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My hope is to inspire you to be fearless in the kitchen, to try new things, to take the time to make things the homemade way and most importantly, to have fun doing it!

Chocolate Chip Waffles

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Another one of the fantastic cooking-related gifts I received for Christmas was an awesome waffle maker from Ben.  I already had a waffle maker but it just wasn’t doing it for me – it never seemed to cook the waffles consistently and the pockets it created were very small and shallow.  Also, it only made one waffle at a time which is not the best scenario for preparing breakfast for more than two people.  I LOVE my new waffle maker.  It make four waffles at a time, and they have the large, deep pockets that I adore.

We tested it out with our usual plain waffle recipe, and then Ben asked if I could make chocolate chip waffles.  Why not?  This recipe sounded great and as an added bonus, it used up most of the mini-chocolate chips I had on hand.  We made these the morning after my brothers spent the night and they were enjoyed by all.  They were just perfect with a fresh strawberry topping and a dollop of whipped cream.  We made a double batch to ensure that we would have enough to feed five people, and ended up with a lot of leftover waffles.  We froze them and I am looking forward to having another later this week :)  I am so glad Ben suggested this breakfast, it was an excellent idea!

Best of 2008 – Breakfast Items
Homemade Bagels
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins
Cranberry Scones
Raspberry Muffins
Banana Crumb Muffins

Chocolate Chip Waffles
Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 large egg white, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups milk, at room temperature
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted, plus more for brushing the iron
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup mini-chocolate chips

Directions:
Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl.

Separate the 2 eggs and put all of the egg whites (3 total) in a large bowl.

In a large liquid measuring cup or bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, milk, vanilla and 1/4 cup melted butter.  Whisk the milk mixture into the flour mixture until a batter is formed.  Take care not to over-mix the batter.

Whip the egg whites with an electric mixer until they just begin to hold a loose peak.  Scatter the sugar over the whites and continue beating until they hold a soft peak.  Fold a third of the egg whites into the batter to lighten the base, then fold in the remaining whites.  Gently fold in the chocolate chips.

Preheat a waffle iron to medium high.  Brush the inside surface of the waffle iron with melted butter.  Pour in enough batter to barely fill each hole of the waffle iron (keeping in mind that the batter will spread once the lid is closed).  Close the iron and cook until crisp and the waffle iron stops steaming, about 5 minutes.  Serve as the waffles come off the iron or transfer to a dish in the oven heated to 200 degrees F.  Repeat with the remaining batter.

Source: adapted from Food Network Kitchens

  • fingers80

    I am so jealous! A new waffle iron is definitely on my wish list. Mine is super inconsistent. Your waffles look like they tasted great!
    ~bensbaby116

  • http://www.somethingnewiscooking.blogspot.com MIchelle

    that looks like a delicious breakfast!

  • http://aboutabitofeverything.blogspot.com/ Kristina

    What a great idea for an unconventional dessert.

  • Bev

    I keep telling my hubbie that now we live in Belgium we should get a waffle maker! These waffles look delicous! mmmm

  • michelle

    I absolutely adore this blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://owntheory.net/sharon/ Sharon

    Ah, yum, yum, yum, yum!
    I am definitely going to try this. Looks amazing!

  • http://www.ChristysKitchenCreations.blogspot.com Christy

    I received a waffle iron too!! How funny. The kids LOVE chocolate chip waffles, we’ll have to try your recipe this weekend. Looks great! Hope you guys are having a smooth transition back to routine.

  • http://www.bakeandsew.wordpress.com woody

    They look gorgeous. What time of waffle iron do you have?

  • joelen

    I love chocolate chips in waffles!

  • http://www.lichtyfamilyblog.blogspot.com/ Maria

    I could easily enjoy these waffles for dessert!

  • http://eliseseats.blogspot.com elise

    I love your pictures! What kind of camera do you have and what settings do you use? I’ll def add you to my blogroll…hope you check my blog out, too!

    http://eliseseats.blogspot.com

  • michelle

    I bought a waffle maker today just so I could make these. And they were so good!!

  • http://tempestinablueteapot.blogspot.com Cat

    I as well received a waffle iron for Christmas, so I am all over your waffles! They look great!

  • http://thechocolatechipwaffle.blogspot.com/ Terresa Wellborn

    Yummy. I have a blog by the same name (chocolate chip waffle)…I saw your post on Google and had to check it out.

    I eat them regularly for breakfast. My kids love ‘em, too.

    Cheers!
    –T

  • Cortney

    We made these this morning for Valentine’s Day breakfast (my husband requested chocolate chip waffles) and they were wonderful! Great with strawberries and homemade whip cream on top! Thanks so much!

  • L. Star

    I received a Belgium Waffle Maker for my birthday in January and have tried many recipes that just didn’t turn out right for one reason or another. Your recipe rocks! It was easy and absolutely delicious!! Thanks!

  • HB

    Got my first waffle maker for Mother’s Day and these were the first waffles I made on it. They turned out perfectly! We didn’t add any toppings or syrups. This recipe made 6 waffles in my Waring Pro. I love this recipe and my waffle maker! With the first 5 I was bummed that they didn’t look perfect on top — on the 6th one, I flipped it over onto the plate & absolute perfection! So with the next batch, all will be served flipped over! :)

  • HB

    Have you made these before w/o letting the eggs & milk come to room temp? Curious what the difference is… I wanted to make these last minute last weekend but didn’t have time for room temp ingredients.

  • Annie

    Honestly I almost never worry about that with milk and eggs in such recipes. With macarons, yes, otherwise, no.

  • Christina

    Hey Annie,
    I am looking to buy a waffle maker so I went back in your archives to try and find out what kind you have (I trust your judgment when it comes to good appliances and good food). The link doesn’t seem to be working anymore, probably because the post is a few years old. Could you tell me what brand you have? I would really appreciate it :)

  • Annie

    I like mine okay, but the best waffle maker there is (and the one I plan to get very soon) is the WaringPro waffle maker. It was highly rated by Cook’s Illustrated. I bought it for my father in law a few years ago and it has made for some amazing brunches since then. In fact, I think you just inspired me to purchase it now!

  • Claire

    AMAZING!!! I made these for breakfast this morning they were a huge hit!! Thanks for an amazing recipe.