Double Chocolate Waffles

Carl bought “me” a waffle maker for Mother’s Day this year and, while I’ve yet to actually make waffles, I have had some pretty amazing waffles since.  I’ve never been a fan of waffles, but I’d also never had homemade waffles – the difference is like that between store-bought Wonderbread and fresh homemade bread: incomparable.

These waffles are another one of Carl’s waffle works, and I hope they’ll be repeated very soon.  They’re definitely what I’m ordering for my next (ok, first) breakfast in bed.

Side note: how would that be for a fantastic restaurant name? Carl’s Waffle Works.  I would eat there.

I know I’ve gone on about my fabulous husband before, but really, he’s outdone himself this week.  When I had a long day of work he made these for breakfast before I headed out.  Then I came home to barbecued chicken, roasted potatoes, and fresh green beans on the table for dinner.  On other days he was home with the kids they regaled me with stories of elaborate Mickey Mouse breakfast pancakes and quesadillas and packed grilled sandwiches for lunch.

On Sunday, after I left our 4-year-old in the kitchen to stir a blackberry puree that was perched too close to the edge of the counter, he calmly suggested I take a picture before he grabbed cloths and the mop and rolled up his sleeves, sighing quietly as he realized this will mean repainting the ceiling to eliminate the huge blue blotches.

 But that’s another story for another time.

As for these waffles, I highly recommend getting a waffle maker if you haven’t already done so.  (And by a waffle maker I don’t mean a Carl, although if you can find an equivalent model I’d snatch him up ;))

These are perfectly light and fluffy with just enough sweetness, and, topped with fresh fruit and a sprinkle of icing sugar they didn’t need a drop of butter or syrup.  Although they were also good with said butter and syrup…kiwi, raspberries, whipped cream and Greek yogurt would also all be great toppers!

I’m on a roll with double chocolate breakfasts that actually aren’t nearly as unhealthy as that sounds…it’s a good roll to be on.  Start your day off right or make your loved one’s day with double chocolate waffles…who else thinks food = love?  I know I do :)

Double Chocolate Waffles
Total time
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 4
  • 1¼ cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1¼ cups buttermilk or soured milk
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • ⅓ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (miniature ones are ideal, but regular work too!)
  • Cooking spray
  1. In large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In separate bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, and melted butter.
  3. Pour wet ingredients into flour mixture, sprinkle with chocolate chips, and mix just until combined.
  4. Heat waffle iron and spray lightly with cooking spray (or brush lightly with vegetable oil). Pour about ½ cup batter per waffle onto waffle iron (my waffle maker makes 4 at a time = approx. 2 cups batter).
  5. Close lid and cook until waffle is crisp and golden, about 8 minutes.
  6. Serve with your favourite toppings.
This recipe makes 4-6 square waffles.
To make ahead, cook waffles as directed, cool to room temperature, and store in an airtight container in the freezer. They taste great toasted from the freezer!

*Recipe adapted from Canadian Living’s May 2009 issue.


  1. says

    I love homemade waffles. I have a couple of different waffle irons and I play with the recipes often. I made some buckwheat waffles yesterday that were so much better than I anticipated! I’ll be playing with that recipe again very soon. (I might even be tempted to add chocolate now!)

    P.S. You definitely have a great man. I enjoy having one of those too!

  2. says

    I have waffle maker and will definitely be making these! I like chocolate chips in my pancakes, so I am sure that I would love them just as much in my waffles! Your husband sounds wonderful, by the way!

  3. says

    Anna, haven’t I read somewhere (many times) that men aren’t supposed to give women appliances for special occasions. Oh well, guess your hubby hasn’t read that!
    Had to laugh at the blackberry puree embellishments to your kitchen cupboards and walls. Recently riding in my daughter’s car, I looked back at my 5-year old grandson and saw that there were tiny teardrops of strawberry jelly in a line across the car’s ceiling and behind him on the ledge. He had a PB and jelly sandwich in a baggie and evidently decided to twirl it around; the baggie quickly developed a hole!

    Keep writing…

    • says

      I know, good thing I am not the romantic/sentimental type :) He got me a KitchenAid for my birthday and I couldn’t have been happier! I am all about functional gifts…not a jewellery girl!

  4. Kim says

    We have a waffle maker which very rarely gets used, and when it does it is by your father…maybe it’s really a boy’s toy. Who knew? I will have to leave this recipe lying around and see if he gets the hint…hang on, guys don’t usually get hints ;)

    • says

      I just wait till Carl says casually, “Does anyone feel like waffles?”, then I whip out the next recipe I want tried :) These literally took him 10 minutes to make!

  5. says

    Ahhh… the blackberry puree you were telling me about, in living color. Yikes! On the other hand, these waffles are look amazing! I’d like to have these for breakfast in bed too please. And I would love to dine at Carl’s Waffle Works… awesome name!


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