Chelsea, Alex and I dubbed these waffle brownies when we took our first bites during Wafflepalooza, and I promise that when you taste these chocolate chocolate chip waffles, you'll understand. I'm a coffee-with-waffles girl, as a rule, but these waffles beg for a glass of cold milk, just like the very best brownies. For all the chocolate chips and cocoa powder, the waffles aren't as dense as you'd expect. In fact, they're almost fluffy. In our house, these are "special occasion" breakfast waffles, the kind my husband Ted might make on Christmas morning. They also make a fine (and fun) dessert, with a drizzle of raspberry sauce on top. You can make them ahead, freeze in a single layer on a sheet pan, then pack into ziploc bags; to serve, simply pop them in the toaster.
Chocolate chocolate chip waffles
From the Cuisinart Griddler waffle recipe booklet, this recipe makes 8 large waffles (serves 4-8 people).
1-1/2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp kosher salt
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly (I use the microwave)
1-1/2 cups nonfat (skim) milk
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped semi-sweet chocolate chips (I use Toll House chips, and chop roughly with a knife)
1/4 cup confectioners sugar
Preheat the waffle maker to 400°F.
Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl.
In a separate bowl, add the melted butter. Pour in the milk, beaten eggs and vanilla, and whisk until smooth. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients, and whisk to combine. With a rubber spatula, fold in the chocolate chips.
Spray the waffle maker with cooking spray (top and bottom plates). Spread half of the batter on the bottom plate, and close the top. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the waffles are as crisp as you like them.
Place the confectioners sugar in a fine-mesh strainer, and sprinkle over the waffles.
Other recipes that use these pantry ingredients:
Chocolate malt waffles, from The Naptime Chef
Gluten-free pumpkin waffles, from Gluten-Free Goddess
Honey cinnamon whole wheat waffles, from Andrea Meyers
Chocolate waffle cookies, from The Cooking Photographer
Yogurt and oat waffles with fresh cherries and white chocolate sauce, from FN Just Recipes
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