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8 Delicious Heart-Healthy Breakfasts

3. Cocoa-Espresso Waffles

Doctor Agatston says that while chocolate and coffee are our biggest wrongdoing but they are also great for our health in moderation. There are key antioxidants and polyphenols in it that improve blood flowing which reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes. These yummy waffles contain a healthy dose of monounsaturated fat because of the olive oil present in it.



  • 1½ c whole grain pastry flour
  • ½ c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 c 1% milk
  • ½ c packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp espresso powder
  • 3 Tbsp light olive oil
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/8 Tbsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp dark chocolate chips (optional)
  • Maple syrup

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You can easily make Cocoa-Espresso Waffles by following these steps:

1. Add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda in a large bowl and whisk it until it gets combined.

2. In the center of the flour mixture, make a well and then add milk, sugar, espresso powder and oil. Whisk the mixture until it blends properly.

3. Now you have to preheat the waffle iron for the time given in manufacturer’s instruction or for 4 minutes. You can check whether the waffle iron is preheated or not by dropping a drop of water on it and it should bounce and sizzle.

4. Take an electric mixer and beat the egg whites and salt until it forms creamy soft peaks.

5. Now you have to fold the whites into the chocolate batter in three additions. Fold the chocolate chips in the last addition. Fold until the mixture is combined.

6. Before using the heated waffle grids you have to coat it with cooking spray. Cover the waffle grid with at least ¾ cup of batter. Cook it for 3 to 4 minutes. Repeat the same with the remaining batter. Place a single layer of waffles in a baking sheet in a preheated 250 degrees F to keep it warm.

7. Serve it with yummy maple syrup.

Nutrition: Each waffle contain 306 calories, 9 gram proteins, 50 gram carbohydrates, 6 gram fiber, 10.5 gram fat, 2.2 gram sat fat, 346 mg sodium.


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