Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwiches on Jalapeño Cornbread Biscuits with Honey Bourbon Bacon.
Is there anything better than some good ol’ chocolate chip waffles???
I’d take chocolate chip pancakes too, but today we are just talkin’ waffles.
So one day last week I suddenly had a major itch to make waffles. It was probably all the snow. Snow and waffles just kind of go hand in hand, but with or without, waffles rule.
Also, if I see another snow flake, I may just have to pick up and move to a sunny warm place for the next three months or so.
It’s like full on winter here and all I can think about is SUMMER. Yeah, not spring, summer.
It happens every single year like clockwork around this time. I sort of get the feeling that this may be the case for lots of us though. Am I right??
Oh, and since I can’t get summer off my brain, I guess I should tell you all that I am actually stressing out about how to get all of my summer recipes posted within the allotted time (end of May-early September and yes, Memorial Day = summer in my brain). Like I have so, so, so many things I want to share with you all that I am stressed that there will not be enough days to get them all in! Thoughts have even crossed my mind about posting all seven days of the week, but then a smart, logical person (AKA my mother) chimes in and says “well, when would you sleep?”. And then I realize she has a point… and I take a deep breath… and then I start stress again.
And umm, if you think I am being ridiculous, I wouldn’t argue with you in the least. But I already happily admit I am %100 crazy. No denying it here. But hey, it’s gives me character right? At least I think it does?
Ok, but tell me, am I the only one this pumped for summer and summer food???? What are you guys most excited for? What foods can’t you wait to make? Any recipes you’d like to see me make? Come on, lets chat today. I am feeling kind of talkative.
I do realize that all this non-sense above has nothing to do with these amazing whole wheat Belgium chocolate chip waffles, so let me explain them before I lose you guys completely…or have I already lost you?
SOO. I made these with a special day in mind. Some of you may say it’s a bit early to be thinking about Mother’s Day, but I like to be prepared. That or I just really wanted some chocolate chip waffles, and prepping them for a Mother’s Day Breakfast in bed post seemed like a pretty good excuse to make them. Yeah, that sounds more like it.
But I really did think about my mom when creating this recipe. It’s truly all her favorite things. Especially since breakfast is her favorite meal, chocolate her favorite food group and carbs her other favorite food group. Not sure which she likes more, but I am pretty positive she could never live without chocolate, but life without carbs? Hmm, that would be mighty hard, but as long as she had chocolate, I think she could do it.
Being the bestest daughter that I am (cause the other one is 6, and whoever makes waffles with chocolate chips on a random snowy day in April… plus serves them in a comfy cozy bed… clearly wins. Sorry Asher, but I schooled you on this one), I made my mom a pre Mother’s Day breakfast (…or really lunch) in my bed. Yes, now she’ll get two fancy breakfasts!
She’s pumped. COOL.
Really though, don’t I just treat my momma AWESOME?!? Right, right. If only I told you about all the times I use her as my own personal punching bag (and by that I only mean I unload all my stresses on her – promise, no real violence) because she’s my mom and well, she’ll always love me no matter how mean I can sometimes be. We fight like sisters, work like partners, are complete opposites, but oddly each others best friends. I feel pretty lucky to have such an awesome relationship with not only my mom, but both my parents.
So this means Mother’s Day is kind of important to me. I am not big on buying gifts or anything like that, but just more into showing my mom I care. And the best way I know how to say that is clearly through food.
Oh and flowers, always flowers too! You just can never go wrong with some fresh flowers.
Last year I made some beyond amazing crepes that you should really check out as well. Those crepes…too good!
This year though, I went a little simpler. Nothing wrong with that. I mean, these waffles are legit and since I love my mom so much, I made them a little healthier with the addition of whole wheat flour. I know there is still chocolate and all, but to her that’s like health food (she’s pretty smart, right?). So you see, these waffles, with a scoop of ice cream on top (mine was homemade coconut ice cream…Mmmm!) are actually somewhat healthy. Well, maybe the ice cream is a bit of a stretch, but we’ll just pretend it’s greek yogurt or something. The imagination is a beautiful thing!
Oh my gosh, and those bananas! Well obviously those are healthy. And crazy good too! There may even be a little coconut rum in there too.
What?!? Hey, my mom is a lightweight and I knew if I got just a little something extra in these waffles, I would be able to butter her up and talk her into a shopping trip.
Genius? Or totally evil?
JUST KIDDING. Well, sorta.
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In all seriousness, just make these waffles. Really, please do!! And even better if you eat them (serve them) in bed…maybe ditch work too? Oh would that be amazing!
These look awesome! Also wondering, what could be a substitute for eggs?
Thanks Molly!! Have you ever tried using a flax egg? I have not tried it, but maybe that would work?
I want those bananas to go on #allthethings!!!! Omg! And obviously these waffles alone are fabulous too. Yum!
RIGHT?!?! Thanks so much, Katrina!!
I seriously adore your food blog! I cook a recipe from it pretty much every day!! My husband is dying over all the deliouse recipes that you create!!! Looking forward to making these waffles!
YEAH!! Thank you so much! I am so excited you are enjoying my recipes!! Seriously, THANKS! 🙂
Have a great week!
I love that you are worried you have too many recipes to post–that is a great problem to have (at least for us readers!) Maybe you could pair some together for entertaining–like little menus? I would love some recipes that don’t make the house super hot! I just moved and my apartment has no AC. Plus, I am scared of fire so that means grilling is out unless the roommates are home. So I would love some amazing summer stove top or no cook recipes. Despite all that, I am really hoping to do a bit of entertaining this summer when I am not studying!
Oh menus?!? That sounds fun, such a great idea!! 🙂 I am not very good at entertaining, but I can see what I come up with!
YUM! Totally love the way your mom thinks – carbs and chocolate?! We sound like soulmates haha. And the photos of breakfast in bed – so gorgeous!
THNAK YOU! Hope you had a great day, Alexandra!
oh my gosh, these look incredible!
Looks oh so yummy.
I always like the flowers in you pictures.
Thanks Nancy! I always love using flowers! 🙂
This is so cute! I just finished styling a pretty similar breakfast in bed post (coming to my blog soon), but your tray and bed setup is so much cuter than mine. I love all the purple!
Also, this recipe looks amazing! That shot of those caramelized bananas? I die.
HAH! I was literally thinking as I read your comment, oh, I bet her post will be so much cuter than mine!! LOL! I semi hate these photos, so I am beyond excited to see your post. I know it will be amazing!!
These look divine!
Thanks Erin! 🙂 Hope you are having a great week!
Wow, what a gorgeous brunch! Chocolate chip waffles sound incredible! Great styling and recipe concept!
Thank you so much, Sydney!! Hope you are enjoying your week! 🙂
The color of this dessert is beautiful! Gorgeous.
Thanks so much! 🙂
This looks so good. Almost like bananas foster waffles??… anyhoo- we are PUMPED for summer! Summer food is soooo good. Lots of light fresh food- tons of fresh fruit. Berries! AHHH so excited!
Summer food is the best!! 🙂
Thanks both Heather and Melissa!
It’s only better if you add some peanut butter, but everything’s better with peanut butter! Otherwise, this looks amazing!
Could not agree more, everything is better with peanut butter!! 🙂
These photos are gorgeous! I love everything about them. – the lighting, the colors, the staging, the drool-worthy waffles! Ice cream on waffles, say what?! Not sure I can go there, but those caramelized bananas, uh yes please.
Haven’t started to think too much about summer food just yet. Other than the fact that my empty veggie beds need some seeds in them stat, now that some mild weather seems to be here to stay.
Wow, thank you so much!! Such a sweet comment!!
Enjoy that mild weather of yours! 🙂
Tieghan these waffles look AMAZING! Your Mom is a lucky woman!!
Thank you so much, Mary! Hope you had a great day!