Chocolate Chip Waffles

chocolate chip waffles

You probably shouldn’t eat this many, but who am I to judge?

Chocolate chip pancakes never did agree with me. The first time I had them was at a slumber party in elementary school. They were too sweet and too much like dessert to a kid whose palate was accustomed to Cheerios and shredded wheat. YEARS later, in present day, I’ve discovered chocolate chip waffles. DUUUUDE. Where have they been all my life?! Let me tell you now, chocolate chip waffles are infinitely better than chocolate chip pancakes. For one, they are crispy! Eat them right out of the waffle iron; you don’t even need no butter, no syrup. Just eat them while they’re super crunchy outside and soft and melty and chocolatey inside. I guess that’s it. The crispiness wins over everything.

chocolate chip waffles recipe

This is more reasonable. Dessert for breakfast, or breakfast for dessert?

Of course, you can always serve these for dessert, too. Perhaps with a scoop of ice cream or a spoonful of chocolate syrup or even Nutella. Myself, I’d go for the ice cream since ice cream is generally the answer to all my problems, no matter how trifling. I inherited that from my grandmother.

Chocolate Chip Waffles Video

Chocolate Chip Waffles Recipe – Printable!


Chocolate Chip Waffles

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  • Author: Hilah Johnson
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar or white sugar (4 tablespoons for a dessert waffle)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 banana, mashed (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • For serving: berries, whipped cream, ice cream


  1. Whisk together in a large bowl: flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, salt until lump-free.
  2. In another bowl, mix up banana, egg, milk, vanilla and butter.
  3. Add wet to dry and mix just until combined.
  4. Gently stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Pour 1/2 cup batter into hot waffle iron and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon chopped nuts, if desired.
  6. Close waffle iron and cook 3-4 minutes, or until steam subsides and iron opens easily.
  7. Serve right away with berries, whipped cream or ice cream


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 287
  • Fat: 13
  • Carbohydrates: 37
  • Protein: 7

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  1. Terry on February 22, 2014 at 1:15 am

    Uhh – doesn’t look like the video loaded.

    • Rob on February 22, 2014 at 9:03 am

      The video does not load for me either. 🙁 I trying from my iPad. I will try from my PC later.

      • Hilah on February 22, 2014 at 10:22 am

        Ooops! Wrong link. Fixed now. Forgive me!

        • Rob on February 22, 2014 at 12:09 pm

          Thanks for fixing the link and of course thew new video! Yum and I have the perfect waffle maker to make this recipe.

          • Hilah on February 22, 2014 at 4:39 pm

            Yay! Hope you enjoy!

  2. The Other Randy on February 22, 2014 at 2:30 am

    Well, this does it. Now I’m going to have to buy a waffle iron.

    • Hilah on February 22, 2014 at 10:24 am

      Dag nabbit! 😉

  3. Jenn (Cookies Cupcakes and Cardio) on February 22, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Looks awesome!!! Glad you’re back friend!

    • Hilah on February 22, 2014 at 4:39 pm

      Thank you! Glad to be back, Jenn. 🙂

  4. Jen on February 24, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    For some reason, chocolate chip waffles had never occurred to me, but why not? These look great! I wanted to say too, that I really appreciate how you often suggest alternatives or substitutions to ingredients in your recipes…especially in this one, since I am allergic to bananas! 😀

    • Hilah on February 24, 2014 at 6:43 pm

      Thanks, Jen! Good to hear feedback like that. 🙂 Hope you try them!

  5. Ellen on February 25, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Can I please leave work right now and go make these?

    • Hilah on February 26, 2014 at 9:56 am

      Of course! Tell your boss I said it is necessary. 😉

  6. Bill Zimmerman on February 25, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Lets see ? How can I make this waffle “Paleo” somehow!!??
    Looks too good. Maybe make for a “cheat day” Glad your back and well.


    • Hilah on February 26, 2014 at 9:55 am

      Good luck, Bill! If you do, be sure to share! Have you tried those paleo “pancakes” that have been going around the web? Just banana and egg. Sounds kind of unappealing to me, but several people swear they’re good!

  7. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef on February 25, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    I thought I was the only one who knew that ice cream is the answer to everything. Still not sure about chocolate chips for breakfast but I eat them in a muffin so I’ll give the waffles a try.

    • Hilah on February 26, 2014 at 9:55 am

      Ha! And me over here, I’ve never tried a choc chip muffin for breakfast. 😉

  8. Cathy on April 19, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Oy que guapa. What a sweet way to return to Hilah Cooking. Blowing you a kiss too hon x

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