Monday, March 7, 2011

Chocolate Chip Waffles

Breakfast in my house isn't really a big to-do. If I'm being honest with you, I just ate a handful of Ritz crackers and I'm calling it breakfast. John is playing video games downstairs, and presumably he ate a bowl of cereal. We just aren't huge breakfast people. As a child I hated all things breakfast related. The only way my mom could get me to eat any food before school was to feed me pizza (Ellio's to be specific) or chicken nuggets. I've said it before, but my poor mom- I was impossible.

I became aware of how weird I was in second grade. My second grade teacher, Mrs. Cook, used to line us up for gym by asking questions like, "If your favorite color is blue, line up." Well... one day Mrs. Cook decided to get all fancy and ask what we had for breakfast. I sat there, smiling, completely unaware of how weird I was. She called the standards- fruit, cereal, toast, bagels, pancakes, etc. And yet, with everyone on line, there was one child still sitting. ME. So she asked, "Stephanie, what did you have for breakfast?" I simply replied, "Pizza." I mean... who doesn't eat pizza for breakfast, right?! Oh, well... I quickly learned how wrong I was. But I wasn't a liar- I didn't get on line with the cereal kids- I waited. And Mrs. Cook learned to adapt. She then added "pizza" to her list so I didn't always have to be last. Now looking at this interaction through the eyes of a teacher I know two things for sure. 1- Mrs. Cook was a great teacher. 2- I was surely talked about in the faculty room that day during lunch.

I've come a long way since my pizza days, I mostly eat fruit and nuts or fruit and a granola bar... but sometimes I get all fancy shmancy and actually make breakfast. I made these waffles Valentine's Day weekend for my valentine. They were delicious. Actually, they were the perfect texture. Crisp and light. I would love them even without the chocolate chips. I actually liked them so much I didn't use any syrup- I felt they were nice and sweet alone. A must try- that is, if you're not eating pizza for breakfast. ::wink wink::

Source: Cooking Light

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cup milk
1 tbsp. butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 large egg yolk
1 large egg white
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

1- Preheat your waffle iron. Coat with cooking spray.
2- Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Stir and set aside.
3- In another bowl beat together the egg yolk, butter, and milk. Stir into flour mixture.
4- In a small bowl beat together the egg white and sugar until stiff peaks form (you can use a stand mixer if you prefer). Fold into batter.
5- Fold in the chocolate chips.
6- Spoon about 1/2 cup batter and cook according to your waffle irons directions, about 3-5 minutes, depending on your waffle iron.
7- Serve hot.


  1. Great post Stephanie! I can't imagine the troubles your Mom went to get you to eat something in the morning. So funny. :) These waffles look really good, yum!

  2. One of my tutoring students eats curry for breakfast. His mom is European, and according to her, it's no big deal. He's just a savory meal kind of a boy!
    These waffles look great! I can't wait to get our waffle maker out of storage to make some. :)

  3. Chocolate for breakfast? Yes please!! These look fabulous! I've never been one for pizza for bfast but I love anything sweet & chocolatey! Love your childhood story!

  4. Haha, I used to eat pizza breakfasts too when I was a kid. Now though, I think I'd prefer your chocolate chip waffles. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your waffles up.