A renaissance gal passionista and her amazing family.

We had dessert for dinner on Monday night. And we try to eat healthfully – which means a lot more cooking and fresh ingredients.

In our fave (so far) vegan cookbook, Vegan Brunch, we found this awesome waffle recipe – consisting of chocolate and beer. Oh yes!!

They were a hit!!

What do you think?

Chocolate Beer Waffles Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3/4 cup porter, or other dark beer
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • cooking spray

Directions:

  • Preheat your waffle iron. Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and sugar into a large mixing bowl.
  • Make a well in the center of dry ingredients and add almond milk, beer, oil and vanilla extract. Mix together until combined.
  • Spray the waffle iron with cooking spray and cook waffles according to manufacturer’s directions, usually until steam is done coming out.
We topped ours with Sweet Cashew Cream and Chocolate Drizzle, also from Vegan Brunch.
Sweet Cashew Cream

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup raw cashew pieces
  • Water for submerging the cashews
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar or pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Directions:
  • In a small bowl, soak the cashew  pieces in water for at least an hour and up to overnight. This softens them up and makes them the smoothest they can possibly be. Drain well.
  • Combine the drained cashews with the remaining ingredients in a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth, scraping down the sides with a spatula to make sure you get everything.
Chocolate Drizzle

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Directions:
  • In a saucepan with rounded sides, bring the mil to a boil. Bring the heat to low add the chocolate chips, stirring constantly until the chips are dissolved
  • Add the vanilla, remove from the heat and let cool.
  • Serve when it has stopped steaming.
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