With Mother's Day right around the corner—and my pregnancy habit of eating two breakfasts on most days—I wanted to share this really delicious and indulgent waffle recipe. These Brownie Waffles have the chocolatey flavor that your family will love, but with a list of healthy ingredients that will keep them feeling their best all day long. And they are a perfect way for dad and the littles to let mom know that she's loved!
We love having waffles on the weekend and try to make a big enough batch to have a few leftover to stash in the freezer to enjoy for a second weekday breakfast. Waffles used to be one of those dishes that I'd only get at a restaurant, but these days, we much prefer to stay in our pjs in the morning, so our waffle maker is in regular rotation.
You can top this breakfast with chocolate chips and some flavored yogurt—we used raspberry here—or go traditional with maple syrup and butter. (Or try peanut butter and applesauce!) Anyway you serve them up, they are a really great way to start the day.
Super Healthy Brownie Waffles
Makes about 8 waffles
- 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 3/4 cups milk (dairy or nondairy)
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Chocolate chips, raspberries, yogurt to top (optional)
In another medium bowl beat eggs slightly; stir in milk butter, yogurt, and vanilla. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be slightly lumpy).
Pour 1 to 1 1/4 cups batter onto grids of a preheated, lightly greased waffle baker (use a regular or Belgian waffle baker). Close lid quickly; do not open until done. Bake according to manufacturers directions. When done, use a fork to lift waffle off grid. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve warm.