Triple chocolate waffles

They’re chocolatey. They’re fluffy. They’re mini and full of flavor. Top them with some berry compote for the perfect breakfast (or dessert!)

When I was a kid, I loved Eggo’s waffles. In fact, I didn’t know that any other kind of waffle existed because my family exclusively ate Eggo’s waffles and never went out to brunch. So really it wasn’t until I started hanging out at the local Waffle House (a favorite teen hangout spot in suburban Georgia), that I realized that Eggo’s waffles are mini compared to regular waffles, and that also they don’t taste as good as a real homemade waffle. Though can you compete with the flavor of nostalgia? That’s a different question…

At a recent White Elephant gift exchange I received a mini waffle maker. So cute! I usually have a tradition of weekend pancake breakfasts, but I knew I had to make some waffles the next day. If you are a pancake > waffle kind of person, you can check out my Chocolate milk pancakes. They are just as easy to make and fluffy and delicious as well. But if you are a waffles > pancake person (me!) then keep reading for this recipe.

These waffles are chocolatey because I add a generous scoop of cocoa powder. They’re extra chocolatey and moist because I use chocolate milk instead of regular milk. And they’re super chocolatey on top of that because I add some chopped chocolate chunks. Hence the triple chocolate – cocoa powder + chocolate milk + chocolate chunks. It’s chocolate heaven but not super overwhelming. In my original recipe I added a tsp of cinnamon, but honestly I couldn’t even taste the cinnamon so it’s purely optional if you want to add any spices!

I am a big supporter of boxed pancake and waffle mix (just make your life a little easier on the weekends, no one is judging). I used Aunt Jemima’s original mix with some adjustments.

mini chocolate waffles

Triple chocolate waffles

Servings: 8 mini waffles

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5-10 minutes

Ingredients

1 cup favorite boxed pancake mix

3/4 cup chocolate milk

2 tbsp oil

1 egg

1 tbsp granulated sugar

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/4 cup chopped chocolate

Directions

  1. Mix together pancake mix, sugar, and cocoa powder
  2. Whisk in milk, oil, and egg
  3. Heat up your mini waffle maker and grease well with oil or cooking spray
  4. Pour in one quarter cup of batter, sprinkle with chocolate chunks, and cook until your preferred level (I usually wait about 1/5 – 2 minutes)
  5. Serve with syrup or fruit!

If you’re looking for a quick and healthier syrup alternative, I make a Syrup Alternative: Healthy Berry Compote on the side while my waffles are cooking. It adds a wonderful tartness that goes great with all that yummy chocolate 🙂

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