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December 18, 2011

Chocolate chocolate chip waffles recipe

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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.

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Chocolate chocolate chip waffles

From the pantry, you'll need: all-purpose flour, sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, kosher salt, eggs, pure vanilla extract, unsalted butter, cooking spray.

From the Cuisinart Griddler waffle recipe booklet, this recipe makes 8 large waffles (serves 4-8 people).

Ingredients

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)
Cooking spray
1/4 cup confectioners sugar

Directions

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.

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Chocolate waffle cookies, from The Cooking Photographer
Yogurt and oat waffles with fresh cherries and white chocolate sauce, from FN Just Recipes

Comments

What a special waffel! ;-)

Those waffles are very dangerous looking;
that's still not going to stop me from trying
them. :)

Paz, these definitely aren't your everyday waffles, but so much fun for a special occasion.

Angela, yes, dangerous, in a good way.

So I'm now thinking taking those chips I bought for cookies and mixing them into waffles -- Brownie Waffles, huh? I'll take a plateful for dinner!

TW, these were a big hit in my house, and they just might make an appearance on Christmas morning. Frankly, I love them for dessert even more than at the beginning of the day.

Oh my you naughty girl! Those look divine and I shall never make anything that yummy and dangerous! (danger of eating myself into a chocolate-waffle coma that is!)
Just a thought about "gilding the lily"...IF I was to make these for a snack, let's just say..I might be inclined to spread peanut butter on them or maybe Fluff...or maybe raspberry fluff...or maybe....

Holy cow! Might be a bit too much for me breakfast-wise, but as a dessert? Definitely.

Wow, yum! These would be a perfect post-Christmas breakfast...a nice way to make the holiday feeling last a little longer with all that chocolate!

Waffle brownies?! Now that's my kind of waffle...yum!

Carol, these can be pretty naughty, but I found that eating just one is quite satisfying. (I actually thought about putting some chocolate syrup on it....)

EB, yes, dessert! One waffle with some vanilla frozen yogurt -- it's perfect.

Zesty, we've had them for breakfast (well, brunch, really) and as a special post-holiday treat, they're great.

Sylvie, I love that name (I think the idea came from Chelsea, my intern, and her friend Alex). It really says it all, a waffle but with brownie qualities. I hope you try them.

Oh, my, do these look a-maz-ing!

Newport, they are! I'm going to make some ahead and serve with vanilla frozen yogurt for holiday dessert.

What about gingerbread waffles? I haven't seen a recipe for that anywhere. It would be a nice thing to try.

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