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Chocolate Heart Waffles

Chocolate Heart Waffles with Whipped Coconut Cream for Breakfast or Dessert

Chocolate Heart Waffles

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Is it a holiday that you celebrate? I like Valentine's Day, although it is not at the top of my favorites, I do find myself wanting to make a special breakfast or dessert to celebrate, and I thought you might want to do the same.

So, I invented this recipe just for Valentine's Day.

This recipe is completely GAPS legal, and yes, we can have chocolate on GAPS. Although Dr. Natasha does not specifically address Baker's Unsweetened Chocolate, it is 100% Cacao so I believe it is acceptable. I prefer to bake waffles in a silicone mold, rather than in an appliance. The waffles come out perfect and there is none of the drama which used to surround using a waffle iron (even when I used regular flour). These are the molds I use: silicone waffle molds.

Chocolate Heart Waffles with Whipped Coconut Cream

Whipped Coconut Cream [affiliate link] Topping, optional

Directions

Notes: 1) If you are going to make the whipped coconut cream topping, remove the coconut cream from the carton and place it in a covered bowl overnight. 2) Cut beets in half and steam until fork tender. Slice thinly, and then use Ateco 4847 Small Aspic Cutters to cut out the hearts. 3) I used piping tip Ateco Closed Star Pastry Tip #847 to apply the whipped topping star to each waffle.

1) If you are going to make the whipped coconut cream topping, remove the coconut cream from the carton and place it in a covered bowl overnight. 2) Cut beets in half and steam until fork tender. Slice thinly, and then use Ateco 4847 Small Aspic Cutters to cut out the hearts. 3) I used piping tip Ateco Closed Star Pastry Tip #847 to apply the whipped topping star to each waffle.

2) If using the decorative beets, cut beet in half and steam until fork tender. Slice thinly, and then use Ateco 4847 Small Aspic Cutters to cut out the heart shapes.

3) I used piping tip Ateco Closed Star Pastry Tip #847 to apply the whipped topping star to each waffle.

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, butter, applesauce, honey, cocoa powder, cinnamon, sea salt, and baking soda.
  3. With an electric mixer, mix at medium speed until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
  4. To measure the coconut flour, pack firmly into the measuring cup and use the back of a straight knife to level the flour even with the top edge of the measuring cup. To ensure there are no lumps, sift flour.
  5. Add the coconut flour, mix on medium speed until ingredients are fully incorporated.
  6. Place silicone waffle molds onto a cookie sheet (this is to provide support to the molds as they are a bit flimsy and also if they happen to overflow, the cookie sheet will catch the drips).
  7. Each waffle cavity holds 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon of batter but it’s not necessary to get it perfect. Spoon batter into the waffle cavities and smooth to the edges.
  8. Place in a preheated oven. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
  9. The waffles will feel firm to the touch when done.
  10. Remove waffles from oven. Place waffles still in mold upside-down onto a cooling rack. They will release easily if you lightly press and twist on the mold. Allow to cool before applying whipping cream stars.
  11. Remove the coconut cream from the refrigerator. Place 1/2 cup in a mixing bowl.
  12. Add honey and vanilla to the bowl.
  13. Use a sharp knife to shave the Baker's Unsweetened Chocolate square into tiny pieces. Place in the bowl, whip with a hand mixer until fluffy.
  14.  Place whipped topping into a piping bag and apply a star to each waffle. Place a tiny beet heart on top of each star.

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Chocolate Heart Waffles with Whipped Coconut Cream Topping
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Serves: 5
 
Ingredients
  • 4 eggs (192 g)
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ t. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ c. cocoa powder
  • ½ t. sea salt
  • ¼ t. baking soda
  • ¼ cup coconut flour (37 g)
  • Whipped Coconut Cream Topping, optional
  • ½ cup coconut cream (My favorite is Aroy-D 100% Pure Coconut Cream)
  • 1 T. honey
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 shaved square Baker’s Unsweetened Chocolate, optional
  • Beet hearts (1 large fresh beet)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, butter, applesauce, honey, cocoa powder, cinnamon, sea salt, and baking soda.
  3. With an electric mixer, mix at medium speed until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
  4. To measure the coconut flour, pack firmly into the measuring cup and use the back of a straight knife to level the flour even with the top edge of the measuring cup. To ensure there are no lumps, sift flour.
  5. Add the coconut flour, mix on medium speed until ingredients are fully incorporated.
  6. Place silicone waffle molds onto a cookie sheet (this is to provide support to the molds as they are a bit flimsy and also if they happen to overflow, the cookie sheet will catch the drips).
  7. Each waffle cavity holds 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon of batter but it’s not necessary to get it perfect. Spoon batter into the waffle cavities and smooth to the edges.
  8. Place in a preheated oven. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
  9. The waffles will feel firm to the touch when done.
  10. Remove waffles from oven. Place waffles still in mold upside-down onto a cooling rack. They will release easily if you lightly press and twist on the mold. Allow to cool before applying whipping cream stars.
  11. Remove the coconut cream from the refrigerator. Place ½ cup in a mixing bowl.
  12. Add honey and vanilla to the bowl.
  13. Use a sharp knife to shave the Baker's Unsweetened Chocolate square into tiny pieces. Place in the bowl, whip with a hand mixer until fluffy.
  14. Place whipped topping into a piping bag and apply a star to each waffle. Place a tiny beet heart on top of each star.
Notes
1) If you are going to make the whipped coconut cream topping, remove the coconut cream from the carton and place it in a covered bowl overnight. 2) If using the decorative beets, cut beet in half and steam until fork tender. Slice thinly, and then use Ateco 4847 Small Aspic Cutters to cut out the heart shapes. 3) I used piping tip Ateco Closed Star Pastry Tip #847 to apply the whipped topping star to each waffle.

 
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Thanksgiving Menu Plan 2013

It's not already time for Thanksgiving. It's not. I refuse to believe it. But my calendar seems to say it is, and my boss is giving me Thursday off with pay, so I guess it's Thanksgiving. How has another year gone by so fast? I wish I could find a way to make time slow down, at least in my mind. I would share it with you if I could. If you find out how, will you let me know? Thank you!

This year will be my third Thanksgiving on GAPS since I began in December of 2009. If you haven't already, I'd like to share one of my favorite Thanksgiving planners. It's from my affiliate partner Sarah Schatz's Thanksgiving Limited Diet Menu Planner. It is very affordable at $5.95 – you'll find many favorites in this e-book and you'll use it every year. I have, and I bought it in 2010. I also use it when I'm planning other holiday meals.

Something interesting has happened to me during my time on GAPS. These big holiday dinner meals don't seem quite so important, or appealing. I wonder if it was all the addictive foods I used to eat that was causing such a huge draw.

But I still want a special meal for sentimental reasons, plus it will be my first Thanksgiving while my mom is staying with us. And so I will make a special meal.

Here's what I'm planning:

I'd love to make a whole lot more, but that's my plan for the moment. That's a lot of cooking as it is! 🙂  My meals lately have been to make some kind of meat, and a vegetable. Simple, quick, easy. I'd love to make all these other dishes, but I think I'll just go with simple this year. But you might want to make them – go ahead and click on the photo to get to the recipes:

Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast

Glazed Green Beans with Onions

Glazed Green Beans with Onions

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers

Faux Sweet Potato Pie

Faux Sweet Potato Pie

Silky Chocolate Pie

Grain-free Dairy-free Silky Chocolate Pie

Here are my previous Thanksgiving meals on GAPS.

GAPS Thanksgiving 2012

Thanksgiving Dinner 2012

GAPS Thanksgiving 2011

Thanksgiving Dinner 2011

GAPS Thanksgiving 2010

My 1st GAPS Thanksgiving 2010

 What are your plans for Thanksgiving Day? I'd love to hear from you in the comments! What are your favorite dishes?

 

 

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