Vegan Chocolate Chickpea Protein Waffles

Ahuh ahuh. This shit is the BOMBBBB!!!

As a beginner Vegan (it has officially been one month now– yay me! :)) I’ve been reading up a lot on how to ensure I’m eating the right amounts of the right types of foods throughout the day AKA maintaining a balanced diet.

ESPECIALLY since I’m half marathon training again!

WHOOP WHOOP!

I naturally have a fast metabolism and currently take levothyroxine for hypothyroidism which makes my metabolism even faster AND started a more intense half marathon training schedule than I did last summer which makes my metabolism EVEN FASTER.

So basically, if I don’t eat enough I will die.

If you’ve ever read or even skimmed any of my earlier recipe posts, you’ll know that I am a HUGE breakfast person. Especially for early morning runs. B/c not typically a morning person.

SO if I have a yummalicious breakfast first, my run will automatically be a million times better.

And these waffles are jacked full of all sorts of protein which helps keep me full and fuels my workout. โค

***SIDE NOTE: Since these are made with chickpea flour (no wheat, no grain) you get more protein and less carbs. >>>>> #musclemassisontheway

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 2 scoops Orgain creamy chocolate fudge organic plant based protein powder (I found this at Sprouts b/c it was on sale and it is sooooo good y’all <3)
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. ground flaxseeds
  • 1/4 tsp. pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp. organic maple syrup, + extra for pouring
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tbsp. dairy free, soy free, semi-sweet dark chocolate chips (they sell these at Whole Foods and Target)
  • Non-stick spray of choice
  • Sliced bananas and strawberries (or whatever fruit you like, rly. These are just my faves. <3)

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

  1. Combine dry ingredients (through salt) in medium bowl and stir to combine.
  2. In a separate, smaller bowl combine wet ingredients (through apple sauce). Stir to combine then mix in with dry ingredients.
  3. Allow to sit for 10 mins so it thickens.
  4. Heat up and lightly spray waffle iron.
  5. Pour in batter, smooth out with back of spoon, and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top. It usually takes about 5 mins to cook through. When done, add chopped fruit, organic syrup, and enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚
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