Peanut Butter Chocolate Waffles

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peanut butter waffles

Waffles are probably Clara’s favorite breakfast food, and that’s saying a lot considering how much she loves breakfast foods. We served waffles at her second birthday brunch. We have a tradition of making the eggnog variety on Christmas morning, and birthday waffles (our regular recipe + sprinkles) have made appearances here, too. It’s safe to say we are a waffle-loving family.

These waffles are flavored with peanut butter and studded with glorious pockets of melted chocolate. Do I really need to say more? You can make them decadent by topping with freshly whipped cream, or you can use honey or maple sweetened yogurt to lighten things up a bit. Slices of banana pair especially well with the peanut butter and chocolate. These waffles are weekend breakfast done right.

peanut butter waffles

  • YIELD: about 4 servings
Ingredients
  • For the waffles:

  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour

  • 2 tablespoons baking powder

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 cup milk

  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips

  • For topping:

  • 1 cup greek or plain yogurt

  • 2-3 teaspoons honey or maple syrup

  • Sliced bananas

  • Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling

NOTES:

You can use all-purpose flour in place of the white wheat or use a mixture of all-purpose and whole wheat. For topping, Greek yogurt will be thicker, but plain yogurt, while thinner, tastes just as good.

Directions
  • 1

    To make the waffle batter, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. In a medium bowl, combine the peanut butter and sugar and mix briskly with a spatula to soften the peanut butter. Whisk in the melted butter, then whisk in the eggs, one at a time, mixing just until smooth. Gradually whisk in the milk, then add the flour. Stir until just combined, then fold in the chocolate chips. Set batter aside for 10 minutes before cooking.

    Cook the waffles in a waffle maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Yield will vary depending on size/shape of waffle maker.

  • 2

    To make the topping, combine the yogurt and honey or maple syrup. Adjust taste as desired. Top each waffle with a dollop of yogurt, sliced bananas and a sprinkling of sugar or drizzle of maple syrup.

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COMMENTS: ( 8 )
  • These waffles are the perfect weekend breakfast! I’m in love!

  • I have been majorly craving all things breakfast lately, and these peanut butter waffles would make me entirely too happy.

    • Me too! Every time I try to meal plan, only breakfast foods jump out at me. It’s made it hard to choose anything else. I totally made coconut muffins for dinner the other night.

  • Meghan Curtis

    Oh waffles how you steal my heart…. and anything made with peanut butter and chocolate combo. So double win in my book! These definitely need to make it to our breakfast table this weekend!

  • pamela

    I’m so sad – these did not turn out well for me at all 🙁 The batter was more like cookie dough, it was super thick. And the waffles were crumbling apart, they were so dry. I wound up adding more milk after the first waffle, and the next were a tiny bit better but still not a tender waffle. The flavor is good, but something just didn’t work for me with this recipe.

    • I’m sorry to hear that! We’ve made them a couple times now and haven’t had any problems with the recipe.

      • pamela

        I mean, they weren’t BAD – they just tasted more like a peanut butter cookie than a waffle! 😉

        • The batter is really thick. It is definitely thicker than our typical waffle batter, but they cook up the same.