I couldn’t resist one more chocolate recipe before Valentine’s! This is the ultimate Valentine’s breakfast. I’ve tried chocolate waffles before, but this recipe takes the cake. I think it is the melty little chocolate chips… or maybe it is the perfect crispy exterior of the waffle and the soft interior… or maybe it is the combination of the chocolate with the slightly tart berry sauce… Oh, I can’t decide. But one thing is for sure, these waffles are sure to please!
P.S. I can’t wait to make these for dessert with a scoop of ice cream and caramel sauce… no, fudge sauce… no, with the berries still… I guess I’ll just have to make all three!
Double Chocolate Waffles with Berries
Submitted by Mindy ~ The Sisters Cafe
2/3 cup flour
1/3 cup corn starch
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
6 Tablespoons sugar
1 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips (I just quickly chopped up some regular chocolate chips)
Berry Sauce and Topping:
3 cups berries (Any combination will do. I used 1 cup strawberries and 2 cups blueberries in the picture. Fresh is always best, but frozen is really delicious, too)
1/4 cup raspberry or strawberry jam (I like it with this homemade strawberry jam)
2 Tablespoons hot water
Cocoa powder for dusting (optional)
Start by making the berry sauce since it can sit while you make the waffle batter.
Combine jam and warm water and whisk until combined. Add in the berries and gently stir until combined. Depending on the sweetness of the berries, you can add a little powdered sugar if you’d like. (I don’t). Set berry sauce aside and make waffle batter.
Preheat a waffle iron. Combine flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Use a whisk to combine. In a separate bowl whisk together sugar, milk, oil, egg and vanilla until frothy. Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry a little at a time, whisking to combine. Just stir until they are combined and do not over mix. Stir in the chocolate chips. This is a pretty thin batter, so do not be expecting something that looks like pancake batter. It is supposed to be thin. You shouldn’t need to grease your waffle iron. Ladle batter in (rather than pouring – you want those chocolate chips evenly distributed!) and cook according to your iron. Be careful not to overfill. This batter has plenty of leavening so it will expand. The waffles are kind of soft when they come off the iron, but they will magically crisp up after they come off. Top with berry sauce and whipped cream. (Made about 4 waffles on my iron)
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