I’d like you to imagine a nightmare scenario.
Let’s say you absolutely need to make waffles, but you’re out of flour and sugar. You can’t sneak away to the store, and you’ve missed your same-day delivery window for Amazon Prime. Whatever shall you do?! You look into your pantry and you see a couple of boxes. Nothing looks too inspiring, until you come across a box of brownie mix. Let’s see…
A lightbulb goes off in your head, and you wonder to yourself; just as Funfetti, Red Velvet or Devil’s Food cake mix can be whisked into a breakfast batter, so too could a box of brownie mix? You, my friend would be right, not to mention a genius.
Crack a few eggs, add a bit of oil and butter, then get to waffling! With this ‘hack’, you can use whatever brownie mix you want, and even add in extra bits to really maximize your waffle-brownie-potential. Some chocolate chips wouldn’t go amiss (whichever flavor you prefer), and nuts would make for the ultimate brownie waffle.
Place your brownie mix in a large mixing bowl, along with half a teaspoon of kosher salt. Crack three eggs into the bowl, then pour in a third of a cup of grapeseed or canola oil and five tablespoons of melted butter. Stir the batter until it’s well mixed, then add a big splash of Alka Seltzer for that fantastic fizz.
Once this is done, you can heat up the waffle iron and get down to business. At this point, if you have any extras (nuts, bananas, etc) now’s the time to mix them into your batter. Classic brownie lovers may want to go with finely chopped walnuts, while the proper chocoholics may opt for some chopped chocolate.
Peanut butter butterscotch and/or white chocolate chips are also great shouts that won’t disappoint. Whatever you choose, shovel in about half a cup of the mix into the batter you’ve made yourself. It’s cooking time.
Heat your waffle iron, and grease it with cooking spray or melted butter. Cook your waffles in the manner your particular waffle iron intended, and let those enticing smells fill up your entire house. To really seal in the scents and deter any potential pancake pilferers, close your windows first.
Brownie waffles go best with less sweet fix-ins, like unsweetened nut butter, or plain Greek yoghurt. If you are a fiend for the sweet stuff, do not be afraid to pour on maple syrup, or jam, or as many scoops of ice cream as you want. This is, of course, in addition to the whipped cream you’re absolutely going to put on top.
If you really want to go out there, freeze some Nutella sheets and smash them into chunks. Throw that into the mix. Add some macadamia nuts for a real intense brownie, and why not really indulge yourself with some more whipped cream?
If that doesn’t float your boat, a warm plain brownie will take you to a whole different dimension just as well as the ones the fancy brownies with the fillings take you too. Hell, I think I may even try it with some fried chicken and syrup and really shake up the fusion world.
Share this delectable dessert discovery with all of your friends! I have to say, though: it’s pretty tempting to keep the waffle brownie all to yourself.