Not to sweet, but just right Chocolate Waffles are a fantastic breakfast recipe. The great thing is you can easily turn this breakfast favorite into a Dessert Recipe for any occasion. Making Chocolate Waffles topped with sweet whipped cream, fresh berries and a drizzle of chocolate is delish!

Chocolate Waffles
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Big weekend breakfasts are a thing in my home. We love the variety of waffles, and eggs with potatoes. So it’s kind of fun to go a little sweet when it comes to waffles and who doesn’t LOVE Chocolate? We sure do, so making a Chocolate Waffle Recipe just seemed to make sense in our home.

This easy from scratch waffle recipe is really easy to throw together. I used a Dutch Press Cocoa because I love the dark rich chocolate flavor it gives but feel free to use a Hershey’s Coca Powder as a substitution if needed.

Chocolate Waffles Recipe

Waffle recipes are generally not sweet. What makes them sweet are the toppings put on top. This recipe is no different and surprisingly has a perfect balance in the mixture of chocolate and sugar. Make a batch and give it a try, you will soon understand what I’m talking about.

Breakfast Topping Ideas

  • Sweet Cream
  • Chocolate Sauce
  • Berries – Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry, or Blackberry
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Fruit Syrups
  • Maple Syrup
  • Buttermilk Syrup

Dessert Topping Ideas

  • Peanut Butter and Reeses Peanut Butter cups
  • Nutella and Strawberries
  • Cinnamon and Sugar with Icing
  • Ice Cream and Chocolate Syrup

Homemade Chocolate Waffle Ingredients

  • All Purpose Flour
  • Dutch Press Cocoa Powder
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla

Most if not all of these ingredients you likely have in the pantry. When recipe testing Chocolate Waffles, I wanted to make sure that the waffles weren’t too chocolatey or too sweet. Finding a good balance of both was important. I called a group of teens and young adults over to give their opinions and they choose their favorites.

In the end they all agreed they loved the waffle that wasn’t overly sweet so they could add sweet toppings as they liked and I have to agree. So here is the perfectly tested Chocolate Waffle Recipe!

How to make Chocolate Waffles

Preheat waffle iron. You can use a square, circle, Belgium or a more thin with shallow hole Waffle Iron. I used one of our favorite Heart Shaped Waffle Irons because it’s fun! So plug it in and get it heating up while you make the batter.

In a large bowl combine dry ingredients. Flour, Sugar, Cocoa, Baking Powder and Salt and stir to combine. This helps mix up the coca powder evenly throughout so you do not get clumps.

Create a “well” in the center. Add eggs, vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla. With a fork or large spoon mix batter to combine ingredients. There is no need to over mix or even use a hand mixer. It will only take a minute to combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients.

Spray Waffle Iron with Cooking Spray and pour batter into mold. Follow the recommendation of your waffle iron on how to fill and how long to cook. Generally the light comes on when started and when the light goes off, the waffle is ready to take out.

Serve hot with fresh fruits, berries, sweet cream, and even a chocolate drizzle. My favorite is with Fruit Syrup, Sweetened Whipping Cream, and Fresh Fruit. I’m in heaven. What’s your favorite toppings?

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Chocolate Waffles

Freeze Waffles

Freeze leftover waffles for up to 3 months when sealed in a container or zip-loc bag. Place parchment paper between waffles to prevent sticking.

How to Re-Heat Waffles

Re-Heat waffles in Toaster for nice hot and crispy Waffles or in the Microwave for 30-90 seconds depending on Microwave power.

National Waffle Day is August 24th, and I’m celebrating with these other bloggers to share some of the BEST Waffle Recipes around.

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Chocolate Waffles Recipe
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Chocolate Waffles

Soft and tender on the inside and crispy on the outside makes these Chocolate Waffles a perfect waffle recipe for breakfast or even a fun dessert
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 333kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Cup Flour All Purpose
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder Dutch Pressed
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar Granulated
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Eggs Large
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Toppings (optional)

  • Fresh Berries
  • Sweetened Whipping Cream
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Cinnamon and Sugar
  • Caramel Syrup

Instructions

  • Preheat Waffle Iron
  • In a large bowl combine dry ingredients. Flour, Sugar, Cocoa, Baking Powder and Salt and stir to combine. This helps mix up the coca powder evenly throughout so you do not get clumps.
  • Create a “well” in the center. Add eggs, vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla. With a fork or large spoon mix batter to combine ingredients. There is no need to over mix or even use a hand mixer. It will only take a minute to combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients.
  • Spray Waffle Iron with Cooking Spray and pour batter into mold. Follow the recommendation of your waffle iron on how to fill and how long to cook. Generally the light comes on when started and when the light goes off, the waffle is ready to take out.
  • Serve hot with fresh fruits, berries, sweet cream, and even a chocolate drizzle. My favorite is with Fruit Syrup, Sweetened Whipping Cream, and Fresh Fruit.

Notes

Breakfast Topping Ideas

  • Sweet Cream
  • Chocolate Sauce
  • Berries – Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry, or Blackberry
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Fruit Syrups
  • Maple Syrup
  • Buttermilk Syrup

Dessert Topping Ideas

  • Peanut Butter and Reeses Peanut Butter cups
  • Nutella and Strawberries
  • Cinnamon and Sugar with Icing
  • Ice Cream and Chocolate Syrup

Nutrition

Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 121IU | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 3mg
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