A waffle that the whole family will get excited about. These Healthier Chocolate Chip Waffles are so good on their own, you don’t even need maple syrup! (But I won’t tell if you drizzle some on anyways.)

Chocolate Chip Waffle on a white plate with waffles in the background

Some mornings, it’s harder to get out of bed than others. For me, and for my kids. But I have a little secret that’s guaranteed to help my little ones hop right out of bed and get dressed in a flash: chocolate chip waffles. Once they hear that chocolate chip waffles are on the breakfast menu, their whole attitude changes. You know what? These Chocolate Chip Waffles totally lure me out of bed too.

close up side view of chocolate chip waffles.

Do I really feed my kids chocolate for breakfast? Sure do. Just think of all of the antioxidants. 😉 Plus, these are Healthier Chocolate Chip Waffles. Just the fact that they’re homemade makes them a million times better than any frozen waffle you’ll find at the store. (And yes, even I rely on those from time to time. We do what we gotta do to get breakfast on the table and eaten, right?) But more importantly, these waffles are made with white whole-wheat flour and the whole batch contains a mere one tablespoon of pure maple syrup as sweetener.

I often make a big batch of these Chocolate Chip Waffles on a weekend morning, and freeze the leftovers in a zip-top bag for weekday breakfasts. Frozen homemade waffles = just as convenient as the ones from the grocery store frozen food section.

Close up picture of a chocolate chip waffle and a bite of waffle on a fork

Tips for Making Chocolate Chip Waffles:

  • Heat the butter until just melted. Let the melted butter stand for a minute before adding to the bowl. (You don’t want hot butter to cook the eggs.)
  • Use Mini Chocolate Chips for a more even chocolatey appearance.
  • Make a double batch and freeze the extra waffles for easy weekday mornings.


Chocolate chip waffle on a white plate with some maple syrup on the waffle

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Chocolate Chip Waffles

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
A waffle that the whole family will get excited about. These Chocolate Chip Waffles are so good on their own, you might not even need maple syrup! (But I won't tell if you drizzle some on anyways.)


  • 1 ½ cups white whole-wheat flour (or all-purpose)*
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk, How to make buttermilk
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp. butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat your waffle iron.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together white whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, milk, maple syrup, and vanilla. Whisk in the melted butter until well combined.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and whisk or stir until just combined. Set aside for 10-15 minutes while the waffle iron preheats.
  • Once waffle iron is heated, stir mini chocolate chips into the waffle batter. Lightly spray waffle iron with cooking spray. Cook waffles according to manufacturer's instructions. Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200 degree oven while you cook the rest of the waffles; serve.


Waffles freeze well. Freeze in a zip-top plastic bag. Before serving, warm in a 325 degree oven for a few minutes, or defrost and warm on low setting in toaster.
*My family prefers white whole wheat flour but you can subsitite with all-purpose flavor. Make sure the total amount of all types of flour used in the recipe is 2 cups. 
Serving: 1waffle, Calories: 366kcal, Carbohydrates: 50g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 81mg, Sodium: 429mg, Potassium: 255mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 429IU, Calcium: 178mg, Iron: 2mg
Nutrition information is an estimate.
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast
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Freezer-friendly healthy chocolate chip waffles will lure you out of bed in the morning!

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