Let's make delicious sourdough chocolate waffles! Whether you're looking for a sweet breakfast treat to serve with fresh berries or a decadent dessert topped with ice cream and fresh fruit, these chocolate sourdough waffles will not disappoint! You can use active starter or sourdough starter discard to make this sourdough waffle recipe.
To make these extra decadent, this recipe uses both cocoa powder and real chocolate to create a rich chocolate flavor. They are a lovely treat for the special people in your life on Valentine's Day or even a great way to use up leftover Easter Eggs at Easter time. Just make sure you make a double batch as they will disappear quickly.
Why You'll Love This Recipe!
Double Chocolate - This sourdough waffles recipe uses both cocoa powder and real chocolate to create a rich chocolate flavor. You can add your favorite chocolate, whether it be milk chocolate, semi sweet or even white chocolate chips. The variations are endless! I've added a chopped up chocolate bar but you can use chocolate chips if you prefer, or even left over Easter Eggs!
Versatile Sourdough Waffles - these yummy sourdough chocolate waffles can be made as a sweet breakfast treat, served with fresh fruit and berries or they can be a wonderfully rich dessert topped with vanilla icecream and chocolate fudge sauce. They're even good served plain, straight off the waffle iron. They're so versatile, you can make them work for almost any time of the day!
Can You Make Long Fermented Sourdough Chocolate Waffles?
These sourdough chocolate waffles can be long fermented or turned into overnight sourdough waffles. You can make the batter in it's entirity and then cover with a plastic cover and place into the refrigerator for up to 12 hours to ferment. This is a great option if you want to make the waffle batter before you go to bed and cook them the next day.
It's a good idea to let the waffle batter sit out of the fridge for around 30 minutes before you bake it so that it loosens up a little.
Letting the sourdough batter ferment for up to 12 hours will give you more of those delicious sourdough benefits and even more delicious sourdough waffles! The long ferment gives you the most amazing flavor - bring on that sourdough tang!
How To Make Sourdough Chocolate Waffles
This sourdough recipe is so easy even the kids could do it! In fact my boys love mixing up these sourdough chocolate waffles for a Sunday morning breakfast treat or even after school on rainy days. Waffles are much easier for them to make than sourdough pancakes as the waffle maker is non stick and very easy for them to operate.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together sourdough starter, milk and eggs until well combined (I've used regular milk however you can use plant based milk if you prefer. Coconut milk works really well).
Pour in the melted butter and stir through the starter mixture.
In a separate medium bowl, mix together all purpose flour, cocoa powder, chopped chocolate, salt, baking powder and sugar.
Now pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients.
Mix until it forms a thick batter. This sourdough waffle batter should be quite marshmallowy and slightly less wet than plain sourdough waffles.
Heat up your waffle iron and spoon mixture into the hot waffle iron. Cook to your liking - I recommend cooking them until they're crispy!
Serving Ideas for Sourdough Chocolate Waffles
Let your imagination run wild with these sourdough chocolate waffles. Honestly, I think of new ways to serve them every time I make them! Here are a few of the ways we eat these sourdough waffles. I'm sure you can think of lots of more too! Be sure to comment your favorite toppings at the bottom of this post.
- Fresh Berries & Whipped Cream! Cut through the rich chocolate flavor of these waffles by serving them with fresh berries and whipped cream. A little drizzle of maple syrup is also lovely. This makes an extra special breakfast on the weekend.
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Waffles - Instead of using chopped chocolate, why not use peanut butter chips and then spread the warm waffles with peanut butter. Or add some sliced banana for a banana nutter treat!
- Waffle Board - Make these sourdough chocolate waffles as part of a "waffle board" with bowls of fresh berries and other fresh fruit, crush nuts, chocolate sauce, whipped cream and ice cream and anything else you love having with your waffles. Let everyone create their own waffle creation and watch those smiles!
- Make a waffle chocolate cake! Stack the sourdough chocolate waffles together, using raspberry jam and whipped cream or even nutella between each layer. Top with whipped cream, berries and chocolate sauce for the ultimate sourdough chocolate waffle cake!
What Waffle Maker To Use For Sourdough Waffles?
I have used a very cheap plug-in waffle maker (very similar to this one). If you can, I recommend using a Belgian waffle maker because you'll get those extra crispy, thick sourdough cheese waffles of your dreams.
But honestly, any waffle maker, as long as it's hot enough, will give you delicious, crispy waffles.
This mixture will also work really well in a cast iron waffle maker if you're lucky enough to have one.
How To Freeze + Store
If you have some leftover waffles, wrap them in aluminium foil or place into a ziploc bag and freeze for up to 3 months. I like to thaw them at room temperature and then reheat in the oven for the best result.
Sourdough Chocolate Waffles
- Waffle Iron Cast Iron or Electric
- 200 g Sourdough Starter discard or fed and bubbly
- 2 Eggs
- 180 g Whole Milk can substitute buttermilk or coffee if you prefer (see notes)
- 50 g Butter Melted
- 150 g All Purpose Flour
- 25 g Cocoa Powder
- 100 g Sugar
- 60 g Chopped Chocolate I've used semi-sweet chocolate block
- 12 g Baking Powder 2 teaspoons
- 5 g Salt ½ teaspoon
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together sourdough starter, milk and eggs until well combined.
- Pour in the melted butter and stir through the starter mixture.
- In a separate bowl, mix together all purpose flour, cocoa powder, chopped chocolate, salt, baking powder and sugar.
- Now pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients.
- Mix until it forms a thick batter (it will be quite marshmallowy).
- Heat up your waffle iron and spoon mixture into the iron. Cook to your liking - I recommend cooking them until they're crispy!