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Chocolate Waffles – Dessert for breakfast with these rich and chocolate-y waffles that are crisp on the outside and fluffy and tender on the inside.

I am all about having chocolate for breakfast every day of the week. It can be Chocolate Chip Muffins or it can be full on dessert for breakfast like Double Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins. Don’t worry, I don’t discriminate when it comes to chocolate.

chocolate waffles topped with strawberries and chocolate sauce


These chocolate waffles are super easy to make and they are like having chocolate cake for breakfast. You can top them with ice cream and Hot Fudge Sauce for an over the top delicious dessert as well.

Plus, these waffles have not only one, but TWO kinds of chocolate! Cocoa powder and chocolate chips are both included to make them decadent and extra yummy. You don’t have to worry about these being super sweet though, there is only 2 Tablespoons of sugar in the entire recipe, so they aren’t going to going to cause any sugar highs!

pieces of chocolate waffle with strawberries on a plate

How To Make Chocolate Waffles From Scratch

  1. Start by mixing together the dry ingredients and whisking to combine.
  2. In a separate bowl the egg yolk, milk and oil are mixed together until well blended.
  3. In a 3rd bowl whisk the egg whites until they are soft peaks. You can use a whisk for this or a stand mixer to make it easier.
  4. Add the milk mixture to the flour until it is combined, and then gently fold in the egg whites.
  5. Finally gently stir in the chocolate chips until they are evenly distributed.
  6. Pour batter on a hot waffle iron and cook according to the manufacturers directions.
  7. Remove cooked waffles and top to your hearts desire!
chocolate waffle on plate with whipped cream and strawberries

Waffle Toppings

Chocolate waffles are super versatile to make more like breakfast for more like dessert. So whatever you top them with is up to you!

  • Berries – strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are delicious
  • Whipped Cream
  • Ice Cream
  • Nuts
  • Strawberry Sauce
  • Hot Fudge
  • Maple Syrup
  • Powdered Sugar
Chocolate Waffles - Dessert for breakfast with these rich and chocolate-y waffles that are crisp on the outside and fluffy and tender on the inside.

You can make these waffles in a more traditional square waffle iron or a Belgian style waffle maker. It works in both, it really is just your preference.

Did you know you can also Freeze Waffles. I take the leftover waffles and put them on a cookie sheet in the freezer for an hour or two. Once they are frozen transfer them to a freezer safe plastic bag and then you can have waffles any morning of the week!

close up of chocolate waffles on a plate

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Chocolate Waffles

By Erin
Chocolate Waffles – Dessert for breakfast with these rich and chocolate-y waffles that are crisp on the outside and fluffy and tender on the inside.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 4 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat waffle iron.
  • In a large bowl whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
  • In a separate bowl combine milk, egg yolks, and oil.
  • Add milk mixture to flour, and stir until combined.
  • In another bowl whisk egg white until you have soft peaks, about 3 minutes at medium speed. Fold egg whites into the batter. Finally, add in the chocolate chips.
  • Spray waffle iron with non-stick spray. Pour in batter and cook until the light goes off, or about 4 minutes.
  • Serve with whipped cream, berries, or syrup.


Adapted from No Reason Needed


Serving: 1g | Calories: 535kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 450mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 20g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Breakfast Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 535
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