While I usually eat very healthy breakfasts, every once in a while it’s fun to indulge.  That’s what these chocolate waffles are for.  They are so rich and chocolatey, I felt like I was eating chocolate cake for breakfast…which then reminded me of my favorite Bill Cosby routine.  “Eggs – eggs are in chocolate cake!  And milk!  Oh goody!  And wheat!  That’s nutrition!….Chocolate cake, coming up!”  This was running through my head over and over, and then I absolutely busted up laughing when Ben sat down at the table and started quoting the same routine.  These were a wonderful breakfast treat, and we only topped them with some whipped cream and strawberries because they don’t need anything more than that.  And I’m sure it’s no surprise that they were very popular with Andrew as well.


1½ cups (7 oz.) all-purpose flour
3 tbsp. (1¾ oz.) sugar
½ cup (1½ oz.) cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking soda
3 large eggs, beaten
4 tbsp. butter, melted and slightly cooled
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups buttermilk, at room temperature
¾ cup mini chocolate chips
Nonstick cooking spray


  • 01

    Preheat the waffle maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.  Preheat the oven to 200˚ F.

  • 02

    In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and baking soda.  Whisk to blend.  In another bowl combine the eggs, butter, vanilla and buttermilk.  Whisk to blend well.  Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until incorporated.  Stir in the mini chocolate chips.  Let the batter rest for 5 minutes.

  • 03

    Fill the waffle iron with batter and cook until the waffle is crisp and completely cooked.  Transfer finished waffles to the preheated oven and repeat until all the batter has been used.  Serve immediately with fresh berries and whipped cream.


  • Siunna

    Now that’s starting the day on the right foot! Once in a while, a little pampering does the body (well maybe not the body in medical terms) good~~Looks absolutely scrumptious!

  • Ha ha.. my son does that exact same expression. :) My husband is a chocolate fanatic. This is definitely going on my to make list. He will probably think he died and went to heaven being able to have chocolate for breakfast. :)

  • Somehow I have missed Cosby’s routine but I used to do the same with vanilla cream pudding. Since it had egg yolks in it, it must be a good breakfast.

    These do look very good and are probably better for you than chocolate poptarts which I used to eat in college.

  • Mmm, I can’t think of a better breakfast! And what a cute boy you have!

  • Jocelyn

    Annie, I love that Bill Cosby sketch too! I also love when he describes what childbirth is like. Both should be a must for parents to watch!

    These chocolate waffles look amazing!

  • I’m always up for justifying chocolate for breakfast! These look fantastic! Good call on the strawberries and whipped cream. Love the picture of Andrew. It’s fun to have watched him go from homemade baby food to grown up waffles :)

  • Oh, he is *such* a cutie!!! I love that Bill Cosby bit….I can justify anything!

  • ooo yummy!

  • Awww, what a cute pic of Andrew :) The waffles look so rich and decadent – yum!

  • Omg these look awesome. And it is so fun to indulge, those will be the breakfasts Andrew remembers and replicates for his kids :)

  • Hahaha, that is my husband and my favorite Bill Cosby sketch, totally justifiable! Those waffles look great- I’m sure a little ice cream on top would work too, right?

  • oooh they look great!!! I’ll give them a try! Nothing beats chocolate for breakfast!

  • When I saw this post I knew what was for dinner! When my husband travels the kids and I love to make breakfast for dinner! I stopped by the store to pick up strawberries and turkey sausages and we were on our way! There were such a hit.. the kids asked me to send them in their lunch tomorrow! I loved the rich chocolate flavor and the tanginess that the buttermilk provided! These are on our make again list.. in fact really soon! Thanks!

  • aw! so cute! these waffles look yummy!!

  • Wow! Chocolate Waffles! I’ve never tried making these myself but sure looks awesome!

  • With someone that excited about them they MUST be good!

  • delightfullysweet

    How cute!

    Chocolate and waffles. Two of my favorite things!

  • oh wow! these looks scrumptious! your little boy is adorable. This is going on my to-do list. Thanks for the recipe.

  • :D There’s a serious waffle thing going over the blogosphere! I must run and get me a waffle iron ASAP! These look sinfully delicious! What a way to start the day!

  • LOL! I love that quote by Bill Cosby and I could not agree more!!
    And what a little cutie you have!! Looks like he thoroughly enjoyed himself. Great blog and love the recipe!

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  • Dave

    I would make the same face if I ate those waffles!

  • I think I already tried this recipe. I love how you decorated the waffle with the strawberries. I should try that with my son. He’d be so happy. I’m sure your son loved that. He’s very cute :)

  • Oh MY!!! I’m not even a huge chocolate lover (don’t get me wrong, I really really like chocolate)…but WAFFLES!! I love this recipe!! My son would go nuts over it!

  • Well, I know what I’m making in the waffle iron that I got for Christmas! :) They look delectable.


  • I make these but think I will try your recipe. It looks very tasty!

  • Heather Baine

    First off, I love your site! We are celebrating Valentine’s Day early, so I got up and made these supremely delicious waffles for a special breakfast today. They were light and somewhat crispy (which I love in a waffle). The flavor was fantastic. Thank you for all the great recipes and photos you share.

  • Valerie

    I made these last weekend and served with whipped cream and strawberries as you suggested, which was a great combination. Everyone liked them. However, while I was baking them, the chocolate chips seemed to really melt and I had the most messy overflow out of my waffle iron. Now, I’m renowned for filling my iron too full, so I just need to learn better, but I think I’ll still stick with a less-mess waffle in the future.

  • Larita

    We had dinner at Outback tonight with the Chocolate Waffle dessert with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate syrup, was delicious. I came home and looked up chocolate waffles and found your recipe. I will certainly try it in the near future.

  • Amie

    Just made these last night! They were really good, not especially as chocolate-y tasting as I expected, but still really good!! The whipped cream and strawberries really made a beautiful presentation. The batter seemed a little watery when I started, so I added a little more flour. It was still a tad watery but I tried it and they came out beautifully. The dark color is really great. I had a few friends over for “Brinner” (breakfast for dinner) and they all loved them.

  • Michele Busch

    It’s Spring Break in my neck of the woods and I wanted to make a little treat for my teen boys…I googled chocolate waffles and up your site popped. They are currently devouring them as I type this and are raving about how great they are…thank you! =0) Now to start looking thru your site for other yummy recipes!

  • Katie

    Love these, thank you!!

  • Jjjhnsoncity

    Made them tonight for a dessert treat. One word = Delicious!