One of the items on my Christmas wish list was a waffle maker. And not just ANY waffle maker, but the kind that you can turn. I remember my freshman year of college going to the food hall for the first time and seeing that I could make waffles anytime I want.
“Wait, waffles, 24/7?!” (I believe one of the food halls was 24/7, and even though I lived across the street from the gym I still didn’t prevent the Freshman
I would get a kick out of turning the waffles when they were halfway done (I was neither high nor drunk at the time either), and then adding all sorts of topping to said waffles. Although never chicken, mainly because I hadn’t been exposed to the wonderment that is chicken and waffles.
Anyway, this past weekend I was craving some waffles. Chocolate waffles to be exact. I hadn’t gone food shopping yet, so I had limited supplies, but I had enough to whip up these delicious waffles. I didn’t add the extra chocolate chips that the original recipe called for, so these waffles had a subtle chocolate flavor instead of a chocolate punch that the chips would have given. Sprinkles with some blackberries and carrot cake jam that a friend of mine made for me, these were a great start to the day!
Recipe adapted from Lettuce Pray
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/8 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Optional: 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Preheat waffle maker and spray with cooking spray.
Combine the flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl. In another bowl combine the eggs, butter, vanilla extract and buttermilk. Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients until smooth. Add the chocolate chips if you want.
Since I have a bigger waffle maker, I put about a cup of the mix into the waffle maker and the waffles were done in about 3.5 minutes. Makes 3 waffles total. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!