Yield: 4 pecan chocolate waffles // Total Time: 25 min. // Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links.
Super chocolatey waffles made with chocolate milk and filled with pecans.
pecan chocolate waffles
Waffles are a *perfect* breakfast food. Today I’ve got for you all these delicious pecan chocolate waffles. They’re made super chocolatey thanks to a combination of chocolate milk and cocoa powder and are loaded with crunchy pecans.
weigh your ingredients
Weighing your ingredients is important for getting the recipe perfect and getting consistent results. Not weighing your ingredients can lead to adding too much or too little of an ingredient which can give you some undesirable results. This kitchen scale is super cheap and worked well for me when I was starting out! If you don’t have access to a scale, here is the best way to measure flour: fluff up the flour with a fork, then use a spoon to scoop it into your measuring cup. Use a knife to level off the top of the cup, then use as directed.
mix the dough carefully
When you’re mixing in your flour, you’ll want to make sure you only mix just until that last streak of flour disappears in the batter. Otherwise, you run the risk of overmixing the batter which will make the waffles more tough and chewy rather than light and fluffy.
how to make your chocolate taste more chocolatey
The secret to getting more chocolate flavor into your chocolate cake? Bloom your cocoa powder! Blooming your cocoa powder just means that you’re mixing the cocoa with a hot liquid. In this case, we’re using chocolate milk. Doing so releases the cocoa powder particles from a very thin membrane on them, exposing cocoa solids and bringing out more flavor. It’s a super simple way to add more flavor into your chocolate bakes!
ingredients and substitutions
For the pecan chocolate waffles:
All purpose flour: for structure and chewiness.
Dutch processed cocoa powder: for more chocolatey flavor. I use and recommend dutch processed for the best results, but natural cocoa will work in a pinch.
Baking powder: for helping the waffle batter rise.
Salt: to help balance and bring out the sweetness of thewaffles
Vegetable oil: for tenderness, You can substitute any neutral oil in its place.
Granulated sugar: for flavor, helping to lock in moisture, and sweetness.
Chocolate milk: for flavor and sweetness.
Egg: for binding and for moisture.
Pecans: for texture and flavor. Feel free to replace the pecans with your favorite nut, or with chocolate chips!
pecan chocolate waffles q&a
can I double this recipe?
Of course! You can easily scale up the recipe. I recommend using grams for the best results.
why do you measure in grams?
My recipes are all written in grams because it is the most accurate way to bake. When you use a kitchen scale, you ensure that your baked goods turn out as close to the written recipe as possible. Plus, the cleanup is way easier when using a scale! I will provide standard cup measurements but please note that I have not tested the recipe using cup measurements and therefore can not guarantee your recipe will come out how mine did. Here is my favorite kitchen scale.
tools and ingredients
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did you make these pecan chocolate waffles?
If you made these pecan chocolate waffles I would love to see them and know your thoughts! Please leave a comment and review down below, and tag me on Instagram @freshbeanbakery. If you have any questions about the recipe I will gladly do my best to answer them in the comments below!
Pecan Chocolate Waffles
- 300 g chocolate milk (1 ⅓ c.)
- 42 g dutch processed cocoa powder (½ c.)
- 100 g granulated sugar (½ c.)
- 2 eggs
- 50 g vegetable oil (¼ c.)
- 160 g all purpose flour (1 ⅓ c.)
- 2 ½ tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 90 g pecans chopped (¾ c.)
- Preheat a waffle iron.
- In a small microwave safe bowl, heat the chocolate milk for 1 minute, then whisk in the cocoa powder. Set aside.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, add in the eggs and sugar. Beat the mixture with a hand mixer (or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment) until light and flufyf, approximately 2 minutes.
- Add the chocolate milk mixture and oil into the egg mixture, and mix until combined.
- Add in the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix until only a few flour streaks remain. Then add in the pecans and mix just until no flour streaks remain.
- Cook the waffles according to the waffle iron manufacturer's instructions.
- Serve the waffles warm with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!