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Chocolate Yeast Waffles

Chocolate Yeast Waffles
Calling all waffle enthusiasts! These decadent chocolate waffles are light, yet chocolatey rich. Add some chocolate chips to make them extra sweet for dessert. If desired, leave plain and top with whipped cream and fresh berries for a special breakfast treat.
Yield 3 large round Belgian waffles



  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Red Star Quick-Rise Yeast
  • 1 1/2 cup warm milk (110-115°F)
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)


  • In a large bowl mix yeast, warm milk and sugar. Let rest for a few minutes.
  • Whisk in egg and oil until blended.
  • Mix in flour, cocoa powder and salt. Mix until just combine. Some lumps are okay.
  • Fold in chocolate chips (optional).
  • Cover bowl with clean tea towel and let sit for 1-2 hours. Batter will rise slightly.
  • Heat waffle iron on medium heat. Pour 2/3 cup of the batter on the middle of the waffle iron and spread batter out to outer edges.
  • Close the iron and let cook for 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat. Repeat with remaining batter.
  • Serve warm.


Recipe by Jenna Edmiston.

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Review & Comments

Mary Koss | Reply

I like the overnight convenience of of Crispy Overnight Waffles. How could this recipe be adapted?

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Mary,
We do too – that makes breakfast so much easier! Mix ingredients together, then instead of rising for 1-2 hours, cover and place in refrigerator overnight. Let batter come to room temperature before baking.
Happy baking!

Barb Michael | Reply

Set to cool and then smear chocolate frosting for a great cookie

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