Sunday, May 29, 2011

Chocolate Waffles

Chocolate for breakfast, YUM!


I woke up this morning at 5AM not able to fall back asleep, I decided to get up and make PW's famous Cinnamon Rolls....two hours later and still no cinnamon roll progress I knew it wasn't going to happen. I needed a quick breakfast kind of morning. The hubbie mentioned waffles and I was off, I had been eyeing this chocolate waffle recipe from the Ghirardelli Chocolate Cookbook for a few weeks.

At first you might think who can eat a chocolate waffle for breakfast, or like me you might think chocolate is OK anytime of the day! Well this recipe could be used for both a dessert waffle or a breakfast waffle! It uses unsweetened cocoa and only two tablespoons of sugar, so the sweetness really comes from whatever toppings you decide to use!


Chocolate Waffles

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups whole milk
4 large eggs, separated
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Preheat waffle iron according to directions on box, I heat mine to the highest setting. In a large bowl sift together the flour, cocoa, and baking powder. Whisk in the sugar and salt and set aside. In a medium bowl separate 4 egg yolks and whisk together with the milk and oil. Slowly add in the milk mixture to the flour mixture, mix only till combined, set aside. In a clean, dry, medium bowl beat the 4 egg whites till soft peaks have formed. Gently fold the egg whites into the flour and milk mixture. 

Once waffle iron is preheated, pour 1/3 cup of mixture into waffle iron and cook for the time suggested by your waffle iron directions. Note that the amount of mixture may vary based on the size of you waffle iron. Serve hot waffles immediately and enjoy!


I used the typical butter and syrup toppings for breakfast, but confectioners sugar, chocolate chips, chopped fruit, whipped cream or even ice cream are all good topping ideas!

This recipe makes about 8 medium sized waffles. I keep the waffles warm by placing on a pan in the oven set to 200 degrees.

Don't forget to enter my World of Cakes cookbook giveaway until Monday, May 30th HERE!

Happy Baking!

31 comments:

  1. No problem for me to eat chocolate at breakfast. These look great! I love chocolate and strawberries, so I would probably add that topping!

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  2. mmmmm.....it looks yummy...
    great clicks......

    DeepthiDigvijay
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  3. These look fabulous...I'd love them dusted with powdered sugar and some berries. I need to dig out my Ghirardelli cookbook...mmmmmm.

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  4. AH CHOCOLATE WAFFLED *dies* I'm in love! Saved!

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  5. I wouldn't mind having this for breakfast AND dinner!

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  6. Genius! That's a fantastic way to start the day :)

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  7. oooohhhhhhhh.....now that's a decadent way to start the day - yummo.

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  8. Time to get out my waffle maker so that I can try these. I have always stuck to plain waffles but I love the idea of chocolate ones and I am sure my girls will too.

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  9. OMG I must have these now! Delicious:)

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  10. These look amazing!!! My husband is not a fan of chocolate, so he wouldn't appreciate them. But I am so making them this summer when I am home with my son!

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  11. Loving the crisp edges on the waffles and of course the cocoa in them, which I agree is good any time of day :D

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  12. Those would be the perfect base for a sundae. My kids wouldn't mind having chocolate syrup on their breakfast, either. SO many great options for these delicious waffles!

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  13. This would be perfect if we actually had a waffle maker!! I've registered for one, so we may have to wait till October to make these, but its going to be done!

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  14. Ahhh yes please! I'm almost done my diet so I think I will celebrate with these!

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  15. W O W- I didn't think waffles could get any better but I was so, so wrong!

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  16. Chocolate Waffles....yuuuuuuummmmmmmmy!! I would so have them for breakfast!

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  17. These look great, I really should get a waffle maker! :)

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  18. I've always wanted to try the chocolate waffle thing, but they're so dangerous! I'd become addicted! They looks delish, though! :)

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  19. I definitely need to try these. They look delicious.

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  20. Im not a breakfast fan but I am a chocolate fan! And I wouldn't be able to turn down an opportunity to stick a fork in these.

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  21. Your photos made me drool a bit. I Love these waffles!

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  22. I like the thought of chocolate for breakfast, especially in waffle form :) Yours look fantastic!

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  23. Chocolate for breakfast is the best! I can't think of a better way to start the day - these are perfect!

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  24. Um....how come I never thought of chocolate waffles? These look amazing, and yes, chocolate is wonderful any time of the day! I wonder how a nice peanut butter infused whipped cream would taste on these!

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  25. These sound ever better than the cinnamon rolls! I have yet to make chocolate waffles, but this makes me want to! They would be so good with fresh berries :)!

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  27. An inviting concoction of ice cream, apples and cinnamon on waffles - simply delicious! With food, we can always try to look for ways to make the whole dining experience more exciting and enjoyable. Have it plain or mix it with chocolate just the way you like it. Something you can have at home or even at your favorite diner.

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