Chocolate Chip Waffles (Quick & Easy)

If you love chocolate chip cookies, you will love these delicious chocolate chip waffles! These waffles are made with buttermilk so they are light and fluffy inside and crispy on the outside. This recipe is quick, easy, and make ahead friendly!

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These delicious chocolate chip waffles are great anytime of year. Adding the chocolate chips can turn run-of-the-mill waffles into something special.

The base of these waffles comes from our buttermilk Belgian waffles, and we simply added chocolate chips to the batter of that recipe. For more festive waffle options, you may want to try these funfetti (birthday cake) waffles or these mini waffles!

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❤️ Reasons to Love This Recipe

  • It’s quick. These waffles come together in no time!
  • It’s easy. You don’t need any special skills, and it doesn’t require any fancy techniques to make these waffles.
  • It’s a crowd pleaser. Make these for brunch, and you will be rewarded with many smiling faces!
  • It’s make ahead friendly. You can make a batch (or two!) this weekend and freeze them to enjoy all week!

🧾 Ingredients

Chocolate chip waffle ingredients.
  • All-purpose flour. You can substitute gluten-free flour, like Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour, or self-rising flour. If substituting self-rising flour, omit the baking powder and salt. Self-rising flour already contains baking powder and salt.
  • Granulated sugar. For a sugar-free option, substitute Swerve granulated sugar substitute.
  • Baking powder. Baking powder is a leavening agent. This ingredient is used to make the waffles rise in the waffle maker. Be sure to use fresh baking powder.
  • Baking soda. Baking soda is a leavening agent that works with the buttermilk to help the waffles to rise.
  • Salt. Enhances flavor.
  • Ground nutmeg. Adds flavor.
  • Ground cardamom. Adds flavor.
  • Buttermilk. Buttermilk is added to give these waffles and tender and fluffy texture. If you don’t have buttermilk, you can use regular milk and add 1 tablespoon juice of white vinegar or lemon per cup of milk. Since this recipe calls for two cups of buttermilk, you would add 2 tablespoons of vinegar or lemon juice.
  • Large eggs.
  • Butter. Melted and cooled.
  • vanilla extract. Adds flavor.
  • Chocolate chips. We used mini chocolate chips in our waffles, but you can use regular chocolate chips instead. Either semi-sweet or milk chocolate will work as well.

See recipe card for quantities.

📝 Instructions

Dry ingredients in a large glass bowl with a silicone whisk.
In a large mixing bowl, sift flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cardamom together. Set aside.
Wet ingredients in a large glass bowl with a silicone whisk
In a medium bowl, combine buttermilk, eggs, melted butter and vanilla extract. Whisk briskly for 1-2 minutes or beat with an electric mixer on high speed for about a minute.
Dry and wet ingredients in a large glass bowl with a silicone spatula.
Pour wet ingredients into the dry and stir until nearly smooth. It’s okay if a few lumps remain. The batter will be thick.
Chocolate chips in waffle batter in a large glass bowl with a rubber spatula.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Waffle batter being scooped onto waffle iron.
Preheat the waffle maker. Add ¼ – ⅓ cup batter per waffle to hot waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer’s instructions, about 5 minutes.
Repeat this step until batter is gone.

🥣 Equipment

ℹ️ Substitutions

Stack of chocolate chip waffles topped with whipped cream, chocolate chips, and maple syrup with a bite taken out

🌡️ Storage

Cook waffles according to recipe instructions. Once waffles are cooled, place a sheet of wax paper between each waffle, place waffles in a tightly-sealed gallon freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 2 months. Reheat waffles in a toaster or oven.

💭 Top tips

  • Use fresh ingredients for the best results. Baking powder and/or baking soda that are old (more than a year for baking powder and more than a month for baking soda) will not produce good results.
  • Do not over stir the batter. This can activate the gluten in the flour and lead to tough waffles.
  • Use a good quality waffle maker, like this one from All-Clad. A good quality waffle maker will give your waffles a crispy exterior while maintaining a light and fluffy interior.

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Stack of chocolate chip waffles topped with whipped cream, chocolate chips, and maple syrup on a white plate.

Chocolate Chip Waffles

Heavenly Home Cooking

If you love chocolate chip cookies, you will love these delicious chocolate chip waffles! These waffles are made with buttermilk so they are light and fluffy inside and crispy on the outside. This recipe is quick, easy, and make ahead friendly!

Prep Time 5 mins

Cook Time 15th mins

Total Time 20 mins

Course Breakfast, Brunch

Cuisine American

Servings 6 waffles

Calories 436 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, sift flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cardamom together. Set aside.

    2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg, ½ teaspoon ground cardamom, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • In a medium bowl, combine buttermilk, eggs, melted butter and vanilla extract. Whisk briskly for 1-2 minutes or beat with an electric mixer on high speed for about a minute.

    2 cups buttermilk, 2 large eggs, ¼ cup butter, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • Pour wet ingredients into the dry and stir until nearly smooth. It’s okay if a few lumps remain. The batter will be thick.

  • Stir in chocolate chips.

    1¼ cups chocolate chips

  • Preheat the waffle maker. Add ¼ – ⅓ cup batter per waffle to hot waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer’s instructions, about 5 minutes.Repeat this step until batter is gone.

Notes

To make ahead: Cook waffles according to recipe instructions. Once waffles are cooled, place a sheet of wax paper between each waffle, place waffles in a tightly-sealed gallon freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 2 months. Reheat waffles in a toaster or oven. Top tips

  • Use fresh ingredients for the best results. Baking powder and/or baking soda that are old (more than a year for baking powder and more than a month for baking soda) will not produce good results.
  • Do not over stir the batter. This can activate the gluten in the flour and lead to tough waffles.
  • Use a good quality waffle maker, like this one from All-Clad. A good quality waffle maker will give your waffles a crispy exterior while maintaining a light and fluffy interior.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 436kcal (22%)Carbohydrates: 56g (19%)Protein: 9g (18%)Fat: 19g (29%)Saturated Fat: 11g (69%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonnounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 98mg (33%)Sodium: 696mg (30%)Potassium: 183mg (5%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 22g (24%)Vitamin A: 459IU (9%)Vitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 189mg (19%)Iron: 2mg (11%)

Nutritional information provided is for one serving and is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Total Servings 6 waffles

Keyword easy, freezable, holiday, make-ahead, quick, sweet

Food Safety

  • Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat.
  • Wash hands after touching raw meat.
  • Don’t leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods.
  • Never leave cooking food unattended.
  • Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds.

See more guidelines at USDA.gov.

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