We had a delicious dinner the other night, our usual breakfast for dinner, but it was a hit with the kids. They were super excited about these waffles. You can find the link here, and try them out for yourselves. Owen and Noah gave them a perfect 10, and I gave them an 8, and Aaron gave them a 7, because he didn't think they were crispy enough. I didn't make the Maple Cream Cheese Syrup, because I didn't have any powdered sugar, and I didn't want to waste ingredients, and I know I would've been the only one using the syrup. So I just took some whipping cream, cream cheese, and sugar, and made a small amount of fluffy spread for me, and everyone else stuck with butter and syrup. Anyway, here is the recipe from tastykitchen.com.
FOR THE WAFFLES:
1-½ cup All-purpose Flour
¼ cups Cocoa Powder
5 Tablespoons Sugar
½ teaspoons Salt
1-½ teaspoon Baking Powder
1-¾ cup Whole Milk
6 Tablespoons Butter, Melted And Slightly Cooled
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 ounce, fluid Red Food Coloring (I didn't use this)
FOR THE MAPLE CREAM CHEESE SYRUP:
¼ cups Cream Cheese, Softened
½ cups Powdered Sugar
2 Tablespoons Butter, Softened
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
3 Tablespoons Milk (to Thin)
For the waffles:
In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, baking powder) and whisk them to combine. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, butter, vanilla, and food coloring until combined. Whisk in the dry ingredients to the wet ones until combined (the batter will have little lumps in it, you want that!).
Pour 1/2 cup batter in the center of the iron and close. Cook until the waffles are crispy and cooked through. Carefully remove the waffle, drizzle with maple cream cheese (recipe below).
For the maple cream cheese syrup:
Beat all the ingredients together until it forms a drizzling consistency. Drizzle over waffles and top them with chocolate chips, if desired.
These are worth it, they are fast and easy to prepare, and taste great. We had these with scrambled eggs and fresh fruit, and like I said, they were a hit!!!