Chocolate Drops

My family love chocolate, when I say love I mean it, they will eat chocolate multiple times a day if I let them. I don’t mind them eating chocolate but like to make the chocolate as healthy as possible.

Chocolate drops ready to eat.
Chocolate drops ready to eat.

Slightly better for you

If you are looking for a sweet treat that doesn’t leave you feeling guilty, this could be the treat for you. The combination of chocolate, seeds and berries is perfect. You can make these up and keep them in the fridge (if they last that long), so you have a treat on hand when you need one.

Chocolate drops recipe 

Chocolate drops ingredients
Chocolate drops ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp. sunflower seeds
  • 3 tbsp. pumpkin seeds
  • 3 tbsp. goji berries
  • 2 tbsp. coconut chips
  • 1/4 cup homemade chocolate
Chocolate drops with some white chocolate drizzle.
Chocolate drops with some white chocolate drizzle.

Chocolate drops  

  • Servings: 10
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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Chocolate treats that don’t make you feel guilty



Credit: Cath @ easycleaneats

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp. sunflower seeds
  • 3 tbsp. pumpkin seeds
  • 3 tbsp. goji berries
  • 2 tbsp. coconut chips
  • 1/4 cup homemade chocolate

Directions

  1. Melt the chocolate so that it is easy to pour, I like to use a saucepan.
  2. In a bowl mix the seeds and dried fruit.
  3. Line a baking tray with baking paper or a silicone liner.
  4. Pour the chocolate onto the baking tray.
  5. Sprinkle the seed and fruit mix over the top of the chocolate and press it in slightly.
  6. Put the chocolate into the fridge and allow it to set.
  7. Once the chocolate is set cut it into squares.
  8. Store the chocolate in a jar or an airtight container in the fridge.Store the chocolate in a jar or an airtight container in the fridge.

Nutrition

Per Serving: 90 calories; 6 g fat; 8.5 g carbohydrates; 3.9 g protein

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Spatula
  • Baking paper
  • Baking paper or a silicone liner 
  • Knife
  • Chopping board

Nutritional disclaimer

Nutrition information is provided as an estimate based on the ingredients used and available in my area (New Zealand). The nutritional information is here to help you understand the recipe; I use MyFitnessPal to generate my estimates. For more accurate nutritional information, please use a nutritional calculator with the ingredients in your area.


Chocolate waffles

Revisiting family favourites

I’ve been revisiting recipes that have been some of my old school recipes and family favourites that were our staples when we got started as clean eaters. I first posted this recipe in 2015 , at that time, the kids were fussy, vegetables had to be hidden and disguised, and there was no potential for intense flavours or spice. 

Times (thankfully) have changed, the kids have grown (like man-sized grown), and they now enjoy a wide range of foods. Things like vegetables are enjoyed, spice and chilli are consumed without complaint, and new ingredients are tried without tantrums.

As the kids have grown my recipes have changes organically to meet their palates and preferences, I’ve updated this recipe because of that, but fear not, all I have done is make it a little bit better.

Chocolate waffles with yoghurt and frozen blueberries.
Chocolate waffles with yoghurt and frozen blueberries.

Chocolate for breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and we should all be making an effort to start the day in the best possible way. In this house, with three hardcore chocoholics, beginning the day with chocolate is always going to be the preferred option. If you have to start the day with chocolate, why not do it with chocolate waffles.

Weekend treat

Let’s be clear. I’m not saying you should eat chocolate for breakfast every day, maybe save it for the weekend or special occasions. These waffles are coconut flour based and have a big helping of protein which should keep you feeling full until lunchtime.

No waffle iron no problem

If you don’t have a waffle iron or machine don’t worry, this batter can be used to make pancakes without any adjustments, just make small thick pancakes   

Chocolate waffles recipe

Chocolate waffle ingredients
Chocolate waffle ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt 
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 scoops protein powder (unflavoured)
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • coconut oil for the waffle iron
Sift together coconut flour, cacao, baking soda, and salt then set aside.
Sift together coconut flour, cacao, baking soda, and salt then set aside.
Sift together coconut flour, cacao, baking soda, and salt then set aside.
Whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla until well combined and foamy.
Whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla until well combined and foamy.
Whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla until well combined and foamy.
Whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla until well combined and foamy.
Add dry ingredients to wet and blend together again.
Add dry ingredients to wet and blend together again.
Batter ready to cook
Batter ready to cook
Make sure you oil the waffle iron well.
Make sure you oil the waffle iron well.
Add the batter to the waffle iron, use a tablespoon at a time.
Add the batter to the waffle iron, use a tablespoon at a time.
Add the batter to the waffle iron, use a tablespoon at a time. Don’t add too much and not too close to the edges.
Add the batter to the waffle iron, use a tablespoon at a time. Don’t add too much and not too close to the edges.
Cook the waffle until they are crisp on the outside but still have some give in the middle.
Cook the waffle until they are crisp on the outside but still have some give in the middle.

Try this with

  • Summer berries and yoghurt 
  • Bacon and maple syrup
  • Sun butter 

Chocolate waffles

  • Servings: 12
  • Rating: ★★★★
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Start your day with this tasty chocolate waffle treat.



Credit: Cath @ easycleaneats

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 scoops powder (unflavoured)
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • coconut oil for the waffle iron

Directions

  1. Preheat your waffle iron
  2. Sift together coconut flour, cacao, baking soda, and salt then set aside
  3. Whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla until well combined and foamy, I use a hand blender and it takes about 20-30 seconds.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet and blend together again.
  5. Make sure you oil the waffle iron well.
  6. Add the batter to the waffle iron, use a tablespoon at a time. Don’t add too much and not too close to the edges.
  7. Cook the waffle until they are crisp on the outside but still have some give in the middle.
  8. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Nutrition

Per Serving: 97 calories; 5 g fat; 6 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein

Equipment

  • Waffle iron
  • Sieve 
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk or electric whisk
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

Nutritional disclaimer

Nutrition information is provided as an estimate based on the ingredients used and available in my area (New Zealand). The nutritional information is here to help you understand the recipe; I use MyFitnessPal to generate my estimates. For more accurate nutritional information, please use a nutritional calculator with the ingredients in your area.