Friday, January 29, 2010

CHOCOLATE WAFFLES THIS WEEKEND!!

There is no earthly justification for chocolate waffles, except to have fun!! You won't find these on any weight watchers menu, nor are they as easy as "instant" waffle mix. However, they are delicious and a fun weekend treat for the "kids". Hot chocolate waffles with a scoop of vanilla ice cream...or hot chocolate waffles with whipped cream & sprinkles...better yet, hot chocolate waffles with peanut butter? I figure if you are going to "go for it" you might as well do it right with chocolate waffles.



1½ cups all purpose flour
¼ cup sugar
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
3 eggs, beaten
¼ cup melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups buttermilk (see note)
¾ cup miniature chocolate chips
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Whisk first 6 ingredients together in large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, melted (and cooled) butter, vanilla and buttermilk. Add this wet mixture to the dry mixture, then stir in chocolate chips. Let this batter rest for about 5 minutes while you heat up your waffle iron. (Batter needs to rest a little before use).
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Spray your waffle iron with a little vegetable spray (you only need to spray it that first time). Cook waffles as you would any other waffle. Serve hot.
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NOTE: For those occasions when I want to bake something, at the last minute, and I'm out of buttermilk, I use a product called SACO Cultured Buttermilk powder; you can find it in the baking section of any grocery store. Its strictly for baking, but it works wonderfully and I can't really tell the difference in baked goods. It worked great in these chocolate waffles, just make sure you follow the directions on the SACO can and add the right amount of water. It is a good thing to have on hand (make sure you keep it in the fridge).

17 comments:

HoneyB said...

Looks so yummy! Love the photo - makes me want to dig right in!

Heidi said...

Those yummy things look like they should be illegal for breakfast! I say dessert all the way :)

Debbie said...

Looks so good that it's decadent!!! Thanks for sharing the product info onteh buttermilk powder. I come across lots of recipes that call for buttermilk and this sounds good to have on hand.

Anncoo said...

WOW! WOW! My favourite!! I usually use buttermilk to make muffins~~really good.

Romney Family said...

Those looks so yummy!! My kids and hubby would love them!!!

Peggy Clyde. said...

Some of the grandkids are having a sleepover here tonight. I think I'll try this for breakfast for them tomorrow. Thanks.

Cristine said...

Oh dear.... looks so good!

Carrie said...

Coleen, I love how you switch the pictures up on the top of your blog! It's exciting... I never know what I'm going to find!

I have never ever had chocolate waffles... I can't believe I've been missing out all these years! They look delicious!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Holy cow! This is over the top. mmmm chocolaty breakfast. Yum!

teresa said...

chocolate waffles! i love it!

Mary said...

This really looks amazing. I'll bring a fork. What time is breakfast?

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Now you are talking my language. I will make these in the morning! I can't wait. And I made chocolate whipped cream last night that would be perfect with these.

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

WE just finished our pancakes and we LOVED them. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Katy ~ said...

Wouldn't this be great for a Valentine's breakfast, the most chocolaty of the holidays. Will have to keep this in mind for Ole Sweetie-Pi. He's so cute when he's on a sugar rush, grins.

Fimère said...

ce chocolat qui dégouline me totalement craquer, une merveille
bonne soirée

grace said...

waffles are such a treat by themselves, it almost seems wrong to amp 'em up with chocolate. almost, but not totally. :)

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog yesterday and had to try the chocolate waffles. My family loved them and asked why I had not ever made them before. I topped them with sliced strawberries and drizzled with homemade coconut syrup from www.thesisterscafe.com It's the best syrup ever. Topped with whipped cream. It was almost like dessert and will probably be our new birthday breakfast.