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The Fluffiest Chocolate Chip Waffle Recipe

I don’t know about you, but chocolate chip waffles are something I always order when I go out to breakfast. However, I never think about making them at home. 

Well, it’s definitely time to start! Making perfect waffles at home isn’t all that much more difficult than making pancakes. And the results are definitely worth it.

They’re fluffy, golden brown on the outside, slightly crispy on the edges, and loaded with chocolate in every bite. Oh yes, these chocolate chip waffles are good!

If you’ve made chocolate chip pancakes, you can totally make chocolate chip waffles, too. The recipe is practically the same—you make the batter and fold in the chocolate chips. Easy! The only difference is that instead of cooking them up on the stovetop, you’ll use your waffle iron.

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Ingredients for Chocolate Chip Waffles

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ingredients to make chocolate chip waffles.
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour – Swap in a measure-for-measure gluten-free flour substitute to make these waffles gluten-free.
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar – Both light and dark brown will work here.
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ kosher salt
  • 2 Eggs – Here’s the best way to crack eggs.
  • 1 ½ cup Buttermilk – You can make a buttermilk substitute, but store-bought buttermilk is best.
  • ½ cup unsalted butter – Melt this before making the recipe.
  • 1 cup chocolate chips – Miniature is preferable because you’ll get more chocolate in every bite.

Variations

  • Add some cinnamon to the batter for a little bit of cozy flavor.
  • You can also substitute the chocolate chips for other mix-ins like white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or even chopped candy bars
  • Substitute half the chocolate chips with chopped walnuts or pecans for some crunch.

Directions For How To Make Chocolate Chip Waffles

  1. Mix the dry ingredients: In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Finish the waffle batter: In a separate large bowl, whisk the eggs, buttermilk, and melted butter. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients, and stir to combine. Let the batter rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Prepare: Preheat your waffle iron for about six to seven minutes, depending on the model. It may also be necessary to use a small amount of nonstick spray. Fold the chocolate chips into the batter.
  4. Portion: Use a measuring cup to pour ½ to ¾ cup of batter onto the hot waffle iron.
  5. Cook: Close the lid of the waffle iron, and cook for five to seven minutes or until the waffles are golden brown and crisp.
  6. Cool: Transfer the cooked waffle to a cooling rack. Then, repeat, using all the batter.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Traditional Toppings: Serve your chocolate chip waffles with butter, maple syrup, whipped cream, fresh berries, and/or powdered sugar.
  • More Toppings: You can also try something creative, like peanut butter and banana slices!
  • Fruit: A simple fruit salad is a great combination to cut through the sweetness of the waffles. 
  • Sides: Enjoy your waffles with a side of scrambled eggs or crispy bacon to balance out the sweetness.
top down image of a stack of four chocolate chip waffles topped with syrup, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream served on a white round plate.

How To Store + Reheat

  • Store leftover waffles in the fridge for up to one week. Warp them in plastic wrap, and transfer them to a sealable bag to keep them fresh.
  • Freeze your chocolate chip waffles for up to three months! To do so, arrange the waffles on a baking sheet, and freeze until solid. Then, transfer them to a sealable bag, and store them in the freezer.
  • Reheat waffles thawed or frozen in the oven, toaster oven, or microwave.

Quick Tip

To prevent the chocolate chips from melting in the waffle maker, freeze them before adding them to the batter. This will help prevent them from melting and sinking into the waffles during cooking!

A stack of four chocolate chip waffles topped with strawberries and whipped cream.

Chocolate Chip Waffles

Chocolate chip waffles are an easy way to make your standard waffle recipe a little more fun! Add your favorite toppings and enjoy a restaurant-style breakfast at home.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 – 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Equipment

  • 2 Mixing bowls
  • 1 Waffle iron

Ingredients  

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (miniature is preferable)

Serving Suggestions:

  • Maple Syrup
  • Whipped Cream
  • Fresh Berries
  • Powdered Sugar

Instructions 

  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
    2 cups all purpose flour, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder, ½ teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, and melted butter. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir together until just combined. It is okay if there are still some small lumps in the batter. Let rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
    2 eggs, 1 ½ cups buttermilk, ½ cup unsalted butter
  • Preheat your waffle iron, about 6 to 7 minutes depending on the model. It may also be necessary to use a small amount of nonstick spray.
  • Gently stir the chocolate chips into the batter. Pour ½ to ¾ cup portions of batter into the waffle iron (or the amount recommended by your waffle iron’s manual), close the lid and cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes. Serve with maple syrup, whipped cream, fresh berries, and powdered sugar, if desired.
    1 cup chocolate chips, Maple Syrup, Whipped Cream, Powdered Sugar, Fresh Berries

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 767kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 561mg | Potassium: 514mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 976IU | Calcium: 234mg | Iron: 3mg
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