Sunday, May 11, 2014

Kids 'n Mommy Favorite: Chocolate 'n Coffee Waffles!


My kiddos love love love waffles, so do I. Whether to serve with honey, banana and ice cream, chocolate, blueberry jam or maple syrup, we never fail to finish it off, only problem is outside restaurants never sell cheap. So I decided to make the duo their favorite for breakfast at home.

This is what we had today. Light and fluffy, perfect chocolate & coffee waffles for Sunday breakfast.. I kept the remaining batter in the fridge so we can have waffle again the next weekend. :)

Chocolate & Coffee Waffle with yogurt. For daddy & mommy.


Chocolate Waffle with wild honey. For the kiddos.

Freshly made hot waffles, smelling nice..

My duo loving their breakie. So do we. 


I'm loving this and I don't mind making them again and again. The good thing of homemade waffle is that I can control the sweetness and my choice of ingredients. 


Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Serving for: 10-12 medium waffles


Ingredients:

Ingredient A
2 egg whites
1/2 table spoon brown sugar 

Ingredient B
2 egg yolks 
2 cups all purpose flour / wholemeal flour
1 3/4 cups fresh milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil 
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder (optional if without)
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
1/2 table spoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 table spoon of chocolate chips 

Not A Chocolate Lover? 
Easy, just minus the cocoa powder.

Any Coffee Lover like Me?
Just add 1/2 tea spoon of instant coffee powder into the mixture, mix well.


The Making:

1. In a clean bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon powder. Add the egg yolk, milk, vegetable oil and vanilla extract, continue mixing until it reaches a smooth texture. I added some Choco chips for the kids version, secret treats for them.

2. In a separate mixer bowl, whisk  ingredient A on high speed until it reaches peak. If you are using manual mixer, do be warn that this will be quite an upper arm exercise... On the other hand, do not over whisk as it may collapses and turns watery. Once you see it's stiff and peak, just stop.

3. Fold the egg white into ingredient A, mix evenly in slow motion. Doesn't it looks like a clump of cloud? 


4. Heat up the waffle machine, scoop about 3-4 spoons of the mixture onto the waffle plate and cook until golden brown (took about 4-5 minutes or as per indicated by your machine). I like mine in crispy golden brown so I gave an extra 30 seconds, they are oh-so crunchy..

  
Now you may add your favorite topping and serve while it's hot, I mean like immediately from the waffle maker if you can.

Instead of whipped cream or ice cream, I served mine with yogurt instead. Great companion & an ideal low fat option :) 

Enjoy the fluffiness in every bite!


Tips...
Only have 10 minutes to spare? No problem, you can choose not to separate the eggs, just add ingredient A and B together and mix well, your waffle batter will be ready in no time! However, do note that the waffle may not be as fluffy and crunchy if using short cut way...

2 comments:

  1. Spend More Time With Your Children http://www.nightart.org/fundus.
    It does not matter if you work full time or part time. Maybe you stay at home with your children but you are working from home. Even if you stay home with your children, you are busy trying to get everything done. No matter who you are, you probably think that you are not spending enough time with your children. Quality time, that is. There are many ways to spend more time with your children.
    Your children do not need to play every sport or do every extracurricular activity out there. You could spend all of your time running your children from one practice to another. Pick just one or two activities that your children love and stick with them.
    Plan family dinners where everyone sits at the table, eats, and talks about their day.
    Make dinners special so everyone likes to spend time together while eating.
    Let your children help when you are working on things.
    They can help fix dinner, clean, and fix things. Children learn by watching and doing. Chores can turn into time together so that they are much more enjoyable.
    Do things that your children want to do.
    It is hard when the house is a mess but get on the floor and play with your children. Play games that they enjoy. Have a movie night and watch their favorite movie.
    Find things that you enjoy doing together.
    Arts and crafts can be a big hit. NightArt is helping bring parents and children together. You can design a drawing and watch it light up together.
    No one feels like they spend enough time with their children. However, you need to make the most of time spent together, instead of worrying if you are spending enough time together. Find things that you enjoy doing together, like NightArt. Check it out at http://www.nightart.org/fundus. It will bring out the artist in everyone, bringing families together.

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    1. Thanks for the sharing Mindy, indeed we are practicing all that you mentioned above :) I treasure all the time with my kids and even when baking / cooking they are also part of my team. Regardless we are full time working moms or stay at home moms, there is no reason we shall not cherish motherhood and bonding time with the little ones.

      Cheers

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