Chocolate waffles are an easy-to-make, special breakfast treat. This chocolate waffle recipe is the one my family has been using since I was a kid. It's a scratch recipe for chocolate waffles, made with real chocolate, and it's absolutely delicious.
Chocolate waffles are fabulous with just a little butter, but I like them best topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.
Recipe for Chocolate Waffles:
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup (4 Tablespoons) butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, melted (or you can use semi-sweet chocolate chips, too)
Beat eggs, and combine in a bowl with the milk, melted butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add in dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt) and the melted chocolate, and whisk everything together. The batter will look a little spotty and speckled, but that's ok.
Can I Substitute Cocoa Powder for Melted Chocolate in a Recipe for Chocolate Waffles?
If you want to make chocolate waffles but don't have any baker's chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips on hand, you can use cocoa powder instead. I prefer to make these chocoalte waffles with the melted chocolate, but the recipe is delicious made with cocoa powder instead, too.
As a general rule of thumb, you can substitute 3 Tablespoons of cocoa powder and 1 Tablespoon of fat (butter or oil or shortening) for each ounce of baking chocolate called for in a recipe.
So to make this chocolate waffles recipe with cocoa powder, increase the butter to 6 Tablespoons, add 6 Tablespoons of cocoa powder, and eliminate the melted chocolate.
Scoop a generous 1/2 cup of batter into a classic waffle iron (not a Belgian waffle iron), and let cook for 3-4 minutes, or until you stop seeing steam rise out of the sides of the waffle iron.
Mmm, now this is a waffle worthy of those farm-fresh berries available now. Plus, the leftover waffles are delicious as snacks, cold, straight from the fridge.