Dark Chocolate Waffles

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup (packed) brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate (at least 70% cacao), finely chopped
  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • Unsalted butter, warm pure maple syrup and peanut butter (for serving)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 250°.
  2. Whisk flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Make a well in the center and add egg yolks, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla.
  4. Blend with a fork, then gradually incorporate dry ingredients, mixing just until combined.
  5. Using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat egg whites in a small bowl until soft peaks form.(It took about 6 min)
  6. Working in 2 batches, fold egg whites into batter just until combined. Fold in chocolate.
  7. Heat a waffle iron until very hot; lightly coat with nonstick spray. Working in batches, cook waffles until cooked through. Transfer to a wire rack and keep warm in oven until ready to serve.
  8. Serve waffles with butter, syrup and peanut butter.
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