Two homemade waffles on a white plate with cut strawberries.

Savor your weekends or holiday mornings with the unbeatable deliciousness of chocolate chip waffles. Picture waking up to the mouthwatering smell of golden-brown waffles with gooey chocolate chips. Whether you’re treating yourself or serving up a special breakfast for the family, chocolate chip waffles make a tasty addition to the table. Upgrade your weekend or holiday breakfast routine with the simple joy of chocolate chip waffles – a delicious and fuss-free treat!

Three chocolate chip waffles topped with strawberries and syrup on a white plate.

What’s the difference between a waffle and a Belgian waffle?

Waffles come in various shapes and sizes, but the Belgian waffle stands out with its larger grid pattern and lighter, fluffier texture. They are typically thicker, while traditional waffles are thinner and have a crispier exterior. This batter works with both a Belgian waffle maker and a classic waffle iron.

Can I put chocolate chips in my waffle maker?

Sure can! This waffle batter contains a generous helping of chocolate chips. As the waffles cook, the chocolate chips melt and caramelize a bit on the edges, creating pockets of gooey goodness in every bite.

Homemade waffles studded with chocolate morsels on a white platter surrounded by cut strawberries.

What ingredients do I need to make chocolate chip waffles?

To make these chocolate chip waffles, you’ll need:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Cornstarch
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Milk of your choice (we used almond milk!)
  • Avocado oil. Vegetable oil or canola oil will work as well!
  • Egg
  • Maple syrup
  • Vanilla extract
  • Mini chocolate chips

Is there a difference between pancake and waffle batter?

There is a subtle but crucial difference between pancake and waffle batter. While both share common ingredients like flour, eggs, and milk, waffle batter usually includes a bit more fat. This higher fat content contributes to the crispy exterior that defines a perfect waffle. 

A fork cuts into a stack of chocolate chip waffles topped with syrup and strawberries.

How do you make chocolate chip waffles?

Waffle batter is super simple to make. Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl, and the wet ingredients in another. Then just stir everything together to create waffle batter!

Let the batter sit and rest while the waffle iron heats up. This part is important! The resting time will give your waffles crispier edges. Cook the batter according to the instructions on your waffle iron. 

Lay the cooked waffles out in a single layer on wire racks as they come off the iron. If you stack them, they will get limp and soggy—the cooling rack allows air to circulate around the cooling waffles, which keeps them crisp!

What is the best way to store the leftovers?

If you find yourself with leftover chocolate chip waffles, fear not! Allow them to cool completely before placing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. For a quick snack later, pop them in the toaster or toaster oven to heat them through revive their crispiness. 

You can also freeze them for quick weekday breakfasts. Freeze the waffles in a single layer on a baking sheet. Once they are frozen solid, transfer them to a freezer bag or freezer-safe container. Reheat in a toaster or toaster oven before serving.

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Two homemade waffles on a white plate with cut strawberries.

Chocolate Chip Waffles Recipe

Yield: 8 waffles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Start your day off with a delicious treat—homemade chocolate chip waffles! This easy recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth and give you the energy to tackle the day ahead.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Cooking spray for waffle iron


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, stir together the milk, oil, egg, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
  3. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips, then allow the batter to rest while you preheat the waffle maker.
  5. Preheat your waffle maker according to manufacturer instructions, then spray with cooking spray. Add enough batter to fill the wells of the waffle maker, then cook for 4-5 minutes, or until the waffle is golden brown.
  6. Serve waffles with your favorite toppings!


  • Leftovers will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days and in the freezer for up to 3 months!
  • You can also use regular chocolate chips if desired!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 waffle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 418Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 229mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 6g

At Wholefully, we believe that good nutrition is about much more than just the numbers on the nutrition facts panel. Please use the above information as only a small part of what helps you decide what foods are nourishing for you.

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