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Make breakfast decadent and serve up some chocolate waffles! Top them with powdered sugar, whipped cream, syrup, and more!

Make breakfast decadent and serve up some chocolate waffles! Top them with powdered sugar, whipped cream, syrup, and more!

Does anyone else have a breakfast food you totally love but only eat when someone else makes it or you’re in a restaurant cause you just can’t figure it out? No? Just me, then. Ok, cool. Annnnnyways, for me that food is waffles. There is just something about waffles I’ve never been able to master. Until today.

I’m not sure if it’s all the baking experiments I’ve been doing since starting up the blog but I’ve gone from boxed brownies to these homemade fudge babies, jarred lemon curd to the easiest 15 minute curd you’ll ever whip up, and bacon in chocolate chip cookies. Because why not? So when I couldn’t shake a waffle craving thanks to all the amazing creations Jennifer Meyering has been whipping up I just had to give them another shot!

Make breakfast decadent and serve up some chocolate waffles! Top them with powdered sugar, whipped cream, syrup, and more!

My family makes waffles for one reason. To top them with chicken and gravy. What can I say? It’s a PA Dutch thing. And as much as I adore chicken and waffles the yankee way I also can’t get enough of them for breakfast. Topped with cinnamon sugar or syrup or powdered sugar or whipped cream. They’re divine. I just have SUCH a hard time with them.

What generally happens is I fill the waffle iron too full and it oozes out everywhere. Or I forget to grease it between waffles and it sticks hopelessly. Or I don’t fold in the egg whites properly and end up with random crunchy pockets. So I took great, great care with this recipe and buttered the heck out of the waffle iron. {Thanks Jenn for the loan! I may or may not give this magical appliance back to you ;)}

Make breakfast decadent and serve up some chocolate waffles! Top them with powdered sugar, whipped cream, syrup, and more!

These waffles are perfection. They’re fluffy and light and since I remembered to butter the waffle iron not a-one of them stuck, which is pretty much a miracle when you let me near a waffle iron. I used a measuring cup to add the batter {why I never thought to do that before I have no idea} and each waffle came out perfectly. Do all waffle irons have that little ready light I’ve just been overlooking all these years? And what’s the science behind the waffle irons that flip over? What’s happening in there once you flip it? 

These are the things I have time to muse over while the waffles are baking…

Have you recently (or at one point) mastered a dish you loved? Tell me all about it!

Meaghan

Make breakfast decadent and serve up some chocolate waffles! Top them with powdered sugar, whipped cream, syrup, and more!

Dark Chocolate Waffles

Yield: 10 -12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Make breakfast decadent and serve up some chocolate waffles! Top them with powdered sugar, whipped cream, syrup, and more!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 6 oz dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
  2. In a separate bowl beat together egg yolks, milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Incorporate into dry ingredients using a rubber spatula until just combined.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form, about 5 minutes.
  4. Fold egg whites into batter until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Add as much batter recommend by your waffle iron manufacturer and cook according to their directions.*
  6. Serve warm with whipped cream and powdered sugar.

Notes

*I added about 1/2 a cup and the waffle iron I used had a handy-dandy "ready" light on it.

 

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John Martin

Sunday 5th of February 2017

The secret behind the flip over waffle irons? It allows the liquid batter to fill the empty spaces before the surfaces of the hot iron cool, giving the outside of the waffle a crispy outer layer with a soft, fluffy core without over cooking.

Meaghan

Sunday 5th of February 2017

That makes so much sense! Thank you :) I'm in the market for a new one and now I know what kind I will shop for!

~Meaghan

Victoria @Mellowkitchen

Saturday 23rd of January 2016

look very delicious, i like chocolate and i will add more chocolate :)

Meaghan

Saturday 23rd of January 2016

You can never have too much chocolate :)

~Meaghan

Whitney @ That Square Plate

Friday 1st of January 2016

I haven't experimented too much with my waffle iron unfortunately, but I need to whip it out and get creative. These look SO delicious!!

Meaghan

Saturday 2nd of January 2016

Oh man I love waffles but we don't actually own our own! This one is on loan and I almost don't want to give it back!

~Meaghan

Paige

Wednesday 30th of December 2015

I am always overfilling my waffle iron too Meaghan! I just always accept that waffle-making at my house ends up a bit messy lol :) But I love making waffles, and I KNOW these would be waffles my kids would adore! I mean chocolate for breakfast? YES!

Meaghan

Wednesday 30th of December 2015

Seriously, who doesn't love chocolate for breakfast! Here's to not overflowing the waffle iron. Or having enough coffee on hand when we do ;)

~Meaghan

Brian Jones

Wednesday 30th of December 2015

I've never made waffles and only eaten them a few times (typically when travelling), do you reckon there is a non waffle iron method of coming up with something similar? I am kinda loathed to buy an electronic waffle maker as it will end up buried under a mountain of other toys in the pantry but we have no gas on our street so an old school iron is not a solution either.

Meaghan

Wednesday 30th of December 2015

I bet you COULD cook them in a cast iron skillet if you treat them right. The one big difference between waffles and pancakes are the whipped and folded in egg whites to make them fluffier. You've just inspired me to try that this weekend when I whip up a batch of waffles to freeze before I have to give our borrowed waffle iron back!

~Meaghan