One of our favourite things this Summer was Chocolate Waffles, we did an awful lot of watersports with Mark Warner at their Levante resort, so I think we earned them! So the hunt began, how to make some nice and easy Chocolate Waffles?

Back home and the rain has returned, Mr G tells me it is a storm from the Atlantic (he is full of weather facts, he must be learning about it at school). We’ve been looking back to our holidays and recreating some of our favourite treats to cheer us up. Last week the kids had INSET and so we made Baklava using the recipe the chef at Levante emailed over for us. We were so excited to have it, we had to make it straight away, I will be sharing that recipe later this month, so look out for it, it is amazing.

We’ve mastered pancakes for breakfast, having a dual hinged pancake pan to make them in is the best thing ever, so waffles and waffle making implements have to be next.

I found this retro waffle maker at the bargain price of £21.99 at Wayfair UK, and I have one to give away today too. I love that it makes heart shaped ones, I am pretty sure we first fell in love with heart shaped waffles at Corfu Club last Summer.

After scouring the internet, BBC good food came up with this recipe for the electric waffle maker. All that’s left is to stock up on Nutella, and maple syrup. We also enjoyed them with fruit and yogurt and with toffee sauce and chopped nuts at Levante.

Now Autumn/Winter weekend breakfast will forever take us back to this place…if you want to read more about our travels with Mark Warner, check out our family travel blogging.

In this video L shows us why she needed so much nutella on her pancakes! I can’t believe how much she did in a week. Watch the jet skiing, seriously impressive!

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My Family TiesI like to have banana waffles with maple syrup – my teen just loves them too!

kim plantjam xx

Charlotte MooreBacon and chocolate chips

Frances Sunshine HopkinsWith honey

Louise GazeleyLemon and Maple Syrup please !! But have you tried Savoury ones with Veg Chilli and Cheese … Honest delicious !!

laura banksblack cherries and ice cream

Hayley fMaple syrup x

Jae ElisaSeveral years ago while in Holland I had iced waffles! The waffles were warm not hot, and the wonderful royal style icing on the top had been flavoured, one with banana, one strawberry and a chocolate topped one. The warmth of the waffle was enough to make the icing soft, but not runny. They were truly delicious!

Paula BarkerChocolate Spread

clair downhamstrawberries and cream

joanne darnellBananas

joanna butler-savagechocolate or toffee sauce

Joanne BealeLove Clotted Cream Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce

Jules EleyI love Vanilla Ice Cream 🙂

Alex FowlerI like nutella and vanilla ice cream 🙂

Claire DMaple Syrup

RhondaPeanut butter!

Sarah ParkinStrawberry Sauce 🙂

Susan WilliamsHot Chocolate sauce

Sheila Hodgsongoldn syrup and nuts

iain macivergolden syrup

Tracey BrookshawI love putting banana and honey on mine

Angela PaullA dusting of icing sugar and raspberry jam (and a bit of whipped cream if I’m feeling like a real treat!)

Jessie StatonI absolutely love sugar a cinnamon, heaven!

nicola clarksonhoney and icecrem

Simon Gchocolate sauce xx

C KennedyBacon and maple syrup

winniecondensed milk and strawberries

Suzanne O'Neillmaple syrup and ice cream….yum

Louise AsekokhaiMaple syrup

helen battleraspberry puree and ice cream

Amy (@amyjay456)Maple syrup

Catherine McAlindenI love syrup!

Paul ScotlandHoney and peanuts

Ally WebbHoney

Natalie CharmanBanana’s and chocolate sauce

pete choney is my favourite topping

cheryl hadfieldmaple syrup

Iona CornishBacon and Maple Syrup

Bev (@bev_metallica)chocolate or syrup

David PowellMaple Syrup, good vanilla ice cream and a swirl of chocolate sauce.

Martina PichovaChocolate and whipped cream

suzanne brzeskiice cream and chocolate sauce

Caroline BlazaMaple Syrup x

tanya mBanana, strawberries and vanilla icecream

Lisa PondCinnamon, strawberries, chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream!!! Yum yum yum!! 🙂

Sarah mackayChocolate and banana

MichaelHoney

spider9991lorraine dunnestrawberry and chocolate with a scoop of vanilla icecream

chantelle gouldnutella and ice cream 🙂

Rey ChunaraBananas with chocolate sauce

RUTHHot chocolate sauce, and a scoop of vanilla ice-cream – I just love the hot and cold sensation on my tastebuds 🙂

Nicki EvansNutella, banana & nuts

kimneville1I like hot chocolate sauce

Rita HuttonNutella or honey

grace collinsraspberries and chocolate!

Maria Hackettblueberries and golden syrup

laura stewartMaple syrup and ice cream xx

Katherine TeffJust butter- they taste lovely in themselves and the butter complements them without overwhelming them.

sarah reescherry yoghurt and red berries

Alice Foxchocolate spread yum xx

dawn fice cream and cinnamon

Michelle Banksmaple syrup x

alison coxHappy with anything but most often it is syrup

Tina HolmesChocolate spread

kirsty webbI love waffles topped with crispy bacon and maple syrup. Xx

Samantha LoughlinIce cream bananas and chocolate sauce

Amandeep SibiaStrawberries and cream!

Ian WhiteLove having strawberries and clotted cream on the waffles

Paula ReadingsIce cream & chopped nuts

Iris WI like them with honey

isis1981ukNutella & banana

Sean DownerIce cream, salted caramel with crushed peanuts

Kevin HoneyStrawberries and Ice Cream

corinne peat (@corinne555)Maple syrup

Ian GoodyearFried egg

Darcey KilcoyneStrawberry Sauce or Fresh Strawberries!!!!! x

kumbaIt has to be nutella!

mandydoherty65Raspberries and cream

Angela L WhiteNutella

AlisonBelgian Chocolate

kelandab22Syrup and vanilla ice cream

Kelly Ellen Hirst

Angela McDonaldNutella and strawberries!

Jess PowellMaple syrup 🙂

Tracey PeachMelted Chocolate 🙂

karen cowleyGolden Syrup

John MyersI usually top it with chocolate spread especially nutella

Sarah DavisonChocolate spread

spanner15Bananas & Maple Syrup! 🙂

Hayley LynchHoney

charlottejam 🙂

Helen MBacon, a fried egg and maple syrup mixed with mustard – mad but delicious!

AshlingSummer berries

Chantelle Bingemaple syrup x

Jackie RushtonNutella

LylaJam and clotted cream

Sonia VegasMaple syrup and squirty cream!

Andy Kadir-BuxtonMy first waffle was with jam and cream, they bring back memories of St. Tropez.

Karen LaingIce-cream and strawberries with chocolate sauce,truly delicious x

Helen AtkinsStrawberries and icecream

lisa tebbuttchicken and waffles

Kat GlynnHot Chocolate Sauce! x

janlwBacon and Maple syrup

Jon SellersGrilled tomatoes and bacon

Kristina Trickcoffee icecream

Clare Hchocolate sauce

Tracy K Nixon (@tracyknixon)just butter!

Fiona KVanilla ice cream and syrup

eramysGolden syrup or chocolate sauce, yummy!

Laura HarrisBananas with toffee sauce….

Steve WilliamsI like lemon juice on mine.

Tom Buchananchocolate!!

Corinne HensonChocolate for me 🙂

John TingayHoney is great on waffles.

Rebecca WilliamsStrawberries and chocolate sauce 🙂

Lisa EvansMaple syrup and strawberries

ELIZABETH DOODYNutella & strawberries

Mark PalmerMaple syrup

Lisa EveraertStrawberries and nuts x

Stephanie TsangVanilla ice cream and strawberry sauce

gemma brownstrawberries and maple syrup

Jacqueline McPolinMaple syrup and maple and pecan ice cream yummy

Ane SNutella!

Gemma SnellNutella, Banana and icecream

tammy_jaynegoji berries, agave nectar and cocoa nibs

Ema J Lowechocolate sauce

Jaelin FarrowNutella and bananas!

glenka2014Kelly glenStrawberry jam

Rhia PageI’ve preserved some blackberries in syrup, and they taste amazing over icecream on waffles and pancakes!

Emma NixonMaple syrup

Julie QuartermanSyrup and Ice cream!! Yummy yum yum!! But the waffles have to be warm, so that it all melts.. (drool drool).

Nuta RobertsI like bananas and crispy bacon, with maple syrup.

Melissa RedI like honey on mine.

lucinda duxburysyrup

Jo m welshChocolate sauce or maple syrup

Zoe GMaple Syrup

Ashleigh AllanNutella!

Becky YeomansMaple syrup, Strawberries, Blue berries, cream. Basically everything and anything!

Jennifer BaileyIcing sugar, even though I look like I’ve walked through a snow drift when I’ve finished eating them, the stuff gets everywhere!

Andrea SmithGolden Syrup and strawberries

Caroline HBananas, vanilla ice cream and a dollop of double cream for me.

amy bondoccream, chocolate sauce and bananas ! yum yum

Emma GibsonCinnamon and vanilla ice cream.

AlicaButter and golden syrup!

Sarah BrokenshireBelgium chocolate xxxx

Louise Amaple syrup

Susan Hoggettgolden syrup!

kimSyrup and ice cream – yummy

Claire TuckerNutella

Lynsey BuchananStrawberry Jam

Holly PickfordChocolate!

compeddNutella and strawberries.

Midlands Mum (@Aceso84)Maple syrup

Christina K HodsonStrawberries and chocolate sauce

pinklady123Nutella!

Sunita Vermai love blueberries strawberries and blackberries for a nice juicy finish x

KarisJust maple syrup

Anthony GMaple syrup or golden syrup. Mmm 🙂

joanie1985Whipped cream and maple syrup

Isabelle Smithnutellaaaaaaaaaaa

caroline wallissLots of chocolate.x

AnnaClotted cream and chocolate sauce

Ruth HarwoodMelted Chocolate xx

bla4blaNutella

Emily K (@EmilyK1983)It has to be bacon and maple syrup for me!

jennifer thorpeicecream

DarrenHoney

sandra ruberychocolate spread

PAULINE HILLMAPLE SYRUP

Ollie RMaple Syrup.

Michaela JenningsNutella

helen tovellSyrup or jam

sarah birkettmost often it will be just butter, but few a special occasion I would love some crispy bacona nd maple syrup, yummy

Paul TMaple syrup

Rich TylerMashmellows & Toffee Sauce

abigail edkinschocolate spread

Lisa ParkerBananas with chocolate sauce

Anne-Marie Wigleygolden syrup

Ray BeckerHoney & sugar

Alison Johnsonmaple syrup – I’m a traditional type.

Kirsty WardVanilla Ice Cream & Caramel Sauce!!

Kate LoaderBanana and Ice Cream

jen englishI love Nutella on mine

vicki henniechocolate and banana

Sallyanne Goochbananas and cream

Louise SmithNutella

michelle thompsonbananas and syrup

Helen ThurstonBananas, chocolate and ice cream

lynn heathStrawberries and Whipped Cream!

Fanny TranHazelnut spread all the way with strawberries

Katy Stevenssalted caramel sauce and ice cream for me – delicious! Fab waffles and great competition!

sadiewoohooblackberries and a blob of clotted cream

David PatersonNutella

Jo CarrollThere’s so many wonderous ingredients I can think of for topping my waffles, but do you know what…nothing beats a simple knob of melted butter on a waffle first thing in the morning to make you feel right.

kimberley ryanI love my waffles with raspberries and vanilla ice cream

Maxine GI quite enjoy savoury waffles topped with pesto and some grilled tomatoes!

Liam BishopBananas, maple syrup and nutella 🙂

Susan HallPeanut butter

Ella Dawnhoney

Sharon L Johnsonjam and marshmellow fluff x

Jayne TNutella and strawberries.

DarrellHot chocolate sauce, sliced bananas and squirty cream 🙂

Diane Jacksonmaple syrup and whipped cream

Jennifer ToalSyrup and cream

Steven BuftonMaple Syrup

Stacey MeliaBacon & Maple syrup!

Roger BuftonWhiped cream

aminorkeyNutella, Banana, Cashews and Squirty Cream.

SyggaWhite Chocolate Spread (yes, it exists! Sold in Tesco) and slices of strawberry.

Dinah Butcherbutter and maple syrup!, yum!!!

Ann Skamarauskasstrawberries and cream

amy pmaple syrup and bacon

Victoria R MorrisonMaple bacon!

Jane H ShawI love Chocolate and cream YUMMY

AlisonMaple syrup

Hazel LemarMaple syrup and ice cream. Every time!

victoria langleychocolate chips and banana 🙂

karen HowdenI love maple syrup

michelle piercechocolate and strawberry sauce

Lauren PraterChocolate and cream! With sprinkles!

Julie WardStrawberries and cream

Bob ClarkAmaretto

StevieClotted cream. Everyone should try it.

Catherine WhittallLove golden syrup on my waffles

Lucy CamillaStrawberries & cream

Norman WhitfieldEither something savoury or black cherries and ice cream.

sharon sheppardI love chocolate and ice cream on my waffles x

simon hardymaple syrup

Laura Caraherbanana and nutella

Megan Kinseygolden syrup yum!

Layla ThomasMaple Syrup and strawberries.

Emily ClarkBacon and maple syrup!

Allan WilsonVanilla Ice Cream & Maple Syrup

Sally CollingwoodHoney

Eileen SumnerStrawberries and cream

Rachel ButterworthBananas, strawberries, and cream

Rebecca Nisbetchocolate spread with bananas,

Ashley PhillipsGolden Syrup

Gina MNutella and bananas and vanilla ice cream!

Scott Fallonice cream

Margaret ClarksonButter and golden syrup.

sarahstrawberries and blackberries, and maple syrup

Greig spencergolden syrup

mamasyderI love maple syrup on my waffles

Betony BennettBananas, cream and thick hot chocolate fudge sauce like you get from Baskin Robbins 🙂

leanne weirWith honey

Pam SmithChopped strawberries and cream

Samantha O'Dvanilla icecream and chocolate sauce

carole nLots of butter

Kady newellI love them absolutely drowning in maple syrup 😀

SolangeMaple syrup

Danielle CresswellMaple syrup with sliced bananas

Maureen findleymaple syrup

Helen GMaple syrup and cinnamon ice cream!

sue lempkowskiice cream

michelle speightmaple syrup

MichelleOrange curd

Katie skeochBanana & golden syrup

Martina EvansNutella & Strawberries! x

Mrs Heather Harrischocolate spread and banana

Liz VukomanovicLove banana, peanut butter and chocolate 🙂

Sheila ReevesI love syrup and vanilla ice cream

trevor linvellGolden syrup

Teresa LeeHoney Whipped Cream

hannahligMaple syrup

Keith HuntLemon Curd

Karen DixonStrawberries and cream

Laura KevlinCinnamon Sugar and Icing!

donna l jonesblueberries and syrup

Laura BakerRicotta and berries

Rachel whiteI like my waffles savoury… chopped bacon. Onion. Mushrooms & cheese… yummy!

James WrightSTRAWBERRY ICE CREAM

Colleen ThomasGolden syrup and sliced bananas , yummy

nikki tuckerI love making vegan waffles with blueberries and maple syrup!!!

Katie WalkerCinnamon syrup and ice cream

Pauline WilsonBanana and syrup or nutella

Melanie GardinerBananas and ice cream

Mike GerrieIce cream and toffee sauce

Lauren OldWarm chocolate sauce

Sarah ForsterBananas, chocolate chips and vanilla ice cream

Rebecca SmithNutella

Mary BaldwinHoney, cinnamon & frozen yogurt.

Ann WilliamsMaple syrup

Janine Atkini like sugar on mine

Agnieszka SadyNutella!

Ruth WorthingtonNutella

Marta LewanskaBabanas with Nutella

Samantha AthertonI like butter & golden syrup on mine.

Susan ClaytonSmoked streaky bacon & maple syrup. Much to my husband’s great disgust lol!!!

Sheila ShepheardI love Bananas and Maple Syrup on my waffles. Yum Yum.

jemma dwyerice cream x

Tracey McPartlandStrawberries and Cream xxx

Emma JonesI’m terrible,,has to be chocolate sauce, syrup and ice cream! So good!

Sarah NorgroveWild Blossom Honey

justine meyeri love syrup on mine x

Amy Jane BeckettStrawberries and Chocolate

helen boothChocolate sauce

Sarah McknightIce cream and honey

Joanna RubiesMaple syrup

Rebecca Phillipsmaple syrup!

DianaBlueberry jam 🙂

emma huntbanana and honey or bacon and syrup mmmmm yummy 🙂

Kay BroomfieldI like maple syrup on waffles.

Susan SargentStrawberries and Cream

Victoria Princegolden syrup 🙂

Tara DaviesStrawberries and a little bit of sugar

lemonpiezMaple syryp

elaine stokesmaple syrup and bananas

Chantelle79Golden syrup

beckie howeMaple Syrup and vanilla ice cream

MichelleDChocolate chips and cream

Barry RowlingsMaple syrup for me

Donna CaldwellChocolate sauce and whipped cream

melanie rwarm melted chocolate, sliced banana and squirty cream

sheridarbypoached apples and cinnamon

sandy ralphwe love nutella on our waffles

KrzysiaChocolate spread

Jen ConnI spread nutella on my waffles, then top with strawberries and bananas then a dollop of squirty cream and a squeeze of caramel sauce.

adorabelle13chocolate spread, fresh strawberries and whipped cream

Nancy BradfordIt’s very naughty but I love butter (real) with ice cream and crumbled up crispy streaky bacon on top.

sue mcdermottnutella

Kathrine BMarshmallow Fluff and strawberries

Eileen TingleI like a chocolate spread on mine

Lisa ArmstrongBanana, Nutella and Cinnamon 🙂

Hayley Louise Colburngolden syrup x

Pia StephensWhipped cream and strawberry jam

Miriam SaidI like either chocolate, honey or cinnamon with icing sugar or rum and raisin ice cream.

Ellie JacobsI LOVE Waffles loaded with Nutella, Banana and squirty cream xx yum yu, x

Annmarie JefferiesI love strawberries,whipped cream and chocolate sauce

Phyllis May EllettHoney or jam

Lucy RobinsonBananas and chocolate sauce. x

Margaret WeirMaple syrup yummy. ..

Purmala ShresthaClotted Cream Ice Cream and Strawberries. 🙂

Marylyn HammersleyChocolate sauce and ice cream!

nicola weeksClotted cream, banana, toffee syrup, and chocolate sauce!! Yum!! 🙂 x

Christine taylorSyrup! x

Jocelynne HarrisonChocolate spread and bananas!

Jessica HuttonAbout as unhealthy as you can get haha but I love caramel sauce and condensed milk. It tastes like heaven xx

Tammy Tudorchocolate sauce! 🙂

Becca StaplesChocolate sauce and nuts x

Steven KBacon and maple syrup

Susan BI like unsalted butter – enough to run down my arms!

Tracy Horrexmaple syrup and lemon

Dee Sherwood WallaceWhipped cream and a berry compote.

Rebecca HowellsBlack cherry compote and vanilla ice cream – yum! (@PeanutHog)

Keshia EsgateMaple syrup and pecans xx

BreanneMaple syrup

Jemima NisbetMaple syrup. I first had it in Miami and would never have anything else on my waffles now!

sammy1968ice cream

Zoe (@Manikally_Kaos)Ice-cream and chocolate sauce

Chris Fletcherbacon and maple syrup! Yum!

jon morrisbananas and maple syrup

Barbara HandleyRaspberry Jam

A.E. ADKINSBacon and peanut butter

catmaple syrup

Claire BarkerMaplesyrup

georgeeMaple syrup, I recently heard about my friend putting nutella on hers, that sounds so tasty!

MarrianNutella.

Frances WoodBananas and Honey

Kerry SmithGood quality vanilla ice cream and maple syrup

Kristy Leanne Brownwith golden syrup or nutella!

claire wilkinsonmaple syrup

JudiChocolate or maple syrup

Ashobi Finniice cream and maple syrup

Caroline J RobinsonBananas and Maple Syrup

Emma PriceMaple syrup and bacon

K. Almanice cream and strawberries – yumm

EJ DunnMelted chocolate and whipped cream!

S MayatChocolate Sauce and Ice Cream

liz fergusonRASPBERRY JAM

Naomi CollinsI used to get an amazing waffle on Scarborough beach, with stem ginger in syrup, and whipped cream…heaven!

Rennene HartlandBananas and Nutella

katie wstrawberries and honey

Lindsaystrawberries and cream x

jessica cookchocolate sauce

Tim MillingtonCookie dough and icecream

stephanie anne campbelljust a sprinkle of icing sugar is suffice for me. but my little pudding loves maple syrup with his

olivia280177Honey and greek yoghurt

Hazel ReaHoney

Ali (@alicomps)Syrup of any description. So delicious.

adrian pricemaple syrup

TrudiI love honey on mine

Mrs Sallyanne Metcalfe-MullinsIt’s got to be chocolate mmm

christine nicholsonSyrup and choc chips mmmmmm

Sarah LewisFreedom Choc Shot

Lyndsay-RoseChocolate syrup

Cerys JohnMelted choc and strawberries 🙂

ellie spiderbanana and peanut butter

Emmabanana and toffee

Jane Middletonice cream and chocolate

Joy DehanyMaple syrup. Thank you.

Mandy SSquirty cream and chocolate spread (melt it in micro for a bit) Definitely not healthy!

Monika Sblueberries and whipped cream

Lyndsey JonesBlack cherry compote and fresh whipped cream – so naughty, so good!

claire littleice cream

George Williamsonstrawberry and ice cream