Oh My Goodness.
If I had an easier waffle maker to clean, I would literally be making these every single day of my life.
*Side note – does anyone know if there are easy to clean waffle makers? Mine has a cord attached to it and I have to hang that out of the sink while I rinse off the waffle iron part of it and I’m like.. This can’t be safe*
You might as well just make a waffle IV. The first time I made them, I forgot to put in baking powder, and they still came out awesome. This picture here is from my second attempt. And trust me, I will be making more.
Waffles are essentially some flour, vegan chocolate chips, agave/honey, oats, oil, and maybe some baking powder or water/almond if you don’t forget. When there are so few ingredients, how could you not try and make them?
I got my recipe from the Minimalist Baker, but like I said – I messed it up a few times and it still came out fine. And my fine I mean amazing. You should try them too.
That’s how I feel right now. I am amazed. I just made the no-bake raw vegan brownies from minimalist baker, which you can find here.
As always, I did things a bit differently, but they still turned out fantastic!!
I always use my Ninja blender, because that’s all I have for mixing.
I used ALL the dates, and I didn’t put them in the blender a few at a time. I just threw half in, blended, and then the other half right after. No time for single dates!
I used only half the coconut oil since I don’t like it that much.
I used a little less sugar, and a finely granulated sugar not a powdered sugar, so my frosting came out more dense and less fluffy.
I didn’t have any baking pans available today and I didn’t want to wash them, so I shaped my brownies into a heart to surprise bf when he gets home. Hooray!
Here are some snapshots along the way:
It was so delicious, so tart, and I spent extra time blending it so I didn’t add more almond milk. That gave it a creamier consistency. Fantastic!
2.5 Bananas (some frozen)
12 oz. Raspberries (frozen)
A splash of almond milk to help it blend.
The times that I fell off the vegan wagon were times that I was craving chocolates and more bread-carb-intense foods. I have found a way to fix those cravings!
Banana Peanut butter chocolate bites! Delicious. I remember seeing these on someones instagram, and then I couldn’t remember who’s it was, but the closest thing to what I made I found over at A Healthy Slice of Life.
I didn’t freeze mine, just popped them in the fridge and they were great.
As I made more batches I got the hang of it, and made it a little more efficient. I put the PB in a little bag and cut the corner off so that I could squirt it onto the banana to make the sandwich. Then I used toothpicks to hold it all together and dip it in the melted chocolate, and when I figured out the gloriousness of wax paper – my life was ten times better.
You should all make these now.
Check out this awesome recipe I found for hot chocolate over at Veggie and the Beast!
It was simple to make, and satisfied my cravings. Once again, I tested it out on my non-vegan boyfriend, and surprisingly – he approved! It had a more bitter taste but was still creamy and fulfilling. It also took longer to make than I expected, but as I have gotten more accustomed to this vegan thing, I have learned to enjoy the process of knowing what is in the foods I am eating.
You should all head over to the Veggie and the Beast page and check out the recipe and give it a try. 🙂