Double Chocolate Dessert Waffles

Breakfast, Desserts

Double Chocolate Dessert Waffles //

Every year Valentine’s Day approaches and I’m like, oh please make it stop. The other day I was reading Anne’s post, which reminded me how much I loved Valentine’s Day as a kid. All those school parties! All the treats, candies and glittery, handmade valentines I’d send my friends—why am I so meh about it now?! Oh yeh…there was that one time…

I was in third grade and had convinced my mom that it was very necessary to go to the grocery store and buy a few dozen of those shitty cupcakes with tons of sprinkles and stuff on ’em. I was pumped. So stoked. I went to class, I had my cute outfit on, had my Valentine’s day pocket-thingys…you know, the big heart with the front pocket so friends could put V-Day cards in ’em.

Double Chocolate Dessert Waffles //

Right before the party we had recess so the adults could set up and get everything ready. This is when things took a turn for the worst.

I remember walking past the swing set, not paying attention at all because my mind was on the party, and then boom! Seemingly out of nowhere a gigantic foot hit my face. I fell to the ground and all I could hear is one kid yelling, “Ew! Gross! She’s bleeding.” I remember saying, “No I’m noooot!” Because, if I was bleeding I knew what that meant; it meant no party. And that was totally unacceptable.

Soon enough an adult headed over and I was carried to the school doctor. I remember looking in the mirror, as the nurse attempted to console me, taking note of my gigantic lip and bloody shirt. Pretty sure I still asked if I could go to the party. I knew the answer but I had to give it one last shot. My dad came rushing from work and took me to Chili’s. We sat at the bar area and I drank a milkshake and had the fajitas. It was my favorite, but nothing could top the party.

Double Chocolate Dessert Waffles //

So that’s why I think I’m very meh about Valentine’s Day. A fat lip and no party will damage a kid forever!

Also, if we ever meet in person, take note of my lip. There’s still a little bump on my lip and a small scar right underneath it. I was scarred literally and figuratively!

Now, let’s talk about dessert waffles. I feel like I have breakfast for dinner all the time, so why not breakfast for dessert.

I say add a scoop of ice cream. The warm and cold juxtaposition is my favorite.

Double Chocolate Dessert Waffles //

Double Chocolate Dessert Waffles

Serving Size: 2-3

Double Chocolate Dessert Waffles


    Dry Mix:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Heaping 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ancho chile powder (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Wet Mix:
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons room temperature unsalted butter


  1. In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients: all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ancho chile powder and cinnamon.
  2. In a measuring cup or medium bowl, measure out milk, crack in the egg and pour in the olive oil and vanilla extract; whisk until smooth.
  3. Make a make-shift double-boiler by setting a glass or stainless-steel bowl over a pot of simmering water. Add the chocolate and butter to the bowl; when melted, stir the two together until smooth. Pour the melted chocolate into the milk mixture and whisk. The chocolate will be striated throughout the milk - not to worry!
  4. Create a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid ingredients. Combine until just mixed, being sure not to over mix.
  5. Coat both sides of your waffle iron with cooking spray or rub it with olive oil. Fill each cavity with about 1/2 cup of batter and cook until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes (or according to the waffle maker's instructions - each one seems to be slightly different).
  6. Serve with a generous scoop of your favorite ice cream. I think strawberry ice cream works pretty well.

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  • Reply AbbyThe Frosted Vegan February 12, 2014 at 4:03 am

    Haha, I love this story. But really, those parties were the best! Screw thst kid who ruined the party for you.

  • Reply Elisa @ Insalata di Sillabe February 12, 2014 at 4:06 am

    I’ve just recently had the chance to try waffles for the first time in my life (You know…here in Italy they’re still quite unknown) and – of course – loved them, so you can imagine how trilled I am about the idea of trying out a chocolate version!
    Also…you’re not the only one who doesn’t really like V-Day…I don’t have a real reason, like you, but I have never truly felt this celebration. Even if I have to admit that any occasion is good for baking yummy treats!

    xo, Elisa

  • Reply Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat February 12, 2014 at 4:12 am

    I just bought a wafflemaker on the weekend, and you are making me very, very excited to use it!!! 🙂

  • Reply whilehewasout February 12, 2014 at 5:45 am

    Ok so one day if I have kids I’ll remember to bring a clean shirt and let them go to that party. Lessons learned 🙂 The waffles look great too!

  • Reply Becky @ A Calculated Whisk February 12, 2014 at 7:15 am

    That pink & white cloth is gorgeous (oh, and so are the waffles!). Where did you get it? Or did you make it?

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme February 12, 2014 at 9:08 am

      Oh thanks! I made it, actually. A lil’ dye, a sponge and pretty white linen! Maybe I should do a how-to! I kinda want to make a set for my table.

  • Reply Katrina @ WVS February 12, 2014 at 7:17 am

    When it comes to breakfast/waffles/pancakes you are my go-to girl. LOVE this!

  • Reply Sophie February 12, 2014 at 8:05 am

    You poor thing! So traumatizing. And scarring 🙁 These waffles are pretty much what I want for Valentine’s day! Gracious. Delicious! Love that ancho chile in there….

  • Reply dishing up the dirt February 12, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Loved this story. You poor thing. At least you have comforting and delicious waffles to make up for a bad V day experience! These look fantastic.

  • Reply Alexandra @ Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker February 12, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Double Chocolate Waffles sound like a good dessert to me! (Or maybe breakfast, if it’s an extra-good day you know.)
    The Valentine’s Day story is heartbreaking. 🙁 Talk about a day-ruiner!

  • Reply allie@sweetpotatobites February 12, 2014 at 10:29 am

    waffles and ice cream – i like it!

  • Reply Katie @ Blonde Ambition February 12, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Hahaha dude I would hate Valentines Day too if that happened to me. Isn’t it funny how an event from our childhood can shape the rest of our life so dramatically?

    Screw dessert- I really want some chocolate waffles and ice cream for dinner now!

  • Reply iscribbler February 12, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    I love your owl dish! Sooo cute! Things that happen to us as children sure to have a habit of sticking with us forever, don’t they? I mean, I can’t remember what happened last week, but I could recount almost every bad thing that happened when I was 10. lol Love the look of your waffles! Methinks a huge slathering of hot fudge would be wonderful! 😉

  • Reply Ambar February 12, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    This is the PERFECT dish for vday!

  • Reply autumn February 13, 2014 at 3:05 am

    I realize this is really not the point, but that little owl pinch bowl is so sweet! Waffles for every meal. These look perfect: simple, great flavors, and ICE CREAM ON TOP.

  • Reply Janet T February 13, 2014 at 6:20 am

    I love that little owl! This is a great recipe for this week-end. 🙂

  • Reply amy February 13, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Wow – chocolate waffles – you can’t go wrong with these beauts xx

  • Reply Tina S. February 13, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    When I was a kid, my grandmother would make us ice cream sandwiches with warm toaster waffles and neapolitan ice cream. It was the greatest treat, and I think these waffles would make a good idea even better! :]

  • Reply Stephanie February 13, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Nooo! Those parties were the highlight of the winter months (after Christmas..). That would suck to miss one.

    Maybe we have a chocolate waffle connection, because I did chocolate waffles as my Valentine’s day recipe for my most recent column. Mmm chocolate for breakfast AND dessert.

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  • Reply Anne February 23, 2014 at 4:26 am

    I have a similar scar and and similar story. It was my 4th birthday and I wore this ridiculous dress with little hearts on it, I loved it.
    We did a running game in Kindergarden and it ended with another kid jumping on me causing my lip to bleed..still have that scar.
    In the end I not only had a scar but needed to put on another dress and hated it, the day was ruined for me :D.
    The desserts waffles look awesome by the way!

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