Did your parents own a Waffle Iron growing up? Mine never did but I had a friend who’s mom would make waffles every Sunday morning!  You can bet where I was every Sunday morning?! Yup, I was at Kim’s house waiting for waffles to be made. I remember those waffles right down to the taste of the syrup she would use. There was nothing that a waffle couldn’t cure on Sunday mornings! Toss a kid a chocolate waffle and I can almost guarantee that they will be nothing but smiles!

Chocolate waffle

If you saw my donut post earlier, you’ll know that I own many random household appliances! While I don’t count a waffle iron as random, I do however count a heart shaped waffle iron as random! As with most things I cook, I always take the road less travelled and with two weeks of having both girls at home, I knew breakfast and lunch would have to get interesting!

Ham & Cheese waffles

I remember waking up every morning and having the same old cereal.  I wished for one day to have pancakes or pop tarts but those were reserved for special times. Having two older brothers pop tarts meant everyone got one package and when it was gone, so were the Pop Tarts. So I got the two girls up to the table and we made a mean Chocolate Waffle for the upcoming breakfasts and some Ham & Cheese Waffles for some lunchtime fun!

There are not many moments these days when the two girls are getting long, not to point fingers! Someone is always screaming or bossing the other around. Quite frankly, there is not enough coffee in the world to make me want to subject myself to that willingly so when they cooperate..you run with it!

Oh, and you may want to make double or triple the chocolate waffle recipe. They make a lovely late night snack if you pop them in the toaster. It’s like eating a warm piece of chocolate pie! I cannot say that I didn’t eat 3 or 4 one evening!

Chocolate Waffles

Delicious chocolate waffles

  • 1 1/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 c raw cane sugar
  • 1/2 c unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 lightly beaten eggs
  • 4 tbsp unsalted melted butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat waffle maker

  2. In medium sized bowl, combine dry ingredients

  3. Add the eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla; whisking until consistent

  4. Fill up cooking reservoir with a thin layer of batter

  5. Lower Lid and bake for approximately 3-6 minutes. Times will depend on each waffle iron. Mine is small so it doesn't take long!

For Ham & Cheese waffles, follow your basic waffle recipe and then add 1 cup each of shredded ham and shredded cheese!

Chocolate waffle

Ham & cheese Waffles

Ham & Cheese Waffles

Chocolate Waffle Recipe


Chocolate Waffle


9 Responses

  1. To pretty much quote Joey… chocolate… good. waffles… good! both in one… GOOD! This is freaking awesome, I need to make these with my girls.

  2. Oooh, the heart shaped waffle is so cool. I like cold, leftover waffles. I make them for breakfast and save a few for a snack later.

  3. I made these for breakfast, well I started to. I couldn’t bring myself to put a whole cup of sugar in so I just did 1/4. The flavor is lovely. And next time I need a snack waffle I’ll try it with all the sugar.

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