Hello! It’s Kati from Houseful of Handmade again. I’m so excited for strawberry season. To me strawberries mean spring, so when I walked into the grocery store and was greeted by a large display of bright red strawberries on sale, I had to grab a few pounds. And while I could easily just eat the strawberries as a snack, I knew they would be perfect piled on top of some delicious but Healthy Chocolate Waffles for breakfast.
Growing up, we always had a big breakfast on the weekends. Saturday morning breakfasts were as important as family dinners. We would all sit down together and enjoy breakfast. I loved having a big breakfast as a family and it was great to eat something besides cold cereal.
During the week, our breakfasts consist mainly of cold cereal, granola, or oatmeal. If the kids want breakfast before school, it has to be fast. But on the weekends, I get to make the breakfasts I remember having as a kid. We all sit down together and start the weekend off right! And what better way to start your Saturday than with these Healthy Chocolate Waffles covered with cream and strawberries!
To make my waffles healthier for my family, I love using Greek yogurt in them. The Greek yogurt adds protein to the waffles to keep us full. Then I use whole wheat flour to make sure we are getting some nutrition from the flour. And to make sure we get a full serving of fruit in our morning, we cover the waffles in fresh strawberries, cream optional (ok not really optional in our house, but if you really want to be super healthy I guess you could go without, or just use sparingly).
Thank’s to strawberry season, we have been enjoying these Healthy Chocolate Waffles for our family breakfast for the past few weeks. I know it makes waking up a little easier for everyone.
Healthy Chocolate Waffles
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 Tbsp melted butter
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 eggs separated
- 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- In a large bowl, combine flours, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk together and set aside.
- In a large glass measuring cup, combine melted butter, milk, Greek yogurt, egg yokes and apple cider vinegar. Whisk together and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
- Add milk mixture to flour mixture and whisk together. Carefully fold in egg whites until combined.
- Cook on a hot waffle iron according to manufactures directions.
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