I am going to tell you a little secret. My husband and I don’t always agree on everything. Shocking right? And guess what subject we often don’t agree on? Food. Yup. Food. You see, I eat mostly Paleo and he doesn’t. BUT that works to your benefit because I love to offer you both options whenever I can. These Easy Chocolate Waffles with Paleo Option are a perfect example. I make mine Paleo, he prefers traditional, but they are both amazing so no matter which option you choose, your breakfast will be delicious!
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Easy Chocolate Waffles with Paleo-Grain Free Option on a with plate with syrup being drizzled on top

The Waffles: I Promised You Easy!

The Organic Kitchen is all about keeping the food real, healthy, and delicious, but we have a rule about using mixes or convenience foods: they have to just as delicious and just as healthy as when made from scratch or we don’t use them. For those of you that want a traditional waffle mix, my husband recommends Kodiak Cakes, but you can also use a favorite recipe from scratch as well. For the Paleo version of these chocolatey waffles I use Birch Benders Paleo Waffle Mix (they also make an Organic Gluten Free Waffle Mix)  So how do we make them chocolate? So glad I asked…

Easy Chocolate Waffles with Paleo-Grain Free Option with shredded coconut and berries on white plate

How to Chocolate Up Those Waffles:

To make chocolate waffles you simply add 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder per cup of your favorite waffle recipe or waffle mix! Yup, that’s it.

Two plates of Easy Chocolate Waffles with Paleo-Grain Free Option on white backdrop with light pink cloth

The Toppings:

I keep my waffles Paleo by topping with fresh berries and organic unsweetened shredded coconut. But my husband prefers whipped cream. Both can be drizzled with real maple syrup!

A woman pouring syrup on Easy Chocolate Waffles with Paleo-Grain Free Option

The Recipe: Easy Chocolate Waffles (With Paleo Option!)

What you need: a waffle maker unsweetened cocoa powder , a good waffle mix: for the Paleo version I use Birch Benders Paleo Waffle Mix (they also make an Organic Gluten Free Waffle Mix) For a traditional waffle my husband uses Kodiak Cakes.

5 from 9 votes
Easy Chocolate Waffles
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins

Chocolate waffles made by adding cocoa powder to your favorite waffle recipe or mix. See my tips for the best paleo, GF and traditional waffle mixes in post above.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy breakfast recipe, gluten free, Paleo, waffles
Servings: 4 waffles
Author: Linda Spiker
  • 2 cups of your favorite waffle mix prepared
  • 2 Tablespoons organic unsweetened cocoa powder
  • assorted berries
  • real maple syrup
  • For paleo version unsweetened shredded coconut
For non paleo version: whipped cream
  • 1/2 cup  heavy whipping cream
  • 1  Tablespoon  sweetener of choice  maple, honey, stevia, sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon  teaspoon vanilla paste or extract
  1. Heat waffle iron, spray with organic cooking spray

  2. prep waffle mix, add cocoa and mix well

  3. pour 1/2 cup batter onto prepared waffle iron and cook until crisp, repeat until batter is gone

  4. top with shredded coconut and berries, drizzle with maple syrup

If using whipped cream: use a whisk to whip cream until peaks form, add vanilla and sugar and whisk some more.


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