Did your parents own a Waffle Iron growing up? Mine never did but I had a friend who’s mom would make waffles every Sunday morning! You can bet where I was every Sunday morning?! Yup, I was at Kim’s house waiting for waffles to be made. I remember those waffles right down to the taste of the syrup she would use. There was nothing that a waffle couldn’t cure on Sunday mornings! Toss a kid a chocolate waffle and I can almost guarantee that they will be nothing but smiles!
If you saw my donut post earlier, you’ll know that I own many random household appliances! While I don’t count a waffle iron as random, I do however count a heart shaped waffle iron as random! As with most things I cook, I always take the road less travelled and with two weeks of having both girls at home, I knew breakfast and lunch would have to get interesting!
I remember waking up every morning and having the same old cereal. I wished for one day to have pancakes or pop tarts but those were reserved for special times. Having two older brothers pop tarts meant everyone got one package and when it was gone, so were the Pop Tarts. So I got the two girls up to the table and we made a mean Chocolate Waffle for the upcoming breakfasts and some Ham & Cheese Waffles for some lunchtime fun!
There are not many moments these days when the two girls are getting long, not to point fingers! Someone is always screaming or bossing the other around. Quite frankly, there is not enough coffee in the world to make me want to subject myself to that willingly so when they cooperate..you run with it!
Oh and you may want to make double or triple the chocolate waffle recipe. They make a lovely late night snack if you pop them in the toaster. It’s like eating a warm piece of chocolate pie! I cannot say that I didn’t eat 3 or 4 one evening!
- 1¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat Waffle Maker.
- In medium sized bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and cocoa.
- Add the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla and whisk until consistent.
- Gradually add the melted butter, whisking until smooth.
- Using provided measuring cup, fill cooking reservoirs with batter.
- Lower lid and bake for approximately 3-6 minutes or until desired brownness is reached
- Makes approximately 15-20
For Ham & Cheese waffles, follow your basic waffle recipe and then add 1 cup each of shredded ham and shredded cheese!