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Dark Chocolate Waffle Bites with Vanilla Bean Drizzle | Zestful Kitchen

Dark Chocolate Waffle Bites with Vanilla Bean Drizzle

  • Author: Zestful Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 24 servings: (48 squares total or 16 whole waffles) 1x


  • Dark Chocolate Waffles:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • Vanilla Bean Drizzle:
  • 1 (5.3 oz.) container plain greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon fresh orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon minced orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
  • Blackberries, halved lengthwise


  1. Heat a waffle iron, according to manufacturers instructions, until hot.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flours, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together buttermilk, eggs, brown sugar, oil, vanilla and cayenne.
  4. Form a well in the dry ingredients, add wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Add chocolate and mix to incorporate.
  5. Combine yogurt, maple syrup, orange juice, zest, and vanilla bean paste.
  6. Coat waffle iron with cooking spray, ladle manufacture’s recommended amount of batter onto iron and close top. Cook until crispy on both sides and easily removes from iron.
  7. Transfer waffles to wire rack and repeat with remaining batter. Cut each individual waffle into 4 squares (2-inch squares).
  8. Drizzle each square with the Vanilla Bean Drizzle and top with blackberry halves.

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