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Easy Brownie Waffles Recipe

Now it’s time to show you how to make brownie waffles. You might wonder why brownie waffles and not just regular brownies in a pan.

I have some really good reasons. First of all, the texture is fun. Secondly, the little dimples capture whatever you put on top, so the flavors meld better than they would otherwise.

bowl of brownie waffle topped with ice cream, chocolate syrup, and nuts

And third, they are absolutely delicious. I mean, why wouldn’t you want to make these wonderful little slices of joy?

Brownie Waffles Recipe

I’ve made these brownie waffles 2 different ways—one from a mix and the other from scratch. And honestly, one is just as easy as the other.

I prefer making brownie waffles from scratch because you can cut or double the recipe according to how many you want to make. If you use a mix, it’s not quite as easy to do that. 

Ingredients

I typically keep all of these ingredients in my pantry. They’re items I use for a variety of desserts and other foods.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make these fun waffle shaped brownies:

  • All-purpose flour (regular or gluten-free)
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cooking oil
  • Egg
  • Cocoa powder
  • Vanilla extract 
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
cocoa powder, cooking oil, baking powder, granulated sugar, egg, salt, flour, and vanilla extract

For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.

You can add chopped nuts or chocolate chips if you like. However, I prefer to use those as toppings. More on that later.

How to Make Brownie Waffles

Before you start, make sure you have all of the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe. I like to gather all of them, measure them out, and have them close by.

First, spray your waffle iron with oil or some sort of nonstick cooking spray. Preheat your waffle iron.

Secondly, combine all of the ingredients in a medium-size mixing bowl and stir until everything is well mixed.

batter in a bowl

Next, scoop 1/4 of the mixture and drop it into the center of the waffle iron.

I used to spread it out, but now I let the lid do that for me. Lower the top of the waffle iron.

scoop of batter in the middle of a waffle iron.

Cook until the brownie waffle is done.

One of the ways you can tell it’s done is when the steam stops wafting from the waffle iron. This typically takes 3-4 minutes.

brownie in a waffle iron.

Remove the brownie waffle from the iron and allow it to cool before serving. Or if you want your toppings to melt a little, serve it warm.

Sometimes I’ll make a few more than I’ll need for one day. I freeze them and toast them when I want a treat. 

4 brownie waffles on a plate.

They are just as good toasted as when they were fresh off the waffle iron! In fact, they might even be a tad better because of that extra bit of crunch!

Brownie Waffles Using Brownie Mix

If you just happen to have some brownie mix on hand, you can use it to make these brownie waffles. When using a mix, simply follow the directions on the package. 

However, if you don’t plan to use all of the mix, place a note on the package to remind yourself that some of it is missing.

I’ve found that making brownie waffles without brownie mix is just as easy. And doing so allows me to control the amount of each ingredient. For example, when I want a stronger chocolate flavor that is less sweet, I can add or subtract a half teaspoon of cocoa or sugar when making it.

You can also make as many or as few as you want. Since I’m currently cooking for just the 2 of us, I follow this recipe as-is. However, when the grandkids stop by, I can simply double the recipe.

There are other things I use brownie mix for. For example, these brownie pecan cookies are amazingly delicious but super easy to make.

When I see a sale on brownie mix, I’ll pick it up. Then when I want a pan of brownies, I add a few extra ingredients to make even better brownies from a mix.

Delicious Brownie Waffle Toppings

One of the things I love about these easy brownie waffles is that they’re great for adding all sorts of toppings. What I did this time was make a brownie waffle sundae.

brownie waffle sundae.

You can also put softened ice cream between two of these waffles, freeze it for about an hour, and you have brownie waffle ice cream sandwiches.

Other things you can top them with are whipped cream, caramel syrup, chocolate chips, sprinkles, and your favorite chopped nuts. You can even add slices of banana to give it more depth of flavor.

brownie waffles 3 different ways--plain, with ice cream and nuts, and with ice cream, nuts, and chocolate syrup.

More Fun Desserts

My husband has always loved dessert. So I’ve learned to make a variety of sweet treats to keep him happy. I have to admit that I enjoy them too.

Here are some of our most recent favorite desserts and sweet treats:

Rolo Pretzel Turtles – These little bites of deliciousness are easy to make, good and gooey to eat, and so satisfying. They’re perfect for those times when you crave a sweet and salty combination.

Mini Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie – There’s something wonderful about baking a cookie in an iron skillet. Maybe it’s the crispy outside and soft, moist inside that makes the flavor pop.

Flourless Peanut Butter Mug Cake – Easy to make, delicious, and gluten-free, this is the dessert you’ll want when you only need a single serving … or two.

Chocolate Chess Cake – My friend Julie has an easy version of this delightful dessert on her Back to My Southern Roots blog. If you’ve never made these, it’s time to try them. They’re delicious!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Moose Munch – If you’re a moose munch fan, make this delicious treat. It’s perfect for the snack table, dessert, or a gift basket.

brownie waffle on a waffle iron

Easy Brownie Waffles Recipe

Yield: 4 brownie waffles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

Add a delicious and fun brownie waffle to your dessert rotation! Eat it alone or add your favorite toppings!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour (regular or gluten-free)
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup of cooking oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Spray your waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat the waffle iron.
  2. In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients and stir until well mixed.
  3. Scoop  1/4 cup of brownie mixture and pour it into the center of the waffle iron.
  4. Close the top on the iron and cook until the brownie waffle is done—approximately 3-4 minutes.
  5. Remove the brownie waffle from the iron and allow it to cool before serving.

Notes

Serve your brownie waffle with a scoop of ice cream. You can also add chocolate syrup, chocolate chips, butterscotch topping, nuts, sprinkles, whipped cream, or any other topping you like. 

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 347Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 47mgSodium 112mgCarbohydrates 39gFiber 1gSugar 25gProtein 4g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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