7 ounces (1 1/2 cups) all-purpose flour
1 3/4 ounces (I use 4 tablespoons) sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
16 ounces (2 cups) buttermilk
2 ounces (1/2 stick) butter
1 1/2 ounces (1/2 cup) cocoa powder
3 whole eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 ounces (3/4 cup) chocolate chips
You will also need:
Large batter bowl
Small batter bowl
Non-stick cooking spray (for waffle iron)
In large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
In sauce pan, heat buttermilk, cocoa powder and butter over medium-low heat while whisking to combine until warm, butter is melted, and cocoa is well incorporated.
In small bowl, beat eggs and vanilla. Add chocolate mixture and beat to combine. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir in chocolate chips just until all ingredients are combined (do not over-stir). Let batter stand for 5 minutes.
Allow waffle iron to warm and ladle batter on as instructed for your waffle iron (mine takes around 1/3 cup to make a waffle). Take note that the chocolate chips will have started to melt just a bit with the heat from the buttermilk. You may need to scrape them off onto the waffle iron.
Garnish with powdered sugar, fruit, and whipped cream. (Make it cherry pie filling and whipped cream for "Black Forest Waffles")