Amazing Overnight Waffles, Chocolate Style
2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 tsp yeast
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 c milk
4 Tbsp (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1 large egg
1/4 c Guittard miniature chocolate chips
1/3 c Nutella
1/3 c half-and-half
Whipped cream (optional)
The night before: Stir together flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a medium bowl. Add milk; whisk to blend. Cover and let stand at room temperature.
In the morning: Preheat waffle iron. Heat butter until just melted. Crack egg into melted butter; beat to combine. Stir into batter. Add chocolate chips. Ladle batter into waffle iron. Cook until browned.
While the waffles cook, stir together Nutella and half-and-half until mixture reaches the consistency of a sauce. Top each waffle with a drizzle of sauce, a dusting of powdered sugar, and a dollop of whipped cream if desired. Serve immediately.
Leftovers (if any) can be cooled completely on a rack, then frozen in a zip-top bag for later reheating in a toaster or toaster oven.