I am enjoying the quiet in my house this morning. It has been awfully loud and messy at our house over Spring break. So, today I am going to revel in my solitude and do a little damage control. Number one on my list is to make some ChewyGranola Bars for our afterschool snack. Then, I will move on to housekeeping. I wish that I had an audio book to listen to while I work, but all I have is a kid’s book. Maybe I will listen to it anyway.
During Spring break, I made a couple out of the ordinary breakfasts for the kids. We tend to eat waffles only if we have the time to sit and savor them. But, the batter for these Chocolate Waffles can be made the night before and cooked in the morning; so, there really is no reason not eat them during the week. If you do not have a waffle maker, you can use the batter to make pancakes instead. I ate my chocolate waffles with Triple Berry FruitSpread; my older two ate them with Cinnamon Syrup, and my little one ate them with Chocolate Syrup. These are also good as a dessert, topped with ice cream.
½ cup butter (1 stick)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup water
1 cup raw sugar
½ cup cocoa
2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 tsp. salt
In a large bowl, melt butter in the microwave. Whisk in eggs, vanilla, water and sugar. Stir in cocoa, flour and salt. Follow the directions on your waffle maker to cook waffles. Yield: 4 large Belgian waffles.
This post has been linked to Mop It Up Mondays.