Brownie Waffles

Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
Total 20 mins
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Brownie Waffles - perfect birthday breakfast! Or top with some ice cream for an easy dessert!

I made waffles with a brownie mix. Somewhere Paula Deen is smiling and nodding her head in approval.

Jorge’s birthday is next week and I was looking for something new and fun I could make for his birthday breakfast. As you all know by now, breakfast is a big deal in this house. I have to eat breakfast or I get crazy hangry. Jorge has to eat breakfast, well, because he is a man and likes breakfast. ;-)

Brownie Waffles - perfect birthday breakfast! Or top with some ice cream for an easy dessert!

I couldn’t risk making these on his birthday and not having the recipe down — so that’s why you lucky ducks are getting the recipe today! It took me a couple tries to get the recipe right. At first I tried mixing the brownies according to the box…I figured what the heck, might as well try it! They weren’t great.

So then I started playing around and I remembered when I was writing the mini donuts cookbook, the secret to a lot of the recipes was sour cream. With such a quick cook time on a hot iron, something needs to keep it moist…and sour cream does just that!

Brownie Waffles - perfect birthday breakfast! Or top with some ice cream for an easy dessert!

I surprised Jorge with a big stack of these Brownie Waffles for dessert yesterday and his first words were “that’s a big stack of happy!”. Then he took his first bite and literally moaned.

To be fair, his love of brownies (check out one of his past birthday brownies recipes here!) probably has a lot to do with his love for these Brownie Waffles…but they are also REALLY good. The babies even shared a whole one all to themselves!

So happy early birthday, Jorge! Please pretend to be surprised next Thursday morning when you see me making you these waffles again.

If you liked this recipe, make sure and check out my Cinnamon Roll Waffles. They are just as fun!

Yield: 6 medium waffles

Brownie Waffles

Stacks of Brownie Waffles topped with chocolate sauce and sprinkled served on a white plate

These Rich Chocolate Brownie Waffles are perfect for an extra special morning treat! Plus, this easy recipe is ready in under thirty minutes!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 (17.6 oz) boxed brownie mix (I used Duncan Hines Decadent Double Fudge)
  • 1 cup full fat sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable/canola oil


  1. Preheat and lightly grease your waffle maker.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together brownie mix, sour cream, egg and oil.
  3. Pour 1/2 cup batter into waffle iron and bake until the waffle is cooked through, about 4 minutes – depending on your waffle iron. Continue until all batter is used.
  4. To serve: Top with whatever strikes your fancy! Some fun ideas: Salted Caramel! Ice Cream! Chocolate Syrup & Sprinkles! Marshmallow Fluff! Peanut Butter! Whipped Cream & Cherries!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 128Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g


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8 Responses
  1. Cecily

    This was such a terrible fail, I planned to send my kid to camp with waffle brownies, but know I will be cleaning my waffle iron for days. After the first one totally fell apart in the iron, I just put the rest of the batter into a baking dish.

  2. Kaitlin

    I made these tonight for a party I was attending. I ending up doubling the recipe because I didn’t know how many people were attending. After taking the very first brownie out of the waffle maker, I thought oh dear I’m going to need a Plan B. Then I reminded myself that all first waffles are the worst ones, so I kept my faith on continued. It got easier and easier as I went, by the second try, I had it down. By the time I was done, I felt like a pro. Let me just tell you THESE WERE A HIT! Seriously! I left with a whole 13 x 9 in pan stacked with waffle brownies and left with an empty pan. People were grabbing plates and taking extras home for their kids! I’ve never brought a dessert to a party and had people take platefuls home with them! I will never make brownies any other way! Thank you for sharing this recipe! You are a genius!

  3. Jason

    Saw these on Twitter and made them for my sons birthday this morning. I am not much of a cook, but he said these were the best thing I have ever made! Thanks for an easy recipe even dad could succeed at!

  4. Marjory Betchkal

    WOW, my girls will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these. I just printed this recipe 3 times. Once for me, and one for each girls recipe book I am creating so that they will have many of the wonderful things they enjoy when they are no longer in my house. They can make these babies for their kids someday. Thank you so much for your many wonderful creations. Jessica you are something else.

  5. Stephanie | Worth Whisking

    Jessica, I love this idea! So easy, too! There is absolutely nothing wrong with brownies for breakfast! It gets my stamp of approval! :)


I'm a trial & error, self taught, sugar addict who thankfully learned how to survive in the kitchen! I am also a wife, mama of 3.
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