Cordyceps -Chocolate Waffles with Probiotic Kefir Cream, Currant-Chia Jam & Crunchy Granola

DECEMBER 2, 2020

Are You Looking For Some Special Soul Food? - This Is Your Perfect Weekend Brunch Recipe

Waffles are one of my favorite "soul food dishes". They are simply perfect for a cozy Sunday brunch, "Girls get-together" or "sudden friend's visit" as waffles are super quickly prepped by themselves.

In this recipe I took the classic chocolate waffle recipe, removed any refined sugar source, used whole grain spelt flour mixed with coconut flour, minimized the fat and added a pinch of adaptogenic Cordyceps powder and organic raw cacao. To complete the dish, I complemented the waffle with homemade Kefir (my new, favorite gut health food), sugar-free homemade currant-chia jam and crunchy Granola. I promise, I am not lying if I say that this combination tastes "heavenly"! 

How To Make Refined Sugar-Free Adaptogenic Chocolate Waffles

Let's talk about this recipe composition. The "hero ingredient" is the flavorful chocolate waffle made of "raw Cacao" and "ground Cordyceps powder". Added are "the classics" - wholegrain flour, plant milk, coconut oil, natural sweeteners (Banana and a pinch of Maple Syrup) and and egg. Therefore, the recipe isn't vegan (I tried a vegan and a non-vegan version but since the non-vegan version turned out way better - I went for the added egg recipe this time.)

Very important, like always, are the ingredients you add to the mix. A low-quality ingredient will definitely influence the flavor of the composition as we want to add as little sugar and fat as possible. I used this raw organic cacao powder (or this) I purchased on Amazon. For the Cordyceps powder I used the Organic Inner Elmt Cordyceps powder mix. Alternatively you can use 100% pure (organic) Cordyceps powder (alternative) from a company you trust. 

What else: Now, you only need a waffle maker - that's it! I personally prefer the large Waffle makers over the small, heart-shaped ones as the waffle is thicker and therefore more similar to a cake.  But they all work perfectly. Use whatever you have at hand. :)

But Wait...Do I Have To Use Adaptogenic Mushroom Powder For The Recipe?

No you don't. The recipe works perfectly without adaptogenic Cordyceps powder. BUT..as you know me - I love to experiment with new nutritious ingredients. The earthy tasting Cordyceps powder gives the waffle dough a delicious flavor and you add nutrients (which hopefully partially survive during the baking process). 

Cordyceps is an absolute unique adaptogenic mushroom that, in order to grow, infects the silkworm and uses its body as a host. In traditional medicines, such as the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Cordyceps is used to stimulate the body's energy production, support liver functions, defy aging - amongst many other things. 

If you're curious to learn more adaptogenic mushrooms, I highly recommend you my intro article on adaptogens as well as the Four Sigmatic School about adaptogenic mushrooms

Oh Boy... I Need Recipe Alternatives

As mentioned above, feel free to sub the adaptogenic mushroom latte mix for raw Cordyceps powder or additional cacao powder (if you don't have access to this Latte Mix or pure Cordyceps powder). But if you have, definitely try and add your adaptogens, also in the 100% pure state. I truly believe in adding additional nutrients whenever possible. Anyways.. here are a few wonderful dessert alternatives for you

1. My Healthy Oktoberfest Kaiserschmarrn

2. A Delicious Wholegrain & Refined Sugar-Free Blueberry Tart

3. This Perfectly Purple Vegan-Raw Spirulina Cake

Share Your Adaptogenic Chocolate Waffle Love 

I hope you enjoy your this deliciously healthy, super soul food waffle recipe with probiotic Kefir, delicious Granola chunks & currant-chia jam as much as I did when I tried it for the first time ever. Like always, I would love to see your delicious result and repost it on my social channels. So make sure to tag me on Instagram, Pinterest or Facebook. Besides, if you have any feedback for me, questions with regards to the recipe or if you just want to say "hey", comment below or shoot me a personal message through my contact form

xx, Karo



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Cordyceps-Chocolate Waffles with Probiotic Kefir Cream, Currant-Chia Jam & Crunchy Granola
4 SERVINGS PREP TIME : 15 min COOK/REST TIME : 10 min
Waffles are one of my favorite soul food dishes. They are simply perfect for a cozy Sunday brunch or Girls get-together. In this recipe I took the classic chocolate waffle recipe, removed any refined sugar source, added a pinch of adaptogenic Cordyceps powder and combined it with homemade kefir, currant-chia jam and crunchy Granola. ..And I am not lying if I say - this combination tastes heavenly!
INGREDIENTS PREPARATION
INGREDIENTS :
    • CHOCOLATE WAFFLES WITH CORDYCEPS POWDER :
    • -  
      250g Wholegrain Spelt Flour
    • -  
      50g Coconut Flour
    • -  
      4g Baking Powder
    • -  
      2g Baking Soda
    • -  
      360ml Milk (I used Oat Milk)
    • -  
      25g Coconut Oil + add. to grease waffle maker
    • -  
      10g raw Cacao powder
    • -  
      2 Tsp Inner Elmt - Cordyceps Chocolate Mix (sub with 3g pure Cordyceps powder or raw cacao powder)
    • -  
      1 egg (from a happy chicken)
    • -  
      114g Banana -1 Banana; weight without peel
    • -  
      20ml Maple Syrup
    • -  
      Pinch of Salt
    • -  
      Pinch of fresh ground Vanilla
PREPARATION :
  1. First grease your waffle maker with a tiny bit of coconut oil. I usually use a pastry brush for this step.
  2. Take a large bowl and whisk the egg . (Can be done with a kitchen machine, such as a kitchen aid or a hand mixer). - Whisking the egg first will make your batter more fluffy.
  3. Then, add all remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Take a large spoon and fill the greased and hot waffle maker with one to two spoons of the chocolate-cordyceps waffle mix.
  5. Bake according to waffle maker instructions.
  6. Let everything cool for a few seconds before you place it onto a serving plate. I recommend to combine the waffle with homemade currant-chia jam, granola (to add a bit more crunch to the mix) and homemade yoghurt, which is loaded with probiotics and therefore amazing for your gut.

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