February 27, 2011

Double Chocolate Waffles

UPDATE 1/29/16: See this post for a better chocolate waffle recipe.

I wanted chocolate for breakfast the other day, and chocolate waffles fit the bill. Before you chastise me, these waffles really weren't super indulgent. You could go over the top with these and top with berry sauce and whipped cream, but I kept it simple. I tried several different toppings: blackberry jam, peanut butter, and dried cherries that were baked into the waffles. Each way was delicious, and even totally plain, the waffles didn't need anything else to keep me eating them.

Double Chocolate Waffles
from Our Best Bites

2/3 C flour
1/3 C corn starch
1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1/8 t cinnamon
6 T granulated sugar
1 C milk
1/3 C vegetable oil
1 egg
1 1/2 t vanilla
1/2 C mini chocolate chips

Preheat a waffle iron.

Combine flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Use a whisk to combine.

In a separate bowl whisk together sugar, milk, oil, egg, and vanilla. Whisk for a minute so it gets a little frothy.

Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry a little at a time, whisking to combine. Just stir until they're combined and don't overmix. Stir in the chocolate chips. This is a pretty thin batter, so don't be expecting something that looks like a pancake batter. It's supposed to be thin.

Lightly butter waffle iron. Place batter in and cook according to your iron.

A tip:
Instead of pouring batter, use a ladle and spoon it in, making sure to stir the batter each time. Otherwise the chocolate chips won't be distributed.

It's a little harder to tell when chocolate waffles are done because you can't go so much on color. Go by smell and touch and realize that they will crisp up after they come off the iron.


Suzanne said...

Saturday morning is waffle day. We'll have to try some chocolate.

Debra said...

Now if you want to really be indulgent and chocolaty, I've seen where you can pour brownie batter into the waffle iron!