So, I've been getting some requests for breakfast items.  As much as I love indulging in breakfast, I usually end up with a bowl of Kashi cereal covered in blueberries and soymilk.  This is usually because I spend the morning figuring out what items to cook and write about for the rest of the day. 

So when I sat down and thought about all my favorite breakfast foods, waffles are definitely at the top of the list.  And how do I do them a little different than ever before. . . well:

I've been in a little bit of a chocolate mood if you couldn't tell by the picture below : )

 By the way, I just figured our how hard it is to photograph brown food!

I found these amazing waffles in Vegetarian Times.

 Chocolate Waffles with Chocolate Syrup

Makes 4 waffles

What you'll need for the chocolate syrup:

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/4 cup maple syrup

2 Tbsp. milk or soymilk

1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

What you'll need for the chocolate waffles:

1 1/3 cup flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. kosher salt

2/3 cup milk or soymilk

1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar

5 Tbsp. cocoa powder

a small handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips (or carob chips if you want to make them vegan)

1/4 cup water, boiling hot

1/3 cup brown sugar (dark brown if you've got it)

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

What you'll do:

For the chocolate sauce, whisk together all the ingredients in a small pot and heat until smooth.  Set aside.

Preheat the waffle iron.

For the waffles. (WARNING: this is a 3 bowl recipe.  I apologize ahead of time about the dishes, but it must be done.)  

In bowl 1, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.  

In bowl 2, whisk together milk and vinegar.  Set aside and let sit for about 10 minutes.

In bowl 3, whisk together the cocoa powder, chocolate chips and boiling water until smooth.

Now, Whisk the soymilk mixture into the chocolate mixture.  When combined, whisk in the brown sugar, oil and vanilla.  Then gradually stir in the flour mixture.

Cook according to your waffle iron instructions.  When done, drizzle with warm chocolate syrup and shake some powder sugar over them.  

The sugar shaker can be found here.

Don't have a waffle iron? This is my favorite one.


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PS This recipe is so easily made vegan.  All you have to do is use soymilk and vegan chocolate : )