Friday, February 12, 2010

Love ... and Chocolate!

It's Valentine's Day, don't worry about starting your day off healthy. It's a day of love ... and chocolate!

Chocolate Waffles

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1/ 2 cup cocoa powder
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 vanilla extract
16 ounces buttermilk, room temperature
**See recipe below for a buttermilk substitute.**
3/ 4 cup chocolate chips
Vegetable spray (for waffle iron)

**For each cup of buttermilk, you can use 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to measure 1 cup. Stir, then let stand for 5 minutes. You can also use 1 cup of plain yogurt or 1 3/ 4 teaspoons cream of tartar plus 1 cup milk.**

Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions.

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.

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 200 degree oven until ready to serve.

Good topped with fresh fruit and a little whipped topping for breakfast or enjoy with ice cream and chocolate sauce for dessert (or maybe breakfast).

1 comment:

  1. Can't let my kids see this or I'll have to make them all the time! (I think I will add it to my stash of recipes though!) Thanks for sharing!