Mocha Waffles, with a Dairy Free Version too!

Mocha Waffles, with a Dairy Free Version too!

Mocha Waffles Recipe

I love chocolate, and coffee so why wouldn’t I love them in one of my favorite breakfast foods…Waffles! Well it turns out that I love the combination of waffles, chocolate and coffee.  It is like heaven on a plate.  I originally intended for these to be milk chocolate style waffles, but when I went to make them I had no milk….or butter..or anything dairy that I could possibly use.
I almost gave up that morning, and waited until I had milk and butter in the house.  But then I thought of a good friend of mine who is dairy free, and though well if she can create recipes without milk and butter then I can too.  So I improvised and made dairy free dark mocha waffles instead, the first time.
The second time I attempted these was this morning, and I had all the ingredients I had intended to use the first time around, so this post will include the dairy free option as well as the dairy filled.

*note* they are both delicious!  I use an “old school” waffle maker from the early 60’s that makes 4 waffles at once, if you are using a Belgian waffle maker the cooking time will be a lot different.

You will need:
 *Dairy Free Mocha Version* 
1 Cup flour (I used unbleached, but the choice is yours)
4 Tbs cocoa powder (not sweetened, just cocoa)
3 Tbs sugar
1 tsp baking soda
Dash of salt
1 egg – beaten
1 Cup coffee
3 Tbs coconut oil
Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)

*Creamy Mocha Version*
1 Cup flour (I used unbleached, but the choice is yours)
4 Tbs cocoa powder (not sweetened, just cocoa)
3 Tbs sugar
1 tsp baking soda
Dash of salt
1 egg – beaten
1 Cup coffee (you can use all coffee or half coffee and half milk)
3 Tbs  butter
Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)

dairy free mocha waffles

Combine all your dry ingredients together before adding the wet ones and then mix it all up so you do not have big lumps.  It should be fairly thin when mixed together.  This is not a super sweet waffle mix, the butter and milk add sweetness and richness but the first time I made these I used all coffee and coconut oil.  They turned out rich and delicious like a dark chocolate mocha.

Pour into your waffle maker and cook.  Mine cooked around 2.5 minutes to come out crispy and delicious.  The dairy did not seem to change my cooking time between the different versions I made.

Hubs prefers the dairy free version!

Comments

  1. Those look absolutely amazing!! I’m going to try these today!

  2. Oh. My. Goodness. These look and sound incredible! I know what I am making for breakfast tomorrow! Yum!

  3. Now that school it out it’s a perfect time for me to try recipes for the kids. I know we all will love this one.

  4. Those sound really good and simple to make!