Chocolate Waffles

Oh, friends.  You rightly clamored for the chocolate pancake recipe to accompany that Summer Berry Sauce, but I have a confession: not only did I not make those pancakes, but I was probably still asleep when my mom made them.  (Thanks, Mom!)

But today was the Real Birthday.  I think was a good day on the four-year-old-birthday scale, as evidenced by the fact that the house is covered in glitter.  And that the day started, as requested, with chocolate waffles (and ended with chocolate cake).

I have had my eye on the “waffle brownies” from Tea and Cookies for a while, but in the end I decided that they seemed too decadent.  For breakfast.  For a four-year-old.  Instead I went with the first recipe that came up in my Google search, an Alton Brown recipe that seemed a little more like your standard buttermilk waffles but with some cocoa powder and chocolate chips mixed in.  Ok, a lot of cocoa powder and chocolate chips, and the chocolate chips melted and the waffle edges were crisp and it was a pretty great combination.  And then we served them with whipped cream and strawberries.

Obviously my healthier-waffles logic was not crystal clear here, but the resulting dessert-for-breakfast was just delicious.  I think you’ll forgive me about the pancakes.Chocolate Waffles:  Do you have a scale?  Use it here, by all means.  I love my kitchen scale.  In a medium bowl, combine 1 1/2 c. flour (7 oz.), 3 Tb. sugar (1.75 oz), 1/2 c. sifted cocoa powder (1.5 oz), 1 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, and 1 tsp. salt.

In a separate bowl, melt 4 Tb. (1/2 stick) butter in a double boiler or microwave, let it cool slightly, then whisk in 3 eggs and 1 tsp. vanilla, then 2 c. buttermilk.

Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients, add 3/4 c. (4 oz.) chocolate chips and mix to combine, then let rest 5 mins. before waffle-ifying.

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10 thoughts on “Chocolate Waffles

  1. Sarah

    Those are definitely going to make an appearance in my kitchen! I know a certain soon-to-be 13-year-old who would love those for his birthday breakfast. :)

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  2. Melanie Flinn (@nutritiouseats)

    I am all about chocolate for breakfast! Hoping your summer is off to a good start. Let me know if you’d like to get together for a playdate in the next couple weeks! Do you ever come south of Seattle? If not, we could meet you at the zoo!

    Reply
  3. Laura

    Those look really good. And it’s a healthy, balanced breakfast, with all four food groups (fruit, dairy, eggs, and chocolate).

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  4. tea_austen

    While I’d love to give you grief for wimping out on waffle brownies, they really aren’t a breakfast dish. Not at any age. Good call on that one, momma :-)

    But you have inspired me to try a cocoa waffle with my sourdough batter and now I am hooked. In a dangerous way. Need to try it again with more cocoa powder, and maybe more chocolate chips.

    This is getting dangerous…

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