Posted on June 27, 2012
Hello foodies! In case you’re wondering how things are going, there is a light at the end of the tunnel! All of my Char Stars are packaged & ready for the Victoria Vegan Fest, and I am working on my LAST UNIT IN BIOLOGY!! I can almost taste freedom…haha. Since I’m still plugging away, I asked the lovely Anna @ The Guiltless Life to guest post- and she has an exciting new recipe she’s created just for you! Vegan Chocolate Chip Protein Waffles? Yes, please! ‘Scuse me while I go buy a waffle maker Though Anna adds an option for those of us without that particular appliance. A fellow BC girl, Anna is one of my favourite bloggers, and I’m totally looking forward to our sushi date someday. And foodies, I know you’ll adore her as much as I do.
Take it away, Anna!
Hi everyone! My name is Anna and I blog over at The Guiltless Life. I’m a fellow BC girl, living on the North Shore. I keep waiting for a chance to get to the island so Char and I can have lunch at one of her favourite spots and share one of the many things we have in common – like our love for yam and avocado sushi rolls…mmmm!
I’d be happy to have you join me at The Guiltless Life, where I blog about life, goal setting, fashion, fitness and – of COURSE – food…namely vegetarian and naturally sweetened goodies (aka my Guiltless Goodies!).
For today I have a new favourite breakfast recipe to share. I was super late to the party and only recently splurged on my first waffle maker (splurging is a bit of a joke – I was on a cross-border shopping trip and I was in Target and saw a huge sign saying “$19.99″!!! I couldn’t resist the purchase).
Since then I’ve been going a bit nuts with my waffle making, trying out a variety of recipes, including my already-posted pumpkin protein waffles (these are not vegan, alas).
One thing you will learn soon after you get to my blog is that YES, I love treats, and love natural sweeteners, but I also love making my treats into protein treats. As vegetarians and vegans we have to be careful we get enough protein. For some people, this just means getting the standard recommended amount (I think the formula usually works out to something like 45-55 g per day for the average woman), but everyone’s different and for myself personally I find I do much better on a diet of about 90-100g of protein per day.
I started eating this much protein leading up to my recent eye surgery, as my naturopath told me it would help aid recovery if I stuffed my body full of fruit, veg and protein! I couldn’t believe the difference – I was full longer on much less, I was getting so much stronger from my workouts and – the biggest noticeable difference for me (because this is an issue that has plagued me forever!) is that my nails are so strong! They’re not weak and flaky at all. They are long and strong and I love it! I owe it all to protein, and of course the vitamins and minerals I get from a pretty clean, produce-packed diet.
Having said that, if you’re not keen on protein-ing up all your goods, just sub more flour in for the protein powder in this recipe.
Sooo…let’s get to it! I hope you enjoy these as a new breakfast staple (they’re low-cal and healthy enough to not just be a weekend treat!) and I hope you’ll come pay me a visit some time at The Guiltless Life!
*NOTE: Peeps, if you are without a waffle maker, have no fear! Check out my recipe for vegan chocolate chip protein pancakes.
|Vegan Chocolate Chip Protein Waffles|
Recipe type: breakfast
- 3 tbsp oats
- 3 tbsp spelt flour
- 1/2 scoop protein powder (vanilla or chocolate) – about 2.5 tbsp
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 packet stevia
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp chocolate chips
- 3/4 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- Peanut butter sauce (optional):
- 1/2 tbsp peanut butter
- 2-3 tsp almond milk or milk of choice
- 4 drops liquid stevia or sweetener of choice (agave, maple etc)
- Blend oats in a blender to make flour.
- Pour oat flour into a bowl and add spelt flour, protein powder, salt, stevia and baking powder. Mix well.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Add almond milk and vanilla, stir. Pour into a heated waffle maker and cook according to your waffle maker’s instructions.
- While waffle is cooking, make peanut butter sauce (if you want), by placing all ingredients in a small bowl and heating in microwave for 15-20 seconds. Stir well.
- When waffle is done, place on plate and pour peanut butter sauce over. Top with sliced banana, extra chocolate chips and any other topping you prefer!
Nutritional information per waffle (if recipe makes 1, not including topping):