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Chocolate Waffles are perfect for a decadent breakfast or even dessert. Try our German Chocolate topping and Praline Pecan syrup for an extra special treat!
These chocolate waffles are such a fun special treat to serve for breakfast or brunch. It combines a few of my favorite recipes: chocolate cake, waffles and a little something extra on top. These waffles have a slightly crunchy texture on the outside, tender and fluffy on the inside, and the rich chocolate flavor is perfection. Serve it with a dollop of whipped cream, strawberries, or our incredible German chocolate topping made from coconut frosting and praline pecan syrup. YUM! No matter how you top them, these chocolate waffles should be put in regular rotation at your breakfast table. Your family will love them!
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Ingredients for Chocolate Waffles
The ingredients for this chocolate waffle recipe are simple, pantry staples so you can mix up a batch any time the chocolate cravings strike! Here’s all you need:
- All purpose flour – white flour works best but you could substitute half whole wheat flour too.
- Baking powder – you’ll need about three teaspoons
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Eggs – use two and separate the yolks from the whites
- Milk – this recipe is better with whole milk but you can use any milk you have
- Melted butter
- Vanilla extract
That’s it! The recipe doesn’t call for salt, but you can toss in a dash or two to enhance the flavors. You can also give these waffles extra protein by adding a scoop of chocolate protein powder to the flour mixture.
How to get Perfect Texture
There are just a couple of extra steps in this waffle recipe but trust me, it’s worth it.
- First, mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- In another bowl, lightly beat the egg yolks.
- Then add the butter, milk and vanilla to the egg yolks.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and stir until just combined.
- Using a mixer in a medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
- Finally, fold the egg whites into the batter
- Bake in a waffle maker using cooking spray so they don’t stick.
Toppings for Chocolate Waffles
Depending on when you’re serving these waffles, you can provide a whole buffet of toppings. If you’re having them for breakfast or brunch, opt for fresh berries, maple syrup, bananas, strawberries, and whipped cream.
For dessert, scoop vanilla ice cream and drizzle with chocolate sauce, chocolate chips, caramel syrup or any of your favorite ice cream sundae toppings. Or turn your waffle into German chocolate cake with our tasty German chocolate topping and pecan praline syrup.
Can Chocolate Waffles be Frozen?
Yes! In fact, this is a perfect recipe to double or triple, make the waffles and freeze them for later. Store them tightly covered in the freezer for up to three months. To thaw, pop them in the toaster or in the oven until they’re warm. They’re the perfect food to have on hand for last minute company when you need a quick and unique dessert.
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How To Make Chocolate Waffles
For the Chocolate Waffles: (makes about 5 servings – see above)
For the Coconut Frosting (optional):
For the Chocolate Waffles:
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and cocoa powder.
- In another bowl, lightly beat egg yolks.
- Add milk, butter and vanilla; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined.
- Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.
- Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions.
For the Coconut Frosting (optional):
- In a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, cook the condensed milk, egg yolks, and butter 10 minutes, stirring constantly, until bubbly. Remove from heat, and stir in the coconut, pecans, and vanilla. Allow to cool about 5-10 minutes.
For the Praline Pecan Syrup (optional):
- In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, melt 3 Tbsp. butter. Add pecans and cook 5 minutes or until browned.
- Remove from heat and place pecans in separate bowl. Set aside.
- Using same saucepan, melt remaining butter (4 Tbsp.) Whisk in brown sugar, flour, and corn syrup until thoroughly blended.
- Cook on high for 6-8 minutes until sugar is dissolved and syrup slightly thickens. Remove from heat and allow to cool about 2 minutes. Stir in evaporated milk and pecans.
- Top waffles with coconut frosting, drizzle with praline pecan syrup and top with whipped cream.