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chocolate buttermilk waffles

Sometimes the recipe that comes in the instruction manual is actually pretty good!  In this case, very good.  You may know (from a previous post) that I’m always on the lookout for suitable breakfast foods for Andy.  Andy who doesn’t eat cereal and who really likes chocolate and isn’t all that hungry in the morning.  I found another one!  If you can believe it, this recipe is adapted from the Cuisinart waffle iron manual.  And although I don’t often use this particular waffle iron since it makes little squares (and not big Belgium rounds), I do happen to like most of the recipes in this booklet.  Again, and maybe I’m kidding myself here – these seem fairly healthy; I knocked the butter out of the recipe because he eats these every day (if making for company or a special treat, keep the butter!) and I added some whole wheat flour.  In addition, the eggs, buttermilk and low fat yogurt make me feel good about the cocoa powder and chocolate chips in them.  A few banana slices and he’s on his (somewhat) healthy way.  Greg of course doesn’t eat them (because they are chocolate) although his friend Alex was over and raved about them to my friend Val (his mom)…a nutritionist of all things!  Sylvie happily had one for lunch on Sunday with berries and I made myself a delicious waffle ice cream sundae that night.  This recipe makes about 14 – 6 inch waffles.  I wrapped each individually in plastic wrap and then into a freezer bag.  (I just read about Freeze-tite – a product that is best for the freezer from the same maker as my beloved Stretch-tite!)  Each night I pull one  from the freezer for Andy’s breakfast – ready to pop in the toaster oven or microwave.  A little powdered sugar or maple syrup is nice too.  Feel free to add the butter if you want a richer waffle.





chocolate buttermilk waffles:
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup cocoa powder (natural)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
4 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
4 eggs slightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled (optional, I did not use and these are still good!  or at least cut it to 1/4 cup!)
2 cups buttermilk
2 cups low fat yogurt (plain or vanilla)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (or more or less to taste)

Whisk together the flour, cocoa, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda and salt in a medium to large sized bowl.

In another bowl, mix eggs, vanilla, butter (if using), buttermilk and yogurt.  Pour the wet into the dry and mix until incorporated, stir in the chocolate chips.  Let batter rest for 5 minutes.

Pre-heat your waffle iron to desired setting (although better to go lighter than dark because you don’t want to scorch the chocolate).  And cook as instructed (depending on your waffle iron).  Enjoy!

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  1. Rachel

    10 years ago

    I am definitely going to try these, as breakfast is seriously underwhelming around here . . .

  2. Rachel

    10 years ago

    I made these over the weekend and they were a hit. I can taste the heavier whole wheat flour, so they don’t really do it for me, but the kids and my husband really enjoyed. This am, I popped two in the toaster for the kids, and put some whipped cream on top – which is how they like it, and we had a very happy morning indeed! I have a different waffle iron than you do, Lisi, and it makes puffy, square waffles. Yours look thinner and if toasted enough, look like they can “crack.” Maybe that’s why I can taste the whole wheat? Because they are cake-ier? Idk, but the recipe was easy-peasy, and I love baking and freezing; it prolongs the success of the recipe. Thanks!

  3. lisi/admin

    10 years ago

    rachel – so glad you liked! change it back to white if you don’t like it – but also king arthur sells a white whole wheat flour which may do the trick!

  4. Jenny

    10 years ago

    Made these for the kids this morning- delicious and they can’t wait to have more tomorrow! I used 1 cup of whole wheat and 2 cups of white flour, and also made 11 waffles so they were big but perfect for us. Seemed very healthy and they thought it was so cool to have chocolate chips in them and a dusting of powdered sugar. Loved the texture and no worries about the altitude with this one. Great idea to make all at once and then store them in the freezer. Thanks Lisi!!

  5. sylvie

    10 years ago

    looks sooooooooooooooo good and luscious!!!!!!
    i want that waffle sundae so badly!!!!!!!!
    andy is so lucky he gets to have it for breakfast alot!!!!!
    love u


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