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.
(makes roughly 4 Waffles)
200g flour (for example 140g whole grain and 60g chestnut flour)
40g carob powder
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
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!