This doesn’t really seem like a huge shift to the right in terms of trying new things. I know, I know, but who doesn’t like waffles and chocolate? It just seems natural to mash them into a magical goo called breakfast. Originally I attempted to follow this recipe I found on Pinterest, but it was way too complicated and I had waffle mix in my house. Because of that laziness, and the fact that I didn’t use it, I haven’t reproduced the recipe here.
Also, I really didn’t like the idea of adding extreme amounts of high fructose corn syrup from store-bought chocolate syrup.
So, in the spirit of using what’s easily accessible in my house, being lazy, and really wanting waffles immediately, I grabbed a box of store-bought waffle mix, cocoa powder, sugar, (and the ingredients called for on the box) and made a mess.
Waffle mix (store bought or homemade) and associated wet ingredients.
- Unsweetened chocolate cocoa powder (to taste).
- Granulated sugar (half the amount of the cocoa powder).
- Combine waffle mix as per the box or recipe directions.
- Add cocoa powder by tablespoons to taste. Mix well.
- Add sugar in half (or less) the amount of cocoa powder. Mix well.
- Pre-heat the waffle iron and grease well.
- Spoon 1/3 cup batter into each mold, and cook until golden brown.
I ended up adding the cocoa powder until it “looked right”, and kept tasting it until it was adequately chocolatey. For each scoop of cocoa powder, I added half that amount of sugar to sweeten the mixture up a bit. I did notice that the more chocolate that was added, the more the waffle exhibited the “bitter” taste of unsweetened cocoa powder, despite the added sugar. I didn’t mind though, too much sugar makes me crazy so I didn’t want to go overboard. Because it’s just me and my husband, I seriously reduced the Bisquick recipe to make 4-5 waffle squares.
How were they? Delicious! Also, they were husband approved, so this will definitely be made again. As a side-note, it’s really hard to tell if these waffles were burned, although I have a sneaking suspicion that they were. Despite that, they definitely did not taste burned. +10 experience points.
[pictures will be posted as soon as I make this recipe again]