It’s National Chocolate Milkshake Day, and you know it’s a holiday that gives us all the feels. And rather than reinvent the wheel, we decided to take the chocolate milkshake to a whole new level by turning it into a decadent, brunch-approved treat. Introducing Chocolate Milkshake Waffles. Whether it’s to celebrate this fine holiday, for a girls’ brunch or even a Valentine’s Day treat, these sinfully delicious waffles are a must. Keep in mind that due to the dark chocolate, the waffles are not super sweet and rely on toppings to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Ingredients:

— 2 cups all purpose flour

— 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

— 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

— 2 teaspoons baking powder

— 1 teaspoon baking soda

— 1 teaspoon kosher salt

— 3 egg yolks, separated

— 2 cups milk

— 1/2 cup olive oil

— 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

— 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped (about 2 bars)

— non-stick vegetable oil spray

— Toppings: whipped cream and/or ice cream, maple syrup and sprinkles!

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Instructions:

1. Whisk all the dry ingredients (first 6 ingredients) together in a large bowl.

2. Make a well in the middle and add egg yolks, milk, vanilla and olive oil.

3. Beat the center, focusing on the eggs, gently with a fork. Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.

4. Using a stand mixer or an electric hand mixer, beat the eggs until stiff peaks form.

5. Fold the egg whites into the flour mix in two batches until just combined.

6. Fold the chocolate in until just combined. Make sure not to overmix.

7. Heat up your waffle iron and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Cook waffles.

8. Serve waffles with the toppings!

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It may look too wet at first, but the dry and wet ingredients will mix together and become thick like pancake batter.

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Get those egg whites stiff! Takes about seven minutes.

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Gently fold in the chopped chocolate.

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Don’t pour too much batter in the waffle maker, or it’ll leak all over the place (as you can see).

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Let the cooked waffles cool on a rack while you’re whipping up more waffles.

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Eat the waffles alone or make a giant chocolate milkshake waffle cake!!

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Mustn’t forget one of the key components of a milkshake: the whipped cream.

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Top with a sweetener like chocolate syrup or maple syrup.

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What’s your favorite chocolate milkshake hack? Let us know in the comments!