Weekends are the time to make brunch and nothing says, “Yum” more than Chocolate Chip Waffles. These waffles are a light and crispy squares of heaven with a hint of chocolate. The combination of crunchy and chocolaty reminds me of a good chocolate croissant.
My grandson is a chocolate lover, even for breakfast, and this is my special treat for him on Saturday or Sunday. On occasion it’s not a bad thing to indulge on simple pleasures and this is one breakfast that is worth the splurge.
This recipe makes about eight waffle squares, but it depends upon the size of your waffle iron. I like to serve these with fresh strawberries, if in season, and a dusting of powdered sugar and a drizzle of good maple syrup. You can wrap and freeze the leftover waffles for during the week and heat them up quickly in your toaster.
3 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
6 tablespoons melted butter
3/4 cup water
1 cup mini chocolate chips
powdered sugar, optional
1. Preheat your waffle iron to high. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk together to remove any lumps. Make a well in the center of flour and add the eggs, vanilla and buttermilk. Whisk until combined, mixture will be quite thick.
2. Add the melted butter and water and continue whisking until smooth.
3. Pour in chocolate chips and stir until combined. Spray waffle iron with cooking spray or brush with butter. Pour batter into the waffle iron, until almost reaching sides. Press lid down and cook until golden brown.
4. Remove waffle from iron and slice into squares. Cool on a rack, while you prepare other waffles. Airing them dry keeps them crunchy. Serve with strawberries, a dusting of powdered sugar and some delicious maple syrup. Enjoy!