Chocolate waffles

For this month’s secret recipe club, my assignment was Sara’s blog Cupcake muffin. Sara is one of the nicest people I got to know through the secret recipe club and she has an amazing collection of recipes! Just take a look at her recipe list and you will understand the dilemma that I faced when I tried to pick this month’s recipe

After bookmarking about a dozen recipes, the kids got to make the final decision. They chose her chocolate waffle recipe and they LOVED every bite! I served them with hazelnut butter and baby grapes that the kids picked from my parent’s garden earlier in the week.

I stuck by Sara’s recipe except for adding a little coffee,cinnamon and cardamom to the batter. I do that with all chocolate recipes. You don’t taste the coffee but it enhances the chocolate flavor.

Homemade chocolate waffles

Chocolate Waffles

(adapted from Waffleizer, original recipe here)
Makes 6-8 medium waffles (depending on the size of your waffle maker)

2 large egg yolks
1-1/2 cups milk (low fat is fine)
1-1/4 cups self-rising flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, melted and slightly cooled
2 large egg whites
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon instant coffee

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Pinch of cardamom

1. Preheat your waffle maker.
2. Whisk together the yolks and the milk.  Whisk in the flour and the cocoa powder,coffee,cardamom anx cinnamon.  Whisk in the butter until smooth.
3. Beat the egg whites until foamy.  Add the sugar and beat until soft peaks form.  Gently fold into the cocoa batter.
4. Cook the waffles in the waffle iron.  Serve with hazelnut butter,chocolate chips,fruit or a scoop of icecream

Chocolate waffles