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Patriotic Chocolate Chip Waffles with Bourbon Maple Syrup

The 4th of July party and all of the desserts were a success. We started baking at 7 AM, but before that, we ate a delicious and somewhat decadent breakfast— buttermilk chocolate chip waffles with bourbon maple syrup, decorated to look like an American flag with blueberries, strawberries, and whipped cream.

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I definitely dug the bourbon maple syrup and think I’ll have to use that again— maybe with fried chicken and waffles or something crazy. The waffles themselves were really great— a classic recipe to which you could add fruits, nuts, or anything of the like.

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More on our party desserts in the next few days! There were plenty of options!

Chocolate Chip Waffles with Bourbon Maple Syrup

yields 4 waffles; recipe adapted from Food.com

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 shot bourbon
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • whipped cream
  1. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Make a well in the middle of the bowl and add the egg, buttermilk, and butter.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Pour into a waffle maker and cook according to maker’s instructions. Keep waffles warm in toaster oven or oven.
  5. In a small saucepan, heat the maple syrup and the bourbon. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer. Allow to simmer for about 3 minutes.
  6. Pour syrup over waffles and then, to make them patriotic, use the strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream to decorate the waffle to look like the American flag!

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