Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Brownie Waffles



This is really less of a recipe, and more of an idea, or a kitchen tip.

I like having dessert (have you noticed?) but I try not to run my oven too much in the summer. We don't have A/C, and I just don't want to heat the house up more than necessary!

So I decided to try making brownies in the waffle iron! And it worked!

I made the brownies from a box mix, as the package directed. Then I poured the batter into the hot waffle iron, just as I would make waffles.



Leave the batter in for about the same time as you would for waffles.



The brownie batter kept for several days in the refrigerator - so if you don't want to make them all in one evening (or morning! ha!) you could make fresh brownie waffles every night...

Top with ice cream and your desired toppings. Brownie sundaes without the oven - that works for me!

Find more great things to eat at Tempt my Tummy Tuesday, Tuesdays at the Table, Tasty Tuesdays, What's Cooking Wednesdays and Stop and Smell the Chocolates.

34 comments:

  1. this is a fabulous idea!

    texture would cetainly not be brownie-like, but I imagine the flavor would be wonderful

    thanks for sharing

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  2. Awesome idea! How fun for kids too!

    Liz

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  3. What a great idea, must try this ! Looks so good !

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  4. Wow, I just made brownies last night. Wish I would have tried this though! Thanks for sharing. Will have to try it next time.

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  5. so cool and I would never have thought of this thanks for sharing

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  6. Wonderful! Such a great tip and tasty too. This should work for cakes too. Thanks for opening a new box of idea chasing for me and others.

    Have a great week.

    Shari

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  7. Is the texture crispy on the outside but chewy on the inside?

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  8. Anon,
    mine were pretty soft throughout, however it was the first batch - my first batch of regular waffles are usually soft and then crisp up after that. I only made one batch, so I would imagine my second batch would have crisped up on the outside. Sorry I can't be more helpful.

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  9. THAT IS AWESOME!!!!! You hit on a great idea! Thanks for sharing your recipe and joining us for the TMTT anniversary today.

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  10. This recipe looks so fun that I put a link to your post on twitter!

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  11. What a great idea! Looks delicious! Makes me want to buy a waffle iron. :)

    ~Susan

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  12. GREAT tip. That would be a fab base for ice cream...or even as an ice cream sandwich!

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  13. I love this, Sara! I gotta get me a waffle iron! :)

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  14. My mom use to make these when I was growing up. She always made cream cheese frosting to put on these. Thanks for the reminder.

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  15. What a great idea! I can't wait to try it out! Thanks!

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  16. That is an AWESOME idea! I never would have thought of that. :-)

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  17. This rocks! I'll bet they freeze pretty well, too? Awesome job!

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  18. That is such a splendid idea :)

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  19. That is an awesome idea! We are trying to not use out stove, and I miss baking so much. I am going to have to try this. Thanks for the tip!

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  20. Sigh. I was using the excuse of not wanting to use the oven to keep me from overindulging on brownies. Looks like I'll have to come up with a new excuse now!

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  21. What a fun idea! I have a heart-shaped waffle iron I'll have to try these on. :)

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  22. Oh my word, what a fantastic idea! I think I need to make brownies just so I can try it!

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  23. mmm i wish i had a waffle iron i'll bet the ice cream melts nicely into the nooks and crannies

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  24. can't ever remember hearing a better idea. for real. patent that, stat.

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  25. Brilliant!
    Does anyone know if anything else bakes well in a waffle iron? This sounds like fun!

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  26. Wonderful! What a great idea! And you could top those with so many things.

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  27. Oh wow, I think I need brownie waffles for breakfast now! LOL I don't even have a waffle iron, but now I'm thinking I might need to get one.

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  28. What A great idea!!! I was about to bake brownies today and said..nah because of the oven!
    Thanks!
    ~Nancy

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  29. I dont like sweets but thought this was an awesome idea so i went out to wal mart and bought a cheap 6 dollar waffle maker and made some! Make sure you dont put too much batter so it doesnt overflow and i only baked mine for 3 minutes or they burn, and they were too soft to take out so i had to shake them out and they crisped up in seconds, my toddler and I had them with ice cream. Yum!

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  30. I tried making these tonight, but...umm...it didn't work. Maybe I wasn't quite to doing it right, but I'll give it another try.

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