Chocolate orange waffles

Add cocoa and orange essence to waffle batter for a speedy, crowd-pleasing pud or indulgent brunch. Top with cream, fresh orange and more chocolate

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 375
  • fat 21g
  • saturates 12g
  • carbs 35g
  • sugars 9g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 10g
  • salt 0.7g

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 200ml milk
  • 130g self-raising flour, sieved
  • 20g cocoa powder, sieved
  • 20g caster sugar
  • 60g butter, melted
  • 1 tsp orange essence
  • 1 large orange, zested
  • 25g dark chocolate, roughly chopped, plus extra to serve

Tip

Don't have a waffle maker?

If you don’t have a waffle maker, you can use a non-stick griddle pan. Heat the pan, lightly oil it and pour in the mix. Leave undisturbed for a few minutes. When the mix is almost set on top and golden with deep charred lines underneath, turn it over with a wide spatula or tongs. It will come away easily when it’s well cooked on the base.

Method

  1. Heat a waffle maker, or if you don’t have one, use a griddle pan (see tip, below). Meanwhile, mix the eggs and milk in a jug.

  2. Combine the flour, cocoa and sugar in a bowl, then gradually whisk in the egg and milk mixture until there are no lumps. Slowly pour in the melted butter, still whisking, then add the orange essence, zest and chocolate.

  3. Pour a ladleful of the batter into the waffle iron or griddle pan (see below), and cook for 5-6 mins, then repeat – don’t worry if the waffles look dark, it’s simply the cocoa. Cut in half and top with the oranges, maple syrup, more chocolate and whipped cream.