It was one of those weeks. I needed chocolate. So Saturday morning I got online and found chocolate chocolate chip PALEO waffles. Wow. I got them from the paleoomg site. My Belgian waffle maker was perfectly happy properly timing and cooking them. She’s not exaggerating when she says they are “hands down, the best waffles I’ve made”. No questions asked, they are. The only problem was the recipe only made 3 Belgium waffles. It was so hard to resist making a second batch!
We used chocolate chips that I get at Whole Foods in bulk – fully Paleo. Guess what – they came in handy again this week. I had some minor dental work done and my wife decided to reward me with more chocolate! Double Chocolate Pecan PALEO cookies from the againstallgrain site. We modified the recipe slightly for high altitude – we replaced the coconut flour with 1 tbsp more of cocoa and added about 1/2 cup more of almond flour. These just weren’t good – I’ll positively state that these are now my most favorite cookie ever. And I’m old enough where the last cookie that displaced a prior favorite cookie was more than 40 years ago.
Of course, these are so good that I would just eat them until you know where freezes over unless someone quits cooking them! Just because they are Paleo doesn’t mean you can eat away. Look at the ingredient lists on these and start counting calories. Those cookies have 60 calories in each of them. The waffles were about 600 calories each for the three Belgian ones the recipe made.
So the rule is make them when you really, really need them and don’t have lots around to snack on. I’ve never been able to resist chocolate and that’s made the Paleo diet hard sometimes. These help, but maybe only once a month!