Cherry Chocolate Chip Waffles

Cherry Chocolate Chip Waffles
From, by Jocelyn Brubaker

Cherry Chocolate Chip Waffles Photo

Breakfast during the summer can be hit or miss around here. My husband and I are both up at a reasonable time of day because we still have to work that needs to be done, so we eat eggs or smoothies early. The kids on the other hand think it is perfectly acceptable to sleep until 11 AM and then eat lunch.

Part of me is ok with this because then I can get all my work done in the morning without any interruptions. But the other part of me thinks if I am up doing something productive, so should everyone else in the house. Lately I have been letting them sleep in one day and making them get up earlier on other days. It all depends on what we have going on for the day.

When they get up late, they think we should have breakfast for lunch. By this time my skinny cherry banana smoothie from breakfast is long gone, and I’m ready for some grilled chicken or salad to keep me going until dinner.

Cherry Chocolate Chip Waffles Picture

We had a bag of fresh cherries in the fridge, so the other day when the kids wanted pancakes for breakfast, I decided to go one step farther and make homemade waffles filled with diced cherries and mini chocolate chips. Waffles may be my new favorite things to make. I had forgotten how fun they are to make and eat!

Most days my kids eat frozen waffles with peanut butter and chocolate syrup. Yes, I’m ok with them having chocolate for breakfast when there is protein involved. Ok, that’s a lie. I’m totally ok with chocolate being eaten at any meal. Have you seen the treats I bake up? My sweet tooth is as big as the state of Texas. It gets me in trouble all the time with my jeans!

Cherry Chocolate Chip Waffles Image

Since there was still a little bit of this dark chocolate cheesecake dip in the fridge, I decided to spoon some on top of the plate of waffles, and then I added some cherries and chocolate chips. What? It was loaded with dairy and fruit… I see no problem with this being breakfast.

Cherry Chocolate Chip Waffles Pic

Ok, so maybe I did go a little overboard because then I grabbed the chocolate syrup bottle and drizzled some of that on top too. Best idea ever! Forget about wanting salad and veggies for lunch… I inhaled the plate of these cherry chocolate chip waffles in no time at all! 


Cherry Chocolate Chip Waffles Recipe



  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups liquid coffee creamer
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup diced fresh cherries, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 cup dark chocolate cream cheese spread
  • chocolate syrup


  1. Mix together the flour, salt, and sugar. Create a well in the center of the bowl.
  2. Pour the eggs, creamer, butter, and vanilla in the center. Use a fork to mix everything together. Stir in the diced cherries and chocolate chips
  3. Drop the batter by spoonfuls onto a heated waffle iron that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Cook for a few minutes or until golden brown. Use a fork to gently remove the waffles.
  4. Serve the warm waffles with cherries, chocolate chips, cheesecake dip, and syrup. 


  • Use your favorite flavor of liquid coffee creamer.
  • You can use half and half or milk in place of the creamer if you like.
  • For a homemade version, use my dark chocolate cheesecake dip!


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