dark chocolate zucchini waffles

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living in a 1940s bungalow, chilly, grey days call for baking in my opinion. old homes though charming, are drafty, but with the heater turned high and the oven on the house warms in no time at all, and who doesn't love coming in to a home with the smell of chocolate wafting through the air.

in fact it was enough to bring my toddler out of his room where he was suppose to be napping, instead sneaking through the jack and jill bathroom, tip-toeing past his sleeping baby brother, finally entering into the kitchen with a smile on his proud little face eagerly asking, "what cooking mommy?"

dark chocolate zucchini waffles
yield: 10 waffles, about 6 belgium waffles

2 cups white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon sea salt
3 large eggs, separated
2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup coconut oil, liquid form (or melted butter or vegetable oil)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 medium zucchini, shredded
1 cup dark chocolate pieces
butter, for topping
maple syrup, for topping
vanilla ice cream, for topping (optional)

preheat oven to 250 degrees F and place a wire rack over a baking sheet, set aside.
in a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt. whisk until combined. make a well in the center of the bowl and pour in egg yolks, buttermilk, coconut oil (or oil of choice), and vanilla extract. mix until just combined and lump-free. 
in a stand mixer, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. add the beaten egg white to the batter, a little at a time. fold in gently until evenly combined. fold in shredded zucchini and dark chocolate pieces.
heat waffle iron and grease with cooking spray. add about 1/4 cup of batter to the center of the hot waffle iron. close lid and cook according to your waffle iron's instructions. transfer to prepared wire rack baking sheet. repeat with remaining batter, greasing after each waffle. serve as you continue to cook the rest or keep warm in the preheated oven. serve with butter and maple syrup or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

**tip: waffles may be made ahead and frozen in an airtight container. rewarm in the oven or toaster before serving.

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  1. I love your posts :]
    Those waffles look amazing!!

  2. folkbird, thank you! they really are delicious and just the right amount of sweet. i do hope you try them!



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