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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!