Big, thick, and fluffy these Belgian Chocolate Waffles are a fantastic weekend breakfast to whip up with simple ingredients. With a nice, crisp outside and tender chocolate inside, this chocolate waffle recipe is sure to be a hit.
Chocolate Belgian Waffles
I’m all about easy breakfast recipes like my ham & potato breakfast casserole or crescent roll breakfast pizza. They’re great for both weekends and busy weekday mornings when you want something filling and easy.
But sometimes you want something extra. Something a bit over the top.
Enter these waffles.
Fluffy waffles are always a hit but CHOCOLATE Belgian Waffles are something special. Especially with the kids, but all the adults I know love these decadent chocolate waffles, too.
What are Belgian Waffles?
Belgian waffles are a type of waffle that has larger squares, deeper pockets, and a lighter batter than typical American waffles. They are fluffy and delicious and often made with baking powder to leaven them.
This particular batch is made chocolate by using a biscuit baking mix, cocoa powder, eggs, and a few other ingredients. These waffles have the most amazing chocolate flavor, especially with the chocolate chips. Plus, you can add your favorite toppings.
Why you’ll love Chocolate Waffles
- Special Treat – Are they breakfast? Are they a dessert? They can be whatever you want.
- Chocolate lovers dream – Chocolate waffle batter and chocolate chips make up these double chocolate waffles a chocolate lover’s favorite breakfast.
- Simple ingredients – All you need is a handful of pantry staples to whip them up.
- Make a big batch – This recipe is easy to double or triple for a crowd or to freeze some for later.
Equipment you’ll need
- Belgian Waffle Maker – This recipe is shown in a 7″ Belgian waffle maker. A regular/American waffle maker can also be used.
- Batter Bowl – Easy to mix it up in the bowl and pour it right into the waffle maker.
- Whisk – To get the lumps out.
Ingredients for easy Chocolate Waffles
Below is a list of the ingredients you’ll need to gather to make this recipe. Scroll all the way down for the full recipe card.
- BISQUICK – As a shortcut, we start with a biscuit baking mix (Bisquick) and doctor it up. It is made of flour, oil (shortening), a leavening agent, and salt. You can also make homemade bisquick.
- SUGAR – Granulated white sugar.
- COCOA POWDER – Unsweetened cocoa powder. I like standard Hershey’s but Special Dark can be used, too for dark chocolate waffles.
- EGGS – Two large eggs.
- VEGETABLE OIL – I use vegetable oil but canola or another light oil can used used.
- VANILLA EXTRACT – Pure vanilla extract adds great flavor.
- CHOCOLATE CHIPS – Optional, I supposed, but are they really? lol They add great little melty pockets of chocolate throughout the waffles making them double chocolate waffles. Mini chocolate chips work well, too.
How to make Belgian Chocolate Waffles
- STEP ONE: First, make sure you preheat your waffle maker.
- STEP TWO: Then, into a large bowl (batter bowl), whisk the Bisquick to get rid of any lumps then stir in the other dry ingredients (sugar and cocoa powder). Add in the wet ingredients (water, eggs, oil, and vanilla) and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
- STEP THREE: Next, spray the waffle maker with non-stick cooking spray and pour approximately 3/4 cup of batter into the bottom of the waffle maker (this will depend on the size of your waffle iron – the bottom plate should just be barely covered). Cook for about 2 minutes or until firm (again, will depend on your waffle maker).
- STEP FOUR: Finally, remove, repeat with remaining batter, making sure to spray waffle maker between each batch, and then serve!
What to serve with Chocolate Waffles
These chocolaty waffles can be a meal by themselves, but I like to add a few savory options for balance like scrambled eggs, hard boiled eggs, crispy bacon, air fryer kielbasa, and a bowl of fresh fruit.
They’d also be the perfect breakfast for a special ocassion like Valentine’s Day or a birthday.
The list of things to top your chocolate waffles with is endless. Really, whatever you like to add on top of your regular waffles will do. Some suggestions are:
- whipped cream
- chocolate sauce or chocolate syrup
- peanut butter
- fresh berries or bananas
- powdered sugar
- maple syrup
- vanilla ice cream
How to store leftovers
Leftover waffles can be stored in a zip top bag. I recommend putting them in the freezer for storage to enjoy later. I don’t recommend storing them in the refrigerator as they don’t keep well there.
Can I freeze waffles?
Yes, you can freeze extra waffles. I like to make a double batch when I make them and then freeze them for later.
Once they’ve cooled down completely, lay them flat on a baking sheet and freeze them for about an hour or so, until they’re stiff and totally frozen. Then place them in a freezer safe bag and use them within 3 months. You may want to wrap the waffles individually to keep them from sticking together. Or just put parchment paper in between the waffles.
How to reheat homemade waffles
To reheat frozen waffles, place them on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes at 350F. You can also place them in a toaster oven or air fryer.
You can attempt to put them in a toaster, but oftentimes Belgian waffles are too thick and fluffy to fit in a normal toaster and they like to get stuck in there.
How many waffles does this recipe make?
That will depend on the size of your waffle maker. As written, it should make four 7″ Belgian waffles.
What is the difference between a waffle and a Belgian waffle?
Belgian waffles tend to be thicker and are generally larger than regular waffles. Many times Belgian waffles are fluffier and have a sweeter taste depending on what’s added to the waffle batter.
Do I have to use a Belgian waffle maker?
No, you don’t have to use a Belgian waffle maker, a standard waffle maker will work just as well, but, if you’re in the mood for extra large waffles, go with the Belgian waffle maker.
Tips & Suggestions
- Each waffle iron is different, so read the directions and preheat it before you get started. You want to start with a hot waffle iron for the best results.
- Make sure you spray your waffle iron with non-stick spray between each batch of waffles.
- Adding the chocolate chips is optional, but it’s perfect if you want a more chocolatey flavor.
- This recipe can be made in a Belgian waffle maker or a regular waffle iron.
- Make sure you pick unsweetened cocoa powder – dark or regular can be used.
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