True Chocoholics know no boundaries, and when a craving strikes in the A.M., there can only be one solution -- Chocolate Waffles. Quick and easy to make, this morning delight comes out of the waffle iron crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and rich with big chocolate flavor!
This recipe is part breakfast, part dessert, and 100% sure to make the chocolate lovers in your life swoon! Top your waffles with whipped cream, strawberries, and a sprinkle of chocolate chips for a decadent, sit-down breakfast treat, or check out our freezer-friendly instructions for a make-ahead kind of morning!
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WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
The equipment you'll need for whipping up a quick batch of Chocolate Waffles from scratch is minimal. Have measuring cups and spoons, mixing bowls, a whisk, and silicone spatula handy.
Of course, you'll also need a waffle iron!
The ingredient list does not vary much from your standard Waffle Mix Recipe (with the exception of cocoa powder)! It is as follows:
- All-Purpose Flour
- Cocoa Powder
- Granulated Sugar
- Baking Powder and Baking Soda
- Whole Milk (or Buttermilk)
- Melted Butter
- Vanilla Extract
HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE WAFFLES
- Preheat the Waffle Iron - Turn on your waffle iron to the desired setting and allow it to preheat while you make the batter.
- Mix Dry Ingredients - Combine the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, leaveners, and salt in a medium-sized mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
- Mix Wet Ingredients - Next, in a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, room temperature milk, butter, and vanilla.
- Combine All Ingredients - Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
- Add Batter to Waffle Iron - Add the Chocolate Waffle batter to the waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer instructions. Serve and enjoy!
A NOTE ON WAFFLE IRONS
While there are hundreds of different waffle irons on the market -- one thing is for certain -- they do not all cook the same.
The shape of the waffle iron will not impact this recipe in any significant way, and you can use a round or square waffle iron for this Chocolate Waffle Recipe. What you will want to take note of, on the other hand, are the manufacturer's instructions.
Your waffle iron includes instruction for both preheating the waffle iron and operating it to reach the desired doneness, as well as proper cook times. Because some machines will come to temperature quicker than others and/or maintain heat at different levels, it's always best to follow the manufacturer's instructions.
TOPPINGS IDEAS FOR CHOCOLATE WAFFLES
- Powdered Sugar
- Whipped Cream
- Chocolate Syrup
- Hot Fudge
- Peanut Butter
- Ice Cream
- Chocolate Chips
MAKE AHEAD AND FREEZER INSTRUCTIONS
When could extra Chocolate Waffles ever be a bad thing? If you want to have some for nice and easy mornings, make a double batch and freeze half of the them for future use! Extra waffles will also keep in the refrigerator for 4-5 days or you could freeze them for later!
Once the Chocolate Waffles have cooled to room temperature, transfer them to a snug, airtight, freezer-safe container, and separate each layer of waffles with sheets of wax paper. Then, seal and freeze! Use within 3 months for best quality.
You could also add all of them to a freezer-safe, ziptop bag, but you’ll run the risk of them freezing together!
Microwave | The quickest and easiest way to reheat waffles is in the microwave. Although, beware: You will likely lose those crispy, crunchy edges when you do so! If time is of the essence, place 1 or 2 Chocolate Waffles on a microwave-safe plate, cover with a damp paper towel, and heat for 30 to 45 seconds.
Toaster | To reheat frozen waffles in the toaster, add them to the toaster as you would a slice of bread, but you’ll likely want to use a lower setting to keep the edges from burning. If you have a frozen setting on your toaster, be sure to use that as well.
Oven | To reheat a large batch of Chocolate Waffles, you could easily use your oven! Preheat the oven to 350°F and place them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until warmed through and toasty!
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Chocolate Waffles are every chocoholics dream come true! Crispy edges, a fluffy interior, rich and chocolatey all the way through!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 2 eggs slightly beaten
- 1 ½ cup room temperature whole milk (or buttermilk)
- ¼ cup melted, unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Add the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to a medium-sized mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
In a large mixing bowl, thoroughly whisk together eggs, milk, butter, and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
Turn the waffle maker on to the desired setting and allow to come to temperature.
Then, add 3 to 4 tablespoons of batter to the machine for each waffle crevice.
Cook according to your machine's instructions, serve, and enjoy.
Yields 6-8 waffles.