Chocolate Waffle with Toppings
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Old-Fashioned Chocolate Waffles from Scratch

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In my opinion, breakfast is the best meal. I could eat breakfast food all day! Sweets are also a favorite of mine, so maybe that’s why breakfast is my meal of choice. When I saw this recipe for Old-Fashioned Chocolate Waffles from Scratch in my grandma’s cookbook, I knew I had to make it. Chocolate at breakfast? Yes, please!

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Waffles from Scratch

This is definitely a vintage recipe because it involves more steps than most home bakers are used to taking these days. It requires melting the chocolate over a double boiler and separating the yolks and whites of the eggs. The egg whites also have to be whipped until stiff peaks form. All of these methods definitely add to the quality and flavor.

Is this recipe simple and quick? No. Is it delicious? Yes!

Ingredients You Will Need

  • Shortening
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Unsweetened Chocolate Baking Bar
  • Salt
  • Cake Flour
  • Vanilla
  • Baking Powder
  • Milk

Equipment You May Need

  • Double Boiler
  • Waffle Maker
  • Flour Sifter
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Mixer
  • Wooden Spoon
Old-Fashioned Chocolate Waffles from Scratch

Other Recipes You May Enjoy

You might also like my Classic French Toast or my Bran Muffins. French Toast Roll-Ups and Gluten Free Protein Pancakes are also delicious options.

Final Thoughts on Old-Fashioned Chocolate Waffles from Scratch

Because I bake a lot, I had all of the ingredients for this recipe on hand. I’m guessing that the average person will need to plan ahead to make sure they have unsweetened chocolate bars and cake flour. We topped with raspberries and extra chocolate. My kids had butter and syrup. What toppings would you like on a chocolate waffle? Let me know in the comments below!

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Waffles from Scratch
Chocolate Waffle with Toppings
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Old-Fashioned Chocolate Waffles

Chocolate waffles from scratch.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast, Chocolate, Waffles


  • Double Boiler
  • Waffle Iron


  • ½ Cup Shortening
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs Separated
  • 2 Ounces Unsweetend Baking Chocolate Bar
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • Cups Cake Flour
  • ½ Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ Cup Milk


  • Cream shortening and sugar.
  • Separate eggs. Set egg whites aside.
  • Beat egg yolks. Add to creamed mixture.
  • Melt chocolate over double boiler, then add to creamed mixture.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Sift flour (I use a whisk) with baking powder and salt.
  • Add alternately with milk to chocolate mixture.
  • Add vanilla and mix completely.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form then fold into mixture.
  • Bake in hot waffle iron.
  • Add toppings of your choice.
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