Combine the water, arrowroot and flaxmeal in a small bowl and set aside. Combine remaining wet ingredients in another bowl and set aside. Add all dry ingredients to mixer and mix until well combined. Combine the flaxmeal mixture with remaining wet ingredients and pour into dry ingredients while mixing. Mix until batter is smooth.
**Low fat option: use 1/3 c. applesauce instead of the earth balance. This will make them softer like pancakes instead of crispy but they will still taste fabulous!
1/2 c. cocoa
1/2 c. maple syrup
Combine and whisk until chocolate sauce is smooth. Pour over waffles.
Optional: 1/2 ounce cocoa nibs, broken down into bits in a food processor, or in a plastic bag with a blunt object (meat tenderizer, rolling pin, old waffle iron, etc.)
Powdered sugar for dusting
Melt butter in a saucepan. Let cool slightly. Put eggs, vanilla, and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until pale, 4 to 5 minutes. Mix in butter, salt, cocoa powder, cocoa nibs (if using) and the flour.
Heat a waffle iron until hot. Lightly grease iron with a neutral oil, such as canola. Spoon about 1 tablespoon batter onto center of each waffle-iron section to make 1 1/2-inch rounds. Close cover; cook until set, about 1 1/2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack. Let cool completely. Repeat with remaining batter, coating grids with oil after each batch. Dust with powdered sugar.
7 ounces all-purpose flour, approximately 1 1/2 cups
1 3/4 ounces sugar, approximately 3 tablespoons
1.5 ounces cocoa powder, approximately 1/2 cup
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 whole eggs, beaten
2 ounces unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
16 ounces buttermilk, room temperature
4 ounces chocolate chips, approximately 3/4 cup
Vegetable spray, for waffle iron
Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions.
In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. In another bowl beat together the eggs and melted butter and vanilla, and then add the buttermilk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir in the chocolate chips just until combined. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.
Ladle the recommended amount of waffle batter onto the center of the iron. Close the iron top and cook until the waffle is crispy on both sides and is easily removed from iron. Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200 degree F oven until ready to serve.
In 1-quart saucepan, mix all topping ingredients except bananas. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally; remove from heat. Gently stir in bananas until well coated. Keep warm.
Heat waffle iron. (Waffle irons without a nonstick coating may need to be brushed with vegetable oil or sprayed with cooking spray before batter for each waffle is added.) In medium bowl, stir all waffle ingredients with spoon until blended. Pour batter onto hot waffle iron. (Check manufacturer's directions for recommended amount of batter.) Close lid of waffle iron.
Bake each waffle about 5 minutes or until steaming stops. Carefully remove waffle. Serve with topping.
Start by making the berry sauce since it can sit while you make the waffle batter.
Combine jam and warm water and whisk until combined. Add in the berries and gently stir until combined. Depending on the sweetness of the berries, you can add a little powdered sugar if you’d like. (I don’t). Set berry sauce aside and make waffle batter.
Preheat a waffle iron. Combine flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Use a whisk to combine. In a separate bowl whisk together sugar, milk, oil, egg and vanilla until frothy. Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry a little at a time, whisking to combine. Just stir until they are combined and do not over mix. Stir in the chocolate chips. This is a pretty thin batter, so do not be expecting something that looks like pancake batter. It is supposed to be thin. You shouldn’t need to grease your waffle iron. Ladle batter in (rather than pouring – you want those chocolate chips evenly distributed!) and cook according to your iron. Be careful not to overfill. This batter has plenty of leavening so it will expand. The waffles are kind of soft when they come off the iron, but they will magically crisp up after they come off. Top with berry sauce and whipped cream. (Made about 4 waffles on my iron)