Brownie Waffles (Brownies in 3 minutes – yeah.)

Brownie waffles – otherwise known as brownies in 3 minutes. Otherwise known as dangerous…dangerously delicious!

Brownie Waffles - Brownies in less than 6 minutes from start to finish. Get the EASY recipe on!

I’m in the midst of planning a retreat this summer. I’ll be meeting up with nine other food bloggers in beautiful northern Michigan. We’ll be learning from each other, experiencing all the things northern Michigan has to offer, getting to know each other better, and of course, we’ll be eating. Probably farrrr too much eating. One morning we’ll gathering in the kitchen together to make waffles. Seeing as we’ll need to crank out a lot of waffles quickly to feed 10 hungry food bloggers, KitchenAid was generous enough to send us some of their Waffle Bakers to use. These beautiful countertop appliances put out two perfect Belgian waffles in 3 minutes. We could get the whole crowd fed in 15 minutes! And let’s just say I’ve been practicing, a lot.

(PS: I am under no obligation whatsoever to write this post or say good things about the Waffle Baker. I am however under obligation to make brownie waffles and share them with you. It would be criminal not to.)

Brownie Waffles - Brownies in less than 6 minutes from start to finish. Get the EASY recipe on!

I almost feel bad posting this recipe because it’s barely a recipe…but it’s a brownie waffle! If you haven’t tried this, you must. No shame in my game — even right down to the brownies from a box. I swear, Ghirardelli brownies are the best around. Every time I make them for anything, I get a compliment on my delicious brownies.

Every. Single. Time.

And of course, I happily oblige.

Brownie Waffles - Brownies in less than 6 minutes from start to finish. Get the EASY recipe on!

“They’re Ghirardelli!!!” Again, absolutely no shame in my game. I own every shortcut I take. When they taste this good, who freakin’ cares if you didn’t get out a measuring cup for flour?

Ben’s exact words after trying one of these were, “These should be illegal.”

Good news, they aren’t! It’s as easy as whipping up the brownie mix (add in an extra egg!) and throw the batter in the waffle maker! In three minutes, you’re dining on the perfect brownie waffle — soft on the inside and crispy on the outside.

The hardest part is trying to decide how to top it! Whipped cream, sprinkles, strawberries, hot fudge, caramel sauce, ice cream….all of the above?

Brownie Waffles - Brownies in less than 6 minutes from start to finish. Get the EASY recipe on!

Brownie Waffles

Brownie waffles – otherwise known as brownies in 3 minutes. Otherwise known as dangerous…dangerously delicious!

3 / 5 (2 Reviews)
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  • eggs, water and oil as directed on the box
  • 1 additional egg
  • 1 box brownie mix (I use Ghirardhelli Triple Chocolate for this recipe)
  • desired toppings


  1. Whisk together eggs, water, and oil until combined. Add brownie mix and mix until just combined.
  2. Pour into preheated waffle maker and bake for 3 minutes or as directed on your waffle maker.
  3. Remove and enjoy topped with fruit, whipped cream, or ice cream. Hot fudge would be good too, just sayin’. And sprinkles are always a good decision.

serves 6-10

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Verdict: Too dang good. They’re best fresh but still pretty good after a few days storage in an airtight container.
Husband’s take: Remember the illegal comment?
Changes I would make: None!
Difficulty: Easy! Warning – it might take you a little time to clean your waffle maker but it’s fully worth it.


Need more chocolate in your life? Try Flourless Chocolate Cake with Toasted Coconut and Ganache, Irish Coffee Ice Cream Pie with Whiskey Ganache, Chocolate Pudding Pie, Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue, Chocolate Lasagna from Center Cut Cook, or No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Cups from Just a Taste. Or try them all. That would be good too.


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  1. Epic fail! We have a really good waffle maker, and every attempt was disastrous, lol!  Spraying/not spraying…less batter/more batter…cook longer…nothing helped!  We ended up having to scrape and pick out the “waffle” each time.  We just had piles of brownie clumps, plopped a scooped of ice cream on top, and added some toppings.  Flavor was all there, but presentation was lack luster!

    Rating: 2
  2. They burned on the outside before the inside baked.

    • I’ve never had that happen! Does your waffle iron have different heat settings? It sounds like it could have been turned up too high and maybe a lower temperature would be better?

  3. My only issue is that brownies don’t hold together so for each one you have to shout off the waffle maker so it can cool

    Rating: 4
  4. Made these last night for a dinner party of 10 people. Got my homemade vanilla bean icecream going in the machine, mixed up the same brownie mix as you (my favorite) and EPIC FAIL!!! No idea what I did wrong but they never formed into a waffle. I made the best of it and chopped them into pieces, put it on a plate, ice cream on top , covered in homemade ganache….Deconstructed dessert to the rescue! Any idea what might have been the issue as I definitely want to try them again. I greased the waffle iron well and let them go for 3 minutes on each side. Any feedback would be appreciated! Thanks

    • Strange! I didn’t spray my waffle iron (it’s nearly brand new, and nonstick), but they still stuck a little. Did yours stick and break apart that way? Or maybe you didn’t put enough batter in to completely fill the waffle iron? When you say each side, did you try to flip them – is that necessary with the waffle iron you have? Sounds like you made the best of it though! Sorry it didn’t work out. :(

      PS: I’m craving ice cream and ganache big time now! Those two things can fix any wrongs.

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  7. hoooow have I still not done this??? MUST change that!

  8. So darn brilliant!!

  9. I totally make these, but the trick is to grease the waffle iron SUPER well, or things get crazy!

  10. 3 minute brownies for breakfast is EXACTLY my idea of a fabulous morning!! Love this!

  11. These look amazing, Rachel! Brownies in waffle form sound like the perfect breakfast treat! Wish I had some this morning!

  12. Ohhh this is most definitely how you start your day!!

  13. wow!

    My favorite brownie mix, too!

  14. That is my favorite brownie mix too!! This is a genius idea. I can’t wait to try it out!

  15. Brownie waffles for breakfast, SIGN. ME. UP!!!! Have a wonderful time planning and going on your retreat!!

  16. These are incredible! I kind of want 4 of them right now!!

  17. Wow, brownie waffles that’s genius!
    Also the retreat sounds like so much fun :)

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