It was the smell.
It was definitely the taste.
And it was 100% the fact that my mom was making them.
I loved everything about those chocolate waffles.
We would eat them for special occasions like special birthday treats or just because for breakfast or dinner. My brother and I loved them.
It wasn’t until I was in high school and my great-grandmother passed away that I realized the huge tradition that these chocolate waffles were. I had no idea that my great-grandma had learned how to make these waffles in her high school home economics class. I had no idea that she had kept the recipe and given it to my grandma, and then my grandma to my mom. I never really thought about where these waffles came from. My grandma made a special recipe card memento for those who came to my great-grandma’s funeral and it contained the oh-so-yummy chocolate waffles recipe. I keep that recipe card in great-grandma’s box. The bottom of the recipe reads:
This morning I walked into my kitchen and to Great Grandma’s old, red recipe box and pulled out the chocolate waffles recipe and the ingredients. I started thinking about the tradition I was carrying on. I don’t make them every day or every weekend, but I make them when I want to share some love with my fam. Heath and Nash already love these waffles and I think the girls will too.
Here’s our recipe to share: