Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Waffles

It usually takes me five attempts at a recipe to perfect it. The Anzac biscuit pancakes? Five attempts. The sweet potato and cheddar pancakes? Five attempts. The Grain Free Cheddar and Garlic waffles? Five attempts.

This waffle recipe was no different….but it may have resulted in close to ten attempts. Yes. Well, strictly speaking it was the magic FIVE again. But I may have used the excuse of ‘just one more attempt’….they where that good.

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It’s pretty obvious that I am a fan of all things savoury and not one to say no to some salted butter. I’ve always added salt to my oatmeal and always a sprinkling on top. I was also partial to adding sea salt to nut butter on toast or pancakes or waffles. 

Sodium. Say what? Then again, the amount of Vegemite I consume, my salt tolerance is pretty high. Read- EPIC.

Since starting work, I’ve made it a habit to keep a bar or seven of chocolate in my drawer. And yes. There is proof. Thank you Instagram. My current favourites are the ridiculously dark varieties- Namely Green and Blacks 85% and Lindt 90%. The idea to add them instead of chocolate chips in the waffles just had to happen. These waffles are low in sugar but high in protein– The use of egg whites instead of whole eggs provide a more fluffy and crispy waffle– similar to it’s use in pancakes.

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Don’t have a waffle maker? These work just as well in pancake form. Don’t have a frying pan? Well….Come over to my place.

I made two variations for these waffles– One for those of us with allergies to peanuts or simply don’t have it on hand! (and maybe because I ran out and was craving some…) 

Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Waffles

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Ingredients- 

  • 2 T coconut flour
  • 2 T quick oats
  • 2 T peanut flour (For peanut flour free- sub in almond flour or extra quick oats- NOT coconut flour!)
  • 1 T cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4- 1/2 cup milk (depending on brand of coconut flour used)
  • 2-3 squares dark chocolate, shaved
  • Peanut butter/nut butter etc to top
  • Sea salt to top
  1. In a mixing bowl, sift coconut flour, peanut flour, baking powder and cocoa powder. Add the quick oats, salt and sugar and mix until well combined.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the egg whites until frothy and add to the dry mix and combine. Using a tablespoon, add in milk until a thick batter is formed. Stir through the shaved dark chocolate
  3. Generously coat a waffle maker with butter or oil to avoid batter sticking. Add the batter evenly over the waffle iron and allow to cook, dependant on what iron you are using. Repeat until all the batter is used up.
  4. Top warm waffles with nut butter of choice and an extra sprinkling of sea salt!

Note- I often make these before hand and they freeze really well- Simply defrost and toast before eating. These waffles aren’t overly sweet to keep the dark chocolate taste prominent- feel free to use milk chocolate or top with jam/butter/honey etc.

Swing by Laura and her #strangebutgood appreciation and Kierston and her #RecipeFriday for more foodie ideas!

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Whether you celebrate Easter or not- Be kind to yourself, those around you and stay safe. Also, have a creme egg or ten for me.

What is your dark chocolate threshold? I can handle the 100%….in small doses though!

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Have you ever used peanut flour?

 

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68 thoughts on “Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Waffles

  1. I have both a frying pan and waffle maker, but can I come over for breakfast anyways? I’ll bring chocolate! I’m currently up to my ears in both dark and fun Easter chocolates, because… well… you know 😉 I think Dagoba is probably my all-time favourite, but really… I won’t turn my nose up to -most- chocolate. I love the dark stuff (90 is as high as I can go), I love milk, and I even love white. I don’t discriminate 😉

    1. Of course…..I will make the peanut free version and whip out the Justins…yep it happened!

      I saw Dagoba once but never again- Need to refind, stat. Mum got me 2 blocks of Lindt- she is epic.

  2. Hello weekend brunch recipe! Amazing flavour combo right there!
    I love chocolate the darker the better. I was eating the loving earth raw cacao stuff when I was over your neck of the woods – the coconut milk one = HEAVEN
    I have not used peanut flour yet but I am contemplating an Iherb order…

    1. I really hope you do make it! Loving Earth is SO GOOD (not the price though)

      Oh Iherb…I had a fine looking box waiting for me when I arrived home this weekend- It’s worth it. Trust me 😉

  3. Arman – I am sorry I have been a stranger – but – boy – your blog redesign rocks! Love this new look and love the sound of these waffles! I am gonna have to join Amanda – I have a waffle maker and a frying pan but would love to come over – I will bring the nutbutter-cool? 🙂
    While I love dark chocolate (actually any and all chocolate – I try not to discriminate) I cannot go higher than 85% though – Just tried Green and Blacks and they might replace my Cadbury love!
    Hope your weekend is wonderful!

  4. I don’t know if I’ve ever tried 100% dark chocolate…I’ve done 95% and liked it, so I imagine I could handle it. I don’t have a threshold for chocolate in any form. Which makes me excited about the giant Reese’s Eggs my mom gave me yesterday 😀 Hershey is my favourite ‘fun; chocolate, but fancier chocolate I like Lindt and Camino.
    I have a waffle maker, but I’m usually too lazy to break it out, so can I come over anyways? :-p

  5. Dark chocolate for the win! I absolutely love dark chocolate and believe it’s far superior to all other chocolates.
    These make me really want a waffle maker now. I think I see a trip to Target in my future this weekend. Happy Easter!

    1. You make me blush, making them this weekend. You better come over here. Please. And I may or may not be purposely planning my US trip this year to coincide with being AFTER your food intolerance testing. No holding back when I’m in town, Biatch.

  6. My salt tolerance is higher than your salt tolerance! When you visit we’re having a salt eating competition and I will OWN you. But don’t feel bad, I max out at 85% chocolate so you can take that honour. Also come eat my beef brownies. Hope you’re having fun at home! Is it weird that I miss you? Is Melbourne closer or further from Toronto than Sydney? You feel so farrrr

    1. Bring IT on. I will outsalt you just like how I outclass you. I salt my vegemite and buy salt free seasoning to add EXTRA salt to it. We can cinnamon challenge this and put it on youtube as part of our series which will be picked up by E!

      You are the stassi to my jax. That is how much I miss you.

  7. AHHHH Arman you are making my dreams come true. These waffles looooook amazing I need to make them. Now here’s the thing: you know how you always get on my case about not having a food processor for yourself when I post recipes that need one? YEAH WELL I DON’T HAVE A WAFFLE IRON. So consider this even. 😉

  8. My GOD, Arman! Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Waffles?!?! Are you freakin’ kidding me?! How dare you make something with a title like that. It should be illegal. I’m going home for the weekend where I have a waffle maker, so I might just have to give these a try if I have all the ingredients. I mean, the name alone is good enough to eat. Feed me.

    1. Excuse me but you cannot talk. I always seem to read your posts before dinner and it makes my salmon (non Norwegian) and potatoes (non Norwegian redundant. I still eat them because not doing so is just rude (Norwegian).

  9. You know, there was once a time when I actually used to snack on bakers chocolate squares with fruit, but nowadays I prefer my dark chocolate more around the 60-70% range. Just don’t expect me to eat MILK chocolate…yuck, yuck, YUCK! I still don’t see how people like that stuff!

    These waffles! EPIC!! You’re a flipping genius, my friend! I will have to try these soon!

    1. I actually really like the bakers chocolate- but I NEEDED it paired with something sweet…like SWEETENED peanut butter. I hope you do try this….especially with your adoration for peanut flour too 😉

      Haha we put the 2 in pb2!

  10. I only eat dark chocolate if it is smeared with peanut butter. And, I’m a plain Hersheys chocolate kind of person. Chris used to bring back different chocolates from different countries and I rarely liked any of them as much as Hersheys!!

  11. Dang these look awesome! And hey, thanks for testing out a peanut allergy friendly version as well! 😀

    I don’t think I’ve ever tried 100% chocolate! I’m curious now… the darkest I think I’ve tried was 95% and it was good, but strong! I think my preferred range is 70-85%. And my favourite brands are Giddy Yoyo and Chocosol Traders – both are local too, which is awesome.

    1. It was all for you, my friend! Can’t have you getting sick on me before visiting T town 😉

      I think locally produced chocolate taste amazing- as good as Lindt and Green and Blacks are.

      Yep, add to the list of places. Geeze, I’ll need to move to Toronto now.

  12. I love dark chocolate and all things sea salt! I make sea salt caramel ice cream (n addition to a million other flavors) at my summer job. It’s our most popular flavor! Have you tried the Lindt dark chocolate with chili powder? I am in the process of working on a bar of that right now. I like it but you can’t taste the chili too much.

    1. Mmm so good, right! I have tried that Lindt, although my favourites are the 90% and the dark with sea salt or dark with almonds…both so good!

      What a great Summer Job. I may never have left had I been working there.

  13. You attempted so many times because YOU KNEW they had the potential of being amazing. Which they totally look it! Love dark chocolate…usually 75-80%. Have you ever tried Lindt Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt? The Bomb. So good. Thanks for linking up to #RECIPEFRIDAY my friend 🙂

    1. Naw, Kierston you’re making me blush! Well, not really because I’m tanned and it wouldn’t show. But still.

      I LOVE lindt dark with sea salt..also the lindt dark with almonds. OH lindt. Why did you have to wreck your winning streak by adding passionfruit to it.

    1. Ironically, I am not even chocolates biggest fan(girl)boy. I prefer the sweet and salty without it but recently..the dark chocolate from my work drawer has been abusing me. And by abuse I mean tempting me.

  14. I actually prefer white chocolate, which isn’t surprising when you realize it’s not chocolate at all, but just butter and creme. On the chocolate scale, I can make it up to about 80%, maybe 85% if I’m dipping it into something. I’ve never tried peanut flour before, and I didn’t even know what it was until one of Laura’s post (defattened PB), and it made me sad for PB’s everywhere. I know, I’m a strange one. You still love me though right. I bet your mama does. 🙂

    1. You are not strange….I only use it in recipes as a flour and NOT as a substitution for peanut butter. It does not taste like peanut butter and those who claim it does, should be hit over the head with zero calorie maple syrup.

      My mum definitely loves you. Tomorrow’s post may highlight that.

        1. Of course. She loves some good whitney or Queen. Bohemian CRAPsody.

          PS I told her to make your potato bake dish and she said ‘okay for Christmas this year.’ I don’t understand her sometimes.

          1. I get her. It’s a great side dish for holiday meals. My mom always made for Christmas and Easter. I can do Whitney and I love me some Queen, especially the Rhapsody. We’ll get along swimmingly. 🙂

          2. Totally showing this to her when I see her next. I’d screenshot and message but she doesn’t know how to use her iphone properly. She has my hand me down one and always hangs up on me mid call!

  15. wow I think I’m missing out… I’ve never tried a chocolate over like 60%… need to work on that! I love ALL chocolate but I’m especially loving dark chocolate lately!
    I love peanut flour!!! The other day I helped Lee (fitfoodiefinds) in the kitchen with two single serve dessert recipes and we used peanut flour!!! We made some damn good peanut butter cookies!!! Can’t wait for her ecookbook it is going to be amazing!

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