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Rich and fluffy chocolate waffles made with ricotta cheese. These chocolate waffles freeze well which makes for a quick breakfast (or even dessert). Pop them in the toaster to warm them up! You may also love our buckeye pancakes.
Last week we shared our basic belgian waffle recipe. It’s tough to call it “basic” since it is so crazy good. We took that ricotta waffle recipe and made chocolate waffles! Because some days you just need a little chocolate touch at breakfast time.
Our basic waffle batter calls for ricotta cheese which makes it really rich and boosts the flavor. It also calls for whipping the egg whites in advance and folding them in at the end. This is a step you don’t want to skip because it creates really fluffy waffles!
We added ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder to our waffle batter. If you want to make half regular and half chocolate flavor, simply fold in the cocoa powder after mixing together. Either way works!
If you’re making waffles for a crowd and want to keep them warm, turn the oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. As the waffles come off the waffle iron, place the waffles in a single layer on a cooling rack (or directly on the oven rack) and place the rack in the oven. This keeps the waffles warm, prevents them from being squished if you stack them, and crisps them up a little.
Yes! This recipe is a great freezer recipe. Make the waffles as described in the recipe. Make sure they are cooked through, but don’t cook them until they are crispy. Freeze the waffles individually on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. After the waffles have frozen, package them in Ziploc storage bags and freeze. Freezing them first individually will help the waffles not stick together.
When you are ready to serve the waffles on a lazy weekend morning or busy school morning, pop the frozen waffles into the toaster and let them cook until they are warmed through and lightly crisped.
These waffles are also perfect with ice cream! Top with your favorite flavor of ice cream whipped cream and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Don’t forget the cherry on top!