Fall is in the air, and chocolate is in my stomach.
Not from these waffles, because honestly I made them about two weeks ago now. I’m currently full from cookies I nabbed from my dining hall, and all the other wonderful vegan foods I’ve devoured today.
University has the unique capacity to leave me over and under-whelmed. Classes started last week, but that hasn’t even been the biggest time crunch in my life. All the clubs, organizations, people- my life revolves around a schedule.
I missed it so much.
Speaking of vegan food, guess what? I’m living in a vegan co-op! It’s the greatest! I can’t rave about it enough! Vegan food for every dinner! More exclamation points!
Crafts house- check it out!
I’ll rant more on crafty adventures soon enough, but on a more pertinent topic: brownie waffles. Brownies? Good. Waffles? Great. Chocolate in any breakfast item? FAN-TAS-TIC.
I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again- people love mixing and meshing different flavors and textures. These waffles are the lovechild of breakfast and dessert, but they’re not terribly unhealthy. I would certainly describe them as fudgy- almost denser than a normal waffle, from that wonderful cocoa and coffee undertones. They’re an excuse to get out of bed, for sure. It’s a recipe for a “no-snooze-button” type of morning.
Fudgy Brownie Waffles
(makes 12 small waffles, or 3 Belgium waffles)
- 1 cup organic all purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup organic cane sugar (or substitute maple sugar)
- 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
- 1 cup almond milk (or substitute any nut milk)
- 3 tablespoons vegan margarine, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 ounces vegan chocolate, coarsely chopped
Combine dry ingredients in small metal bowl and whisk until combined. In separate bowl, mix wet ingredients on medium speed with electric mixer until combined and smooth. Stir half of wet ingredients into dry, stirring until just combined. Repeat with the rest of the wet mixture.
Preheat waffle iron. Cook waffles for about 5-6 minutes, until tops form light crust and insides are still chewy. Serve immediately for best taste and texture
Alright, while you’re debating whether you should make these (you should) (but really) (I won’t leave these parenthesis until you do) (OK good) I’ve got to read some cognitive psych. You know what’s really interesting? Visual processing- for example prosopagnosia and related Capgras delusion.
And I always like to leave a music recommendation- so lately I’ve been listening to this hella chill band Blouse.
Happy nomming (and studying),