The Saffron Girl » A Paleo-Primal food & travel blog from Spain

Beetroot Chocolate Waffles (Paleo)

I was about to make my waffle recipe for breakfast and decided I wanted to have beets and chocolate instead. The texture of this recipe is spongy; and although one cannot really taste the beets, it’s also not super chocolaty. If you prefer a more chocolate flavour, especially for kids, I would add another tablespoon of raw cocoa powder. I also kept it less sweet, since I planned on pouring a bit more honey over top and eating it with strawberries. But feel free to alter the honey content to your preference.

Both waffle recipes freeze really well. I generally toss them directly in the oven from the freezer and toast for a few minutes to enjoy as a “bread” accompanying an egg breakfast or as waffles with some syrup and fruit.


Ingredients, makes 6

  • 1 cup (precooked) grated beetroot
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1/4 cup + 2 teaspoons coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons raw cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons raw honey (I don’t like things too sweet, so you may want to add more if you have a sweet tooth)
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk


  1. In a blender or food processor, blend the beetroot, eggs and oil until smooth.
  2. Add the dry ingredients: coconut flour, almond flour, baking soda and cocoa powder. Blend until well incorporated.
  3. Add the raw honey and coconut milk and pulse until once again well blended.
  4. Pour into the waffle iron and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  5. Serve with your favourite fruit, additional honey or maple syrup, if desired.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Back to Top
  • Rosie @ Blueberry KitchenMarch 22, 2013 - 15:09

    Oh yum, your waffles look so good!ReplyCancel

    • thesaffrongirlMarch 26, 2013 - 16:48

      Thank you Rosie!ReplyCancel

  • […] Okay, so sometimes, I’m a bit weird in my combinations… I’m not even sure why waffles came into my head last night, except that Rate the Plate Utah asked me to join their weekly holiday party link to celebrate national waffle day, and I participated with my beetroot-chocolate waffle recipe. […]ReplyCancel

  • […] The Saffron Girl. Total que, ayer me contactaron de otro blog para que participara con una receta de gofres, y como tenia eso en mente me dio por hacer gofres salados para […]ReplyCancel

  • […] 52. Beetroot Chocolate Waffles Beetroot is one of the most nutritious vegetables you’re probably not eating. It contains a certain antioxidant that is only found in beets and a few other vegetables. Using fresh beetroot and not the pickled beets found everywhere is the key. Buy them fresh and use them in all sorts of Paleo friendly recipes. Here they team up with raw cocoa powder to make waffles that have the chocolate cooked right in, no need for chocolate chips or chocolate syrup. Coconut milk will give these waffles just the right texture and the creaminess will translate to soft, fluffy waffles on the inside. […]ReplyCancel

  • Mama654June 3, 2014 - 02:03

    We made these tonight to bring to a brunch in the morning. I added extra cocoa and honey to make them more appealing to people who normally eat store bought food (which is always a problem when I attend these brunches- what do I eat?!). But they still didn’t turn out as appetizing as I had hoped. They are fine- but they were just not amazing to me.ReplyCancel

  • Jamile SchmelzerJune 28, 2014 - 19:14

    Stupid question… Is the beetroot the stems of the beet or the beet itself?ReplyCancel

    • The Saffron GirlJune 30, 2014 - 15:57

      Hi Jamile,
      Beetroot is the beet itself. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Jamile SchmelzerJuly 10, 2014 - 23:25

    Thanksss! Cant wait to tryy! Just got my waffle maker!ReplyCancel

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *



S U B S C R I B E   B Y   E M A I L