Everyone loves brownies. Everyone loves waffles. But what if you could have a combination of the two? Chocolate brownie waffles are a great twist on plain waffles and quick to make (and eat, for that matter)! Typically yields 4 waffles, but this can depend on your waffle iron.
- 25 mL (1 tbsp + 2 tsp) oil
- 75 mL (1/3 cup) sugar
- 3 semisweet chocolate squares (1 oz or 28 g each)
- 2 eggs
- 200 mL (2/3 cup + 1 tbsp + 1 tsp) sifted flour
- 7 mL (1 tsp + 1/2 tsp) baking powder
- 1/2 mL (1/8 tsp) salt
- 175 mL (3/4 cup) milk
- 1 mL (1/4 tsp) vanilla extract
1Prepare your waffle iron. Clean it with a damp cloth if dirty. Lightly grease the grids with non-stick cooking spray. Plug in the iron and close the lid. Most waffle irons have a small light on the top to indicate the iron is ready to use.
2Melt your chocolate. Place the squares in a bowl and microwave at 15 second intervals until melted. Stir the chocolate in between to evenly distribute the heat.
3In a large bowl, combine the sugar and oil. Use an electric mixer.
4Add the melted chocolate to the sugar and oil mixture and mix.
5Separate the eggs. Place the yolks in a bowl and the whites in a mixing bowl. Set the egg whites aside.
6Add the egg yolk and vanilla extract to the chocolate mixture and beat well. Place this aside as well.
7In a smaller mixing bowl, combine your dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, and salt).
8Add the dry ingredients alternately with milk to the chocolate and mix thoroughly. Begin and end with dry ingredients - this means to add a third of the dry mixture to the chocolate and half the milk. After mixing, add the second third of the dry ingredients and the last half of the milk and mix. End off with the final third of the dry ingredients. Set aside.
9Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
10Gently fold in the egg whites into the batter. Don't stir the mixture as this will cause the egg whites to lose their volume. The air cells in the whites will expand and make a light and crisp waffle.
11Using a measuring spoon or ladle, pour the batter into the center of the waffle iron (about 125 mL or 1/2 cup is enough). Evenly spread the batter with a rubber spatula.
12Close the waffle iron and let bake for about 3-5 minutes or until steam no longer escapes.
13When cooked, carefully remove waffles from the iron and transfer to a plate.
14If needed, respray the iron before preparing the next waffle.
15Serve with your desired toppings and enjoy!Advertisement
- Ideas for toppings: sliced strawberries, whipped cream, butter/margarine, powdered sugar, or syrup.
- To tell whether you've beaten your egg whites enough, know the three stages whites go through during beating. Stage one is a foam. Stage two is soft peaks, where when the mixer is removed, the peaks that form fall over. Stage three is stiff peaks, where the peaks remain upright. Additionally, when you turn the bowl upside-down, the mixture stays in place.
- Add chopped walnuts in the batter for extra flavour and crunch. Many brownies also include walnuts in them.
- If you're preparing this for other people, make sure they don't have any egg, dairy, or nut allergies.
- To reduce the risk of foodborne illness, wash your hands after handling the eggs and avoid licking the raw batter.
- Don't keep your chocolate in the microwave for too long. It will overcook, harden, and become useless.
- Make sure fingers are clear before closing the waffle iron lid.
- Be careful when removing the waffles from the iron and allow the appliance to cool before putting it away.
- Use plastic tongs when removing your waffles; metal can scratch the surfaces.
Things You'll NeedEdit
- Waffle iron
- Electric mixer
- Rubber spatula
- Measuring spoons and cups
- Liquid measures
- Mixing bowls
- Non-stick cooking spray
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