Breakfast waffles the kids will love! Homemade Chocolate Chip Waffles are a fluffy and sweet waffles recipe that is perfect for breakfast! Using your waffle maker, you will have amazing fluffy chocolate chip waffles that everyone will love for breakfast! Serve them right away or freeze them to enjoy later!
Chocolate Chip Waffles Recipe
Homemade waffles are one of my kid’s favorite breakfasts to make. There are so many varieties of homemade waffles, like these fluffy Chocolate Chip Waffles that waffles for breakfast never get boring! This is a recipe my whole family loves and it is so easy to make.
My normal go to for waffles for breakfast is Belgian Waffles, with a side of fruit and everyone is happy. When I am wanting to sneak some fruit into the kids, I go for the apple waffles. When it is a birthday, I go for the pecan pie waffles or the funfetti waffles. However, when I want to be the BEST mom ever I get fancy with our homemade waffles and make one of our tasty variations, including the best chocolate chip waffles recipe.
The great thing about waffles, is that I can mix up the batter, heat up the waffle maker and they cook with very little work. When I am making chocolate chip waffles for a large crowd (ie when the kids all have friends over) these are perfect. I heat up my oven to 200 degrees, put a baking sheet in the oven, and make them one by one. Then as they are done I put them in the oven to keep warm, and when there is enough for everyone all of the waffles are still warm.
I also love that I can make a big batch of these chocolate chip waffles and freeze them for the kids to enjoy later.
Easy Waffle Recipes
- Best Belgian Waffles Recipe
- Pecan Pie Waffles
- Cinnamon Roll Waffles
- Chocolate Chip Waffles
- Birthday Waffles
Why you will love this Chocolate Chip Waffles Recipe
Chocolate. This easy Chocolate Chip Waffles Recipe is a fluffy waffle recipe, that has the perfect amount of chocolate chips that don’t make them overly sweet. However, feel free to add extra chocolate chips.
Fluffy waffles. Fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside just like a perfect waffle should be.
Great for breakfast or dessert. Depending on how you top them this fluffy chocolate chip waffles recipe can be served for breakfast or as dessert!
Serve right away or freeze. If you like to meal plan and make freezer meals these homemade waffles are perfect. They are amazing right out of the waffle maker but also freeze and reheat well to enjoy later.
How many waffles does this recipe make?
This Chocolate Chip Waffles recipe makes 3 waffles in a standard circle waffle maker. You can easily double and triple this Chocolate Chip waffle recipe to make as many waffles as you need. If you are planning to make a large batch, do yourself a favor and get one of the family sized waffle makers.
Do I need to preheat the waffle maker?
It is also important that you preheat your waffle maker before adding in any batter. I find letting it preheat for 5-10 minutes is perfect. So a bit after I am done mixing all of my homemade waffle ingredients together, I plug the waffler maker in so it can preheat while my batter sits.
Do I need to let the waffle batter sit?
You might also be wondering if letting the batter sit is a must. My answer is yes. If you are a pinch on time, then you can start pouring the batter on the waffle maker as soon as you are done mixing it. However, I find that the sitting time makes for better end results.
How do you make waffles crispy?
A crispy waffle is an important thing to have when you are making homemade waffles. To make sure you have crispy waffles instead of soggy waffles having a hot waffle iron is the most important thing. If the waffle iron is not heated completely then you will end up with a soggy waffle.
How long do you cook waffles in a waffle maker?
Depending on the brand of waffle maker this can differ so it is important to check the instructions for the specific waffle maker that you have, but normal cook times for making waffles in a waffle maker is 4-6 minutes.
Can I make these into mini waffles?
You can use this recipe to make smaller waffles and use a small waffle maker to make them the same size as the grocery store frozen waffles. They will freezer great and they fit perfectly in the toaster to reheat them. You will get more smaller waffles than larger waffles.
How to Make waffles for a crowd
If you are making a lot of waffles because you have a crowd of people but want to make sure everyone has warm crispy waffles it is so easy. Double or triple the recipe (or more if needed). Heat your oven to 200°F and then place a cookie sheet in the oven. Then cook the waffles in the waffle maker.
As the waffles are done cooking put them on the cookie sheet in the oven. When you are done making all the waffles and are ready to serve them they will all still be warm and crispy on the outside just like when they were done cooking in the waffle maker.
How to Serve Chocolate Chip Waffles
My kids love these waffles with a little bit of butter and some maple syrup, but there are lots of delicious ways you can serve these waffles no matter if you are having them for weekday breakfasts or a special treat for special occasions. You can also turn them into a tasty dessert too!
- Extra chocolate. Add some chocolate syrup, hot fudge, extra chocolate chips, or melted chocolate chips on top.
- Whipped cream. You can also serve them with whipped cream on top, we like using homemade whipped cream but store bought works too.
- Peanut butter. If you are wanting a delicious combination spread peanut butter on top of these fluffy waffles, the chocolate peanut butter combination is amazing.
- Fresh fruit. Top these bananas or fresh berries and then a drizzle of maple syrup.
- Make a Chocolate chip pancake sundae. Top the sundae with a scoop of ice cream, extra chocolate chips, some hot fudge, and whipped cream for a decadent dessert.
How long will waffles last in the fridge?
If you are making a batch of waffles for the week you might not want to freeze them. That is ok, you can store waffles in the fridge for 2-3 days in an airtight container. To reheat them use your toaster and put the waffles in the toaster on the medium setting for 2-4 minutes.
This waffle recipe freezes great. All you have to do is let the waffles cool, then freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Once the waffles are frozen wrap them in plastic wrap with the serving size you normally cook when you have a waffle. Be sure they are wrapped tight with the plastic wrap, then store them in a freezer bag.
Frozen waffles will last for up to 3 months in the freezer.
How to reheat frozen waffles
Reheating homemade waffles is easy and there are 2 ways to reheat frozen waffles.
The first way to reheat frozen waffles is to put them in the toaster on the medium setting for 2-4 minutes depending on your toaster. You can use the microwave for 30 seconds to a minute to reheat frozen waffles. I prefer to reheat them in the toaster.
Freezable breakfast recipes
- Homemade Pancake mix (Seriously you will NEVER buy premade pancake mix again!)
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes
- Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
- Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes
- Greek Yogurt blueberry muffins
Chocolate Chip Waffles Recipe Ingredients
- flour. Use all purpose flour when making this recipe.
- baking soda
- baking powder
- chocolate chips. You can use milk chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips. We like to use regular chocolate chips but you can also use mini chocolate chips. If you are using mini chocolate chips I do suggest adding an extra 1/2 cup of them if you like a lot of chocolate.
- vegetable oil
- white granulated sugar
- vanilla extract. Homemade vanilla extract will give you the best flavor but store bought will work also.
How to make Chocolate Chip Waffles
In a large bowl whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and chocolate chips.
In a medium bowl mix the milk, oil, eggs, sugar, and vanilla together.
Combine the wet ingredients and dry ingredients just until combined, don’t over mix. It is ok for your waffle batter to have small lumps in it.
Let the batter sit for 30 minutes and preheat your waffle maker.
Before adding the waffle batter spray the preheated waffle iron with cooking spray to avoid sticking.
Spoon the batter into the preheated waffle maker and close.
Cook the waffles according to the waffle maker’s directions. Cook waffle batter until it is all used up and all waffles are completed.
Delicious Breakfast Recipes
- Pumpkin French Toast
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- Apple Muffins
- Birthday Pancakes
- Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
- Homemade Pancakes
Chocolate Chip Waffles
- In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, salt and chocolate chips.
- In another bowl mix the milk, oil, eggs, sugar, and vanilla together.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients just until combined, don’t over mix.
- Let the batter sit for 30 minutes and preheat your waffle maker.
- Cook your waffles according to the directions of your waffle maker.
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