Rich, chocolate-y low carb brownie batter poured onto a hot waffle iron. Top it all of with some sugar-free caramel sauce and you are in keto dessert heaven!
Make no mistake, my friends, these are not breakfast waffles. No, no, these beauties are pure dessert territory! Unless you are sometimes inclined to eat dessert for breakfast. Which I am – I am very much inclined to eat dessert for breakfast sometimes. I never did it before going on a low carb diet because that just seemed too unhealthy and indulgent. I was a good girl, I always tried to start my day right with a wholesome breakfast like toast with peanut butter and a piece of fruit. If only I knew back then what healthy really was. If only I had even the slightest clue what all those “healthy breakfasts” were doing to my blood sugar. I might as well have been eating dessert for breakfast.
But now I look at my low carb breakfast muffins and I look at my low carb dessert recipes and I realize there really isn’t all that much difference. The desserts might be a little sweeter and a little gooier, and tend a little more toward the chocolate variety. They might be a little fancier and have more layers, because they are dessert after all. But they are also sugar-free and grain-free and they won’t send your glucose into the stratosphere. In those respects, they are far healthier than many breakfast options.
As a general rule, I do try to keep my sweet treats as just that: treats. But rules are made to be broken, at least on occasion. So although I made these low carb Brownie Batter Waffles as dessert, I won’t lie. I did spread one with peanut butter one morning and eat it for breakfast. And I don’t regret it one little bit.
Please see my Brownie Batter Waffles recipe on A Sweet Life Diabetes Magazine.
It looks like A Sweet Life changed the url of the recipe and then put in a bad redirect from the old url that goes to the image file url instead of the new recipes url. Confusing. Also, their search bar didn’t work at all when I tried it. I managed to find the recipe on their site, but only because I’m a WordPress developer.
Not your fault, but you can fix it by editing your link. The new url is https://asweetlife.org/brownie-batter-waffles/ – just has the “recipes” removed.
Thanks for all the great recipes. Looking forward to trying this one this weekend.
Laura Fitzpatrick says
I would love to try your brownie batter waffles, but the recipe is not listed and the link just takes me to a picture of the final product. Is there a recipe you are sharing for this? Thank you.
Not sure what happened to my links but you can search the A sweet Life website and find it.
Oops, I take that back. It must have been sweet life page.
sheetal paliwal says
the recipe website is not working – please send me the link that works or the recipe itself.
In the process of testing all of our unused appliances to determint which to keep and which to send to this weekend’s garage sale, I tried this recipe.
Hubby doesn’t like low carb chocolate things – his comments vary between too chocolatey and not chocolatey enough with no semblance of consistency… but these waffles magically vanished as soon as they came off the iron.
Quicker and easier to make than most brownies or waffles, moist and rich – I’m planning to make them for guests next weekend, with a cream cheese/whipped cream/sweetener topping and loads of fresh strawberries… can’t wait!
Is 12 Tablespoons of butter correct?
Just made my first batch of these…all I can say is gosh, these are delicious! Thank you for all that you do.
Were they moist? For some reason I’m scared of making them because they seem like they might a little dry…
I don’t know how you keep these great ideas coming, but please do! Thanks for this one!
I noticed on the recipe ingredients you list just Swerve but in the recipe instructions you mention stevia extract. How much do you add? Is erythritol alone ok?
What can I use instead of Swerve or Erythritol or Xylitol? No matter which sugar alcohol I use, it makes me desperately ill for hours. And the ‘safe’ two aren’t. The last time I used erythritol it took nearly four hours for my system to recover.
Sounds to me like you might need to do just stevia, are you okay with that.
Emily @ Life on Food says
These look super rich and wonderful. A scope of ice cream on top?
Question, do I add the egg etc in the pot after cooled or move it to a different bowl?
Right into the pot, less dishes to clean!
It’s like you have been reading my mind lately. First cereal? I miss cereal so much. Now brownie waffles? I’ve been looking for more ways to make my waffle iron a worthwhile investment. I was so mad when I realized I paid 50 dollars for an appliance that doesn’t even have an off switch. Come on, waffle iron manufacturers, it’s 2015.
What kind of waffle maker do you have? I’m looking for one and would appreciate a recommendation. Thanks much!
I love, love, love my Calphalon no-peek waffle iron. It’s so non-stick, I don’t have to use any oil on it at all and things just fall out of it. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001CHL3Q0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B001CHL3Q0&linkCode=as2&tag=aldaidrabfo05-20&linkId=HJ4UHNO3BOB43PT
Dessert for breakfast? All the time, even when I wasn’t low carbing. Way better to have you sugar when you have the opportunity to burn it off, instead of at night when you are just going to sit around. And lets face it, many conventional breakfasts are heavy with sugar. But now that we low carb, things like flan have gone from a dessert to a breakfast staple. I look forward to adding this to our breakfast routines, for those days we have time for more than just grabbing something on the run.