When someone gives me a choice between white or chocolate cake I always choose white. That is unless it's german chocolate cake. I am one of those people that only eats cake because of the frosting. That's the best part, right? Otherwise, you might as well eat bread. So I eat my cake as long as there is frosting left. The “bread” goes in the trash or I try to pawn it off on my kids once the frosting is gone.
I do love German chocolate frosting. It's a sweet, almost custard-like coconut frosting that I could just eat by the spoonful. Unfortunately, my husband is anti-coconut. He's anti a lot of foods I like, actually. Well, since he doesn't like coconut making a whole german chocolate cake is pretty much out of the question. I wouldn't have enough mouths to make sure it all goes to a well-deserved place. However, I can handle waffles.
To make these German Chocolate Waffles I used Silver Fern Brand German Chocolate Brownie Mix. It's natural and gluten-free. It has no sugar, 6g fiber, 5g protein, and only 80 calories per serving. It is made with kakato which is a natural fiber sweetener. I figure if I am going to go ALL OUT on my german chocolate frosting I might as well make the “bread” healthier.
It didn't taste bad either. You can taste the coconut mixture in every bite. It totally helped when I didn't get a big enough bite of the frosting. They totally would make nice brownies but turned into excellent waffles. I added two eggs to the box ingredient instructions to make them a bit fluffier and less brownie like. Worked like a charm!
In the end, this brownie mix would have made a 9 x 9 or an 8 x 8 pan of brownies. Transformed into waffles it made two full-sized waffles. See the picture above. That's half of one full-sized waffle. You get the idea. Enjoy these amazing dessert waffles! Remember, if you use the Silver Fern German Chocolate Brownie Mix you're getting fiber and protein too. Not bad for a dessert!
German Chocolate Waffles
- 1 box brownie mix
- 2 eggs
German Chocolate Frosting
- 8 oz evaporated milk
- 1 cup granulated white sugar
- 3 egg yolks beaten with 1 tsp water
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup pecans chopped
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- In a large saucepan, over medium-low heat combine milk and cornstarch. Stir in sugar, yolks, butter, and vanilla. Cook until mixture reaches a slow boil. Let boil for 10-12 minutes while constantly stirring.
- Remove from heat. Stir in pecans and coconut. Let cool for 1 hour.
- Follow directions on brownie box mix. Add in two additional eggs and stir. Pour batter into waffle iron and cook 2-3 minutes per batch. Top with German chocolate frosting and serve immediately.