Is it normal to eat chocolate covered strawberries for breakfast? This morning, the day before Mother’s Day, I was surprised by a delivery of decadent chocolate covered strawberries from my hubby, kids, and pets (Rocco, Dolce, and Jingles). I hadn’t yet eaten breakfast and couldn’t resist eating two of those chocolate covered strawberries. I anxiously bit through a crunch of chocolate coating and into a plump, juicy, and sweet strawberry which was the next layer of deliciousness. Chocolate and strawberries go perfectly together. I love being spoiled on Mother’s Day!
Don’t want chocolate for breakfast? Try making these waffles for dessert and serve with vanilla ice cream.
I’m happy to report that I have lost 4 pounds, but gained 1 back, since eating a lighter and healthier breakfast, such as my mango and honey smoothie. However, I need to splurge once in a while and this is the perfect breakfast.
Recipe: Double Chocolate-Chip Waffles With Strawberry Sauce
Makes approximately 4 to 5 waffles
For the strawberry sauce:
4 cups strawberries, washed and tops cut off
¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
In a food processor, add strawberries and sugar, pulse until smooth. With a spatula, rub puree through a fine strainer into a bowl; discard seeds. Set aside.
For the waffles:
¾ teaspoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/3-cup vegetable oil
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
½ cup mini chocolate chips Cooking spray Powder sugar for sprinkling (optional)
Preheat waffle iron.
Whisk together flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar, milk, oil, egg, and vanilla until slightly frothy, about 1 minute.
Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients a little at a time, whisking until just combined; be careful not to over mix. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Spray waffle iron with cooking spray. Ladle batter into waffle iron, being careful not to overfill. Bake according to the instructions for your waffle iron.