Chocolate Waffles with Strawberries & Cream


Here we stir cocoa powder into a classic waffle batter to yield rich, chocolaty waffles. Topped with homemade whipped cream and fresh strawberry slices, this decadent brunch could even pass as dessert.

chocolate waffles with strawberries and cream
Photo: Photographer / Caitlin Bensel, Food Styling / Chelsea Zimmer Hall, Prop Styling / Lydia Pursell
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour

  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 ½ cups low-fat milk

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

  • 1 pound strawberries, trimmed and halved or quartered, if large

  • Confectioners' sugar for garnish


  1. Whisk flour, cocoa, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Whisk egg, milk, oil and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined. Let stand for 10 minutes.

  2. Preheat a waffle iron to medium-high.

  3. Meanwhile, beat cream and maple syrup with an electric mixer in a large bowl until soft peaks form, about 3 minutes.

  4. Coat waffle iron with cooking spray. Add 1/2 cup batter and cook according to manufacturer's directions. Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve the waffles topped with the whipped cream and strawberries. Garnish with confectioners' sugar, if desired.


Waffle iron

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

367 Calories
23g Fat
38g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 waffle, 1/4 cup cream & 1/2 cup strawberries
Calories 367
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 18g
Added Sugars 10g 20%
Protein 8g 16%
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Vitamin A 760IU 15%
Vitamin C 45mg 50%
Vitamin D 62IU 16%
Vitamin E 2mg 13%
Folate 37mcg 9%
Vitamin K 7mcg 6%
Sodium 366mg 16%
Calcium 223mg 17%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 73mg 17%
Potassium 405mg 9%
Zinc 2mg 18%
Vitamin B12 1mcg 42%
Omega 3 1g

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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