Do you love waffles but wish they were a bit more…well, chocolatey? We have that problem, too. So, today we’re sharing our favorite chocolate waffle recipe.
About this Chocolate Waffle Recipe
This chocolate waffle recipe seems to have traveled far from its Belgian origins. Belgian waffles were traditionally leavened with yeast and contain unholy amounts of butter and sugar. These, ironically, are a bit lighter, but what they lack in yeast and butter, they make up for in chocolatey goodness. The rich chocolate flavor of the waffles comes from just a little bit of unsweetened cocoa powder.
Belgian Waffles and Belgian Chocolate
Although not traditional in waffles, given Belgium’s leading role in chocolate production, adding chocolate to a waffle batter feels…well…natural. Chocolate arrived in Belgium very early. In the 17th century, what is now Belgium was part of the greater Spanish empire and therefore was an early consumer of cocoa beans, brought back from early Spanish trips to the New World. In the 19th century, Belgian chocolatiers perfected chocolate making for the mass market. Jean Neuhaus (claimed by the Belgians as their own, but actually Swiss) invented the praline and his wife (perhaps more crucially) developed the “ballotin” the special cardboard box that fancy chocolates live in. Belgium is today home to more than 2,000 chocolate shops (this, in a country roughly the size of the state of Maryland) and supplies more than 20% of the world’s industrial chocolate.
Chocolate Waffle Recipe Defies Meal Categories!
While some might say that these chocolate waffles should be dessert waffles, we proudly insist that they are the perfect breakfast. That said, should you feel the need to add some of our favorite toppings – chocolate sauce, whipped cream, chocolate chips, or fresh fruit, they could potentially drift into dessert territory.
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Chocolate Waffle Recipe
- Waffle Iron
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup milk
- 2 large eggs at room temperature
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter
- Preheat your Belgian waffle maker.
- Place butter in a microwave safe bowl and melt in microwave. Set aside to cool.
- In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and cocoa.
- Stir the wet ingredients (eggs, milk, melted butter) into the dry ingredients, mixing until well combined.
- Spray preheated waffle iron with nonstick spray.
- Pour batter onto the center of the iron by 1/3 cup of waffle batter and close lid. Follow manufacturer's directions to cook until golden brown.
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