Chocolate Waffle with Toppings
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Chocolate Waffles

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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 Chocolate Waffles 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

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

How can I prevent the waffles from sticking to the waffle iron? To prevent sticking, make sure to generously grease the waffle iron with cooking spray or melted butter before pouring the batter. Additionally, ensure that the waffles are fully cooked and crisp before opening the waffle iron.

Can I make the waffle batter ahead of time and store it in the fridge? Yes, you can prepare the waffle batter ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Just give it a gentle stir before using to ensure an even consistency.

What toppings go well with chocolate waffles? Chocolate waffles pair wonderfully with a variety of toppings, including fresh berries, whipped cream, maple syrup, chocolate chips, chopped nuts, and even a dusting of powdered sugar. Get creative with your favorite toppings!

Can I freeze leftover waffles for later? Certainly! Allow the waffles to cool completely, then stack them with parchment paper in between each waffle to prevent sticking. Place the stack in an airtight container or a freezer-safe bag and freeze. Reheat in a toaster or oven when ready to enjoy.

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Waffles from Scratch

Substitutions and Variations

Chocolate Chips: Add chocolate chips or chunks to the batter for extra chocolatey goodness. You can use dark chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, or white chocolate chips.

Spices: Enhance the flavor profile by adding a pinch of ground cinnamon or a dash of espresso powder for a subtle depth of flavor.

Extracts: Try different extracts like vanilla, almond, or mint extract to infuse unique flavors into the waffles.

Nut Butter: Incorporate nut butter, such as almond or peanut butter, for a nutty twist and added protein.

Mix-Ins: Include mix-ins like shredded coconut, mini marshmallows, or chopped dried fruits for added texture and flavor.

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 it 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.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Breakfast, Chocolate, Waffles
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 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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