It’s another protein waffle recipe! This one is inspired by almond joy bars. Now, I don’t think I’ve ever actually had an Almond Joy. But I love the chocolate-almond-coconut combination and that’s basically what an Alnond Joy is known for, right?
So while I’m trying to get a little creative with waffle flavors, this Almond Joy version came to be. It’s really simple. I just took a regular chocolate protein waffle recipe, added almond extract to it, and then put coconut flakes and almonds on top. I think another great addition would be using coconut milk instead of almond milk in the batter for more coconut flavor.
The coconut whipped cream on it is where it’s at though. I LOVE this stuff. Dairy free and naturally sweetened so it’s good for you but it tastes like legit cool whip. It does melt a lot on top of a hot waffle, but as the waffle absorbs it, it gets nice and moist and adds the delicious coconut whipped cream flavor to every bite.
I’ve listed flavors I want to try before…in my strawberry shortcake waffle post. But I think these next ones will be top priority considering the holiday season is upon us:
- Sweet potato (I actually might turn this in to something savory…not going to give my idea away yet though)
- Cranberry Walnut or Hazelnut (walnuts are cheaper…)
- Gingerbread – I’ve made this successfully, I just have to repeat it for photos!
- Peppermint Mocha (like my pancakes I made last winter)
I’m sure I’ll think of more! I have plenty of non-seasonal ideas up my sleeve too. I keep making waffles on weekday mornings lately so I don’t have as much time to get creative with them.
Almond Joy Protein Waffles
a healthy vegan, protein-packed waffle inspired by a candy bar. Breakfast doesn't get much better than that!
- 1 tbsp flax seed for flax egg (see recipe)
- 1 serving vegan chocolate protein powder
- 2 tbsp almond flour blanched
- 1/4 tsp baking powder omit if paleo, waffle will be a little crispier
- 1 tbsp date syrup maple syrup, or honey if not vegan
- 4-6 tbsp plant based milk (unsweetened almond milk) any milk will work if not dairy free
Mix flaxseed with 3 tbsp of warm water in a small pinch bowl. Set aside
Mix dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl, Stir to remove any clumps
Add date syrup, 4 tbsp of milk and flax egg. Keep adding milk 1 tbsp at a time until batter can be mixed together all they way. I keep it pretty dry and thick. It seems to yield the best texture. At this point you can stir in some chocolate chips if desired (when are they NOT desired?)
Spoon the batter onto the center of your waffle iron. No need to spread it out evenly, it will do so as it's cooked. I use [WAFFLE IRON LINK] and set it to minimum, but cook it for about 6 minutes. I just watch for the steam to stop rather than going by the "ready" light.
Remove waffle and top with the coconut cream, almonds, and coconut flakes. Add extra chocolate chips if you wish and enjoy!