Fluffy Chocolate Chip Waffles

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My fluffy chocolate chip waffle recipe is the perfect combination of soft and airy with just the right touch of chocolatey sweetness, thanks to two very simple secret weapons that you must try! This easy breakfast recipe is sure to be a hit with your family.

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Waffles
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Something about chocolate chip-filled breakfast foods brings me RIGHT back to my childhood! I used to love eating a stack of chocolate chip waffles with butter and syrup, even though my parents would kid that I was eating more of a dessert than a breakfast! To me, they can be synonymous because both are some of the funnest meals of the day.

For ultra-light waffles, I separate the yolks from egg whites and whip the whites until they form a stiff peak. Then, I carefully fold in the whipped whites, being sure not to over-mix. It creates a sensationally fluffy and irresistible texture, PLUS the mini chocolate chips are a must (secret tip #2). They are light enough to not float to the bottom of the batter or stick to your waffle maker, and they add the perfect bite of chocolate without being too much! These waffles are basically magic, y’all.

If you have a picky eater who doesn’t like chocolate chips, they’ll love these Extra Light and Fluffy Homemade Waffles or my Classic Waffle Recipe. Or, if you have a chocolate lover, be sure to try my Easy Chocolate Waffle Recipe. It’s a breakfast favorite!

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Waffles Recipe

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Kid-Friendly: Kids will love these waffles thanks to the chocolate chips. They’re a fun way to start the day.
  • Perfect Texture: These waffles are to be light and airy on the inside while having a slightly crispy exterior – basically the perfect waffle.
  • Comfort Food: There’s something inherently comforting about waffles, and adding chocolate chips takes that comfort to the next level.


  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Eggs, yolks and whites separated
  • Oil
  • Milk
  • Mini Chocolate Chips

See the recipe card below for full information on ingredients and quantities 

Easy Fluffy Chocolate Chip Waffles Recipe

How to Make Fluffy Chocolate Chip Waffles

Step #1. Preheat the waffle iron. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry waffle ingredients. Make a well in the center. Add the egg yolks, oil, and milk to the well. Mix well.

Step #3. Cook the waffles in your waffle iron according to manufacturer directions. Place cooked waffles in a single layer on a cooling rack. Repeat with remaining batter.

Step #2. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites with a mixer until stiff peaks. Gently fold the whites into the other bowl, being careful not to overmix, then fold in the mini chocolate chips.

Step #4. Serve waffles hot with your favorite toppings.

Recipe FAQs

Why are my homemade waffles soggy?

Sometimes, waffles get soggy when there’s too much moisture in or around them. Some recipes call for buttermilk in waffles, which can make the batter heavier and less crispy when cooked. That’s why I just recommend using regular milk — it’ll allow the waffles to get a great crispy texture. Also, make sure you don’t stack them, which traps steam and can result in soggy waffles. Instead, let them cool and rest on wire racks where plenty of air can escape.

How do you keep waffles warm?

To keep waffles warm while you cook the rest of the batter, set your oven to its “warm” setting or 200 degrees F. Place a wire rack over a cookie sheet to catch any crumbs, and place done waffles in a single layer on the wire rack. Remember: no stacking waffles!

How do you store leftover chocolate chip waffles?

You can simply let these fluffy chocolate chip waffles cool before placing them in a sealable bag or airtight container in the fridge to store leftovers for up to 5 or 6 days. Reheat them in a 350 degree F. oven until they’re warmed through and crispy on the outside.

Can I make waffles ahead of time?

These are PERFECT to make ahead of time and either refrigerate or freeze to keep for busy days and weeks! Simply make a batch, let them cool, and store them in a sealable bag or airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 or 6 days or the freezer for up to 3 months.

Homemade Chocolate Chip Waffle Recipe

Expert Tips

  • When combining the wet and dry ingredients, mix just until incorporated. Be especially careful not to overmix when folding in the egg whites and chocolate chips.
  • The batter should be thick but still pourable. If it’s too thick, you can add a little more milk to reach the desired consistency.
  • Make sure your waffle iron is nice and hot before adding the batter. This helps create a crispy exterior while keeping the inside fluffy.
  • Lightly grease the waffle iron with oil or non-stick spray in between each waffle.
  • If your waffle isn’t golden brown after one cycle, it’s okay to let it cook longer. Get to know your waffle iron it may take 1.5 cycles or you may need to turn the heat up if you have that option.
heart shaped chocolate chip waffles on a cooling rack

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Fluffy Chocolate Chip Waffles

My fluffy chocolate chip waffles are perfectly soft and airy with just the right touch of chocolatey sweetness, thanks to two very simple secret weapons that you must try!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 large waffles


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, yolks and whites separated
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
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  • Preheat you waffle iron as directed.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Use a whisk to combine. Make a small well in the center of the dry ingredients.
  • In a second medium bowl, use a hand mixer to beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
  • Add the egg yolks, 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.
  • Fold in the beaten egg whites, taking care not to over-mix.
  • Fold in the mini chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into your waffle iron according to manufacturer’s 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 toppings, such as buttermilk syrup, fruit, or whipped cream.


  • Mini chocolate chips are so light that they get caught in the extra fluffy waffle batter and don’t sink to the bottom or get stuck on your waffle iron. The whipped egg whites and the mini chocolate chips are the perfect combination for the best chocolate chip waffles.
  • As always, be extra careful when separating your yolks and whites. Even the smallest drop of yolk will keep your whites from beating like you want. 
  • Also, when whipping egg whites, make sure that your beaters and bowl are free from any grease. Give them a good scrubbing with some dish soap and dry them well with a clean towel before using if you have any doubt.
  • It you need to keep the waffles warm for a while, place a wire rack in a 200°F oven and place the cooked waffles in a single layer on it. They will stay warm without getting soggy.


Serving: 1 of 6 large waffles, Calories: 461kcal, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Monounsaturated Fat: 13g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 65mg, Sodium: 368mg, Potassium: 167mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 19g, Vitamin A: 228IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 236mg, Iron: 2mg
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  1. Melody Alacan says:

    5 stars
    Great Recipe! Very easy. I used a mickey waffle maker and made my own Mickey waffles. They were fluffy and so delicious. Highly recommend 🙂

  2. Rima says:

    5 stars
    I have been looking for a waffle recipes and have been disappointed by many. I have finely found my go to recipe. These were perfectly crisp on outside and fluffy inside. Thanks!

    1. Melissa says:

      Yay! Thank you for coming back to leave a comment, that’s so helpful!