We’ve had a single waffle, waffle iron for years. It wasn’t great but it got the job done. And, because I can’t eat buttermilk and the kids mostly prefer pancakes, it didn’t really matter.
But in the past year, we’ve started using the waffle iron much more for other foods like eggs and stuffing, so I was elated when my mother-in-law got me a waffle iron for Christmas that makes four Belgian waffles at the same time — time to try some new waffle recipes!
We wanted to put the waffle iron to use right away, but we all were traveling separately the week after Christmas. The kids spent three days at my parents house, came home for a day, and then went to my sister’s house for two and a half days. Brian and I went to the last four Dead and Company concerts of the year, in San Francisco and Los Angeles, California.
While we may have been apart, my daughter Natalie and I were texting back and forth all week brainstorming about what we could make in the waffle iron when we got home.
Chocolate Brownie Waffles won the vote unanimously.
We were inspired by the chocolate s’mores waffles we made the last time we hosted sleepovers. Those however, were just regular waffles with cocoa powder added to the batter. Probably not the most healthy of breakfasts, but the kids were happy and it was special for the sleepover!
Chocolate Brownie Waffles are the closest warm dessert to instant gratification ever.
We had a Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie Mix in the pantry and ice cream in the freezer, so we made waffle brownies the day we got home from our Christmas break travels.
All you have to do is make the brownie batter according to the directions on the box — cake-like brownies with the extra egg work the best. Pour the batter into the hot waffle iron, being careful not to overfill it, and cook it just as you would a normal waffle.
No more waiting 30-40 minutes for a pan of rich, fudgy brownies to bake. These amazingly delicious, chocolate brownie waffles were done in 3-5 minutes depending on how hot you have your waffle iron.
The texture and consistency of the chocolate waffle brownies topped with ice cream was perfect. Not too fudgy, not too cakey. It was like eating a corner or an edge piece in every bite. The outside was just crunchy enough to perfectly compliment to soft, fluffy chocolate brownie center.
My husband’s first response after taking a bite: “I’m never eating a regular brownie again.”
Chocolate Brownie Waffles With Ice Cream
Why wait 40 minutes for brownies to bake, when you can make brownie waffles and eat in less than 15 minutes?!
- Fudge brownie mix
- 3 eggs
- Vegetable oil
- Chocolate chips or sprinkles
- Ice cream
- Preheat waffle iron on medium heat. Spray with butter cooking spray. Prepare brownie mix according to the box instructions for cake-like brownies (three egss instead of two).
- Pour the brownie batter into the wafle iron, being careful not to overfill the wells. Close the waffle iron and cook for the same amount of time you cook your waffles. The longer the cook time, the more firm and crunchy the waffle brownie will be.
- Top waffle brownies with a scoop of ice cream, sprinkle with chocolate chips, and serve immediately.
Makes about 8 brownie waffles. Cook time varies based on your waffle iron and how many it makes at a time. To add some color, try using sprinkles instead of chocolate chips. Add some more sweet goodness with a drizzle of caramel sauce or chocolate sauce.