here’s my clean eating version of these fabulously delicious waffles.
Note: If you like your waffles crispy, eat them hot and right off the waffle iron. If you like them softer or spongier, plan to let them sit out on the counter for a little while before eating them (an hour or two should do the trick). They soften with time.
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY:
- Clean Eating Protein Waffles
- Clean Eating Breakfast Waffles
- Clean Eating French Toast
- Clean Eating Whole Wheat Pancakes
- Clean Eating Buckwheat Crepes
Clean Eating Brownie Waffles
(Makes approximately 14 waffles)
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup wheat germ (I used raw wheat germ, but any kind will work)
- 1 3/4 cups unsweetened soy milk (almost any type of milk will work here)
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 whole eggs
- 2 tablespoons safflower oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons honey
- Place a flour sifter in a large mixing bowl, and place all your dry ingredients, except for the wheat germ, into the sifter and sift.
- Add your wheat germ to the bowl and blend well with a whisk. (You could put your wheat germ in the sifter like I did, but you’ll find out quickly that it doesn’t sift well.)
- In a separate bowl, mix all your wet ingredients. I used a hand blender to blend everything into a smooth liquid.
- Pour your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients, and blend with a whisk. Don’t over mix, but do get out any clumps you see.
- Pour a little in at a time. Use a spatula to help it spread. You don’t want to go to heavy, or you’ll end up like me with batter oozing out the sides. Less is more here. Trust me.
- ~ Mix fruit sweetened yogurt with a non-fat cottage cheese and pour over your waffles (I did this, and MAN was it good!)
- ~ Honey and a bit of Greek yogurt
- ~ Honey and nuts (any nuts would work great on these)