chocolate waffles

April 13, 2011

Chocolate waffle with ice cream

First homemade oreo cookies and now these waffles. What am I trying to do to you? To myself?! We all need to go on a diet. These things are not helpful for anyone wanting to bare skin in the next few months.

Ok, maybe you don’t need to go on a diet. You’re just reading after all and maybe thinking about making these. You’re not the one who came home and made these for dinner on a Monday night. Maybe I need to not be eating chocolate waffles for dinner. But I don’t think you’ll find me going on a diet anytime soon, so let’s just enjoy these in moderation.

Come home, eat some broccoli. Make a salad. Then, make and devour these waffles. (Plus ice cream). (Plus chocolate sauce). It’s love.

chocolate waffle

Warning: these are not a breakfast food. I know that waffles are totally legit for breakfast in America but let’s not kid ourselves. Even without the ice cream and chocolate sauce (wait, why would you want to go without?) I will not advocate for these before 10.00am. Granted, I can’t technically prevent you for having them for breakfast but I’m not gonna encourage it.

I halved the recipe below to make enough for two to share and it was still p.l.e.n.t.y. Yowzer.

Waffle

Chocolate Waffles

adapted from Alton Brown

Ingredients

  • 7 ounces all-purpose flour, approximately 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 3/4 ounces sugar, approximately 3 tablespoons
  • 1.5 ounces cocoa powder, approximately 1/2 cup
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 whole eggs, beaten
  • 2 ounces unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 16 ounces buttermilk, room temperature
  • 4 ounces chocolate chips, approximately 3/4 cup
  • Vegetable oil for waffle iron
  • Vanilla ice cream or chocolate sauce to serve (this chocolate sauce recipe looks so good!)

Directions

  1. Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. In another bowl beat together the eggs and melted butter and vanilla, and then add the buttermilk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir in the chocolate chips just until combined. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Ladle the recommended amount of waffle batter onto the center of the iron. Close the iron top and cook until the waffle is crispy on both sides and is easily removed from iron. Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200F oven until ready to serve.
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brandi April 13, 2011 at 8:40 am

those look. so. good.

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Laurie Jesch-Kulseth April 13, 2011 at 9:42 am

These waffles look ridiculously delicious. I can tell I won’t be able to stop thinking about them. Oh my.

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holly April 13, 2011 at 10:55 am

my heart is aching over the exquisite beauty that is the first picture on this post. it’s going on my inspiration board, fo sho. those photography classes must be paying off :)

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Angharad April 13, 2011 at 11:32 am

Holly, you’re such a love. Thank you!

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emily (a nutritionist eats) April 13, 2011 at 1:48 pm

I agree with Holly – everyday – your pictures are just SO good!

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Angharad April 13, 2011 at 2:26 pm

That’s so nice of you and honestly means a lot to me – I love taking the photos, perhaps more than anything else!

my little celebration April 13, 2011 at 11:31 am

I’m new to your blog and must say that I’m instantly impressed. These waffles look to DIE for. I will definitely be bookmarking them for future use.

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Susan April 13, 2011 at 12:25 pm

I had a piece of pound cake for breakfast on Monday, so I wouldn’t put it past me to eat these before 10am. Possibly with an Irish coffee ;) PLUS it’s Waffle Wednesday!!

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Angharad April 13, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Would you believe that didn’t even occur to me? Waffle Wednesday?! Wonderful :)

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Kayla April 13, 2011 at 4:18 pm

These look glorious! I don’t think anything can really beat a chocolate waffle for breakfast! And with ice cream, please! :)

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Tonia February 1, 2012 at 11:45 pm

Sure — I’d eat these for breakfast. In my family growing up we used to eat birthday cake for breakfast! And these look just as healthy: buttermilk=dairy, chocolate=vegetables (beans=protein), and eggs=protein. . .serve with strawberries & whipped cream (more dairy & fruit!!). Oh, yeah, perfect breakfast food!!!

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