Has there ever been a better word combination than CHOCOLATE WAFFLES? I think not. This fluffy, rich chocolate waffle recipe may seem like a dessert, but they aren't overly sweet--making them the perfect unexpected breakfast item.
In my book, you really can't go wrong with anything containing carbs or chocolate. Now, add those two together, and we're talking a WHOLE new ball game. These Easy Chocolate Waffles might trick you into thinking they're best after a meal, but the subtle sweetness stands out just enough to make them perfect contenders for any breakfast or brunch table. (Or if you're a breakfast-for-dinner kind of person, you'll dig these in the evening, too!)
I'm a big breakfast person, but you can only do so much with the usuals of eggs, toast, or granola. Don't get me wrong--I have a mild obsession with all breakfast foods, but there's something underrated about waffles. They don't get nearly enough play time in the scheme of morning dishes, but this fun and funky, yet simple, recipe might just change that in your household. They certainly have in mine!
Even though they're made with cocoa powder, the sweetness isn't too strong, so you can still top them off with all your favorite toppings. Butter, syrup, and fresh fruit are some of my favorites!
Are chocolate waffles healthy?
What's your definition of "healthy?" Kidding... sort of. But really, I believe homemade foods are always better to feed my family than packaged, processed foods. While these do contain sugar and chocolate, I'd much rather know what's going into them than than not understand what's on a pre-packed food label. In my opinion, there are no "bad" foods out there. If you enjoy a couple chocolate waffles in moderation, that's perfectly healthy to me.
How do you make chocolate waffles?
This recipe couldn't be easier! Whisk up the dry ingredients in a medium bowl before making a well in the center. Add the wet ingredients, and whisk until combined, with very few bumps remaining. Pour a portion of the batter into a warm waffle iron, and carry on with the manufacturer's instructions (all waffle irons are NOT created equally--be sure you don't open yours up too soon!).
What's in chocolate waffles?
These waffles are pretty minimal, but they pack a serious punch of heartiness and rich fluffiness. To make them, you'll need to have on hand all-purpose flour, dutch-process cocoa, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, eggs, oil, and milk.
What toppings can you put on chocolate waffles?
Oh, man. My imagination could run wild here. Ice cream? Candied walnuts? NUTELLA? Those are just a few options if you're feeling extra creative, but you can also stick to the typical waffle toppings: fresh or frozen berries, butter and maple syrup, buttermilk syrup, whipped cream, or powdered sugar are awesome additions. If you want a heftier kick of chocolate, add a half cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips to your batter!
Easy Chocolate Waffle Recipe
- Total Time: 30 min
- Yield: 6 large waffles 1x
Rich and fluffy chocolate waffles that aren't too sweet and make the perfect breakfast topped with buttermilk syrup, berries, and a little whipped cream.
- 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup dutch-process cocoa
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup oil
- 1 ½ to 1 ¾ cups milk
- Preheat you waffle iron as directed.
- In a medium mixing bowl add the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Use a whisk to combine. Make a small well in the center of the dry ingredients.
- Add the eggs, oil, and milk to the well, and use the whisk to slowly combine the wet and dry ingredients. Stir well, until very few lumps remain.
- Pour the batter into your waffle iron according to manufacturers directions.
- When the waffle is done cooking, carefully place it on a wire rack to cool, taking care not to stack the waffles on top of each other. Repeat with remaining batter.
- Serve waffles hot with your favorite topping, such as buttermilk syrup, strawberries, and whipped cream.
- These waffles are not a sweet dessert waffle, so the syrup and berries really make them great.
- I would consider these a bit of a dark chocolate waffle. If you want less of a chocolate flavor, feel free to use ¼ cup of cocoa powder and increase the all-purpose flour to 1 ½ cups.
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Cook Time: 5 min
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Waffle Iron
- Cuisine: American
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We LOVE waffles! Here are a few other waffle recipes that you will love:
- Light and Fluffy Belgian Waffle Recipe
- The Best Homemade Whole Wheat Waffles Recipe
- Whole Wheat Pumpkin Waffles
- Healthy Banana Waffles
- Sweet Cherry Waffles
- Go-To Basic Waffles
Oooh can't you imagine your kids faces when you make this for breakfast! I can't wait to hear all about it. ENJOY!
Hi Melissa, thank you for this recipe! My kids and I super love it... Keep sharing yummy recipes 🙂
Thank you for being here!
We made these this morning and we really loved them despite the lack of suggested toppings. (We'll do it right next time!) No sticking to the iron, not bitter, jut a delicious chocolate flavored waffle! The batter was a little thin so next time we'll up the flour just a bit but otherwise, stick to the recipe. We'll come back to these again and again! The chocolate smell in the kitchen is just a bonus. 🙂 Thanks!
This recipe is perfect for people that like really bitter waffles. I would suggest adding a lot less cocoa powder and a bit more sugar. Although when eaten with syrup they taste pretty good
My family and I love this recipe I replace the sugar for honey.
I made your recipe 3 times this week .Great for snacking kids lunches or a low calorie dessert with fruit comport with ice cream .thanks
delish, 10/10. Tips- I added about 1/4 cup more sugar than it said, and only 1 cup of milk, and hte sweetness and texture were perfect. I also added chocolate chips😋 (highly recommend)! The batter awas a little thin, so I was a bit worried about how they would cook, but it turned out great!
Warning: will be a waste of ingredients and time. I had to add more flour to thicken them and that still didn’t work. I also had to add a lot of sugar and they still tasted like pure cocoa powder. Would NOT recommend
me re cagaste, tus waffles quedan como un aborto entre un panqueque y un brownie
These were perfect for a rainy morning with nothing to do. They were delicious and they had the perfect sweetness and I added whip cream, butter, syrup, and fresh strawberries. Definitely will make again. 🙂
Ohhh I wish I were eating at your house! All the toppings make it fun don't they!
These were great! I will be making these often
So glad you liked them as much as we do. What did you serve them with?
It wasn't until the fourth waffle that the waffle didn't stick to the pan and separate into top and bottom pieces. In spite of the fact I followed the recipe exactly. Not particularly great tasting either. I definitely will NOT make this recipe again
So sorry, issues with sticking generally have more to do with the waffle maker than the recipe though. Just make sure that it is preheated and well greased before using, that preheated part is normally the issue.
Great recipe! I loved that these weren't too sweet, and that allowed me to add my favorite sweet toppings!
That's what I liked about them too! Still feels like a breakfast waffle!