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Chocolate Waffles

As if you need an excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast, these simple chocolate waffles come together in minutes, making them perfect for brunch-time entertaining... if you want to share.
This recipe first appeared in Season 9 of Good Eats.
Chocolate waffles stacked on a plate, topped with strawberries and powdered sugar.
ACTIVE TIME: 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes
Yield: 6 (8-inch) waffles


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 16 fluid ounces buttermilk, room temperature
  • 4 ounces (3/4 cup) chocolate chips
  • Vegetable spray, for waffle iron


  • Heat waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions. If your waffle iron has temperature settings, aim for medium to medium-high.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. In another bowl, beat together the eggs, melted butter, and vanilla, and then add the buttermilk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir in the chocolate chips just until combined. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Ladle 4 ounces of waffle batter onto the center of the iron. Close the iron top and cook until the waffle is crispy on both sides and is easily removed from iron, about 2 minutes for a small waffle iron or 3 minutes for a large. Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200ºF oven until ready to serve.