Whole Cacao Fruit Waffles

  • PREP time 20 minutes
  • Servings 2
Reinventing the waffle breakfast experience by carefully taking every ingredient in this all-time delicacy and replacing it with whole cacao’s delicious and healthy benefits. The vegan chocolate hazelnut spread makes this one unforgettable!


  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseeds
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 3/4 cups soy milk (can substitute with any other milk)
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cup cacao shell flour pancake & waffle mix (can substitute with 1 ¼ cups gluten free flour and ¼ cup unsweetened organic & natural cacao powder)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup organic coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup dried cacao fruit
  • Top with Blue Stripes vegan chocolate hazelnut spread, and sliced banana


1. In a small bowl, combine the ground flaxseeds and water, stir together and set aside. It will thicken and act as the “egg” component.

2. In a separate bowl, combine the milk with the apple cider vinegar and set aside.

3. In a large bowl combine all the dries: flour, baking powder, salt and coconut sugar.

4. Add the flax mixture, the milk mixture, coconut oil, vanilla and dried cacao fruit to the dry ingredients. Stir to combine.

5. Use a non-stick waffle iron, pour about a scoop of batter onto the waffle iron and cook until it is crispy on both sides.

6. Serve with vegan chocolate hazelnut spread and bananas for a perfect flavor combination.
* Note: The batter should be fairly thick. If it's too runny, add a few tablespoons of flour. If it's too thick, add a little more water.


Cacao cereal is the number one seller in the cereal category, but this homemade version includes a natural combination of unique flavors and health benefits thanks to using all parts of the cacao fruit: shell, fruit and beans.
An explosion of Cacao’s natural benefits for a boost of morning energy: Dried cacao fruit instead of raisins. Cacao nibs instead of crushed almonds. Whole cacao granola with cacao shell flour and 100% cacao chocolate instead of the common vanilla granola you know all too well.
Because it's not just about cacao nibs. It's about the whole cacao wellness benefits and discovering the unknown flavors of the most known fruit in the world.
A few years ago, acai was everywhere. We love acai and appreciate its benefits, but once you taste the cacao fruit and its tropical lemony flavor combined with the vanilla orchid twist, we just know you’ll join team whole cacao!