Monday, April 11, 2011

Chocolate Choco Chip Waffles

My favorite meal is breakfast, but unfortunately on most mornings it is a rushed bowl of cereal.  Well, no more!  I had a free morning and decided to attempt waffles--waffles not made with a mix.  The recipe said it would make 3 waffles...I got about 10.  Luckily, they freeze well and that means toasting a frozen waffle is as easy as pouring a bowl of cereal!  And another reason to love these waffles even more:  I don't need syrup!  I  drench pancakes and waffles in syrup, but these taste so good with frozen yogurt that no syrup is needed, saving my coronary arteries :)

Chocolate Choco Chip Waffles
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 oz mini chocolate chip (or regular sized ones) (I added them until I felt like I had enough)
  • 2 teaspoons baking pwder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup skim or 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • toppings: frozen yogurt, berries, confectioners sugar, chocolate syrup, etc.)
  • Heat waffle iron
  • In bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, cocoa powder, sugar, choco chips, baking powder, and salt
  • Stir in milk, oil, and water 
  • Beat egg whites into stiff peaks and fold into batter
  • Use your waffle iron to make waffles!  I could give you instruction but each iron is a bit different, and I bet you know how to use yours better than I do!
  • Add toppings.
  • Enjoy!

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