Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread Waffles

Don’t you just love easy waffles? I feel like we could all use some more waffles in our lives.

When one of my roomies left for the summer she took her waffle maker with her. So, I haven’t had waffles in awhile. However, I recently got a waffle iron at goodwill for $2.99. Score!

Now that I’ve broken my waffle fast with these waffles I feel like I’ve been missing out. They are so easy to prep and are delicious!

I froze the extras in a square tubberware. Then, when I want to eat one or two I pop them in the toaster for a few minutes. When I’m running out of the door I like to sandwhich nut butter in between two waffles or fold one over and eat it like a sandwhich.

I should add these to my weekly meal prep when the school year starts. They are super easy to make and great for on the go. I could honestly eat waffles everyday for breakfast. I’m usual in the mood for something sweet in the morning!

As I was typing up this recipe I realized I forgot the dang cinnamon. Who does that?! That would have made these waffles even better! I guess I’ll just shake some cinnamon on top and pretend it’s powdered sugar lol.

What I’ve learned from this recipe:

  • Don’t forget the cinnamon.
  • I need to add more sugar. I learned that sugar helps caramelize the outside of the waffle.
    • The recipe called for 1/4 cup of maple syrup. But, I didn’t want that much sweetener so I used 1/2 tbsp. Next time I’ll try 2-4 tablespoons.
  • I should try beating the egg whites separately. Beating should incorporate air into whites making the waffles crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

I probably should have done this research before I made these but we all make mistakes.

Ingredients: Makes 8-9 waffles (from gratefulgrazer.com)

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1-2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • A few pinches of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or any kind of milk)
  • 1 1/2 cups grated zucchini
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-4 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla (use 1 teaspoon if milk is vanilla flavor)
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • Butter and maple syrup for topping

Directions: (from gratefulgrazer.com)

  1. Heat your waffle iron.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. 
  3. In another bowl, mix together the milk, zucchini, eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla. Pour this mixture into the dry mixture and stir until just mixed. Fold in the chocolate chips.  
  4. Grease the waffle iron with butter or oil spray. Fill up the waffle maker and cook for 6-7 minutes.
  5. Top with butter and maple syrup! 

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