So what actually is carob powder? It is made from the pods of the carob tree and is often used as a substitute for chocolate powder because it tastes less bitter and has a nutty flavour. Carob powder is also caffeine free and high in fibre. Because carob is naturally sweet, I love to use it in baking, pancake or waffle recipes. 

Ingredients

(makes roughly 4 Waffles)

200g flour (for example 140g whole grain and 60g chestnut flour) 

40g carob powder

2 eggs

120ml plant based milk

100g apple sauce

30g agave syrup

1 tsp of baking powder

a pinch of salt

 

For the carob spread

2 tbsp carob powder

1 tbsp almond butter

1 tbsp honey/ or sweetener of choice

1-2 tbsp plant based milk

Method

In a large mixing bowl combine the flour with the carob powder, salt and baking powder.

Add the eggs, apple sauce, agave syrup and milk. Use a whisk to mix all ingredients together. Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes.

In the mean time in a smaller bowl combine all the ingredients for the carob spread.

In a lightly greased waffle iron bake the waffles on medium heat for about 2- 3 minutes until crispy.

Dip the waffles in the carob spread and top with fresh fruits, coconut flakes or yogurt. Enjoy!

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