Chocolate Waffles with Raspberry Sauce
Yes, it is legal to eat these for breakfast! Try
them for dessert or afternoon tea as well.
- To keep the waffles warm, transfer them to a rack on a baking
tray, and place the tray in a 200°F oven until serving time.
(The rack keeps them crisp.)
- Canola oil can substitute for some or all of the butter.
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unprocessed wheat bran
1/4 teaspoon salt (rounded measure)
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Nonstick spray and/or butter for the waffle iron
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Raspberry Sauce (recipe follows)
- Preheat the waffle iron.
- Combine the dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
- Measure 1 1/4 cups milk into a 4-cup liquid measure. Add the
eggs and vanilla, and beat gently with a fork or a small whisk
until smooth. Pour this mixture, along with the melted butter, into
the dry ingredients. Stir until thoroughly blended, scraping from
the bottom and sides of the bowl, but don't overmix. A few lumps
- Pour this mixture, along with the melted butter, into the dry
ingredients. Stir until thoroughly blended, scraping from the
bottom and sides of the bowl, but don't overmix. A few lumps are
- Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes, depending on your waffle iron.
Don't overbake–you want it crisp and brown, but not too dark.
It is perfectly okay to peek.
- Serve hot, sprinkled with chocolate chips and powdered sugar,
and with Raspberry Sauce spooned around the sides.
Preparation time: 2 minutes, after
the berries are defrosted
Yield: About 1 cup
You will notice that this sauce uses frozen,
unsweetened fruit. That is because frozen raspberries give off a
generous amount of delicious juices as they defrost, making an
almost-instant sauce. (And my feeling is, if you're lucky enough to
have good fresh berries, for heaven's sake just eat
10 ounces frozen, unsweeetened
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon or more sweetening (sugar, apple juice concentrate,