served breakfast waffles

Chocolate Chip Brownie Waffle Cake (vegan & nut free)

  • Author: Nicole Dawson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 5-12 1x


Celebrate the long weekend or even your birthday, with these amazingly rich & chocolatey, waffles! Even better, stack them, top with icing and its a best birthday cake ever.



  • 2 C. Flour (GF 11 blend or AP flour of choice)
  • 2/3 C. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 TB. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 C. Water
  • 1/2 C. Dairy-free yogurt plain (soy or coconut) *
  • 1/3 C. Vegetable Oil
  • 2/3 C. Cane Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 C. Vegan Chocolate chips (Enjoy Life is Awesome)


  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients EXCEPT the chocolate chips, and leave a well in the center of the mix.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together all wet ingredients. Pour the wet into the dry and mix a little.
  4. Add in the chocolate chips and continue mixing completely.
  5. (If you are like me, I put all dry in my Kitchen Aid, then add the wet into it and using the paddle attachment, mix together).
  6. Lightly spray your iron and add approximately 1 Large ice cream scoop of batter into prepared iron.  (1/4-1/2 C batter).
  7. My waffle iron makes 2 smaller ones at a time, so I use 1 scoop for each side.  So the amount you use is based on your iron.
  8. Cook according to your iron’s directions
  9. If your iron has a light that turns on when its ready like mine does, it takes all the guess work out of it.
  10. Top with your favorite toppings!  Earth Balance butter, syrup, fresh fruit, power sugar, or even ICING!


*For the GF version, I typically use Bob’s Red Mill 1-1 because it you can easily switch in equal amounts for regular flour.  However, it is not in a dedicated nut-free facility.  

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Waffle Iron
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-free, Nut-free

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