I don’t think chocolate waffles need any kind of introduction. Although, I do have to say I think I’m developing a thing for chocolate for breakfast. And I don’t mean cold cereal that turns your milk brown. I don’t mind my kids following my chocolate for breakfast habit when these are on the menu. They’re whole grain, packed full of fruit(especially if you pile it on top too) and get most of their sweetness from the cherries in them. They’re just barely sweet, and since I can’t really see dumping syrup all over these, I prefer just a light dusting of powdered sugar. And some cherries cooked with a little cornstarch and a small spoon of honey to pile on top.
You know what’s awesome about waffles? You can keep them in a bag on the counter for a couple days, or you can even freeze them and then throw them in the toaster for a quick breakfast or snack. What’s not to love?
One thing I have to mention, I’m not sure if it’s my waffle maker – which is pretty old – but I seem to have to cook these for an extra minute longer than the waffle maker says, so just keep that in mind. Although I’m pretty sure it’s the ancient waffle maker I use 😀
Makes approximately 14 4″ square waffles
- 1 3/4 C whole wheat pastry flour, or flour from soft wheat
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 C buttermilk(or milk mixed with just under a tbsp of vinegar and left to sit 5-10 minutes)
- 3/4 C pureed cherries(either frozen and thawed or fresh)
- 2 tbsp oil
- 2 tbsp honey
In a small bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, sea salt and sifted cocoa powder. Mix well and set aside.
In a medium sized bowl, combine the eggs, buttermilk, pureed cherries, oil and honey. Preheat your waffle iron until hot. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well and cook in your waffle iron. I use about 1/3-1/2C batter per waffle in my waffle maker. Serve hot with a dusting of powdered sugar, fresh fruit or a simple fruit sauce. These can be frozen and stored until needed as long as they are well wrapped and stored in a bag. Reheat in the toaster and serve hot.[/print_this]