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“crunchy on the outside, soft and fluffy from the inside”
Have you ever thought about eating chocolate brownies for breakfast? Most people would agree that although it sounds delightful, it would be very unhealthy. Brownies are the ultimate guilty pleasure we get to enjoy in moderation as a dessert snack or over an afternoon coffee. So, can we really enjoy guilt-free brownies for breakfast? Brownies, no, but a brownie batter waffles, hell yeah! With this tasty recipe, you’re getting that sweet, fudge-y, and chocolate-y brownie taste with a much lighter and airy waffle-like texture.
Best of all, you’ll only spend around 30 minutes making this delicious brownie batter waffles with strawberry syrup – works as a breakfast option or an afternoon snack! You’ll need a waffle iron, a saucepan (for the strawberry syrup), two mixing bowls, and a blender (optional). The blender helps smooth out the strawberry puree, but you can totally skip that step if you don’t have one.
Let’s cook those brownie waffles!
You can turn on the waffle iron right from the start so you don’t wait for it to heat after you’ve made the batter.
And, while the waffle iron heats, prepare the waffle batter by mixing together the flour, baking, powder, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, and ground almonds in a large mixing bowl.
After this, gradually stir in the eggs, then the vanilla extract, butter, and milk. Stir until smooth and creamy. Once the butter and sugar are completely melted, you can start cooking the waffles.
Use ⅓ cup of the batter for each waffle if you have a 7-inch round waffle iron or similar. Usually, you need to cook each waffle for around 5 minutes, but most waffle irons have a cooking progress indicator, so cook them as you would every other waffle.
Once the waffles are cooked, place them on a serving plate, and set them aside.
It’s time to prepare the strawberry sauce. Simply, take a medium-size saucepan and place it over medium to high heat. First, add the strawberries – make sure they’re well washed and chopped. After this, add the lemon juice, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Stir all the time because you can easily burn the ingredients.
If the sauce is too thick, add a little bit of water. Cook the strawberry mixture for around 10 minutes. When you notice that the strawberries are softened and start to break down, remove the saucepan from heat.
You have two options here. The first option is to transfer the mixture into a blender and pulse until smooth. The other option is to use a potato masher so you can easily mash the strawberries, then beat the mixture until smooth. Once you get the desired texture and consistency, simply pour over the served waffles and decorate with fresh strawberries. Enjoy!
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For the brownie batter:
- ½ cup of all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup of cocoa powder
- ¼ cup of brown sugar
- ½ cup of ground almonds
- ¼ cup unsalted butter (cubed)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup of milk
- A pinch of salt
For the strawberry sauce:
- 2 cups strawberries
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Take a large mixing bowl and whisk together the flour, baking, powder, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, and ground almonds. Mix well the dry ingredients until fully combined.
- Gradually stir in the eggs, butter, vanilla extract, and milk.
- Beat the batter until smooth and creamy.
- Turn the waffle iron on and brush with vegetable oil.
- Pour ⅓ cup of the batter in the heated waffle iron and cook until done.
- Repeat the procedure for the remaining batter.
- Wash and chop the strawberries.
- Place a saucepan over medium to high heat, then add the strawberries, lemon juice, sugar, and vanilla extract. Stir constantly.
- After 10 minutes, when the strawberries start to break down and the sugar is completely dissolved, remove from heat.
- Transfer the sauce into a blender and pulse in completely smooth (optional).
- Pour the strawberry syrup over the warm waffles and serve.