Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Waffles

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We’re celebrating this weekend. After weeks and weeks of home improvement, entertaining, and various unexpected inconveniences, we finally have the chance to catch our breath. At long last, a relaxing family weekend–the perfect time to cook up some mildly decadent chocolate chip waffles. These whole wheat waffles offer a touch of chocolatey sweetness, as well as whole grain goodness. Served with a sprinkle of chocolate chips, a drizzle of maple syrup, and a side of orange slices, these tasty waffles are great for a family breakfast or brunch.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Waffles

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour, all-purpose flour, or a mixture of both
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar or honey
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 3/4 cups milk
2 tablespoons Grand Marnier (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat your waffle iron while you prepare your ingredients.

Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir in the chocolate chips, and set bowl aside.

In a small bowl, combine the butter, eggs, milk, Grand Marnier, and vanilla. Fold into the dry mixture, stirring just until combined. Batter should be just runny enough to drizzle off a spoon. If your batter is on the thick side, add a few more splashes of milk.

Spoon 1/4 cup of batter per waffle onto the waffle iron, and cook until the waffles are light golden brown.

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