Sunday, May 13, 2012

double chocolate-chip waffles with strawberry sauce


Is it normal to eat chocolate covered strawberries for breakfast?  This morning, the day before Mother’s Day, I was surprised by a delivery of decadent chocolate covered strawberries from my hubby, kids, and pets (Rocco, Dolce, and Jingles). I hadn’t yet eaten breakfast and couldn’t resist eating two of those chocolate covered strawberries. I anxiously bit through a crunch of chocolate coating and into a plump, juicy, and sweet strawberry which was the next layer of deliciousness. Chocolate and strawberries go perfectly together.  I love being spoiled on Mother’s Day!


It's going to be a long wait until next Mother's Day and for my delivery of chocolate covered strawberries.  In the meantime, I can enjoy the flavor of chocolate dipped strawberries for breakfast by making double chocolate-chip waffles with strawberry sauce. This is a decadent and delicious breakfast for a special weekend day. Breakfast doesn’t get much better than this! 


Don’t want chocolate for breakfast? Try making these waffles for dessert and serve with vanilla ice cream. 

 
I’m happy to report that I have lost 4 pounds, but gained 1 back, since eating a lighter and healthier breakfast, such as my mango and honey smoothie.  However,  I need to splurge once in a while and this is the perfect breakfast. 


double chocolate-chip waffles with strawberry sauce
Adapted from Our Best Bites, Sara Wells & Kate Jones

Makes approximately 4 to 5 waffles

For the strawberry sauce:
4 cups strawberries, washed and tops cut off
¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar

In a food processor, add strawberries and sugar, pulse until smooth. With a spatula, rub puree through a fine strainer into a bowl; discard seeds. Set aside.

For the waffles:
2/3-cup flour
1/3-cup cornstarch
¾ teaspoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1/8-teaspoon cinnamon
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
1-cup milk
1/3-cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
½ cup mini chocolate chips 
Cooking spray 
Powder sugar for sprinkling (optional)

Preheat waffle iron.

Whisk together flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar, milk, oil, egg, and vanilla until slightly frothy, about 1 minute.

Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients a little at a time, whisking until just combined; be careful not to over mix. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Spray waffle iron with cooking spray. Ladle batter into waffle iron, being careful not to overfill. Bake according to the instructions for your waffle iron. 

To serve:
Top waffles with powdered sugar and strawberry sauce.

5 comments:

  1. Wow, I can't help drooling. I just love the double chocolate-chip waffles with strawberry sauce
    Well done!
    If you submitted your double chocolate-chip waffles with strawberry sauce photos to http://www.foodporn.net , I'll bet they will make you on the home page.
    Gosh, you have made me sooo hungry !

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  2. Well you certainly know how to celebrate mother's day. Not only did you get a delicious package of chocolate strawberries, you had a wonderful breakfast of the same flavors! The combo really does rate in my book as well. No doubt it was a very delicious way to start the day. Great post!

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  3. Cheers! It is indeed your day...This is a well deserved treat. What better way to show appreciation than strawberries and chocolate. Love the pictures!

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  4. I just saw this picture on Foodgawker and couldn’t stop appreciating the clicks!! The recipe sounds delish!!!

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  5. Um you have just made my day with this delicious looking recipe. I may have to ask for tiny little extra mother's day celebration this week-end lol:)

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