I’m on quite a tear. Chocolate everywhere. I am supposed to be eating healthier. The whole point of this blog was to eat simply. Here I am pimping out muffins, fancy waffles and shortbread.
On the other hand, as I have reviewed my blog progress over the course of the last year my biggest view-getting posts were: Pizza Fondue, Waffles, and Maryland Fried Chicken. My readers want what they want! Also, these items are so much easier to photograph well.
I have tried Chocolate Chocolate Chip Waffle recipes and all promised that they weren’t “too sweet”. Indeed, they weren’t. They were terrible. Like when you sneak a bit of unsweetened chocolate for the first time. Ick. Chocolate needs sugar. It just does. Also, it’s breakfast. People eat doughnuts, French toast, pancakes, crepes, muffins, pastries and all sorts of sweet things for breakfast. It won’t kill people to put a touch of sugar in chocolate waffles. Plus, Chocolate is virtually a health food anymore.
I borrowed parts of this recipe from epicurious.com. I altered it quite a bit to add more sugar and swap out the olive oil for butter. Olive oil in waffles? Just no.
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Waffles
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup unsweetened cocoa
¼ cup (packed) brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
2 cups buttermilk (or 2 cups milk with 1 tablespoon vinegar)
6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 oz. bittersweet chocolate chips
Nonstick vegetable oil spray
Preheat waffle iron.
Whisk together the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Combine eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla.
Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Spray the waffle iron with the oil spray and cook the waffles according to your iron’s instructions.