Healthy Red Velvet Waffles with a white chocolate drizzle. Naturally a gorgeous red they are also high protein, gluten-free, low-fat, low-calories, sugar-free, and high in fiber.
Yes, I know a million red velvet waffle recipes are out there. A quick google or pinterest search will give you a mountain of options to try. To bad most of them are either made from a box of cake mix or full of unhealthy ingredients.
So I made a healthy all-natural Looneyforfood version using beets.
Yes, they have beets in them. Lets just get that out-of-the-way right off the bat. But hold on! Don’t roll your eyes or run away.
You don’t taste the vegetables at all! I promise not even a little bit. What the beets do is give you that beautiful deep red color without adding any food coloring. As an added bonus, they are also rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Thats why I love sneaking veggies into my food like my cauliflower oats.
As you can see these Healthy Red Velvet Waffles are as good to look at as they are good for you. They are high protein, sugar-free,gluten-free, high in fiber, low in fat and calories. Instead of flour I use a mixture of gluten-free oat flour and cocoa powder for a hint of chocolate flavor. All that is great but……
lets talk taste, that’s most important part right?!
Soft, cakey, decadent, in one word AMAZING! Everything you would want from a healthy red velvet waffle. And then for the “cherry on top” a white chocolate drizzle, and perhaps a sprinkle of white chocolate chips, takes your thick and fluffy stack over the top.
This Valentines day, or any day, surprise someone you love with healthy red velvet waffles complete with that drizzle! And don’t forget to have some for yourself.
- 90 grams (3/4 cup) gluten-free oatmeal flour
- 10 grams (2 tablespoons) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 24 grams (2 tablespoons) swerve granulated sweetener
- 80 grams (1/2 cup) canned sliced beets
- 2 egg whites
- ½ cup beet juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- For the Drizzle
- 1 6 ounce container non-fat greek yogurt
- 8 grams (1/4 package) sugar-free white chocolate pudding mix
- 2-3 tablespoons unsweetened cashew milk
- Optional - white chocolate chips
- Heat your waffle maker. Combine oatmeal, cocoa powder, and baking powder in a large bowl. Set aside.
- Blend sweeter, beets, egg whites, beet juice and vanilla in a blender until smooth. Add beet mixture to the dry ingredients and stir together until well combined.
- Spray your waffle maker with non-stick cooking spray and add about ¼ of the batter for each waffle. Cook according to your waffle makers instructions.
- While the waffles cook make the drizzle.
- Add greek yogurt and pudding mix to a bowl. Stir in cashew milk to reach desired consistency. Add sweetener if you want it sweeter.
- When all your waffles are cooked divide among 2 plates and top with white chocolate drizzle and white chocolate chips if desired.
I use canned beets for these Healthy Red Velvet Waffles to keep things super quick and easy. You can use fresh roasted beets as well. Get easy instructions for roasting fresh beets HERE. Go ahead and roast extra and make a Spinach Beet Salad for lunch!
What are you valentines day plans?
which do you prefer, waffles or pancakes?
Do you like hidden veggies in your sweet food?