True story: I have eaten cherries every single day this summer since my local grocery store started selling them. Also true story: I have been super into making healthy / paleo / gluten-free / grain-free waffles. So it was only a matter of time before both of those worlds collided and these Cherry Chocolate Waffles with Cherry Compote came to be.

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Seriously, I have been recipe testing paleo recipes and blogging about it for over three years before I even attempted making waffles. And in a matter of four months, I have added four waffle recipes to the blog. All of which I love love love.

I recently added diced cherries to this Perfect Crispy-On-The-Outside Paleo Berry Waffles recipe for Father’s Day because my Dad loves cherries.

It tasted so good that I knew I needed to work on a cherry waffle recipe. Since the combo of chocolate and cherry work so well, I headed down that direction to make this recipe.

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I started by making a cherry compote to top the waffles in….because warm cooked cherries are an absolute delight. If you haven’t tried it, you are in for a treat!

So I pitted and halved 3 cups of cherries, and added lemon juice and honey… and cooked them for 10 minutes.

Then, I pitted and diced more cherries to put into the waffle batter.

What really makes the batter great with my recent waffle recipes is beating the wet ingredients really well until the mixture gets nice and frothy.

So, I mixed diced cherries, eggs, olive oil, unsweetened almond milk, maple syrup and vanilla together and mixed it with a handheld electric mixer for a minute.

Look how frothy?!

Then I mixed together the dry ingredients: almond flour, tapioca flour, arrowroot flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and cocoa powder.

I combined both the bowl of dry ingredients and the bowl of wet ingredients and folded in some chocolate chips.

Then I made my waffles in my waffle maker! ( This Villaware waffle maker is still my favorite… worth the price for sure).

Once all the waffles were cooked, it was time to decorate my waffle!

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I like adding almond butter, the cherry compote, and a tiny bit of maple syrup to mine, but feel free to add any topping of your choice.

If chocolate and cherry are a combination you love then you will LOVE these waffles because there’s cocoa powder used to add a base of chocolate to the waffle batter and then chocolate chips that melt when the waffles are made, which really reinforce the chocolate flavor.

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As for the cherry flavor, there’s diced cherries inside the waffle batter and then cherry compote on top of the waffles…. So you’ve got both cooked and raw cherries and so there is no lack of fresh summer cherry flavor here.

Now hurry and make these Cherry Chocolate Waffles with Cherry Compote while cherries are still in season!

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Cherry Chocolate Waffles with Cherry Compote {Paleo, GF}

Servings: 9 waffles
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
A healthy grain-free chocolate and cherry waffle recipe topped in a fresh cherry compote.

Ingredients

Cherry Chocolate Waffles ingredients:

Cherry Compote ingredients:

  • 3 cups pitted and sliced cherries
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

Make the cherry compote.

  • Put 3 cups of sliced and pitted cherries, 2 tsp honey, and 2 tsp lemon juice into a pan and heat over medium to medium-high heat and let boil for about 10 mins. Set aside.

Next, make the waffle batter.

  • In a large bowl, put the 1 cup of diced cherries, eggs, olive oil, unsweetened almond milk, maple syrup and vanilla into a bowl and mix with handheld electric mixer until well mixed and bubbly in texture--- about 1.5 minutes on the highest speed setting.
  • In another large bowl, mix the almond flour, tapioca flour, arrowroot flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and cocoa powder together with a fork.
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients and mix with a fork. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Then, spray oil onto your waffle maker and preheat it until it is ready to be used. ( I set my waffle maker setting to 5 out of 7 heat)
  • Pour the waffle batter into your waffle maker (I used a Villaware Belgian Waffler). Cook until the waffle is golden brown in color and crisp on the outside. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  • This recipe yields 9 waffle squares that are 5 inches long per side. This would be good for about 5-7 people.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: waffles