Baking for ... Waffles, of course

Food and I aren't friends but I love waffles and as we finally got a waffle iron. It's all I've been eating. 

For a regular day we make plain waffles and vanilla pudding. I make the waffles and Kevin makes the pudding. We each have our own method. Kevin loves blackberries on top with the pudding and I like chocolate. I use semi-sweet chocolate chips, one in each hole of the waffle. The batch we make can usually last me the week, one waffle everyday but as it felt a little repetitive I decided to experiment;

Cinnamon Bun Waffles

I found a recipe for this but the brown sugar was a syrup instead of in the batter. So I made these Ooey-Gooey and followed the recipe until the last step where I put a slice on the waffle iron instead of in the oven. The results were interesting. The pieces were too small for the iron and I should have put 4 together. The brown sugar mix didn't work the way I expected, it melted and sugared. Some staying in the dough and some staying on the iron. It tasted really good and I made a cream cheese sauce to go on top. 

If I was to do it again, I would probably make the brown sugar as a syrup (like the first recipe suggested) because of the mess. Our regular waffles had burnt sugar baked into them for a couple of days after. It is really hard to clean a waffle iron. However, if you are willing to deal with the burnt sugar, this is so delicious. 

Brownie Waffles

My friend recommended doing this and if you are like me and love the edges of brownies this is how you get lots of edges. Using this brownie recipe, I cooked it for one minute passed the beep time of the waffle. Then attempted to get them out. The brownie was so fluffy and light that it immediately started to crumble when I tried to pull it out. I ended up using two forks and stabbing through to pull them out. The only topping was whip cream and it was delicious. I don't think I'd do it for breakfast but I would definitely make it as a fresh dessert to surprise people with. I think our waffle iron was a great investment and I am looking for something else to try.  

What do you think would be good to try in a waffle iron? Would you try either of these?