The BEST chocolate chip waffles with pecans is a very easy brunch and breakfast waffle recipe. They are fluffy, moist, airy and ready in just 17 minutes! Can also be made vegan.
Want to learn how to make waffles without eggs?
Yes, it is possible and the results are a feathery delicious waffle recipe!
So, what do I use in place of eggs? The not-so-secret ingredient is Chia eggs!
Tips for making these waffles
- These waffles make about 4cups of batter. That should make about 4 waffles, depending on your waffle maker.
- The batter can also be used to make pancakes.
- Make the batter and refrigerate for future use. It will be good for 1 week.
- I add butter to the recipe and that makes sure that it doesn’t dry up.
- For the pecans, I used toasted finely ground pecan. I find them better than using whole pecans in this recipe.
- The chocolate chips are made by Enjoy Life. These chocolate chips are vegan friendly. I prefer their chocolate chip chunks which I roughly chop up and use in this recipe.
- These waffles are very freezer-friendly. Make them and freeze them for up to 6 months.
How to make these waffles vegan
- Vegan Sugars – For this recipe, I use Wholesome Organic’s Granulated sugar. It’s vegan friendly, fair trade and free of pesticides.
- Butter – Personally, I used dairy butter but, you are free to use vegan butters and plant-based butters.
- Milk – Almond milk or hazelnut milk is the best non-dairy milks to use in this recipe. Hazelnut is my favorite, but, they are hard to find and can be expensive.
- Vanilla Extract – I use Rodelle’s all natural vanilla extract. They are made from Madagascar vanilla bean. Read the ingredients of the vanilla extract you use. Some are made from Beaver’s body parts. If it says “Natural Flavors” in the ingredients, you must avoid buying it.
Difference between Belgian waffles and regular waffles
Regular waffles AKA American waffles have smaller holes in them. Belgian waffles, on the other hand, have deeper holes so they can hold more maple syrup or other toppings.
My chocolate chip waffles recipe can easily be used in a Belgian waffle maker or a regular waffle maker. I used it in a regular waffle maker because I don’t have a Belgian one.
Do you own a Belgian waffle maker and what do you think of it?
Types of waffles
- Belgian waffles
- American waffles
- Vegan waffles
- Brussels waffles
- Potato waffles
What is a chia egg?
A chia egg is simply a combination of chia and water! When they are combined in the right proportions, they have the perfect sticky texture that looks like eggs.
So, chia egg is like an egg without the use of chickens! You don’t have to wonder which one came first, LOL!
Every time I say chia, the song “Chhhhchia” Pops in my head. If you were around in the ’90s, you will know exactly what I am talking about.
What to top on waffles
- Pan Fried Bananas
- Berries like strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries
- Chocolate sauce
- Vegan Maple syrup
- Whipped cream (regular or vegan)
- Nuts like walnuts, pistachios and whole pecans
- Ice cream
Reheating these waffles
- Use your oven for best results. You can use a toaster oven too.
- Do not thaw them. That will just make them limp and watery.
- Place the frozen waffles in a preheated oven. I preheated my oven to 250°
- Place a parchment paper on a baking tray. Line the waffles on the parchment paper, leaving about 1/2″ space between the waffles.
- Cook for about 10-15 minutes and then remove from the oven
- Top with maple syrup and your favorite toppings before devouring them.
Waffles made with self-rising flour
Yes, it’s possible to make waffles using self-rising flour
I have been making chocolate chip waffles using self-rising flour for a long time. Since self-rising has baking powder and salt already in it, I don’t have to worry about getting my proportions right.
To use all-purpose flour, add 1 tsp of baking powder and 1/2 tsp of salt to 1 cup of All-purpose flour.
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Chocolate Chip Waffles with Pecans
- Waffle maker
For the chia egg
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 3 Tbsp water room temperature water will be perfect
For the batter
- 1 cup self-rising flour
- 2.5 Tbsp butter
- 1 Tbsp pecans finely chopped pecans
- 1 Tbsp chocolate chips I use Enjoy Life's chocolate chunks that I roughly chop
- 1.25 cup Almond milk Hazelnut or regular milk will work too
- 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract I use Rodelle's Natural vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/8 tsp ginger powder optional
- If your waffle iron needs to preheated, do so now.
- In a small bowl, add the chia seeds and water
- Set it aside for 5 minutes
- In a glass bowl, add the flour and chia egg
- Add the rest of the ingredients in the order listed
- Mix well with a spoon
- Place the batter in the waffle maker. Put as much as your waffle maker allows
- Close the lid of the waffle maker and let it cook until done
- Remove the waffles and put them in a plate
- Continue making the waffles in the waffle maker until all the batter is used
- Top with your favorite ingredients and serve