Cocoa and Bittersweet Chocolate Chunk Waffles

I will be the first to admit my love for chocolate.  My relationship with chocolate goes way back.  For years I was a chocoholic.  I openly admitted to it many times.  It was so bad, err good, err bad, that oftentimes, I would skip a main course in anticipation of my beloved desserts made of course, with chocolate.

February is the month that is dedicated to those that we Love and apparently our sweethearts always think chocolate is a great gift. (Hey diamonds are so bad are they?)  So, with Valentines Day around the corner, and since chocolate always sounds like a great breakfast choice, why not make something “healthified” that contains my beloved chocolate for breakfast.

Serve this breakfast to your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day, or any day for that matter.

Ingredients

DSCN2510

Serves 2 (Yields 4 waffles)

5 PP per serving

  • 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour,  such as King Arthur
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • cinnamon sugar blend, (about 6 grinds)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 squares Ghirardelli 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped

Directions

In a medium bowl, sift all the dry ingredients.

In a separate bowl, Using a fork, lightly beat the wet ingredients.  Add the dry into the wet and add the chocolate chunks, mixing until just combined.

Pour into a preheated greased waffle iron, until it starts to steam.

DSCN2515

DSCN2516

I sprinkled some powdered sugar and a couple tiny dollops of fresh whipped cream.  A nice bowl of sliced fresh strawberries would be a great accompaniment to this as well as a nice hot cup of steaming mocha.

This is easy to create and even a novice cook can put a smile their sweetheart’s  face if they made this for them.

So admittedly, this is not decadent, but it definitely gets that chocolate craving satisfied without the guilt.

  • This recipe is loosely based from one that I found on Food.com
Enhanced by Zemanta

Comments are closed.