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Mocha waffles are flavored with both chocolate and coffee to create the perfect combination of a chocolate waffle combined with a coffee waffle. The mocha waffles are crispy on the outside, and fluffy on the inside – the perfect waffle texture, and ready to be topped with your favorite waffle toppings!
I am not at all a morning person, so to me, coffee is also liquid sanity. Most people know not to expect me to have a coherent conversation until I’ve had that first cup of coffee.
I LOVE trying new coffee drinks, whether they’re flavored lattes, or other espresso drinks – especially those that involve chocolate in any capacity.
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I actually enjoy the taste of coffee, thus my addict status. And I don’t intend to kick this habit any time soon. I also love any kind of breakfast foods – especially the sweet stuff – pancakes, french toast (like these Nutella stuffed French toast), and waffles!
AND since waffles are the perfect excuse to eat dessert for breakfast, it was only logical that I make these waffles with coffee and chocolate!
Why stop at plain waffles when you add coffee AND chocolate to the mix. So with some tweaks, I present to you my Mocha Waffles!
These mocha waffles are a perfect mix of chocolate waffles, combined with coffee waffles. They’re crispy on the outside, and fluffy on the inside – the perfect waffle texture!
How to make Mocha Waffles?
There’s a few steps to get the texture just right, and you do need a few different bowls!
Step #1: Coffee infused butter
Start by melting butter in the microwave or stovetop and add coffee to it. I used instant coffee, but you could also use espresso powder to get the coffee taste.
Step #2: Whip the egg whites
Separate the 3 eggs, and whip the egg whites using or electric hand mixer or a whisk, if you’re feeling an arm workout.
Step #3: Mix the dry ingredients
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt and cocoa powder.
Use good quality cocoa powder to make sure you get a rich chocolate taste. I used this Hershey brand cocoa powder!
Step #4: Mix the wet ingredients
Then in a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, butter and coffee mixture, and egg yolks.
Step: #5: Combine the batter
Finally, it’s time to combine the batter – add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Then with a spatula, fold in the egg whites, making sure not to deflate them too much!
Step #6: Make the waffles
Preheat the waffle maker. Then once it’s hot, grease it with some melted butter or oil
Pour about 1/3 cup of batter per waffle (or adjust for your waffle iron) and spread evenly on the griddle.
What to serve with Mocha Waffles?
I chose to top my waffles with some fresh strawberries, whipped cream, more chocolate, and of course maple syrup! (as a Canadian I feel obligated to let you know to only use the good stuff on these!)
Yes, this took care of my sugar intake for the weekend! But it was oh so delicious, in fact, I’m drooling just thinking about it at the moment!
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- 8 tablespoons 1 stick melted unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons instant coffee or espresso
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 large eggs separated
- 2 cups milk
- Coffee Butter: Melt 1 stick of butter in the microwave in 10 second increments. Add 2 tbsp of instant coffee. Mix until the instant coffee has dissolved completely.
- Separate 3 eggs. Then beat egg whites until medium-stiff peaks but not dry. It took about 3-4 minutes with an electric beater. The egg white peaks should point straight up without collapsing (mostly).
- Combine the dry ingredients: In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- Mix together wet ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together egg yolks, milk, melted coffee butter
- Pour into dry mixture, and combine.
- Fold in egg whites: Carefully fold whites into batter. Do not over-mix or your egg whites will lose their stiffness.
- Prepare waffle maker: Heat the waffle maker. Then grease waffle iron with some melted butter or oil
- Pour about 1/3 cup of batter per waffle (or adjust for your waffle iron) and spread evenly on the griddle.
- Close lid and cook for about 5 minutes (or adjust for your waffle iron). It's done when the waffle maker stops steaming.
- Repeat until you’ve gone through all the batter.
- Top with your choice of toppings. Enjoy!