Monday, July 29, 2019

Celebrating #BacktoSchoolTreats with Chocolate Malt Waffles

I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #BacktoSchoolTreats week recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Wow, it is hard to believe that summer is nearly over and the school year is upon us. Here in Michigan the kids don't return to school until after Labor Day. In other parts of the country they are returning to school next month. There is a wonderful group of bloggers that are sharing #BacktoSchoolTreats all week long.

I am starting off with a wonderful, filling breakfast that your kids are sure to love. Chocolate malt Waffles studded with chocolate chips and sprinkled with powdered sugar. You can sit down and enjoy a family meal or, if your family is like mine, the kids can grab a waffle and eat while being driven to school. Either way, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that their stomachs are full and their brains are ready to soak in all the teachers have to offer.

Welcome to the first day of Back to School Treats Week.......

Summer is winding down, and we are celebrating with #BacktoSchoolTreats hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures. All week-long 30 bloggers will be sharing 100+ fantastic recipes for both parents and kids, with breakfasts, snacks, desserts, and drinks to get you back in the school routine. Thank you sponsors for providing the prize packages. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below! 

I decided to start the week off with a breakfast that is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.  As we all know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day so I try to find a breakfast that the Teen will eat.  My Teen sleeps in until the last minute.  That makes this breakfast perfect.  The chocolaty, malty goodness does not require any syrup so it is the perfect grab and go meal.

I started these the day that I fed my sourdough starter.  I took the discard, added some flour, sugar and buttermilk and then left it on the counter overnight.  This is what I found the following morning.

In the morning, whisk together some cocoa, malted milk powder. baking powder, salt, cinnamon and sugar.  I used sugar provided from sponsor, Dixie Crystals

Combine the dry cocoa mixture to the wet sourdough mixture with the eggs, butter, vanilla and chocolate chips.  Heat up your waffle maker and cook per manufacturer's instructions.

Before we go on to my recipe and the fantastic giveaway, let's take a look at what the other bloggers are sharing today.

Check out these #BacktoSchoolTreats recipes from our Bloggers:
Back to School Breakfasts:
Baked Funfetti Doughnuts from Tara's Multicultural Table
Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins from Comfortably Domestic
Breakfast Cookies from Home Sweet Homestead
Brioche Bread Pudding from Simply Healthyish
Chocolate Chip Maple Pecan Granola from Family Around the Table
Chocolate Malt Waffles from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Coconut Oatmeal Breakfast Bars from The Beard and The Baker
Homemade Honey Buns from The Domestic Kitchen
Nutella Waffles with Strawberry Syrup from The Redhead Baker
Oatmeal Pear Bars from Karen's Kitchen Stories
PB&J Overnight Oats from Jolene's Recipe Journal
Peaches and Maple Crunch Breakfast Jars from My Sweet Zepol
Peanut Butter & Jelly Muffins from The Spiffy Cookie
Triple Berry Overnight French Toast from The Nifty Foodie

Back to School Snacks:
Lavender Rice Krispie Treats from Nik Snacks
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars from Simple and Savory

Back to School Desserts:
'Ah! Sunflower' Cupcakes from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Almond Joy Cupcakes from Daily Dish Recipes
Back-to-School Sundae from Our Good Life
Caramel Apple Back to School Cupcakes from Big Bear's Wife
Caramel Apple Dip from The Mandatory Mooch
Chocolate Cupcakes with PB Fluff Buttercream from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Easy Chocolate No Bake Cookies from Jen Around the World
Chocolate Pudding & Caramel Parfait from Girl Abroad
Oatmeal Cream Pie Layer Cake from Love and Confections
Vanilla Bean Pudding Pops from Hardly A Goddess

Back to School Drinks:
Caramel Apple Iced Tea from For the Love of Food
Dairy-Free Apple Pie Smoothie from Frugal & Fit
Iced Apple Ginger Ale from Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
Iced Salted Caramel Latte from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks

Now let's take a look at all the wonderful gifts our sponsors have provided for our readers to win.  I certainly hope one of my readers is a lucky winner!!

  Dixie Crystals is giving away a Keurig for BrunchWeek 2019


Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a Keurig K-Select Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker. Since 1917, Dixie Crystals® has been the South’s choice for high-quality sugar and sweeteners. For generations, Dixie Crystals has been at the heart of family traditions and celebrations. Our pure cane, non-GMO sugar products guarantee that treasured family recipes will turn out right every time. Bake with love and Dixie Crystals.
  Sweets & Treats prize package


Sweets & Treats is giving one winner the Year of Sprinkles that contains holiday mixes, classic sprinkles, and some of their most popular sprinkles.
Sweets & Treats, a party and baking supplies manufacturer and wholesaler, started out of a baking industry need for truly grease-proof cupcake liners. From there, the company expanded into a handful of specialized categories including the latest, Sweet Sprinkles, their one of a kind sprinkles and sprinkle mix line. With hundreds of truly unique products, they are a one stop shop for your next party!

Torani Prize


Torani is giving one winner a year supply of Torani: 12-750ml glass bottles, flavors will be winner’s choice, plus pumps for each bottle.
We believe in flavor for all and opportunity for all. In the beginning, Rinaldo and Ezilda Torre visited family in Lucca, Italy. They returned home to San Francisco with handwritten recipes, which they used to create authentic flavored syrups. Needless to say, the syrups we’re a hit. A lot has happened since then, but our belief has remained the same: Flavor for All, Opportunity for All. It means that not only are the products we make inclusive and approachable, but so is our success. We believe everything starts with people, and the only way to truly succeed is to succeed together. Today, you can use more than 100 of our naturally flavored syrups, sauces and beverage bases in coffees, sodas, teas, smoothies, cocktails and more.
  Taylor & Colledge Prize Package


Taylor & Colledge is giving one winner a selection of their gourmet extract pastes, including Organic Vanilla Bean Baking Paste, Lavender Baking Paste, Almond Baking Paste, Coconut Baking Paste, Lemon Baking Paste, and Peppermint Baking Paste. Taylor & Colledge has been making award winning Vanilla products since 1897. As a family owned business, Taylor & Colledge has always been committed to the fair, ethical and sustainable sourcing of Vanilla. Over the years they have pioneered a number of country specific programs to support growers, their families and to make the vanilla industry more sustainable. They have also taken this knowledge and expertise and applied it to their full range of baking pastes. Whether it’s sourcing the finest peppermint (mentha piperita) to make the best Peppermint Oil, or using only real Almond Milk and Oil of Bitter Almond for their natural Almond Extract Paste, Taylor & Colledge is committed to transform your baking with premium quality pastes, made with only the finest ingredients from around the world.
  Flahavan's Oats


Flahavan's is giving one winner an oat prize package including a jar for overnight oats and a selection of Rolled Oats, Quick to Cook Oats, and Steel Cut Oats. Ireland’s oldest family-owned food business is situated at the family mill in the Southeast of Ireland. Flahavan’s can trace its oat milling history back to 1785 and its expertise in producing naturally creamy oatmeal back over 230 years. A seven-generation family business, Flahavan’s is the bestselling oatmeal brand in Ireland, where people eat more oatmeal per capita than anywhere else in the world. Flahavan’s is a founding member of Origin Green, the first-ever national initiative to mandate 100% sustainability for food exports.

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Once the kids are off to school, you can sit down with a cup of coffee and enjoy one of these waffles in peace and quiet after the busy summer.

#waffles, #chocolate, #chocolatechips, #maltedmilk, #sourdough, #kidfriendly,
Breakfasts, Breads, Kid friendly
Yield: 7 servings

Chocolate Malt Waffles

Chocolate malt Waffles studded with chocolate chips and sprinkled with powdered sugar.


  • 1 c. sourdough starter discard
  • 2 c. flour
  • 2 T. sugar, I used Dixie Crystals
  • 2 c. buttermilk
  • 1/2 c. baking cocoa
  • 1/2 c. malted milk powder
  • 3/4 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • 3/4 c. sugar, I used Dixie Crystals
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 T.   butter, melted
  • 2 t. vanilla
  • 3/4 c. chocolate chips
  • Powdered sugar, if desired.


How to cook Chocolate Malt Waffles

  1. Combine the sourdough discard, flour, 2 Tablespoons sugar and buttermilk in a large bowl.  Cover loosely and let sit on the counter overnight.  When you awaken it will be ripe and bubbly.
  2. Sift together the cocoa, malted milk powder, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and 3/4 cup of sugar.   Stir the cocoa mixture into the sourdough mixture.  Add the eggs. butter, vanilla and chocolate chips.  Stir until combined.
  3. Cook the waffles in a waffle iron according to the manufacturers instructions.  The waffles will be very soft as you remove them from the waffle iron.  Place onto a plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar.


Recipe adapted from one found at King Arthur flour website.
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Thank you to #BacktoSchoolTreats Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Sweets & Treats, Torani, Taylor & Colledge, and Flahavan's for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #BacktoSchoolTreats recipes. All opinions are my own. The #BacktoSchoolTreats giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Five (5) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. Winners have 48 hours to respond once chosen, or they forfeit the prize and alternate winner(s) will be chosen. The #BacktoSchoolTreats Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #BacktoSchoolTreats posts or entry.


  1. Those waffles are calling out to me! A plate of those and a cuppa coffee would suit me in the morning. My son would have liked those when he was home, school aged.

    Great giveaway!
    Thanks for your nice comment on my blog about the Cook the Books selection.

  2. Oooh boy, yes! These look awesome.

  3. I love all the chocolate chips scattered throughout! These look perfect for back to school!

  4. I never liked eating breakfast after I woke up bc I was too busy deciding what I wanted to wear. Lol. I always liked my snacks though after school! I think these chocolate waffles would be great even for dinner!

    1. Or for dessert topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce. YUM.

  5. We adore malted milk powder, so we are going to make these this upcoming weekend. I cannot wait to tell you how much we love them!

  6. What a fun recipe! Not your regular chocolate waffles :)

  7. These look to die for. A perfect send off for the first day of school.

  8. Yet another wonderful reason that I need a waffle maker!

  9. I adore malt, so this is amazing. Love this recipe so much and it'll make me dig my waffle maker out.

  10. Waffles are one of my favorite breakfasts of all time. I could eat them every morning!

  11. I've never used malt powder before, but it sounds interesting. I'll have to try that next time I make waffles.

  12. I'm not a huge malted fan, but these look delicious!


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