You all don’t think I forgot about Valentine’s Day, right?! It does seem to have snuck up on me, but I’ve had this delectable V Day breakfast in bed recipe up my sleeves for a while now. All I had to do was face my fears and get around to creating it…
It’s not surprising that I chose beets to give these waffles their pinkish hue. I love having beets at lunch and dinner, and now finally, I have an excuse to have them in the morning too! I also took a chance on this recipe and experimented with making it sans grains. After some trial and error, I was pleasantly surprised by the final product. With the texture and crunchiness, you won’t even be able to tell there are no grains. Plus, they’re gluten-free for those who need it!
But my absolute FAVORITE part about these paleo Grain Free Beet Waffles is that you can dress them up however you’d like! I added shredded coconut, some frozen berries, and a few dark chocolate chips (for the photo op and for eating of course), but they taste amazing with nut butters and plain old maple syrup too!
I cut my prep time in half by using pre-cooked beets, like the ones you can find at Trader Joe’s or at most other grocery stores (check out the “Love Beets” brand in the produce section). So if you’ve never cooked a beet, or have no interest in temporarily dying your hands red, that might be a good option for you too 😉
So without further adieu, bookmark this page, re-open on Valentine’s Day morning, brew a pot of coffee while the waffles cook, and enjoy with your honey!
Looking for another foodie treat for your Valentine? Check out my Garlic Beet Chips!
Grain Free Beet Waffles
These paleo friendly waffles are a beautiful breakfast to prepare for yourself, your significant other, or your entire family! Enjoy with toppings of your choice.
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 cup tapioca flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 small beet cooked
Lightly spray and preheat your waffle iron.
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla. In a blender, combine the almond milk, apple cider vinegar, and beet. Pulse until smooth, and then add the blender mixture to the other wet ingredients. Whisk together, and quickly pour into the bowl with dry ingredients. Whisk all ingredients together until smooth. This should resemble a typical waffle batter, but with a pink hue!
Pour onto waffle iron and cook approximately 3-4 minutes until desired doneness. Enjoy! Waffles can be reheated under the broiler, in the microwave, or even in the toaster.
Have a beautiful weekend and a lovely Valentine’s Day!