Chocolate Buttermilk Waffles

These Chocolate Buttermilk Waffles are delicious served for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. Top it off with fresh strawberries and whipped cream!

Chocolate Buttermilk Waffles

Friends, what are spring and Easter without waffles? We are a waffle family, for sure. In fact, we even take our waffle iron out camping!

This time we made Chocolate Buttermilk Waffles, and they are DE-LISH-IOUS.

Chocolate Buttermilk Waffles

Chocolate Buttermilk Waffles

Maybe you’re hosting a sit-down dinner for Easter, but if it’s going to be brunch, or a more casual buffet, these waffles are very pretty served with fresh strawberries and whipped cream!

Chocolate Buttermilk Waffles

I love this picture of my sisters and me at Easter – 1969 in Medford, Oregon!

Easter sisters 1969

My parents gave us cowgirl hats filled with green grass and jelly beans. If we were lucky growing up, we’d get 1 piece of chocolate, which we savored!

Chocolate Buttermilk Waffles

Today, I enjoy chocolate almost every day. It’s a staple in our home, and a great snack when you need “just a bite.”

Not a chocolate fan?

How to use pancake mix for waffles at Harry & David

I’m also over at Harry & David’s blog today sharing how you can take a pancake mix, and make waffles with it! Do you love lemon on waffles? Then you’ll love this simple trick and tip to making QUICK, delicious buttermilk waffles.

Happy prepping for Easter!

Is your menu planned?

Chocolate Buttermilk Waffles

Chocolate Buttermilk Waffles
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5 from 1 vote

Chocolate Buttermilk Waffles

Double the recipe. Chocolate chips are optional. Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown, 2005.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4 -6


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 cup  cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp.  baking powder
  • 1 tsp.  salt
  • 1/2 tsp.  baking soda
  • 3 whole eggs beaten
  • 2 ounces unsalted butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 tsp.  pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups  buttermilk room temperature
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips optional
  • Vegetable spray for waffle iron
  • Fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  • Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. In another bowl, beat together the eggs and melted butter and vanilla, and then add the buttermilk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir in the chocolate chips just until combined. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Slice the strawberries and set aside.
  • For whipped cream, add the cream to a bowl. Using an electric mixer or stand mixer, whip the cream until almost thick, and add in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Whip for another minute or so, until thick and creamy.
  • Ladle the recommended amount of waffle batter onto the center of the iron. Close the iron top and cook until the waffle is crispy on both sides, and is easily removed from iron. Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200 degree F oven until ready to serve.

More brunch dishes:

Ham Breakfast Casserole

Ham Leek Hand Pies

Raspberry Yogurt Cake

Make Ahead Chocolate Coffee Cake

Blueberry Scones

These Chocolate Buttermilk Waffles are delicious served for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. Top it off with fresh strawberries and whipped cream!

2 comments on “Chocolate Buttermilk Waffles”

  1. These are fantastic! Our traditional New Year’s Day breakfast has always been chocolate waffles with strawberries and whipped cream. Of all the recipes I have tried, this is both the best and the easiest (what, no whipping and folding of egg whites???). They got rave reviews from my family. The best part is that I made them the day before and popped them into the freezer. I was not sure they would be all that great that way, but my son was going to a sleepover and that was my contribution. He is my waffle/french toast/pancake fanatic, so I wanted to be sure he got his favorite meal of the year. I doubled the recipe and used half wheat flour, and it made plenty of waffles for my husband, daughter and I plus the boys at the sleepover. I made them into Mickey Belgian waffles because my regular waffle iron makes really big waffles (I got 40 Mickey waffles from a double batch, which are exactly like the Disney version except they don’t have a face). I reheated them in the oven at 350 degrees and they were perfect. Recipes I have tried in the past didn’t freeze or reheat well, so this is a huge bonus. This recipe is a keeper for sure, and will be my go-to wherever chocolate waffles are on the menu.

  2. Having 10 family members over after church on Easter Sunday for a meal in my tiny home. We have seating for 4 but will pull 2 extra chairs up and put up a card table with 4 chairs around it. Your blog has encouraged me to do more and more inviting and dinners even though my house is small. I can do this! Happy Easter!

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