Chocolate waffles are perfect for breakfast or as dessert. Waffles are fudgy, yet, fluffy like a cake. Simply delicious.
Sometimes your family wants something different for breakfast. Not cereal. Not eggs. Not pancakes. Maybe, not even waffles. Unless...you make chocolate waffles. The recipe you're about to read is exceptional. If you've got a decent waffle maker, and by decent I mean one that works, you're set. I bought my waffle iron at Walmart for $10. It's easy to work. Just plug it in. It's hot and ready in seconds. Plus, there's no need to use vegetable spray to keep the waffles from sticking.
It seems like my grandchildren always ask me for something different to eat. Something that's different from what mom has in her kitchen. I don't mind so much, as long as I've gotten a good night's sleep. On this morning, I rested well.
After going through the list of possibilities, chocolate waffles were chosen. When it comes to kids, I always like to make it fun. In my cupboard, I keep at least four kinds of sprinkles, mini dark chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and the occasional gummy bear. Since I was making chocolate waffles, I got out the white chocolate and two kinds of sprinkles. Gummy bears would be yummy too.
One stick and six tablespoons of unsalted butter (melted and cooled)
Four eggs (beaten)
1/2 cup of water (if the batter's too thick, add another 1/4 cup)
Tsp. of vanilla
Two cups of flour
1/2 cup of cocoa
1 1/4 cup of sugar
Tsp. sea salt
Mix the wet ingredients. Mix the dry ingredients. Mix together. The batter will be slightly lumpy. As mentioned, if it's too thick add more water.
The perfect consistency for the chocolate waffle batter.
Once the batter is ready, add enough to fill the waffle iron. Be careful not to add too much or it will spill over the sides. If you want to add some special ingredients like chocolate chips and sprinkles, do so before you close the lid. Your waffle maker will let you know when the waffles are ready. If you're using a small iron with this recipe, it should yield eight waffles. If a large waffle iron is used, count on four.