Today was my daughters birthday. The rose among thorns, this precious little girl has 3 brothers. Two are so small they don’t quite count as “boys”, but my 6 year old son gives us a good picture of what’s to come.
A birthday in the Bateman house means a full day where the child being celebrated gets to choose the menu. Breakfast, lunch and dinner – nothing is off limits and without fail, breakfast ALWAYS includes chocolate!
I chose to launch my blog with “Tirzah’s Birthday Waffles” because they were amazing! Not only were they delicious and moderately healthy, they were proof that it’s working…my daughter is learning to cook! She is beginning to understand what flavors combine well and she is confident in her ideas. We make waffles on almost a weekly basis, but we have never made these!
These were Tirzah’s Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Waffles with Fresh Whip Cream and Bananas.
- 3 cups of white wheat
- 4 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt
- 4 tablespoons of raw sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups of milk
- ⅔ cup coconut oil
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- ¼ cup of mini chocolate chips
- Whip Cream:
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon vanilla
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
- Whip on med speed until soft peaks form (watch it - it's amazing! You will know when it looks like delicious whipped cream! Then you will try it and your suspicion will be confirmed. It's worth the effort and you will never want that low fat canned version again.).
- Cream coconut oil and sugar on medium until white and fluffy
- Scrape sides of the bowl
- Mix all dry ingredients and add to bowl.
- Mix until fully incorporated
- Whisk eggs and milk, turn mixer on low and pour into dry ingredients
- Let sit for about 5min to allow the whole wheat to absorb the liquid.
Waffles:Waffle + whipped cream + sliced banana + pure maple syrup = delightful
Just like my little…I mean “big” girl!