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Mocha Waffles

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 8 tablespoons 1 stick melted unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee or espresso
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs separated
  • 2 cups milk


  • Coffee Butter: Melt 1 stick of butter in the microwave in 10 second increments. Add 2 tbsp of instant coffee. Mix until the instant coffee has dissolved completely.
  • Separate 3 eggs.
    Then beat egg whites until medium-stiff peaks but not dry. It took about 3-4 minutes with an electric beater. The egg white peaks should point straight up without collapsing (mostly).
  • Combine the dry ingredients: In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • Mix together wet ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together egg yolks, milk, melted coffee butter
  • Pour into dry mixture, and combine.
  • Fold in egg whites: Carefully fold whites into batter. Do not over-mix or your egg whites will lose their stiffness.
  • Prepare waffle maker: Heat the waffle maker. Then grease waffle iron with some melted butter or oil
  • Pour about 1/3 cup of batter per waffle (or adjust for your waffle iron) and spread evenly on the griddle.
  • Close lid and cook for about 5 minutes (or adjust for your waffle iron). It's done when the waffle maker stops steaming.
  • Repeat until you've gone through all the batter.
  • Top with your choice of toppings. Enjoy!