Chocolate Protein Waffles

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This recipe has been a LONG time in the making. I have been trying to perfect this recipe since July! I finally think I have mastered this recipe enough to share it with all of you ūüôā

It has been quite the busy Summer and I can’t believe it is already Fall! I have moved into a new place and got a new job all in this past month and unfortunately, have had little time to work on my blog. However, I have still made time to test new recipes and gather more ideas to share with you soon! Although I would love to get to a point where I have time to blog recipes on a regular basis, I know it isn’t always realistic. My hope is that you will still follow what I post and try my recipes throughout your own busy life. I can guarantee this recipe will not disappoint and will soon become a weekend staple as it has for my house! Enjoy!

xo,  Curls&Kale

 

Recipe:

3-4 Servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

 

Ingredients:

1 1/4c Strawberries, blended until smooth (about 1 container of fresh strawberries)

4 eggs, Whisked

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

2 TBSP Coconut Oil, melted

1 c Arrowroot Flour

1 c Chocolate Protein Powder (I use this one)

1 tsp Baking Soda

2 TBSP Cocoa Powder

3/4 c Chocolate Chips (I use these)

Pinch of Salt

Coconut oil Spray

 

Instructions:

Plug in your waffle iron to start warming up.

Take a carton of fresh strawberries and pulse them in a blender until smooth. I used my magic bullet and it took about 1 container of strawberries to make 1 1/4c of blended strawberries.

Whisk eggs together in a medium-large size bowl. Add vanilla and melted coconut oil.

In a separate bowl, mix together flour, protein powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt.

Slowly add the dry ingredient mix into the wet ingredients. Stir together until everything is mixed together.

Add the chocolate chips into the waffle mix and then transfer into a measuring cup or other easy to pour container.

Use the coconut oil spray to grease both sides of the waffle iron. When the waffle iron is ready, pour mixture into your waffle iron and close the lid until cooked through. My waffle iron takes about 3 minutes to make the waffles crisp and delicious. You will just need to test out your own iron to see how long they will take.

Note: Before you pour each waffle into the iron stir the waffle mixture. The chocolate chips sink to the bottom of the mixture so you need to continue to stir them to the top so they are evenly distributed when you are making your waffles.

*This recipe was adapted from a post I saw here!

Enjoy!

 

Chocolate Hazelnut Dipped Apples

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Just in time for Valentines day I made these delicious creations! Whether you participate in this holiday, believe it is just a scam for Hallmark and candy company’s to make more money, you’re single or taken, these chocolate covered apples are perfect for any occasion! Enjoy!

Chocolate Hazelnut Dipped Apples

2 Green Apples

3/4 cup Enjoy Life semisweet mini chocolate chips (or any semisweet chocolate chips)

2 Tbsp Nikki’s Vanilla Cake Batter Coconut Butter (or homemade)

1/8 cup Fresh Ground Hazelnuts

Directions:

Cut apples into bite-size slices and set aside.

In a coffee bean grinder or blender, pulse the hazelnuts until finely ground without turning them into a paste, you want them to be a flour kind of texture.

In a small nonstick saucepan combine the mini chocolate chips and coconut butter together. Over low/medium heat, slowly melt ingredients, be careful not to burn the chocolate! Continue to stir continuously until mixture is completely melted.

Once chocolate mix is melted, take a piece of parchment paper and place it on a cookie tray. Take an apple slice and dip it into the chocolate mixture and place it on the parchment paper (only need to dip it in halfway). The parchment paper will keep the chocolate in place without it running everywhere, but once the chocolate dries, it won’t stick to the paper! Continue to do this with all of the apple slices. Once your apples are covered with the chocolate, take your ground hazelnuts and sprinkle over the chocolate apples. Since the chocolate is still warm, the hazelnuts will stick to the chocolate.

Pop your apples in the refrigerator and allow to set for at least 1/2 hour before serving. I promise they will be a hit!

Want to change it up? Try this recipe with strawberries or swap the hazelnuts with ground almonds or walnuts, the possibilities are endless with this treat!