This Double Chocolate Waffle recipe studded with chocolate chips and topped with berries and whipped cream is the ultimate special occasion breakfast treat. Bonus points if someone serves it to you in bed!
Chocolate Waffles: Dessert for Breakfast
I’m pretty sure Mr. NeighborFood and I’s love language is breakfast. We loooove breakfast. I mean, when else are you going to eat Overnight Pancake Casserole or an Apple Cinnamon Roll Bake and call it a meal?
Breakfast is the one meal where it’s acceptable to eat dessert as a main course, and then supplement it with bacon.
Thank you for your service, breakfast. We are eternally grateful to you.
Today, we’re bringing you Double Chocolate Waffles, another example of breakfast’s superiority over any other meal. I’ve got a fluffy, crisp waffle with chocolate, berries, whipped cream, and chocolate syrup.
It’s a ridiculously decadent thing to eat for breakfast, which is why I love this recipe so much. It’s the perfect way to treat yo’ self for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, or any other morning you’re feeling a little extra.
The batter for these waffles comes together in less than 20 minutes, so you’ll be enjoying an over-the-top breakfast in no time!
- Flour– I use all purpose flour, and measure using the spoon and sweep method.
- Baking powder, soda, and salt– Putting the “fluffy” in Fluffy Chocolate Waffles.
- Brown and white sugar– We need a hint of sugar in the waffle batter to counteract the bitterness of the cocoa.
- Unsweetened cocoa powder– I use regular cocoa powder, not Dutch process.
- Vegetable oil, or sub butter.
- Vanilla extract
- Buttermilk– This is the key to both the flavor and texture of my favorite Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes, and it does similarly wonderful things for this waffle recipe.
- Chocolate chips– I like using semi-sweet chocolate chips, but you can use any kind of chip you like. A mix of semi sweet, milk, and white chips would be lovely!
How to Make Waffles with Chocolate
- First, you’ll need to grab yourself a waffle iron. You don’t need a super fancy Belgian waffle iron (though it certainly doesn’t hurt!). The cheap one we got when we got married over a decade ago is still chugging along just fine.
- Once you’ve acquired said waffle iron, preheat it. I need to preheat my waffle iron to the highest setting to get the crispy edges I love, but yours may need to be set a little lower.
- In a large bowl, whisk up the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, brown and granulated sugars, and cocoa.
- In another bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients. We’re using buttermilk for a light, fluffy waffle, plus oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients and stir gently until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Resist the urge to whisk the crap out of the batter–a lumpy bumpy batter is perfect!
- If your waffle iron is not non-stick, spray it with cooking spray. Add about 1/2-2/3 cup (more or less depending on your waffle iron) of chocolate waffle batter to the preheated iron. Close the iron and cook anywhere from 4-8 minutes. I find mine are perfect when the steam has mostly subsided.
Toppings for Chocolate Waffles
Now is the fun part! Let’s load these beauties up with all the delicious toppings. Here are our favorites:
- Butter– One of my life rules is that all pancakes and waffles should be slathered with butter immediately after coming off the griddle (or iron). It hasn’t failed me yet.
- Strawberries– Waffles with strawberries is a classic. You can’t go wrong.
- Other berries– Blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries are also lovely.
- Bananas– Especially recommend this in combination with the strawberries.
- Whipped cream– Make your own or spray it from a can. Either way, whipped cream with waffles is a MUST.
- Chocolate sauce– A store bought chocolate syrup works just fine, but if you want to go over the top, try drizzling the pancakes with homemade hot fudge sauce.
- Homemade salted caramel sauce and toasted pecans– If you love the flavor of chocolate turtles, this is the combo for you.
Tips for Making Double Chocolate Waffles
- Be gentle when stirring the batter, a lumpy bumpy batter is a good thing!
- For easier clean up, put a piece of parchment or wax paper under the waffle maker in case there are any drips.
- If your waffle iron is not non-stick, you’ll need to grease it with cooking spray before you add the batter.
- To keep waffles warm, layer them on a cookie rack and place in a warm (175 degree) oven.
- Heat up your chocolate syrup or other sauce toppings for the best experience.
- One of these waffles is pretty darn filling. This recipe will make about 5 waffles, but feel free to double it if you’re feeding a bigger crowd or want to freeze some for later.
Can you freeze waffles?
Yes! To freeze, allow the waffles to cool, then place in a single layer on a baking sheet. If you have more than a single layer, stack them with parchment between them.
Flash freeze the waffles for 1-2 hours, then remove them and place in a freezer safe bag, getting as much air out of the bag as you can before sealing it.
Waffles will keep well in the freezer for up to 3 months.
How to reheat waffles
Waffles will become soft and rubbery if reheated in the microwave. The best way to reheat them is to put them in the toaster or toaster oven and heat at 350 degrees until warm and crisped. You can do this with either leftover refrigerated waffles or frozen waffles.
More Indulgent Breakfast Recipes:
We think you’re going to LOVE these Chocolate Waffles. I thought the double chocolate flavor may be overpowering (especially first thing in the morning), but it turned out to be just right. The cocoa is assertive but not too rich, and it’s highlighted perfectly by the melty pockets of semi-chocolate chips.
If you’re looking for more decadent breakfast recipes, try these:
- The Fluffiest Ricotta Pancakes
- Blueberry Crepes with Cream Cheese Filling
- Double Chocolate Banana Bread
- Overnight Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Ice Cream Crepes with Strawberries and Nutella
Double Chocolate Waffles
Fluffy double chocolate waffles layered with strawberries, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce for a decadent breakfast treat.
For the waffles:
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons white sugar
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
- 3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- Sliced strawberries
- Blackberries, raspberries, or blueberries
- Sliced banana
- Chocolate syrup or hot fudge
- Salted caramel sauce
- Dig your waffle maker out from the back of your cabinets and preheat it. I usually put parchment or wax paper under the waffle maker to make clean up easier.
- In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugars, and cocoa. In another bowl whisk together oil, eggs, vanilla, and buttermilk.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Batter will be lumpy. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Depending on the size of your waffle iron, you may need more or less batter. I used about 2/3 cup for one waffle. Pour batter onto hot waffle iron then scatter evenly with a handful of chocolate chips. Close the waffle iron and let cook--it could take anywhere from 4-7 minutes. Mine are perfect soon after the steam has subsided.
- Carefully remove waffle from iron and place in a single layer on a baking sheet with a cookie cooling rack on it. Keep warm in a 200 degree oven until ready to serve.
- To serve, top waffles with slices of fresh strawberries, a swirl of whipped cream, and a drizzle of chocolate sauce. This made 5 waffles in my iron, but if you have a large Belgian waffle iron, it will probably only make 3.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 608Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 690mgCarbohydrates: 84gFiber: 4gSugar: 42gProtein: 11g
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this is so yummy i love it
Ohhh my word, this is AAMAZINGGG. I need a waffle maker PRONTO!
We’re a Valentine’s day breakfast lover as well, and these chocolate waffles would have been perfect, but I don’t mind having them every day. Delicious. Thanks for sharing and thank you for participating to this month chocolate party
I wish that I can have this for my breakfast everyday…
Breakfast IS amazing – that’s why I love eating it at any time of day. Breakfast for dinner? Yes please! These chocolate waffles look soooo good. I don’t think there can be such a thing as too much of a chocolate taste, even when it’s early in the morning 😉
You’re so right! I think I could find an excuse to eat these for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
Valentine´s breakfast is a neat idea, and I wouldn´t mind having these for breakfast any day of the year! They look amazing!