Fudge Walnut Waffles

I have fond memories of having friends over for these delicious chocolate waffles on Sunday afternoons during my growing up years. This recipe comes from my Grandma Cassidy and my mother.

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 cup milk

2 eggs

1 1/2 cup flour

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup baking cocoa

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped (I actually used pecans because I like them better. You could also just leave out the nuts if you prefer.)

Sift dry ingredients together into a large bowl leaving a hollow in the center. Pour milk in well, drop in unbeaten eggs and pour melted butter on top; stir from center out until mixture is smooth. Add nuts and vanilla. Spread on hot waffle iron, cooking at a lower temperature than with plain waffles*. Watch carefully. They burn easily because of all the sugar in them. Serve warm dusted with confectioner’s sugar and spread with whipped cream.

*We have a waffle iron that has only one setting. I just didn’t cook them as long—between 1 to 1 1/2 minutes per batch (two waffles). Make sure to spray your waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray even if it is Teflon coated so that the waffles don’t stick. I learned that the hard way on the first batch.

Other topping options:

  • vanilla ice cream
  • sliced bananas
  • cherry pie filling
  • any fresh fruit
  • marshmallow fluff
  • peanut butter
  • plain old traditional butter and maple syrup


  1. Yum! I know what we're having for FHE tonight!

  2. I bet those smell sooo good.

  3. One thing I forgot to mention: they seem kind of almost soggy--I guess limp might be a better description--when you take them off the iron but they kind of crisp/firm up a bit as they cool.
    And yes, they do smell good as they are cooking. :)