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

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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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Create a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid ingredients. Combine until just mixed, being sure not to over mix.
  • 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).
  • Serve with a generous scoop of your favorite ice cream. I think strawberry ice cream works pretty well.
Serving: 2g
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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!

  • 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.

  • 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 amy February 13, 2014 at 11:54 am

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

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