Sunday, September 25, 2011

Smile! Simple {chocolate} syrup

You know how you try to empty out your fridge and pantry before you leave town?  Right before we left for vacation we indulged in lots of leftovers and cheese quesadillas...leaving the shelves bare when we returned home.  Mainbain and I had another trip planned just a few days after getting settled back into our routine, which left almost nothing to make for breakfast on Saturday morning.

Saturday is no different with the baintrain than it is at your house.  They want something special.  Something that requires syrup, preferably. 

They wanted read: begged, cajoled and finally sold me on waffles. I've been using and tweaking a recipe I found here that contains lots of flours you won't ever buy.  I had the foresight to store most of my unusual flour in the freezer and I had plenty of eggs and Kefir, so waffles I could accommodate.  I tried talking them into my delicious and loveable Elvis waffles, but they wanted chocolate. Syrup, that is. 

A quick google search and I had several promising chocolate syrup recipes at my fingertips.  With only a bit of tweaking to reduce the sugar, this recipe rocked our Saturday morning.

 Simple {Chocolate} syrup
1 c coconut sugar or xylitol
1/2 c cocoa 
3/4 c water
2 T vanilla

Cooking waffles on one waffle iron for 4 hungry boys requires patience.  Thankfully I was making their request so they were okay waiting while the stack grew big enough for us to eat together.   However you make yours go ahead and plan to make extra - they all ate more than usual with this syrup.

Measure all ingredients stir together in a saucepan.  Cook over medium heat til well combined.  You can use this the same way you would any chocolate syrup. We ladled over our waffles with Saturday morning abandon after I melted a few tablespoons of butter in it.   Syrup problem solved.

I used the leftover syrup to make lots and lots of chocolate milk - it's rich though.  Only 1 T makes a kid's sized glass.



Jenna said...

What a neat recipe and I've found myself in that predicament before too, though I've never heard of chocolate waffle syrup. I usually just make the simple maple syrup that's on the back of the extract bottle.

Pattie T. said...

I like the idea of a chocolate waffle syrup. Thanks for this recipe. It sounds easy, so I'll give it a try.

Rachel said...

What a simple syrup that sounds so tasty! I bet I'd like in a coffee to make a mocha! Thanks for linking up at Healthy 2day Wednesdasy!


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