February 9, 2011

Chocolate Malt Waffles for Valentine’s Day Breakfast {Powernap}

Chocolate Malt Waffles This is the latest installment of my Powernap column. The series where I share quick, easy food that can be made for all kinds of situations. Powernaps are short and sweet, and so are these recipes. These are the things I make in a jiffy when I need a quick snack, am in the mood for a recipe experiment, or simply need to clean out the pantry.

Today’s Powernap: Make a delicious, decadent breakfast for my daughter and husband with my snazzy new waffle maker!

This week I am all about my new heart shaped waffle maker. Can you tell? If you want a waffle maker like this be sure to stop by this post on my Products Review page to enter to win one! After you’ve done that come back and we can talk waffles. Chocolate Malt Waffles to be specific. Today’s Powernap is brought to your courtesy of my sweet tooth. Sure, I love poached eggs on toast for breakfast, too, but why not go hog wild for Valentine’s Day! Who wouldn’t love to wake up to a stack of waffles with thin slices of strawberries and whipped cream. I know I would!

The beauty of this job is that I often celebrate holidays once twice. Once a week or so early, and then again on the actual day. Since I knew I wanted to post this recipe before Valentine’s Day I whipped up this delicious stack for my husband and daughter the other day. They devoured it in mere minutes, a sure sign that this should be on the breakfast menu for Monday!


Homemade Pancake/Waffle Mix


4 c. unbleached all-purpose flour
½ c. malt powder (like Carnation or Horlick’s)
1 t. cinnamon (optional)
3 T. baking powder
2 t. baking soda
2 T. sugar
1 ½ t. Kosher salt

1. Mix all ingredients in a big bowl with a whisk. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.

Homemade Chocolate Waffles

1 c. pancake/waffle mix (above)
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 c. whole or 2% milk
1 T. unsalted butter


1. Rub the waffle maker with a little bit of butter or cooking spray. Ladle about one cup of the mixture into the hot waffle maker and cook the waffles for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until they are golden brown.

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

To dress this up like I did stack sliced strawberries and whipped cream between each waffle!

Naptime Stopwatch

Making the mix takes all of 5 minutes! Making the batter and enjoying the waffles takes about another 10 minutes.

Naptime Reviews

My daughter adores waffles, and strawberries!