Beet Waffles

Beet Waffles
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I know what your thinking – beets and waffles??? But I promise you, these are so good, the sweetness of the beet juice adds a nice rich flavor. Not to mention you are getting a nice dose of all the nutritious benefits of beets!

I started making these when I was training for longer distance triathlons. As an athlete, maximizing nutrition is key. After a long ride on my bike, these made a great recovery breakfast or brunch!

I also love the dark red color of these waffles. Sliced banana make a nice color contrast and they look beautiful together on a plate.

For this healthy waffle recipe, I use beet juice. I typically always have Beet Performer (as seen in the picture) or Biotta beet juice on hand. You find beet juice in a local health food store, most grocery stores or on Amazon. If you have a juicer you can juice a fresh beet which I often do as well. Spelt and almond flour also add nutritional value.

Ingredients for Beet Waffles

  • Beet Juice
  • Spelt flour – can substitute with whole wheat or white flour.
  • Almond flour – can substitute with coconut flour.
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Molasses
  • Brown Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Walnuts

How to Make Beet Waffles

Begin by heating a waffle maker.

Dry ingredients in clear glass mixing bowl at top, chopped walnuts in clear white bowl at center, red beet juice and wet ingredients in clear glass mixing bowl to bottom of photo.

Then combine dry ingredients in large mixing bowl.

In small mixing combine, beet juice, eggs, molasses and brown sugar.

Combine ingredients.

Beet waffle batter in a clear mixing bowl with waffle maker to the side.

Working in batches -add batter to waffle maker and cook 4-5 minutes per waffle.

Serve by itself or top with sliced fruit, maple syrup or chopped walnuts.

Cooked, vibrantly red, beet waffles on a platter.

Serve by itself or top with sliced fruit, maple syrup or chopped walnuts.

Beet waffle on a white plate topped with sliced bananas, maple syrup, and chopped walnuts.

FAQ’s

Beet juice – Beet juice is high in nitric oxide which helps increase flow and reduce blood pressure and inflammation.

Spelt Flour – Contains higher levels of protein, fiber, iron Vitamin B2 and other minerals than other flours. I use spelt and almond flour for the nutritional value, however you can substitute with regular white flour, coconut flour, or chick pea flour.

Beet waffles on plate with sliced bananas maple syrup and Great Dane nose closely sniffling plate.

So good, they are Zeus approved!

Enjoy!

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Beet waffle topped with sliced bananas, maple syrup and chopped walnuts.

Beet Waffles

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Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Beets, Waffles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 433kcal
Author: hungrydanekitchen

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 cups spelt flour
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2.5 tbsp molasses
  • 1 cup beet juice, plus 2 tablespoons *see notes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup walnuts chopped

Instructions

  • Heat waffle maker.
  • In a large bowl, combine flours, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a small bowl, using a hand mixer (or whisk), combine brown sugar, molasses, beet juice and eggs.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, stir until combined. Add walnuts and combine.
  • Add in batches to waffle iron and cook approx 4-5 minutes depending on the waffle maker.
  • Serve with sliced fruit, maple syrup, and chopped walnuts if desired

Notes

For this recipe I use Beet Performer juice. However, any beet juice will do the trick! If you have a juicer, juice your own, it’s delicious and so nutritious!

Nutrition

Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 230mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 5mg

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