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These Strawberry Waffles with chocolate chips are such an easy breakfast option! And, just because they’re easy, doesn’t mean they aren’t special — or delicious. Serve these at your next brunch, on a leisurely weekend morning, or for breakfast in bed!

2 strawberry waffles on a plate with fresh strawberries as a garnish

Strawberry Waffles

I was originally going to post a brownie recipe for Valentine’s today, but when I went to edit my photos, I didn’t like a single one. I tried my best to edit them and make them look special, but it just wasn’t there.

I was racking my brain at 5:30 this morning trying to come up with something special. You know it’s a little hard to think when you have an empty stomach! Hey, what about a special breakfast?!?! And what screams Valentine’s more than strawberries and chocolate (like these Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies or Chocolate Strawberry Muffins), right?

And so this delicious strawberry waffle recipe was born! My whole family loved them, so these would be great to eat as a family breakfast or just a special breakfast in bed. I made the recipe into a small batch, so if you are feeding an army of hungry kiddos, I recommend doubling or even tripling the recipe.

I even took it a step further and made some strawberry whipped cream, which sent it to the next level. The strawberry waffles were great with just maple syrup, but if you ask me, you need to make the whipped cream! <- Just do it!

Why You’ll Love This Strawberry Waffle Recipe

  • Light, fluffy, and full of chocolate chips
  • So fun for special occasions
  • Super easy to make
  • Ready in 20 minutes
  • Kid-test and approved!
pouring syrup over a stack of 2 strawberry waffles with whipped cream and berries on top

Key Ingredients to Make Strawberry Waffle Batter

  • FLOUR – I’m using two kinds of flour for my strawberry waffle recipe — all-purpose and whole wheat. I find it gives the best taste and texture, plus some added nutrition from the whole wheat!
  • BROWN SUGAR – I love the molasses-like flavor of brown sugar over regular white sugar for this recipe. It pairs so well with the vanilla, strawberries, and chocolate chips!
  • BAKING POWDER – To help your waffles rise. Make sure to use baking powder instead of baking soda you need something acidic to activate baking soda (which I didn’t want to add to the strawberry waffle batter), so I preferred to use powder here.
  • BUTTER – I like unsalted to have better control over the sodium content. Melt it before you get started.
  • MILK – I like whole milk for my recipe for strawberry waffles, but you can use whatever you have on hand.
  • EGG – You only need 1!
  • VANILLA – For a touch of warm, earthy flavor.
  • STRAWBERRIES – Use fresh if you can! I haven’t tried this with frozen, but I imagine it could work as long as you let them thaw in the fridge overnight first to remove any excess liquid. Otherwise, freeze-dried berries are another option.
  • CHOCOLATE CHIPS – I like mini chips for these strawberry waffles — they’re the perfect size!
  • STRAWBERRY WHIPPED CREAM – The homemade whipped cream comes together with heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, strawberry jam, and vanilla.
closeup: a ramekin full of homemade strawberry whipped cream for strawberry waffles

Instructions to Make My Recipe for Strawberry Waffles

RECIPE PREP: Preheat your waffle iron.

MAKE THE STRAWBERRY WAFFLE BATTER: Add the flours, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt to a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Gently stir in the strawberries and chocolate chips, then add the milk, melted butter, egg, and vanilla.

COOK: Follow the instructions on your waffle iron to cook.

MAKE THE WHIPPED CREAM: Place the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, strawberry jam, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl and combine. Whip with an electric hand mixer until stiff peaks form.

Top your strawberry waffles with the whipped cream, serve, and enjoy!

a stack of my recipe for strawberry waffles with syrup, whipped cream, and fresh berries on top


How do you cut strawberries for this recipe for strawberry waffles?

It’s easy! Wash and trim the berries, then slice them thinly or dice them into small pieces — either would work for your strawberry waffle batter. For the garnish, you can leave some whole, halve them, or cut a few slices into them as shown in the photos.

Is waffle batter the same as pancakes?

While both use similar ingredients like flour, eggs, milk, and leavening agents, waffle batter is usually thicker. It often also has more fat and sugar content so they become crispy when cooked in the waffle iron. Pancake batter is thinner, which results in flatter and softer cakes. Remember that for this strawberry waffle recipe, you want the batter to be slightly thicker than your average pancake recipe.

How do I keep the strawberries from sinking in the waffle batter?

I didn’t run into this problem when I made my strawberry waffle batter, but if sinking is a real concern, I do have a hack! Toss the berries in a bit of extra flour before folding them into the batter. The light coating helps them distribute more evenly.

Tips for Making Waffles with Strawberries

  • Don’t overmix. When you combine the dry and wet ingredients, mix just until everything is evenly incorporated. Overmixing can lead to tough waffles — a few lumps in the batter are totally fine. They’ll disappear during cooking!
  • You may need to play around with quantities. Depending on how much excess moisture is in the strawberries, you may need to adjust the batter. If it seems too thick, add a splash more milk. If it’s too thin, add some more flour. Ideally, you want it to be a tad thicker than pancake batter.
  • Preheat your waffle maker! Take the extra time to ensure you preheat the waffle iron. It helps with more even cooking and will give you that crispy on the outside and tender on the inside texture you want in your waffles with strawberries.
2 waffles with strawberries, syrup, whipped cream, chocolate chips, and fresh berries on top

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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Waffles

These Strawberry Waffles with chocolate chips are such an easy breakfast option! And, just because they're easy, doesn't mean they aren't special — and delicious. Serve these at your next brunch, on a leisurely weekend morning, or for breakfast in bed!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 5
Author: Countryside Cravings
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  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour I used white whole wheat
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2/3 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup + 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Strawberry Whipped Cream

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry jam jelly or preserves
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat waffle iron.
  • WAFFLES: In a large bowl combine the flours, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Gently stir in the strawberries and chocolate chips. Next, stir in remaining waffle ingredients just until combined. Bake according to manufacturer’s directions for your waffle iron.
  • STRAWBERRY WHIPPED CREAM: In a medium bowl combine all ingredients. With an electric mixer whip until stiff peaks form. Serve immediately with waffles.


Quantity of waffles will vary depending on the size of your waffle maker.
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2 thoughts on “Strawberry Waffles with Chocolate Chips”

  1. 4 stars
    The Strawberry Whipped Cream didn’t work out very well. But overall, These waffles are delicious! My family loves them and constantly asks for more…Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe! 🙂

    • I am so sorry the strawberry whipped cream didn’t turn for you. Would you mind telling me what didn’t work out on the whipped cream.


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