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Chocolate Chip Waffles: Recipe

I absolutely love waffles. In fact, I think I make better waffles than pancakes. I’ve achieved a pretty solid waffle recipe which you can check out here! However, over the summer my brother requested that I make chocolate chip waffles. This brought back memories of my early days (I make myself sound old), where we used to have EGGO Waffles for breakfast and as an afternoon school snack.

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Life became even better when EGGO released chocolate chip waffles. Life. Was. Good. But why live in the past? Nostalgia is great but I want some choco-chip waffles now! And naturally, I have to share the recipe with you guys! So here you go, my chocolate chip waffles recipe.


I love brunch. I am not a breakfast person really, but when it comes to brunch I am all for it. It’s funny because the other day I was having a conversation with someone who did not believe in the idea of brunch. “It’s a made-up word!” he claimed. I immediately cut him out of my life because I don’t need that kind of energy. Just kidding.

Brunch is sacred to me. In London “Brunch is a lifestyle!” as one friend explained. In Calgary, brunch is good but not great (I said it!). I prefer to make it at home. In my house, Sunday brunch is a ritual. When we were younger my mom would lovingly make us porridge (a treat at the time), french toast, omelets, etc. Nowadays I am responsible for making the decadent dishes like chocolate chip waffles. And other recipes which you can check out here.

My chocolate chip waffles recipe is super simple. I take the same recipe for my brown butter waffles, minus the brown butter and add chocolate chips instead. This recipe makes 12 waffles in total. Which sadly isn’t enough! Or maybe it is (it’s not!). I also use quick-rise yeast (instant yeast) so that we don’t have to wait hours and hours for the dough to rise. There is already chocolate chips added in the dough, and I add extra to the batter that is already in the waffle iron. Because if you are living life without adding extra chocolate chips – are you actually even living bro?



chocolate chips. crispy waffles. syrup.

Chocolate Chip Waffles

Buttery waffles mixed in with some dark chocolate chips. Yummy!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Restime time 30 minutes
Servings 12 waffles


  • 1/2 cup warm water should be warm to touch with your pinky. If it is too hot it will kill the yeast
  • 1 tbsp instant yeast
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs separated
  • 1/2 cup butter melted & cooled
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips plus extra for sprinkling (you want to use chocolate chips here not roughly chopped chocolate)


  1. Instructions
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine the warm water, yeast, and 1 tbsp of sugar (you will add the rest of the sugar late). Set aside for 10 minutes or until the yeast mixture bubbles up.
  3. While the yeast mixture is rising, melt the butter in a saucepan. Remove from heat and set aside to let cool.
  4. Add the buttermilk, 2 tbsp sugar, and egg yolks to the yeast mixture and stir. Stir in the vanilla, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. Mix in flour one cup at a time, stirring after each cup until just mixed. Add the chocolate chips. Pour in the cooled butter and fold.
  5. In a small bowl, whip the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Using a spatula, fold the egg whites into the waffle batter. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
  6. Warm-up your waffle maker and cook the batter according to the manufacturer’s instruction. Add 1/4 or 1/3 cup of batter to each waffle square. Sprinkle some extra chocolate chips on top. Close the waffle maker and cook till desired crispiness.
  7. You can save these waffles for the next day by placing the cooked and cooled waffles in a freezer bag. To reheat, microwave for 20-30 seconds and then pop it in the toaster.

Recipe Notes

If you want, you can make some strawberry compote. Check out my recipe here! 




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