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Chocolate Cherry Waffles

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So, who likes chocolate? I DO!!! I also love cherries and waffles. Who says we can’t eat them all together? 🙂

One Saturday morning I was in the kitchen pondering what I could make for breakfast, in my usual state of before-noon bewilderment, when a commercial came on the TV about a well-known breakfast restaurant’s fruity waffles. It was an epiphany!   

I found a recipe for plain waffles online and I tricked it out to be a bit healthier – you know, to make room for the extra butter, and chocolate, and cherries – and this recipe was born. 

I really don’t have a lot more to say about it except, “Try It!”.  You and your taste buds will be so glad you did.

Chocolate Cherry Waffles

Chocolate Cherry Waffles

INGREDIENTS

For the waffles:
2 eggs
2 cups + 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 ¾ cups milk
½ cup virgin coconut oil, warmed slightly to melt
1 Tbsp sucanat or cane sugar
4 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp kosher salt
1 tsp almond extract

For the toppings:

1 can cherry pie filling (I had some homemade in the pantry)
Chocolate syrup, warmed for drizzling
Whipped cream (if you have it)

DIRECTIONS

Preheat waffle iron.  In a large bowl beat eggs until fluffy.  Add in flour, milk, melted coconut oil, sucanat or sugar, baking powder and almond extract.  Beat together just until smooth.  (The consistency should be a relatively thick, cake-like batter)

Cook the waffles in your waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s directions.  Keep warm.  (I usually set my oven on its lowest temperature and put the waffles on a cooling rack, placed on a cookie sheet, in the warm oven)

While your waffles are cooking, warm the cherry pie filling over low heat, stirring frequently to keep it from scorching.

To serve; plate the waffles on individual plates, add a generous amount of butter (YUM), spoon cherry pie filling over the waffles and drizzle with warm chocolate syrup.  You can top with whipped cream for “the icing on the cake” if you desire – I was out of heavy cream on this day.

Yield:  My waffle iron is a large, Belgian-style, waffle iron and I got 5 waffles from this recipe.

So break out those waffle irons next weekend and treat your family to a breakfast they’ll be talking about for ages to come!  You’ll be a hero, for sure. Or, you could keep this one under wraps and surprise your honey with an amazing breakfast in bed on Valentine’s Day.  It’s never too early to plan. 

This post is being shared at Weekend Potluck #105

 

 

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