Chocolate Almond Waffles ~ ElephantEats.com

I’m not always the easiest person to live with.

I know you all probably find that very hard to believe ;)

Chocolate Almond Waffles ~ ElephantEats.com

Although Nate often purposefully annoys me (though he’ll deny it), he also does a lot of sweet things on a regular basis. He’s extremely thoughtful and emotionally expressive. He will randomly buy me little “tasty treats” if he sees a dessert or something that he thinks I might like. He definitely knows the way to my heart!

While I do cook dinner for Nate weekly, I think that it’s not so special anymore since I do it all the time. To mix things up and show him that I appreciate him, I decided to make him a special breakfast. 

Chocolate Almond Waffles ~ ElephantEats.com

These waffles are chocolatey, but they’re not overly sweet. They’re totally appropriate for breakfast as opposed to dessert. The tart and sweet raspberry sauce is the perfect accompaniment and both have a subtle hint of almond flavor. 

This is the perfect breakfast to surprise your special someone with on Valentine’s Day!

Chocolate Almond Waffles ~ ElephantEats.com

In other news, LC and my painting of her made it onto a buzzfeed list (she’s #10)! That sadly is probably the coolest thing that has ever happened, and probably every will happen, to me (and her). 

Buzzfeed 21 Signs You’re A Cat Lady In Training ~ ElephantEats.com

 

Chocolate Almond Waffles with Raspberry Sauce
A not too sweet chocolate waffle with a sweet and tart raspberry sauce that's perfect for a special breakfast!
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Waffles
  1. 1 cup all purpose flour
  2. 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  3. 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/4 cup sugar
  7. 1/4 cup almond paste
  8. 2 1/4 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  9. 3 tablespoons butter
  10. 2 large eggs
  11. 1 cup 2% milk
  12. 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Raspberry Sauce
  1. 2 cups frozen raspberries, thawed
  2. 2 Tbsp almond paste
  3. 2-3 Tbsp water.
Waffles
  1. Preheat oven to 300.
  2. Mix first 5 ingredients into large bowl.
  3. In a small food processor or blender, blend sugar and almond paste. Add to flour mixture.
  4. Heat chocolate and butter in a small microwave-safe dish in the microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until completely melted.
  5. Pour chocolate into medium bowl. Whisk in eggs, then milk, and almond extract. Gradually whisk milk mixture into dry ingredients.
  6. Following manufacturer's instructions, make waffles with batter (waffles will be somewhat soft when removed from pan).
  7. Place finished waffles on baking sheet in oven as you make the rest to keep them hot and crispy.
Raspberry Sauce
  1. Blend raspberries and 1 Tbsp water in a food processor. Strain raspberry mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl, running a spoon back and forth over inside of sieve until all that's left in the sieve is seeds. Frequently scrape bottom of sieve, where strained pulp is coming out, into the bowl. Discard seeds.
  2. Add raspberry puree back into food processor. Add almond paste and 1-2 Tbsp water and blend until sauce is to your liking. Serve over waffles.
Adapted from Bon Appetit
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50 Comments

  1. First, I love that buzzfeed article for many reasons! ;)

    These waffles are adorable and too sweet for words! Love that raspberry sauce on top!

  2. These would definitely be the sort of breakfast my husband should make for me. Raspberry and chocolate is one of my favorite combos! The way to his heart? Plain old buttermilk pancakes with lots of butter. (He doesn’t even put syrup on them.)

    • Hahaha, maybe drop him a hint? I love chocolate and any fruit…such a nice combo. Omg, your hubs sounds like mine when it comes to food preferences- boring!

  3. This is definitely the perfect breakfast for Valentines Day…lucky Nate!

  4. How cute! I want it now even for dinner haha

  5. I had to smile reading your first line… I thought I was in a novel about myself there for a moment ;-). Look at your gorgeous Valentine’s day breakfast!! You had me at raspberry sauce (what a smashing colour too!) but those chocolate waffles with heart design are melt worthy as well… what a great idea, your man is going to be over the moon! And that feature in Buzzfeed? I’m still thinking about it cat lady. Extremely cool but certainly not the last thing my dear – xx – happy hearts to you, Nate and LC.

    • Haha, I’m glad I’m not the only one :) I really loved the color the sauce turned out! I had to improvise since I don’t have a heart-shaped waffle iron, but I think Nate got the point, hehe. Thanks, Kelly!!

  6. This is so beautiful and I love the pink raspberry sauce. so festive and definitely fits for Valentine’s day. ;)

  7. Oh this is soooo sweet! Nate is one very lucky man :) your relationship is so wonderfully inspiring, and this looks absolutely delicious!
    the hobbit kitchen x

  8. Aaw, what a wonderful and romantic looking breakfast! So sweet of you and Nate is so lucky :) These waffles are adorable and I love that raspberry sauce :)

  9. Your husband is a sweet guy! I think he definitely deserve this sweet breakfast! : ) Hope things are going well with the house. No more snow (and more waffles)! : )

    • It’s true, I lucked out in the husband department! He most certainly deserved this treat. Well the snow has delayed our reno a decent amount…but we should be in before April (fingers crossed!!!). Thanks, Monica :)

  10. Loved the BuzzFeed! (And feeling the need to commission a portrait of my kitties now – lol!)

    I feel the same way – dinner is like an “all the time” thing so it’s not really as special anymore, so when I want to throw some love Aaron’s way I amp it up with breakfast – and waffles are his FAVORITE so maybe I can make him these on Valentine’s weekend :)

  11. These waffles look ridiculously good! And I love your painting of your cat! Now I want one of my cat!!

  12. That sauce is SO beautiful! Perfect V-day breakfast :)

  13. Those waffles are so cute and festive, and they sound delicious, too! That’s too cool re BuzzFeed!!

  14. Wow!! This looks so delicious!! Happy Valentines Day!! :)

  15. Wow, what a profesional looking plating…
    i love the way you shaped the wafflre into a hearth, pretty damn representing Valentine!!!

  16. That’s awesome you made it on a buzzfeed list! So cool. These waffles sound like a perfect breakfast to make this weekend. You had me at chocolate. :)

  17. consuelohoneyandfigs

    Yay, congrats on the Buzzfeed list! That’s really amazing!!
    These waffles look amazing, and they’re super pretty as well. Awwh it was so sweet of you to make Nate this lovely breakfast :”)

  18. I’m sure you’re not that difficult to live with – not compared with me, anyway! I love the look of your waffles with the raspberry sauce and I’ve never made it with almond paste before. I must try that. Congrats on making it into the Top 10 – that’s very exciting xx

    • Haha, thank, Charlie! I’ll have to have Nate weigh in ;) I dunno what made me add almond paste other than I love the taste. It definitely made the waffles less crispy but added a yummy flavor.

  19. What a great plate to wake up to! And I’m sure you are a joy to live with (we all have our issues but I know that you probably bring more sweetness than sour!) Thank you for sharing such a delicious recipe, my friend! I hope you have a happy start to your week!

  20. That’s hilarious that you made it onto buzzfeed!!!

    Can you make these for me everyday??! I will love you unconditionally forever.

  21. chocolate almond waffles with hot pink raspberry sauce?! i am IN. and i like it when you say the sweetness is subtle, b/c i’m not always into eating dessert for breakfast. okay, *sometimes* but not always, you know? Hope you had a happy and relaxing valentine’s day!
    i still love that LC made it onto Buzzfeed.

  22. Well, Valentine’s Day is over but I’m still pinning these sexy waffles because I think we should be eating chocolate for breakfast aaaallll year long! And hey, Ms Popular, look who’s on Buzzfeed?! That is rad! (And that painting is gorgeous too)

  23. This certainly does look like a special breakfast! The raspberry sauce is gorgeous! Congratulations on the Buzzfeed feature :)

  24. Oh my, are these the prettiest waffles ever! Bet they taste delish too

  25. Woah Amy, stunning waffles! Talk about a special romantic breakfast. Hahah, I feel like I need to wish you a very belated happy Valentine’s Day :)

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