Chocolate Waffles

1/2 cup butter

2 oz unsweetened chocolate

1 cup milk

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Pre-heat your waffle iron.

2. In a microwave-safe bowl (I use a 2-cup glass measuring cup), combine the butter, chocolate, and milk. Heat on high 1 minute; stir well. Heat on high in increments of 30 seconds, stirring after each, until the chocolate is melted. Allow to cool for a few minutes.

3. While whisking constantly, add the beaten egg to the chocolate mixture, and mix well. Add vanilla and mix well.

4. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt, and mix well. Add the chocolate mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well.

5. Cook the waffles according to the manufacture's directions for your waffle iron. Serve with whipped cream and strawberries, or other toppings of your choice.

Makes 12 4-inch square waffles.