Double the recipe. Chocolate chips are optional. Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown, 2005.
1 1/2cupsall purpose flour
1/2cup cocoa powder
1tsp. baking powder
1/2tsp. baking soda
3whole eggs, beaten
2ouncesunsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
1tsp. pure vanilla extract
2cups buttermilk, room temperature
3/4cupchocolate chips, optional
Vegetable spray, for waffle iron
2cupsheavy whipping cream
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.