Thursday, June 30, 2011

Chocolate Waffles.

Over this past weekend I made my boyfriend chocolate waffles for breakfast. 

... they hadn't even finished cooking when this went down in my kitchen.
Need more convincing? Um... they're chocolate. waffles
No? Okay. Tough crowd. 

How about this: it's basically hot, crispy chocolate cake you can guiltlessly eat for breakfast. And you're practically encouraged to top a rich chocolatey stack of these with fresh strawberries, whipped cream, and powdered sugar. It's in the recipe. Isn't it? 
It's not? You don't have to yell. I'll add it in, just for you.

Also: I fully support the use of vanilla ice cream as a waffle topping. Mostly because waffles make me think of waffle cones which makes me think of this.
Is that weird? Ice cream on waffles?

Don't answer that. We were out of whipped cream. 
Make these for someone you love. Eat waffles. Be swept off your feet.

Chocolate Waffles

Printable Recipe

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 large eggs, beaten
4 tablespoons butter, melted and slightly cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups buttermilk, at room temperature
3/4 mini chocolate chips, optional

Preheat waffle maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Preheat oven to 200°F. 

In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Whisk to blend. In another bowl, combine eggs, butter, vanilla, and buttermilk. Whisk to blend well. Mix the egg mixture into the flour mixture until just incorporated. Stir in the mini chocolate chips, if using. Let the batter rest for 5 minutes.

Fill the waffle iron with batter and cook until waffle is crispy and completely cooked. Transfer finished waffles to the preheated oven and repeat until all the batter has been used up. Serve immediately with fresh berries and whipped cream.

*Or powdered sugar and vanilla ice cream. See? Here for you.

Source: Annie's Eats.
I think it might be time to join a gym.

14 comments:

  1. MmmMmmm good :) However, I don't happen to have a waffle maker :( I'm hoping I can make chocolate pancakes out of your recipe? And I totally support ice cream, strawberries and the like on top :D Hopefully chocolate pancakes will get me the same reaction as you did :3

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  2. I've never made chocolate waffles but you make it look easy! :)

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  3. Ice cream on waffles weird? Never! We have a family favorite around our house for generations called "Grandpa's Special"--waffles topped with ice cream and fresh peaches.
    Can't wait to try yours!

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  4. haha not to be a nerd... but that is where the waffle cone comes from! At some fair a man serving ice cream was next to a man selling waffles (or something like pizzelle) and he ran out of cones! So they started using waffles instead... or that's the way Food Network tells it. Im glad your bf seems enthusiastic about chocolate for bfast! The best guys always are haha

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  5. I will be making these for myself, right now. I love Sundays. )

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  6. Aznlily95- Ooooh, chocolate pancakes. I like the way you think.

    Sinful Sundays- Me too! Let me know how they turn out!

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  7. We made your chocolate waffles this Sunday--it's a tradition in our house to have waffles each week. They are great! Here's the link
    http://www.ian-pix.com/ginnys-kitchen/2011/7/24/the-sunday-special.html

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  8. Can you make these with something other than buttermilk? I have like everything..but buttermilk..lol.

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  9. Ginny- That is seriously the best tradition ever. I'm glad you enjoyed them!

    Melissa- I'm not sure what you could substitute buttermilk for, only because I'm pretty sure you need it to react with the baking soda & make the waffles fluff up.

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  10. I'm not sure of the exact measurements, but milk mixed with vinegar gets you a buttermilk substitute. :)
    Keri

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  11. and this is the measurements.

    http://frugalliving.about.com/od/condimentsandspices/r/Buttermilk_Sub.htm

    Keri

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  12. Are those crispy or soft waffles?

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  13. Since they are also sure to find the waffles that it creates tasty they are also likely to want them all of the time! Because of these things, when your child gets to an age where they want to learn to cook for themselves, this Mickey Mouse waffle iron is sure to be ideal.

    Waffle toppings

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  14. NO you idiots. At the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis an ice cream vendor ran out of cups and another vendor making waffles sold him some, to which they were rolled and used to serve ice cream to his customers.

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