The waffle bender continues! This time, we are putting a spin on a waffle classic by combining miso with chocolate chips. Don't be freaked out, we've already done this before! Remember these miso chocolate chip cookies?
I am taken with these waffles for the same reason I liked the miso chocolate chip cookies so much: the buttery saltiness of the miso pairs well with the bittersweet chocolate chips without any pockets of intense saltiness (like what happens when giant flakes of sea salt are sprinkled on top of a dessert).
Making waffles that do not quite fill up the entire waffle iron means that you end up with more reasonably sized waffles. Which in turn means, obviously, you can eat more of them and feel superior about keeping your new year's resolution. What, no. These waffles keep in the freezer really well, so you can enjoy waffles on the regular. Serve these up plain, with a light-handed dusting of powdered sugar, slathered with peanut butter, or (the ultimate) topped with a scoop of pistachio ice cream.
Miso Chocolate Chip Waffles
Makes about 12 waffles
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
4 tablespoons shiro (white) miso
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup whole milk
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
In a small bowl, stir together melted butter, miso, eggs, vanilla extract, sour cream, and milk.
Add the dry ingredients, all at once to the wet ingredients. Stir until just incorporated, and then stir in the chocolate chips so that they're evenly distributed. Do not over mix the waffle batter.
Heat waffle iron and grease if necessary.
Ladle batter (about 1/4 cup per waffle) into the waffle iron (I like to use an ice cream scoop with a lever). Cook until golden on each side. The amount of time depends on your waffle iron. Remove waffles from the waffle iron and serve immediately with your toppings of choice.