Chocolate Brownie Waffles

Quite frankly, I could eat waffles for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Especially when the word “brownie” is involved.

What could be better than eating waffles for breakfast?  How about waffles that taste like brownies?  #recipe #waffles #brownies

When I got the opportunity for an advance copy of Breakfast for Dinner by Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth, I was all over it.  You know Lindsay, right?  From the supercrazyawesome blog Love and Olive Oil?  Oh, and she wrote one of my other all-time favorite cookbooks, The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook.  So what if that cookbook single-handedly caused me to gain 10 pounds?

Totally worth it.

Breakfast for Dinner is all about–you guessed it–breakfast foods designed for dinner.  This beautiful, hardcover book is broken into three main sections: Main Dishes, Sides and Starters, and Drinks and Desserts.

Hmmm…I guess it’s obvious where I started.

What could be better than eating waffles for breakfast?  How about waffles that taste like brownies?  #recipe #waffles #brownies

Lindsay suggests serving a blackberry syrup with these, which I think would be absolutely fabu, but Doodle refuses to eat blackberries because they have “hair” on them.  Oh, the joys of living with a 5-year old.

Quite honestly, I think most any fruit syrup would pair nicely with these, but obviously we went the strawberry route.  Perfect for Valentine’s Day, by the way!

The Tall Boy and I are planning on working our way through this cookbook, one recipe at a time: Italian-Style Stuffed French Toast, Breakfast Sausage Ravioli, Scrambled Egg and Salmon Quesadillas, Maple Bacon Cupcakes, and Doughnut Fudge Sundaes…

Is that too much for a Sunday brunch?


What could be better than eating waffles for breakfast?  How about waffles that taste like brownies?  #recipe #waffles #brownies

While I do love a good, protein-filled breakfast (or dinner), I have to admit, waffles are my very favorite breakfast food of all time. And waffles that taste like chocolate brownies.

Yes please, I’ll take two.

Chocolate Brownie Waffles
For Strawberry Sauce:
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • juice from one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Waffles:
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 3 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup milk (I used 2%)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
For the strawberry sauce:
  1. Stir together berries, sugar and lemon juice in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring and crushing berries with the back of a wooden spoon. Simmer for 5 to 7 minutes, or until sugar has dissolved and berries begin to break down. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Transfer to a blender and pulse until smooth.
For the waffles:
  1. In a saucepan or in a double boiler, stir butter and chocolate until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Whisk in eggs and vanilla, followed by milk. Add in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt until just combined.
  2. Preheat your waffle iron. Drop batter onto iron and cook until the outside is crispy. Serve warm with fruit sauce. Top with additional berries and whipped cream, if desired.
from Breakfast for Dinner, by Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth
Nutrition Information
Serving size: makes 4 to 6 waffles

XO, Ashley

QuirkBooks provided me with a copy of this cookbook to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.

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  1. I’m not a big fan of waffles but these look SO GOOD. I love brownies and never thought about mixing the two together. and the strawberry syrup! i am dying to make these!! thank you for sharing!!

  2. Oh my goodness, brownies for breakfast? Yes!! That strawberry sauce looks killer too, I’m salivating over here! Stunning photos, Ashley!
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    • I’ll do anything I can to make eating brownies for breakfast socially acceptable. 🙂 We’re in love with the strawberry sauce–so good and SO easy!

  3. I always tell Kevin… I never mind waking up to chocolate in the morning. He’s usually in charge of pancakes or waffles if we make them. 🙂 Now I need to tell him THESE are in high order next time. I love the “pour” shot Ashley! Strawberries and chocolate are a match made in heaven. 😉
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    • I always make my husband help with the pour shots…he is usually in a hurry to eat and not so into the photography, haha. These waffles made a fun special breakfast–can’t go wrong with chocolate!

  4. I wish this were my breakfast this morning! Love brownies and strawberries!
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  5. Oh my goodness Ashely. One, I want that cookbook. Two OMG! Did I say that already??????? Chocolate Waffles? *Head exploding*
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  6. Brownie waffles for breakfast? Where do I sign up for that one? i am seriously in love with this idea! I need that cookbook for sure!!!
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  7. I don’t usually like waffles all that much but chocolate brownie waffles?? Now that’s something I can get behind! And then you add in strawberries? Sounds delicious
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  8. These look amazing! I better not tell my kids about these because that’s all they’ll want for breakfast! 🙂
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  9. Yum. A combination of my favorite food (chocolate) and my favorite fruit. Makke it for me!!!!

  10. O.M.G. Best breakfast dinner dessert EVER! I have to get that cookbook! These pics are TOP NOTCH! Pinned!
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  11. OH MY WORD I DIE. Everything about this is screaming my name and oddly, wants me to eat a stack of chocolate brownie waffles with strawberry syrup at 9pm. Weird!

    ANYWHOOOOO, I am totally beating myself up for not buying a waffle machine when I had the chance and it was on sale! Because right now, I have a serious hankering for waffles (waffles > pancakes) and want these NOW!
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  12. Now these like chocolaty DELICIOUS!!! YUM!

  13. Can’t wait to try this.

  14. Jessica says:

    How many waffles does this recipe make? I don’t see it anywhere so if I missed it I apologize 🙂

    • Thanks for catching that, Jessica! I’ve updated the recipe now. On our waffle iron, this made 6 waffles.

  15. So Pretty!
    This Chocolate Waffles Recipe looks amazing. I am dying to try it.
    Thanks for hosting.

  16. These look amazing!! I am making these this weekend for a special V-Day breakfast for my kiddos! They will LOVE them!!

  17. Speaking My Mind says:

    The wife went to her mother’s for a few days and, fortuitously, I found this recipe. I made these for my son this morning before school. They were a hit, Billboard Top 100. I’ve raised tha bar, honey. You’d better up your game.

  18. Speaking My Mind says:

    Wait! Now I have to clean the kitchen. Kitchen meets mess.


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