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 1/4 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!
How do you keep waffles from sticking to the waffle iron?
- Newer waffle irons are often non-stick, which greatly helps with waffles coming off easily. Check your waffle iron manual to see if it is ok to use spray if you’d like to use it.
- Clean your waffle iron plates. After some use, the plates can become sticky themselves which is obviously going to make the waffles stick also.
- Waffle batters are different in the amount of fat that they have. This recipe calls for 1 cup of butter which means they aren’t as likely to stick to the waffle iron.
- Be sure to allow your waffles to cook completely before opening the waffle iron. If they are not done, they are more likely to stick.
How do you keep waffles warm?
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.
Can you make homemade waffles and freeze them?
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.
Chocolate Waffles with Ice Cream
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!
Other Waffle Recipes
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- 2 cups flour
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¾ cup sugar
- 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 2 large eggs (separated)
- 1 ½ cups milk
- ⅓ cup ricotta cheese
- 1 cup butter (melted)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Combine flour, cocoa powder, sugar and baking powder into a medium bowl.
- Using another bowl lightly beat egg yolks. Add milk, ricotta, butter and vanilla mixing well.
- Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until well combined.
- Beat the egg whites in another bowl till stiff peaks are formed then fold them into the batter.
- Cook in a preheated waffle iron. Take waffles out before they brown. This should be about 4-8 minutes( depends on waffle iron). Taking them out before they brown ensures that they won’t overcook in the toaster. If you are eating them immediately allow to brown in waffle iron.
- Place waffles on cookie sheet to cool. Once the waffles are cook, place them in a single layer 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, pop the frozen waffles into the toaster and let them cook until they are warmed through and lightly crisped.