Cook's Hideout: Almond Butter & Chocolate Chip Waffles

July 25, 2011

Almond Butter & Chocolate Chip Waffles

I make pancakes or waffles almost every week. It is really convenient to have some homemade goodies stacked in the freezer for quick weekday breakfasts. Every time I ask my 3-year old what pancakes he wants his very prompt reply would be “chocolate”. I try to reason with him and say too much chocolate is not good, but sometimes I have to give in and add some chocolate chips into the batter just to please him.

Almond Butter & Choco. Chip Waffles
So for Day 3 of our blogging marathon, I made these Almond butter & chocolate chip waffles. The recipe is from Whole Grains Baking by King Arthur Flour, this cookbook is like a bible with over 600 pages and tons of recipes using whole grains. Original recipe was for Peanut Butter & Chocolate chip Waffles, but I prefer other nut butters over peanut butter, so I used almond butter instead. Also the recipe uses Spelt flour which is a much healthy alternate to all-purpose flour. The waffles turned out just perfect, fluffy and delicious.
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Here’s how I made them:
Spelt flour – 1 cup
Baking powder – 2tbsp
Salt - ¾tsp
Almond Butter – ½ cup (You can use Peanut butter instead)
Sugar - ¼cup 
Unsalted Butter – 4tbsp, melted
Almond milk – 1 cup (Original recipe used regular milk)
Eggs – 2
Chocolate chips – ½cup (I used mini chocolate chips)
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  • In a small bowl whisk together flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
  • Cream almond butter with the sugar until it softens, then pour in the melted butter. Add eggs one at a time, mixing to incorporate before adding the second egg.
  • Add milk gradually; mixture will be wet at this point. 
  • Slowly stir in the flour mixture and mix until combined.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Let the batter sit for at least 10 minutes before making the waffles. This is an important step for spelt flour, since the batter starts out soupy but thickens as the grain absorbs the liquid.
  • To bake the waffles: Follow your waffle iron instructions and bake the waffles. On my waffle iron: I added a scant 1 cup of batter and baked for 4 minutes for perfectly golden waffles.
Enjoy with some bananas and maple syrup. Have some coffee too for a very satisfying breakfast. These waffles are pretty filling, I was able to eat half waffle and was too full already. 
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Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have been cooking up for Day 3 of BM# 7.


  1. Pics are so inviting!! super like

  2. The last pic is sensational! What a great breakfast treat!
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  3. I agree with pic is the highlight!! awesome !!

  4. Wow looks so tasty Pavani. I love the last picture .. inviting :)

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  5. Delicious and those pics are too gud

  6. Pictures are stunning Pavani. I agree that kids seem to want only chocolate in all their dishes. My boys eat anything baked only if it's chocolate..when I bake vanilla, they bring out to show the chocolate muffin on the butter cover..I don't have waffle maker, must get one..

    btw I think I am noticing the template change only today, looks great!

  7. Looks so delicious. The second click is absolutely tempting.

  8. Waffles look so great. Nice snaps..

  9. Gorgeous clicks..Delicious breakfast platter.

  10. yumm! sounds like the perfect breakfast treat! nice snaps dear :)

  11. I am ready for breakfast! My son would love this!

  12. great pics , esp the one where the honey is being poured in a steady stream ! Although, I dont eat eggs, I think its definitely droolworthy :)

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  13. Hai Dear

    Can you do me a favour..Can you please tell me how did you add your another website as a page in the recipe index

  14. Pavani,
    The pics are WOW...too tempting for words..I am drooling rt now :)
    Great recipe
    Happy Blogging

  15. Thanks everyone.

    Aarthi, Sent you an email with the details. Thanks.


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