Double Chocolate Waffles With Berry Sauce
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Double Chocolate Waffles With Berry Sauce

Decadent, delicious breakfasts don’t get much better than this! These chocolate waffles are studded with little pieces of chocolate that get warm and melted in the waffle iron. Topped with an easy fresh berry sauce and a dollop of whipped cream, these are fun and delicious! If chocolate for breakfast isn’t your thing, try serving these chocolate waffles as a base for vanilla ice cream with a drizzle of Buttermilk Caramel Syrup for dessert.

Chocolate Waffles with whipped cream and berries on a plate

Ingredient and Equipment Notes

  • Chocolate Chips – Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips are recommended here, but feel free to experiment with other varieties. Larger chips may get a little messy, as they will be more likely to poke through the batter as the waffles cook so if that’s all you have just give them a rough chop first.
  • Batter – This waffle batter has chocolate chips dotted throughout. Use a ladle to to spoon it onto your waffle iron, making sure to stir the batter each time so the chocolate chips will be evenly distributed.
  • Waffle Iron – Any waffle iron should work here, simply adjust the amount of batter used to fit your model and follow the cooking time recommended by your manufacturer. This is the waffle iron I have– with this large size, this recipe made 5 large individual waffles. If you’re feeding a crowd, you’ll probably want to double!

Instructions

  1. First, make the berry sauce. Combine some strawberry or raspberry jam with a little hot water and whisk until combined. Stir in the berries until combined. At first this will just look like glazed berries, but use the back of a spoon to gently mash them up, making this as smooth or as chunky as you like. Depending on the sweetness of the berries, you can add a little powdered sugar if you’d like. For this step, you can use fresh or frozen berries, or a combination of both. When using frozen berries, you can defrost them a little in the microwave first, or honestly I usually just start mashing them up a little bit with the warm jam mixture and I find by the time my waffles are ready, so are the berries. Set that aside.
  2. Whisk together some flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. If you don’t like the flavor of cinnamon with chocolate, you can certainly leave that part out, it just adds a slight depth of flavor.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together some sugar, milk, oil, an egg, and a little vanilla.
  4. Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients a little at a time, whisking until just combined; be careful not to overmix. Stir in the chocolate chips. This batter is thinner than most waffle batters so just be aware of that. I like to let me batter rest for 15-30 minutes if I have the time. I find it lets the flour become fully hydrated and slightly thickens the batter.
  5. Ladle batter into heated and oiled waffle iron, being careful not to overfill. Be sure to stir your batter to redistribute the chocolate chips before filling your waffle iron and it’s best to use a ladle as opposed to pouring it.
  6. Butter the warm waffles and then top with berry sauce and whipped cream if desired.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I make these ahead of time? Prepare this batter up to a day ahead of time, just make sure to stir well before using since the chocolate chips will likely sink to the bottom. Although these are best eaten fresh, you could make the waffles ahead of time let them cool completely, and store in a tightly covered container on the counter until ready to use. The berry sauce can be made a day ahead of time and stored in the fridge. If serving with whipped cream, you can whip that up in advance as well.
  • How do I prepare these for a crowd? If you don’t own a warming tray, pop a baking pan in the oven and set it to the lowest heat. As the waffles come off the iron, pop them onto the baking sheet in the oven. If your oven feels too hot, simply turn it off, and allow the ambient heat to keep the waffles warm while you finish cooking the rest. Serve as soon as possible once done cooking or the waffles may dry out.
Chocolate Waffles with whipped cream and berries on a plate

Serving Suggestions and Similar Recipes

Double chocolate waffles make an impressive main breakfast course for Valentine’s day, birthdays, and more! If you’d like more breakfast items, keep it simple with scrambled eggs and a side of bacon or a fruit salad. For a fub brunch or fancy breakfast spread, consider these Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Cups, or these Baked Eggs with Bacon, Spinach, & Goat Cheese. Similar sweet treats for entertaining could be these Light & Crispy Waffles or even these Chocolate-Dipped Fruit Cones with Fruit Dip.

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Chocolate Waffles with whipped cream and berries on a plate

Double Chocolate Waffles With Berry Sauce


  • Author:
    Our Best Bites


  • Prep Time:
    5 minutes


  • Cook Time:
    Varies by waffle iron


  • Total Time:
    30 minutes


  • Yield:
    4-5 large square waffles or 12-16 quarters


Description

These decadent chocolate waffles are dotted with chocolate chips and topped with a sweet berry sauce. They also make a great dessert served with vanilla ice cream and Buttermilk Caramel Syrup!


Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (or roughly chop regular sized chocolate chips)
  • Sweetened Whipped Cream, for garnish
  • Additional cocoa powder or powdered sugar, for garnish- if desired

Berry Sauce

  • 1/4 cup raspberry or strawberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 3 cups frozen berries, any combination, fresh or frozen
  • powdered sugar to taste, optional


Instructions

  1. To make the berry sauce, combine the jam and hot water and whisk until combined. Gently stir in the berries until combined. Use the back of a spoon to smash berries to desired consistency. Depending on the sweetness of the berries, you can add a little powdered sugar if you’d like. Set sauce aside.
    1. Whisk together flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
    2. In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar, milk, oil, egg, and vanilla
    3. Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients a little at a time, whisking until just combined; be careful not to overmix. Stir in the chocolate chips. this is thin batter.
    4. For best results, let batter rest for 15-30 minutes before cooking
    5. Preheat waffle iron and butter or spray with nonstick spray.
    6. Ladle batter into waffle iron, being careful not to overfill. Cook according to the instructions for your waffle iron.