Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins
This recipe by Alton Brown is chocolately without being overwhelming. We enjoy them topped with a red berry jam, such as strawberry or raspberry.
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups buttermilk, at room temperature
- 3⁄4 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat your waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
- In another bowl, beat together the eggs, melted butter and vanilla, and then add the buttermilk.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir in the chocolate chips just until combined.
- Allow to rest for 5 minutes.
- Ladle the recommended amount of waffle batter onto the centre of the iron.
- Close the iron top and cook until the waffle is crispy on both sides and is easily removed from the iron.
- Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200 degree F oven until ready to serve.
While these weren't my favorite waffles, my family really liked them. When I made them, I took the other reviews that the chocolate flavor wasn't strong, into consideration. So, I used Hershey's special dark cocoa powder and mini chips. I also used a buttermilk substitute making my own for some of the buttermilk. When I did this, I used chocolate milk to make it.
I didn't expect to love these so much! As previous reviewers have said, they aren't overwhelmingly sweet or chocolatey. They were a perfect variation on traditional waffles. I served them for breakfast when my daughter's friend spent her 14th birthday with us. Will definitely be requested again. As Christmas is getting close, I am thinking of using Sherri35's suggestion to make the leftovers into ice cream sandwiches - I'm thinking peppermint ice cream! MMMMMM!
They are good but were not our favorite. Thanks Irmgard.