July 19, 2011

# Breakfast # Waffles

Dark Velvet Waffles

A few days ago on a walk I found this cute little birdie who couldn't fly.

Being who I am, I couldn't just leave him there so I brought home. I made him a small space where I could hopefully nurse him back to health. He eventually began eating and drinking and looked like he was getting a lot better. But unfortunately a few hours later he got worse and I am sad to say that he did not make it.

Poor little birdie. I hope you're happy where you are now.

I posted this recipe as a guest post on Sweetness of Life a while ago. I love these waffles so much so I decided to post them here as well in case you missed them. Enjoy!

Dark Velvet Waffles
Makes 1 waffle

½ cup whole wheat flour*
2 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch baking soda
¼ tsp cinnamon
Pinch salt
½ cup soy milk
2 tbsp yogurt, soy yogurt, or apple sauce
1 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp maple syrup
½ tsp vanilla

Preheat your waffle maker.
In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
Form a well in the center of your dry ingredients.
In another small bowl, whisk together soy milk, yogurt, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla.
Pour your wet ingredients into the well and combine with a whisk until just blended.
Pour waffle batter into waffle maker and cook until done.

*my favourite flour mix for gluten free pancakes/waffles is sorghum and rice flour

I topped my waffles with peanuts, peanut butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, raspberries, and nectarines!
Yup, I love toppings!

I have lots of yummy recipes to share with you in the near future! Including a carrot cake smoothie and gluten free cupcakes. I have been baking lots of delicious things and can't wait to share them.

What is your favourite topping for waffles?
Mine is maple syrup, I love how the syrup sits in the waffle crevices!


  1. Nice way to slip in something more healthy for breakfast with the whole wheat flour! I will definitely need to try these. Your pictures are making me crave this for breakfast-Yum!

  2. A very deep and elegant color on these waffles! A great post - I'll be back for more!

  3. All that fruit looks wonderful on these waffles! How nice of you to try to help the bird - so sweet!

  4. That is my kind of waffle!! :) Peanut Buttah for me!

  5. Poor bird! That breaks my heart :(

    I LOVE waffles- syrup is a must, and usually some nut butter!

  6. These waffles sound excellent. Perfectly baked and delicious. So glad to have stumbled upon your blog today!!

  7. You are so sweet and caring to ensure the birds final moments were comfortable.

    The waffles look delicious and I love peanut butter and maple syrup on them!

  8. I'm so sorry for the little birdie... it's always so sad to lose little creatures, they really pull at your heart, don't they?
    The waffles though... well, they pull at my heart too! My daughter would go nuts for these guys!!

  9. that is just like my R.I.P. birdie post i did!!! omg so sad :(
    It's good to know it had a wonderful nurse that loved it though!!

    maybe those delicious waffles may have helped? hehe aweeee xoxo <3

  10. Oh my god, that poor bird! At least you tried to take care of him.
    ...On a brighter note, the waffles look great!

  11. Yummm I love trying different types of waffles. So sorry for that birdie :(

  12. This is the yummiest waffle I have ever see


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