Welcome to the Festival of Food Carnival. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing recipe ideas for “love foods” or foods to share with loved ones. Hosted by Diary of a First Child and Hybrid Rasta Mama, you’re welcome to join us next time, or if you have a previously published recipe you’d like to share, add it to the linky below.
Happy Almost Valentine’s Day! I’ll admit it. I am a sucker for a little romance and there is something special about celebrating the love I have for my husband with his favorite foods.
I’m not typically a big waffle lover. Sure, they can taste good but I’ll be honest. I have NEVER found a recipe that I absolutely loved. However, my husband adores waffles so what better way to say I love you than to make him one of his favorite breakfasts?
Recently, I was doing some serious work on Pinterest and stumbled on a couple of waffle recipes that I thought might just work for me. I took the liberty of combining the two and the result was fabulous! Chocolate Grain Free Love Waffles was officially born! I cannot wait to surprise my husband with these tomorrow. Go ahead. Give them a try! I promise you will love them! Plus they are super nourishing too.
|This is not my waffle photo. My waffle photo was not nearly this gorgeous.|
Chocolate Love Waffles
- 8 ounces of organic cottage cheese
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1/8 cup coconut milk (or your other favorite milk)
- 1/2 teaspoon aluminum free baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- Juice from 1/2 of a large lemon
- Add the cottage cheese, eggs, vanilla, cocoa powder, coconut flour, and coconut milk into the blender and puree. Let it sit for about 30 minutes for the coconut flour to soak up the moisture and thicken. If it gets too thick, you can add more milk until you get your preferred consistency.
- About 5 minutes before you put the waffles in the iron, add the baking powder and baking soda and the juice of a lemon. Whisk. Your mixture will start bubbling.
- Add the batter to the waffle iron and feast your eyes on some Chocolate Love Waffle goodness.
These pair well with a fresh strawberry topping or even some fresh whipped cream. Basically, anything that tastes great with chocolate makes a fabulous topping!
Are you a waffle lover? Let me know what you think in the comments below.
Please take a moment to visit the blogs of our other Festival of Food participants. The links in this list will be live by the end of the day, as participants are all in different time zones.
- Mercedes at Project Procrastinot shares Well-Traveled Muffins, A Family Recipe, which is the recipe that’s followed her around the globe and won her husband over: banana-carrot muffins. You can also fine Mercedes on Facebook.
- Mari at Honey on the Bum shares Peek-a-boo, I love you!, a recipe she loves because her kids love it and love to help make it, and it can change as the seasons and holidays change with just the switch of a cookie cutter.
- Angela at EarthMamas World shares a delicious vegetable black bean soup recipe. She adds a special Valentines Day twist for her kids! You can also find Angela on Facebook.
- Jennifer at Hybrid Rasta Mama shares two super easy coconut themed Valentine’s treats;No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Truffles and Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Truffles. You can also find Jennifer on Facebook.
- Sarah at Why Food Works shares WFW: Know your numbers – the IMPORTANT ones!. Love your health first – heart disease is a big problem in America, and eating a higher fiber diet can improve our cardiovascular function: try Sarah’s Nutty Quinoa Pilaf to show your loved ones you care about their hearts! You can also find Sarah on Facebook.
- Amy at Anktangle shares her recipe for simple and delicious coconut macaroons. They’re sugar-free, gluten-free, and most importantly: free of any processed additives you’ll find in many store-bought desserts. You can also find Amy on Facebook.
- Lindy at Poppy Soap Co. shares a cheeky recipe for Chocolate Love Waffles! These are sure to be a Valentine’s Day hit! You can also find Lindy on Facebook.
- Jorje of Momma Jorje shares a painful recipe that required some love for her to make. You can also find Jorje on Facebook.
- Luschka at Diary of a First Child lists the ten foods commonly regarded as aphrodisiac foods, and shares three recipes that include eight of those foods, with a printable menu for your easy three course dinner. You can also find Luschka on Facebook.
- In a guest post at Hobo Mama, Crackerdog Sam shares his son’s favorite soft pretzel recipe: half whole-wheat and a lovely upgrade to a mall treat.You can also find Hobo Mama on Facebook.
- Need a wholesome treat for your honey’s sweet tooth? Dionna at Code Name: Mama shares her recipe for amazing homemade heart-shaped nut butter cups. With natural nut butter and coconut oil chocolates, these are two great tastes that will certainly taste great – and healthy – together. You can also find Code Name Mama on Facebook.