Waffle lovers unite! Ditch the box mixes and whip up a family favorite recipe for light and fluffy Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Waffles.

Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Waffles topped with strawberries and powdered sugar on pale blue plates next to a small white bowl filled with chocolate chips, a small glass pitcher with maple syrup and a small white bowl with strawberries.

Oh, breakfast carbs. How I love thee. As I near the homestretch (3 weeks and counting!) to baby #2’s arrival, you better believe I’m taking every opportunity to indulge in all things carbo-loaded and chocolate chip-filled. Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Waffles, you are the answer to my early morning carb cravings!

Stack of Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Waffles topped with strawberries and maple syrup on pale blue plate.

This recipe embodies every element of absolutely perfect waffles: light and airy in texture, slightly crispy around the edges, insanely moist, and most importantly, studded with mini chocolate chips for a touch of sweetness.

Waffle batter with mini chocolate chips in glass bowl with spatula.

And all that goodness comes together in one big bowl before being poured into a preheated waffle iron. The use of mini chocolate chips versus the standard variety (or chunks) allows the chocolate to be perfectly melted within the batter without overwhelming the overall waffle with intense chocolate flavor.

Buttermilk chocolate chip waffle batter in waffle maker.

There is a real science to this perfection! Take a look at all of those golden brown troughs. They’re just begging for a slathering of butter and a showering of warm maple syrup. Bonus points for fresh berries on top.

Cooked buttermilk chocolate chip waffle in waffle maker.

Ready to rival your local diner’s breakfast staple but find yourself sans buttermilk? For a buttermilk substitution:

  • Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar to a liquid measuring cup
  • Fill up the measuring cup with milk until you reach the 1-cup mark
  • Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes (it will curdle)
  • Measure out the required quantity of buttermilk

There’s nothing stopping you now!

Two pale blue plates with Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Waffles topped with strawberries and powdered sugar surrounded by a small glass pitcher of maple syrup, and two small white bowls containing mini chocolate chips and fresh strawberries.
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Breakfast

Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Waffles

This easy recipe for Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Waffles embodies every element of absolutely perfect waffles: light and airy in texture, slightly crispy around the edges, insanely moist, and most importantly, studded with mini chocolate chips for a touch of sweetness.
5 from 9 votes
Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Waffles topped with strawberries and powdered sugar on pale blue plates next to a small white bowl filled with chocolate chips, a small glass pitcher with maple syrup and a small white bowl with strawberries.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 6 waffles

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Cooking spray, for greasing waffle iron

Instructions 

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, melted butter and eggs. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. (The batter should be lumpy.) Fold in the mini chocolate chips. 
  • Preheat the waffle iron and grease it with cooking spray. Spoon a portion of the batter into the waffle iron and cook the waffle until it is golden brown and slightly crisped. 
  • Remove the waffles from the waffle iron and serve them warm with your choice of maple syrup, whipped cream or fruit for topping. 
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Recipe adapted from Epicurious.


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Nutrition

Calories: 435kcal, Carbohydrates: 53g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 96mg, Sodium: 498mg, Potassium: 307mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 19g, Vitamin A: 605IU, Calcium: 191mg, Iron: 2.5mg

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  1. 5 stars
    These are outrageously amazing! Thank you for sharing! I did add a little vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. So very good!

    1. I was looking for nutritional information for my son he has type 1 diabetes so I need a carb count if possible.. thank you they are absolutely to die for ♥️

      1. Hi Rachel! You can find the estimated nutritional info by clicking on the purple button below the recipe that says ESTIMATED NUTRITION INFORMATION. :)

  2. 5 stars
    Absolutely perfect! Made it few times now, my family can’t get enough of them. I do let the batter rest about 30 minutes to an hour. It gives the waffles an even better texture.

  3. 5 stars
    These waffles are perfection! Light, airy, moist and slightly crisp on the outside. This will be my new go-to recipe.