But, being a slow, snowy day, I decided to make waffles for breakfast. This is something I try to do periodically on weekends and then I freeze the left over waffles for the children to have for breakfast during the week. Much better than the frozen grocery store waffles you can get.
I thought I'd share my recipe for the children's favorite- that I made this morning:
Chocolate chip waffles!
I'm going to give you the recipe that I actually use- it is doubled and 'tweaked' from the original recipe- that wasn't for chocolate chip waffles at all.
3 cups unbleached white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour (either fine or coarse ground is fine- I like the texture of coarse ground)
2 T baking powder
2/3 cup sugar
2 tsp salt
4 eggs, separated
3 1/3 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
10 T butter, melted
Mini-chocolate chips (about a cup- I never measure)
Separate the eggs and set the yolks aside. I start the whites whipping in my stand mixer and usually by the time I've mixed the other ingredients, they are nicely whipped.
Blend dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix together milk, melted butter, egg yolks and vanilla- beat to break up the egg yolks. Add the wet ingredients to dry and stir together.
Once the batter isn't too lumpy, add mini chocolate chips. I don't measure but it is about a cup. You can use more or less as you prefer.
Finally, fold in the stiffly beaten egg whites.
Bake in your waffle iron per its directions.
Warning- this makes LOTS of waffles- probably 2 1/2 to 3 dozen- I don't think I've ever counted- of course with teenagers around, I'm usually lucky if I have a dozen to freeze. You can easily make only half a batch of these if you have smaller stomachs in your house.
These have a bit more sugar than usual for waffles and with the vanilla and chocolate chips added in- it makes then think they're getting a treat for breakfast- even though they're not really that sweet. I have also made it with slightly less sugar- It is really a rather forgiving recipe.