Happy August everyone! Is everyone surviving the summer heat? It's been insanely hot here in Minnesota. I sort of took an impromptu month off from blogging since I dreaded turning my oven on. Someone remind me to never move into another apartment without air conditioning. I really do LOVE Summer, but I'm sort of welcoming the cool temperatures of Autumn. It's Winter that I'm dreading. I'm trying not to focus too much on that though. Enjoy the summer while it's here...by eating chocolate for breakfast!
I made these for me and my sister when she came to stay with me for the weekend. They were absolutely delicious! Almost like having cake for breakfast, which I've been known to have in the past. I'm sure there's much less sugar in these waffles though. Either way - I hope you guys enjoy the recipe! Keeva enjoyed the few bites of waffle that she dug out of the garbage. Don't worry - she's ok! I was a little nervous there for a while. I wasn't sure how she'd react to the chocolate, but she was just fine. I guess that's the perk of being a 90 lb. dog!
This recipe made 5-6 large waffles in my waffle maker.
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cornstarch**
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 3/4 cup non-dairy milk (I used So Delicious Unsweetened Almond Plus Milk)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup light oil (I used Safflower Oil)
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips
* *If you don't have cornstarch on hand - feel free to just use another 1/2 cup of all purpose flour. The cornstarch helps make the waffles more crispy, but using more flour would be just fine!
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt. Once well combined, set aside. In another large bowl, whisk together the applesauce, vinegar, sugar, non-dairy milk, vanilla, and oil.
Using a spatula, blend in the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined. It's ok if your batter has lumps. Don't over mix! Fold the chocolate chips into the batter. Pour the batter onto a greased waffle maker and bake according to your machine's instructions. Once the waffles are done cooking - top with maple syrup and enjoy!