Christopher Columbus discovered cocoa beans in Nicaragua in 1502. The natives were using them as currency.

The person who commonly gets the credit for discovering chocolate is Spaniard named Hernando Valdez. He found Aztec Indians using cocoa beans to make a drink called "chocolatl".

On Valdez's return to Spain, "chocolatl" rapidly became a popular a drink among the aristocracy. It wasn't until "chocolatl" found its way to England that the drink became popular among commonfolk.

By the late 1700's, chocolate still hadn't found its solid form, but people started experimenting with it in recipes. It began showing up in cakes and pastries. This is the point in history where most historians believe the first chocolate pancakes and waffles appeared.

Chocolate as we usually identify with it - in solid form - came to being in 1928 when a Dutch man named Conrad van Houten invented a machine that pounded cocoa beans. The process was called "Dutching" and the result was cocoa powder. Cocoa powder mixed with sugar and butter results in a chocolate nugget, lump or bar. An English candy maker named Joseph Fry is credited with making those first "eating chocolates".

The Swiss then added milk and created milk chocolate.

Special Section:

Chocolate For Breakfast - Includes Several Recipes

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  5. Olympic Breakfast Heroes
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Columns that reference "Chocolate":
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Recipes with "Chocolate" in the title:
  1. Alaskan Chocolate Scrambled Eggs
  2. Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
  3. Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
  4. Banana White Chocolate Muffins
  5. Best Chocolate Chip Waffles
  6. Buttermilk Chocolate Banana Pancakes
  7. Buttermilk Chocolate, PB & Butterscotch Pancakes
  8. Champurrado (Mexican Hot Chocolate)
  9. Chocolate Banana Bread
  10. Chocolate Banana Oatmeal
  11. Chocolate Banana Pancakes
  12. Chocolate Banana Smoothie
  13. Chocolate Banana Soy-moo-thy
  14. Chocolate Banana Wonder Shake
  15. Chocolate Breakfast Bars
  16. Chocolate Breakfast Crepes
  17. Chocolate Brownie Waffles
  18. Chocolate Brunch Waffles
  19. Chocolate Chip Bacon Banana Bread
  20. Chocolate Chip Coffeecake Mix
  21. Chocolate Chip Muffins
  22. Chocolate Chip Oatmeal
  23. Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Honey Syrup
  24. Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
  25. Chocolate Chip Scones
  26. Chocolate Chip Waffles
  27. Chocolate Chipotle Waffles
  28. Chocolate Cinnamon Buns
  29. Chocolate Coconut Banana Bread Muffins
  30. Chocolate Coffee
  31. Chocolate Cookie Oatmeal
  32. Chocolate Croissants (Using Puff Pastry)
  33. Chocolate Drizzle Banana French Toast
  34. Chocolate French Toast
  35. Chocolate Fudge Waffles
  36. Chocolate Granola
  37. Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Oatmeal
  38. Chocolate Lovers Pancake Sandwich
  39. Chocolate Malt French Toast
  40. Chocolate Milk Crepes
  41. Chocolate Peanut Butter
  42. Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal
  43. Chocolate Peanut Granola
  44. Chocolate Raspberry French Toast
  45. Chocolate Steel Cut Oatmeal (Slow Cooker)
  46. Chocolate Strawberry Waffles
  47. Chocolate Stuffed French Toast
  48. Chocolate Swirl Coffee Cake
  49. Chocolate Syrup (For Crepes)
  50. Chocolate Waffles
  51. Chocolate Waffles with Caramel-Banana Topping
  52. Chocolate Zucchini Bread
  53. Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Oatmeal
  54. Chocolate-Stuffed Orange French Toast
  55. Chunky Chocolate Nut Flapjacks
  56. Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix
  57. Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Muffins
  58. Cinnamon Chocolate Low-Fat Oatmeal
  59. Dark Chocolate Ginger Spice Muffins
  60. Dark Chocolate Pecan Banana Bread
  61. Dee's Dark Chocolate Granola
  62. Double Chocolate Muffins
  63. Double Chocolate Pancakes
  64. Double Chocolate Scones
  65. Easy Chocolate Almond Biscotti
  66. Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pancakes
  67. Green Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie
  68. Hawaiian Chocolate Muffins
  69. Heavenly Hot Chocolate (From Scratch)
  70. Hot Chocolate Oatmeal
  71. Low Fat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
  72. Mulled Hot Chocolate
  73. No-Bake Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bars
  74. No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
  75. Oatmeal With Chocolate And Coffee
  76. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins
  77. Raspberry White Chocolate Buttermilk Muffins
  78. Skinny Chocolate Banana Smoothie
  79. Smile-Face Chocolate Chip Pancakes
  80. Sour Cream Chocolate Muffins
  81. Super Chocolate Waffles

Recipes with "Chocolate" in the ingredients:
  1. Alaskan Chocolate Scrambled Eggs
  2. Almond Cream Crepes
  3. Almond Joy Oatmeal
  4. Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
  5. Baked Cinnamon French Toast
  6. Banana Breakfast Sundaes
  7. Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
  8. Banana Coconut Bread
  9. Banana Split Breakfast Drink
  10. Banana Split Pancakes
  11. Banana White Chocolate Muffins
  12. Best Chocolate Chip Waffles
  13. Black Forest Coffee
  14. Black Forrest Waffles
  15. Boo-nana (Halloween)
  16. Breakfast Bread Pudding
  17. Breakfast Cookies
  18. Breakfast Shake
  19. Brownie Muffins
  20. Buttermilk Chocolate Banana Pancakes
  21. Cakes Et Le Pan (U.K.)
  22. Candy Banana Smoothie
  23. Candy Bar French Toast
  24. Candy Cane Cocoa
  25. Cappuccino Muffins
  26. Champurrado (Mexican Hot Chocolate)
  27. Chewy Almond Date Granola Bars
  28. Chex & Cheerios Trail Mix
  29. Chocobanana Drink
  30. Chocolate Banana Bread
  31. Chocolate Banana Oatmeal
  32. Chocolate Banana Smoothie
  33. Chocolate Banana Soy-moo-thy
  34. Chocolate Banana Wonder Shake
  35. Chocolate Breakfast Bars
  36. Chocolate Breakfast Crepes
  37. Chocolate Brownie Waffles
  38. Chocolate Brunch Waffles
  39. Chocolate Chip Bacon Banana Bread
  40. Chocolate Chip Coffeecake Mix
  41. Chocolate Chip Muffins
  42. Chocolate Chip Oatmeal
  43. Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Honey Syrup
  44. Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
  45. Chocolate Chip Scones
  46. Chocolate Chip Waffles
  47. Chocolate Chipotle Waffles
  48. Chocolate Coconut Banana Bread Muffins
  49. Chocolate Coffee
  50. Chocolate Croissants (Using Puff Pastry)
  51. Chocolate Drizzle Banana French Toast
  52. Chocolate French Toast
  53. Chocolate Fudge Waffles
  54. Chocolate Granola
  55. Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Oatmeal
  56. Chocolate Lovers Pancake Sandwich
  57. Chocolate Malt French Toast
  58. Chocolate Milk Crepes
  59. Chocolate Peanut Butter
  60. Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal
  61. Chocolate Raspberry French Toast
  62. Chocolate Strawberry Waffles
  63. Chocolate Stuffed French Toast
  64. Chocolate Swirl Coffee Cake
  65. Chocolate Waffles
  66. Chocolate Zucchini Bread
  67. Chocolate-Stuffed Orange French Toast
  68. Christmas Cocoa Cappuccino
  69. Chunky Chocolate Nut Flapjacks
  70. Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix
  71. Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Muffins
  72. Cinnamon Chocolate Low-Fat Oatmeal
  73. Coffee Cocoa Pancake Syrup
  74. Coffee Latte Shake
  75. Corn Flake Muffins
  76. Cranberry Bliss Bars -- a la Starbucks
  77. Dark Chocolate Ginger Spice Muffins
  78. Dark Chocolate Pecan Banana Bread
  79. Dee's Dark Chocolate Granola
  80. Double Chocolate Muffins
  81. Double Chocolate Pancakes
  82. Double Chocolate Scones
  83. Easy Breakfast Shake
  84. Easy Chocolate Almond Biscotti
  85. Extreme Banana Nut Crunch Stuffed French Toast
  86. Gingerbread Pancake Mix
  87. Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pancakes
  88. Grab And Go Breakfast Bars
  89. Granola Grabin Scones
  90. Green Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie
  91. Grilled Choco-Strawberry Crunchwich
  92. Heavenly Hot Chocolate (From Scratch)
  93. Low Fat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
  94. Make-Ahead Peppermint Mocha Frappe
  95. Microwave Oatmeal Granola Bars
  96. Miniature Scones
  97. Mocha Java Smoothie
  98. Mulled Hot Chocolate
  99. Munch's Marble Mocha Java
  100. No-Bake Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bars
  101. Nutella Hot Cocoa
  102. Oatmeal Coffeecake
  103. Oatmeal With Chocolate And Coffee
  104. Pancake Caterpillars
  105. Pancake Ghosts
  106. Pancake Turkeys
  107. Peanut Butter Banana Streusel Muffins
  108. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins
  109. Peanut Butter Coffee Cake
  110. Peanut Butter Granola Mini Bars
  111. Peppermint Mocha Smoothie
  112. Perfect Blueberry Muffins
  113. Pistachio Pudding Muffins
  114. Pop-n-all Shake
  115. Pumpkin Biscotti
  116. Raspberry White Chocolate Buttermilk Muffins
  117. Rice Krispie Energy Bars
  118. Scary Jerry The Berry Waffle
  119. Simple Dessert Pancakes
  120. Skinny Chocolate Banana Smoothie
  121. Smile-Face Chocolate Chip Pancakes
  122. Sour Cream Chocolate Muffins
  123. Strawberry Short Toast
  124. Sundae Smoothie
  125. Super Chocolate Waffles
  126. Toaster Oven Granola
  127. Whip 'Em Up Wacky Waffles

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