Chocolate Waffle

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
5 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
approximately 6 (8-inch round) waffles
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 7 ounces all-purpose flour, approximately 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 3/4 ounces sugar, approximately 3 tablespoons
  • 1 .5 ounces cocoa powder, approximately 1/2 cup
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 whole eggs, beaten
  • 2 ounces unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 16 ounces buttermilk, room temperature
  • 4 ounces chocolate chips, approximately 3/4 cup
  • Vegetable spray, for waffle iron
Directions

Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions.

In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. In another bowl beat together the eggs and 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 the recommended amount 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. Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200 degree F oven until ready to serve.


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My kids and I saw Alton make this recipe on his show Good Eats.  I found the recipe on-line and decided to give it a try.  I followed the recipe exactly as described.  We all thought the waffles were okay but will not be making these again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family ate them ALL. I followed the recipe exactly and had no problems. This is a family keeper. Thanks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this as a dessert. The consistency of the batter was great - I didn't have any of the problems of some of the other reviewers. I will note it is super important that the eggs are room temperature, otherwise the melted butter - even cooled - will start to solidify when you add it to the eggs. Also, the final result was more savory than sweet. I dusted with powdered sugar, and drizzled with chocolate syrup. It would also be delish with ice cream, or a sweetened fruit purée. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty! An excellent addition to our waffle repertoire, with or without the chips! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We did a mix of whole wheat, oat and white flour. "Best waffles ever - tastes just like lava cake!" - my son. . item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for breakfast this morning and they were very good. I used about half the amount of buttermilk and half the amount of cocoa powder, based on other reviews. I topped with strawberries and whipped cream, yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really liked this. I made it gluten free using Carole's sorghum blend in place of the flour and added 1 tsp xanthan and doubled the vanilla. My kids loved it. Thank you!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The best waffles I ever ate! A major morning chocolate fix. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a great waffle even with some modifications to make it healthier. I replaced half of the flour with whole wheat flour. I also replaced 2 oz of butter with 3 T of butter and 3 T of ground flax seed. (3 T of flax seed is equivalent to 1 T of butter. I also replaced some of the vanilla extract with almond extract. Since I did not have buttermilk, I made up 2 cups of milk where 2 T of the milk was replaced with lemon juice. (I let that sit in a container for 5 min.. I put cherry compote on top of the waffle. The cherry compote was cherry simmered with almond extract, lemon juice, honey, and water. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were very good. However my batter was a little runny. I added a little more flour and sugar. We just ate them like cookies. We didn't use any syrup or anything. Very good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
a little less cocoa powder makes it better, otherwise the taste of the cocoa powder is too strong! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So Good, This recipe got the whole families approval. In fact, even my two children ate the waffles and they are extremely picky eaters. This will probably be our new favorite Saturday morning breakfast! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe - our new favorite waffles! These are very addictive if you're a chocoholic (be sure to measure by weight or you may not have enough cocoa powder and chips.. Thanks to the people that posted about needing extra sweetness and the milk + vinegar buttermilk substitute. Since milk is less viscous than buttermilk, I added one tube of "Go Gurt" (about 2 1/4 oz, but kept the liquid at 2 cups, total. The extra sweetness and thickness of the Go Gurt worked out perfectly in my opinion. item not reviewed by moderator and published
chocolate waffles are the best item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was Superb All came very well and i Also used ButterMilk according to the earlier Review. and waffles were grate item not reviewed by moderator and published
The waffle were divine. I didn't have any buttermilk on hand, so I did what the previous reviewer suggested, and it worked out quite well. We froze the rest as suggested in the Good Eats episode, "The Waffle Truth". item not reviewed by moderator and published
Kids and adults loved those waffles. I had no buttermilk and used a ratio of 1 cup milk with one tablespoon vinegar (let stand 5 minutes and you got buttermilk). Worked out wonderful. for this recipe put two tbs white vinegar in a measuring cup add milk to make 2 cups. item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUMMY....these were excellent. Not too sweet - good chocolate flavor. Served them with ice cream. item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOW! These were amazing! I dusted them with powdered sugar, drizzled them with some maple syrup, and then added a little whipped cream on top. This resulted in three very happy kids! We all gobbled them up! The only change I made was to increase the sugar in the batter from 3 to 5 tablespoons. (My scale didn't measure in ounces?!?). I did mix the chips (I used Milk Chocolate Guittard) into the batter and I thought that worked well. I have a Villaware iron and usually bake waffles on "3", so I was reluctant to crank it all the way to "7". I tried "5" and they turned out great - nice and crispy. When I combined the eggs and butter it thickened up nicely. I shook the buttermilk very well. The batter was very thick, not soupy at all. Thank you Alton! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was amazing! Add some homemade whip cream and you're in heaven! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe works well with Splenda. Or, use about 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup Splenda. Also tried with pre-sweetened cocoa powder. (For those with kids, the original recipe is a little too bittersweet). Whole wheat cake flour gives a nice texture and taste too. I agree that sprinkling the chips at baking time is the way to go. Also, adding chopped cherries (either fresh or from the jar) and a little cherry juice (no more than 1 Tbsp) is nice. If you have some dried out marshmallows, cut them into small pieces and add nuts for rocky road waffles. I made the recipe with a Belgian waffle maker with great success. BE SURE TO SPRAY THE IRON EVERY 3RD OR 4TH WAFFLE or things get messy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just bought my first waffle iron ever and made these this morning. They were yummy. I made them exactly as written and did not find them soupy. I do agree that they are not crispy but only went to a 6 setting not 7 on my waffle maker, but they were YUM!!! I sliced fresh strawberries, banannas and blackberries - added a touch of agave syrup and used that as a topping. My family loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make these on special occasions and my kids love them item not reviewed by moderator and published
The chocolate flavor of these waffles didn't come out as much as I had hoped. I think that rather than putting the chips into the batter before waffling, the chips should be scattered by hand over the batter in the machine. I think this works out better for a more even distribution. This is necessary for any kind of strong chocolate flavor as the cocoa doesn't pack an overall punch in the rest of the batter. An emphasis should also be made that these need to be cooked on high (I had to use my iron's hottest setting) or they simply do not crisp. I know he says it in the video, but the web recipe does not communicate this fact. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent variation of Alton's Basic Waffles recipe which has become my favorite because they are tender and fluffy even without the tedious separate beating of egg whites that most recipes call for, and have excellent flavor. I do add more sugar to the batter and omit the chips, and eat them with just butter on top, because that's the way we always ate them growing up. These are also great popped into the toaster after being frozen. Another recipe added to my keeper file! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this recipe half a dozen times, and the only change I've made was to slightly increase the amount of sugar. They freeze really well too, and make for a great breakfast when topped with a bit of natural peanut butter. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw AB make these and looked great. I followed the recipe to the T. I started to add the milk but didnt add the full 16 oz since it semed it would make it soupy. I added almost all of it . These were GREAT. I only gave it 4 stars due to the soupy-ness of the batter. Will def make this again. ! great recipe. keep them coming!!!! Jen Worcester,Ma item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these tonight as a dessert to be topped with a ball of vanilla ice cream and topped with homemade chocolate sauce. Absolutely decadent. The batter was perfect, exactly as AB's on the "Waffle Truth" episode, not at all runny as others have experienced. Also, using the hottest setting on my waffle iron the waffles were crisp, not soggy or soft as for other reviewers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This has now become a tradition! Be careful with the eggs though. My sister figured out pretty quick that they will scramble! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great because there's not too much sugar. Just a little powdered sugar on top & they're perfect. Making a batch this weekend to freeze for school days. WARNING: Do NOT use powdered buttermilk-- it ruins the consistency. item not reviewed by moderator and published
try this recipe with homemade caramel syrup, worths the calorie!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I liked these waffles quite a bit because they had a nice chocolate flavor without being too sweet. The batter was a little thin for my liking and therefore the waffles weren't quite as fluffy as I would have liked. Perhaps a little more flour would help the consistency when I try again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these waffles for a special treat for my kids and they loved them. So did I. This will definitely be a recipe we go to often. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I made these for a special Saturday morning breakfast and topped them with banana slices. Fantastic! If you are looking for something super sweet, then this is NOT the recipe for you. But, if you want something rich and dark-chocolatey, then this is a fantastic choice. We made the recipe exactly as it was written and it turned out great. We froze the extra and have been munching on them for the past few days...but I need to make more before we run out completely! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these and I wanted to throw up. I love alot of Alton Browns recipes, but this is so gross. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These waffles are so yummy. I made a few small changes to the recipe, after reading some reviews that said they weren't quite sweet enough. I added 1/2 cup of sugar and whipped the egg whites separately and folded them in at the end, to make them a little fluffier. The result was perfect! They were just the right sweetness, very moist and custard-like inside with the whipped egg whites. My waffles were not crispy at all either, but they are so delicious, no one in my family seemed to care! item not reviewed by moderator and published
On International Waffle Day, I just knew we had to celebrate the holiday and picked this recipe with which to surprise my kids. These waffles were incredible. I had read the review by the "experienced chef" on the first page and whoever that was was out of their mind! These were even good plain, but we put neopolitan ice cream and whipped cream on them for dessert and they were orgasmic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Man, these are good. They aren't quite as crispy as I'd hoped, but eat them fresh out of the waffle iron and the chocolate chips pop like little lava nuggets of sweetness. Thanks Alton, for making my morning happer! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made two batches by doubling all the ingredients. They came out so good. Then I discovered that I forgot to double the volume of milk...but they still taste good. Wonderful ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made these waffles several times for work events, and they always get rave reviews. People have started requesting them! The recipe is easy. The waffles really don't need much on top when they're done, except some whipped cream! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is by far my, favorite waffle recipe. It only gets better when you separate the eggs and whip the whites, then fold them into the final product. This makes it incredibly light and fluffy! Haven't tried substituting cake flour for AP flour yet, but i have a suspicion that might be an improvement.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made these this morning for my kids as they love anything chocolate. They gave these waffles an "ok" rating. I thought they were good, but not fantastic. We used just syrup on them and i thought that the syrup made them sweet enough. They were light and fluffly, not crispy on the outside. I would use this recipe as more of a dessert waffle instead of a breakfast waffle. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made these and they turned out fabulous! I used mini chocolate chips. I may add a little more sugar next time to give it a little more sweetness. They're great on their own as a snack. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these waffles for breakfast for a sleepover on my 15th birthday. Everyone loved them! They thought I was gonna pull out the box of premade stuff, but nope! I made it from scratch! I topped it off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and it was great. BTW I LOOVE good eats!! It's my favorite show! =) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am an experienced chef and have a sensitive palate, so I am certain that my comments are accurate. On it's own, these waffles are extremely bitter. I used metric measurements, so I am confident that the problem is this recipe and not me. If, ONLY IF, one was to drown them in ice cream or loads of sweet whipped cream and sugary topping like strawberry sauce are these waffles even edible, and certainly not palatable. I'm guessing, but I think it is a possibility that the people who rated it well may have done just that, which reduces the bitter taste. I would never use this recipe again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The waffles tasted more like cocoa than chocolate. They were not sweet enough. Might be OK with a lot of powdered sugar, syrup, or ice cream, but definitely not very good on their own. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Decided to try these for my kid who loves chocolate. They ate them with ice cream and chocolate syrup. Too sweet for me but without that they seemed dry and not sweet enough. Also didn't get crispy on top, even when turning the waffle iron to highest setting...but that's probably the fault of my waffle iron. Will get new iron and try again soon! item not reviewed by moderator and published
A mouth gripping adventure. Top with some Home whip cream with dark chocolate syrup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
After catching Alton's waffle episode, I ran right out and bought waffle iron, and made these chocolate and the traditional waffle recipe. I invited some waffle lovers over for a Sunday breakfast and these waffles were a big hit. The kids ate them with chocolate syrup and whipped cream and sprinkles. I had mine with traditional maple syrup. The chocolate ones were a bit sweet, I'll probably reduce the sugar the next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made them this morning for my son and I. They were as good as Alton Said, but I think I would use them for a dessert with, say, ice cream. I will try the traditional recipe next. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are the best waffles I have ever had! Very tender...so so yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My son came home from college for the 3-day weekend President's Day holiday. Since he loves chocolate, I decided to make this for his breakfast before he goes back to school. I followed the measurements by weight where specified and used well-shaken Grade A culutred lowfat buttermilk and mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. With a belgium waflle maker, recipe made perfect ten 4-inch waffle squares. Batter came out thick and chocolate chips did not sink to the bottom. Buttermilk cannot be replaced for regular milk because buttermilk is thick and must be well-shaken before using. This recipe is perfect and will continue to make this for my son whenever he comes home from college. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The texture of the waffles was not as crispy on the outside as I would have liked. They looked very chocolatey but did not have a lot of chocolate flavor. In fact, they were saltier than they were sweet. I made some whipped cream and put it on top and it helped. Might be OK with a lot of powdered sugar, syrup, or ice cream, but definitely not very good on their own. I have had much better at restaurants...was hoping to be able to replicate that same nice flavor/texture at home. item not reviewed by moderator and published
No more pancake batter waffles for me, Thanks AB for showing me the error of my ways. WOW these were so light and airy. My only change was sour cream in place of the buttermilk just because I didn't have any on hand. Can't wait to try the sweet potato waffles. item not reviewed by moderator and published
First of all, I have to say that I got the Villaware Round Wafflemaker as an early Christmas gift, and it's amazing. I made sure I got the same one AB used on his show. The chocolate waffle recipe is simply sublime. I used mini chocolate chips instead of the larger ones, and took care not to overmix. I will admit, however, that I doubled the amount of sugar used in the recipe, to make sure it was sweet enough to counterbalance the depth of the chocolate. The first time I made this recipe, I used 2% milk instead, HUGE mistake. The waffle batter was very, very thin and unusable. So, after purchasing buttermilk, I tried again. I was afraid at first that the "twang" of the buttermilk would be too invasive, but to my surprise it wasn't. I taste almost no buttermilk influence at all. I didn't have one of the dishers AB uses, so I used a measuring cup and probably ended up using about 3/4 c of batter for each waffle. These freeze very well, and will toast up nicely in a standard 4 slot toaster if you cut it in half. Just be sure to watch the heat setting, these will burn quickly. Put a little whipped cream on this, and you have my 10 year old son's favorite waffle. Thank you Alton! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I expected the waffles to be sweeter and was actually disappointed with the taste without syrup--almost like eating cocoa without sugar. Once I added syrup, they were very good. Looking forward to trying them as a dessert with a sweeter topping. The smell that filled the kitchen was wonderful--like hot cocoa on a cold day! item not reviewed by moderator and published
1.75 ounces is way more than 3 tablespoons!! I made them both ways and I think I will split the difference and add 1.25 ounces next time. 5 stars because they were delicious both ways!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make, delicious! Only had a cup of buttermilk so used heavy cream and milk to make up the second cup of liquid and they were still awesome. Start a little light on the batter for the first one and adjust to prevent overflow-messy batter to clean your iron if you use too much. The cook gets to eat the first one anyway :-) item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were awesome!!! Didn't change a thing and they were great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these waffles for breakfast today and we all really enjoyed them. They were easy to make and I actually got 12 8-inch waffles from the quantity of batter! They were chocolate-ty without being overwhelmingly so and are wonderful topped with strawberry or raspberry jam. Thank you, Alton, for sharing this wonderful recipe. Irmgard in Scarborough, Ontario item not reviewed by moderator and published
AB did it again! I can't keep these in the freezer, because they get eaten so quickly! item not reviewed by moderator and published
very good and chocolaty item not reviewed by moderator and published
I keep some of these in the freezer so I can whip up a dessert in no time. Warm them up in the toaster and top them with ice cream and berries. Always a huge hit! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh Mama....hot from the waffle iron place a slab of French Vanilla Ice Cream and Enjoy!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not overly sweet and really good with raspberries or bananas sauteed in butter w/brown sugar(maybe some rum, too)mmmmm. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These waffles are heavenly! I had to turn down the setting to 4 because of sugar content and also I have 2 settings on my waffle maker- crispy exterior, moist interior or uniform texture and the uniform texture makes perfect crispy waffles. My whole family LOVES to watch Good Eats! It is fun and informative! Thanks Alton! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are great. I'm made serveral times for my family and we love them. We have frozen them and heated up later and they were still good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a great recipe. My 5yo son and I made Sunday breakfast for Mom, and these turned out perfectly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I liked these waffles, but I was expecting more of a chocolatey flavor with the color of them and everything, also, All of the chocolate chips fell to the bottom, so only the last few waffles actually did taste as I expected. Next time, I will sprinkle the chips in the batter after I pour it onto the iron. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic chocolate waffle!!!! It was very delicious and even my husband raved about them. I served them with whip cream and strawberries. Highly recommend!! A++++++++ item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are too good! Nice and moist and freeze well for later on in the week. I serve them with a "toppings bar" so everone can pick out what they want, butter, syrup, whipped cream, walnuts, chocolate chips, strawberries, caramel sauce, etc. This has become a family favorite. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome. A must try. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The absolute best chocolate chip waffle recipe ever!!! so easy to make and the kids love them! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were probably the most chocolatly waffles I've ever eaten. But it's definitly better that way. =) item not reviewed by moderator and published
very easy to make and add a litle ice cream for a great summer treat! We used whip cream for breakfast and the kids loved them! item not reviewed by moderator and published
easy to make, easy to eat...Alton has my favorite show on the network...even if it's not a recipe...all his tips are very helpful... make this for your wife and you can't go wrong...put on some whipped cream...sprinkle some cocoa powder on top of that...maybe even a couple of extra chocolate chips...this is a great recipe start to finish item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just ate one of these chocolate waffles with espresso ice cream and strawberries, and let me tell you, breakfast doesn't get any better than this. The recipe given in The Waffle Truth calls for 7 oz (~1.5 cups) of AP flour, while the one from "I'm Just Here For More Food" (pg 109) calls for 9.5 oz (~2 cups), with everything else the same. Well, the 1.5 cup version (sorry AB, I'll buy a digital scale when I find a job!) makes the batter slightly too thin, and 2 cups is slightly too thick, so next time I will try 1.75 cups. Also, in the book, sugar is considered a wet ingredient, but on this show it was added to the dry goods. AB, I'm confused! item not reviewed by moderator and published
A fantastic attractive dessert especially served with sliced bananas, warm chocolate sauce and whipped cream! Deep chocolate flavor and not too sweet. It's been a huge hit every time I've served it to guests. item not reviewed by moderator and published
these waffles are so totally delicious. the recipe is quick and easy and i was able to have my daughter help me make dinner. i highly recommend! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make these once a week for my 8 year old daughter and she absolutely loves them - she even counts down the days until it's "Chocolate Waffle Day." I've made them for other people as well and all agree that they're excellent. I find it's best to use a high quality cocoa powder and chocolate chips (my favoite is Ghirardelli because it's good and easy to find) - the cheap stuff just tastes nasty and if you're going to spend the time to make it, you should do it right. The chocolate chips tend to sink to the bottom of the batter so make sure you stir it every time before you add more batter to your waffle iron. For an extra chocolate kick, sprinkle a few on top of the batter before you close the lid. Also, a good waffle iron will make all the difference. Don't waste money on a bargain quality model that will fail in 2 years. Spend the extra bucks and get the upgrade. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very nice waffle recipe, great with whip cream. I prefer adding a bit extra sugar to the batter to balance the cocoa, but it's personal preference. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were yummy!! We used caramel/milk chocolate chips and they were totally delicious. But for some reason mine didnt get crispy on the outside even on the highest setting. Cant wait to try the basic waffle recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Another good waffle recipe item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for my daughter's 7th birthday in the morning. I topped them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and some sprinkles and it was a perfect birthday breakfast treat! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are the most delicious chocolate chocolate chip waffles ever! I have made tons of different types of waffles, and these are definitely in the top tier. I even accidentally doubled the sugar, but we didn't even notice that. I agree, they don't need syrup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
AB never fails when designing the best recipe for something. Case in point with these yummy chocolate waffles. They don't even need syrup! Note: They freeze well also item not reviewed by moderator and published

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