Whole Wheat Chocolate Cherry Waffles

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on February 9, 2012

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 😀

[print_this]Chocolate Cherry Waffles

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]

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1 Sonia The Healthy Foodie February 16, 2012 at 09:29

Amazing! Awesome recipe. Wow those look good! I thought for sure that they would be off limits to me, but no! I look at the list of ingredients and they are right up my alley. Super healthy, yet super decadent looking. My kind of breakfast!!!

And I happen to have a bunch of frozen cherries on hand… like 5 pounds or so. I think this would be a great way to use up some of them.

Definitely going on my must try list.

And geez, your photos are simply incredible! Keep it up, girlfriend. You’re making my mouth water, big time!

Off to pin some of those gorgeous pics…


2 kitchenriffs February 13, 2012 at 10:22

Where have chocolate waffles been all my life? I need to get a waffle iron. Nice recipe, and your photos are really great. Thanks.


3 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen February 13, 2012 at 03:46

Chocolate is always a good way to start the day!


4 Nora @ Natural noshing February 12, 2012 at 10:06

LOVE these Heidi! What a yummy chocolate waffle…I am drooling wishing I could be eating one for breakfast right now! And the compote looks fantastic!


5 Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes February 11, 2012 at 21:23

My sisters and I have a similar recipe to this! We haven’t shared it yet, but love chocolate waffles! Yours look so tasty! You’ve captured them well in photographs too! 🙂 I LOVE the cherries with them, I never thought about adding that to them. I can’t wait to try it!


6 Baking Serendipity February 11, 2012 at 15:47

I love the leftover waffles in the fridge for the week…and would love it even more if they were chocolate! These look fantastic 🙂


7 Cara February 11, 2012 at 09:02

We’re totally on the same page 🙂 I blogged chocolate waffles this week too! Yours look beautiful 🙂


8 Marsha @ The Harried Cook February 10, 2012 at 18:39

Absolutely yummy! I want to go out and get a waffle maker right now! Can’t you believe I don’t have one?! The chocolate-cherry combination sounds incredible! And whole wheat too! 🙂 Thanks for sharing 🙂


9 ohkeeka [The Type A Housewife] February 10, 2012 at 14:29

This post makes me really sad that I had to throw out my waffle maker a few months ago–I need to replace it! I am most definitely not a morning person, but I would totally wake up for Chocolate Cherry Waffles. They look so good!


10 Nicole, RD February 10, 2012 at 12:30

Chocolate + cherry makes me weak in the knees…probably the best combination there is. Cherries are one of the few fruits that I would actually consider eating as is for dessert…they’re that good. I’ve gotta make these 🙂


11 Pure2raw twins February 10, 2012 at 12:26

Love cherries and chocolate yes please
Now just need a waffle maker!


12 Erin @ Texanerin Baking February 10, 2012 at 12:19

The one piece of kitchen equipment I’m lacking is a waffle iron. And I think it’s a good thing because if I had one I’d be making waffles all the time. Really. All the time. Because of recipes like this! Chocolate whole wheat waffles?!

I’m not a cherry fan but that sauce looks so good. I could definitely eat that sauce.


13 Margarita February 10, 2012 at 12:01

Oh yummm! I don’t have a waffle maker, but I guess I can just cook these like pancakes.


14 Angie@Angie's Recipes February 10, 2012 at 11:19

A fantastic breakfast! Chocolate and cherry…what an amazing combination!


15 Roxana GreenGirl { A little bit of everything} February 10, 2012 at 05:57

this is a kind of breakfast I’d love to wake up to. chocolate and cherry, mmm


16 Nami | Just One Cookbook February 9, 2012 at 22:39

Love it, absolutely love it and going to try it myself. Chocolate and cherry are great combination but you have such a great idea using waffles! I’m in love with this recipe and can’t wait to have it myself. =)


17 raquel@eRecipe.com February 9, 2012 at 20:44

Oh my!!! yummy waffles…. I will definitely cook this tonight 🙂


18 raquel@eRecipe.com February 9, 2012 at 20:43

Oh my!!! yummy waffles…. I definitely cook this tonight 🙂


19 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen February 9, 2012 at 20:40

Not that the waffles don’t look great, but I would like to put that cherry topping on a million things right now!


20 Amy-Nutrition by Nature February 9, 2012 at 18:44

These look fantastic. Yum, I love chocolate and cherries, what a great combo.


21 Becky @ TOHG February 9, 2012 at 15:40

Oh, so pretty! Love the addition of cherries!


22 Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama February 9, 2012 at 15:34

I love the combination of chocolate and cherries! These look fantastic. This is definitely a chocolate breakfast you can feel good about eating. 🙂


23 dana @ my little celebration February 9, 2012 at 15:31

OOh OOH OOH! My hubby doesn’t like it when I use the word divine to describe food but that’s the first word that came to mind when I saw the first photo! Wowwee! These look AMAZING! And I don’t even like cherries that much!!


24 Heather February 9, 2012 at 15:15

Mmmm Chocolate & Cherries need I say more- so good!


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