Brownie Waffles

If you want your kids’ friends to think you are the coolest family around, serve these for breakfast (topped with ice cream!) after the next slumber party or sleepover.

Also makes a fine dessert when you’re having “breakfast for supper.”

INGREDIENTS

1-1/2 Cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon (optional)
1/4 tsp Nutmeg (optional)
1/2 Cup butter, softened to room temperature
1 Cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp Vanilla Paste
2 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/2 Cup milk

STEPS

Pre-heat the waffle iron, according to the manufacturer’s instructions. In a medium bowl, sift together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt, and spices (if desired). In a mixing bowl of a stand mixer, with the paddle attachment, beat the stick of butter on low speed until creamy. Add the cup of sugar to the butter, and continue to mix. Add the eggs, one at a time, running the mixer for 1 minute after adding each egg. Add the vanilla paste and stir until just incorporated.

Meanwhile, use a small skillet or saucepan to melt the 2 oz of unsweetened baking chocolate, over low heat. Once the chocolate is melted, remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly before transferring to the butter/egg mixture. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to stir melted chocolate into waffle batter. Do not over-mix.

Add the sifted dry ingredients to the chocolate waffle batter in several increments, alternating with the milk, then mixing to make sure all is incorporated and mixed together.

Make waffles as you normally do, according to your manufacturer’s instructions. Serve warm, with whipped cream, ice cream, chocolate sauce, or fresh strawberries.