Breakfast gets decadent with these chocolate stout waffles smothered in chocolate-peanut butter syrup.

chocolate stout waffles with chocolate-peanut butter syrup

I have a no beer before breakfast policy.

You can thank a Spring Fling at Tufts in my youthful heyday that had me drinking from a keg right as dawn was breaking for that.


(In case you were wondering. Hangovers that set in at 1pm? Sub-optimal.)


And it doesn’t help that by the time you turn 26 (and a half!) your body turns on you so that where once you’d be able to pullΒ yourself together enough to make it to dinner that night, now you are out for the count for at least 48 hours.

Not cool, body. Not. Cool.


This is especially tragic come fall when it seems like all the best craft beers come out of hiding: pumpkin, oktoberfest, cider-y, spiced up things that taste like all of autumn jumped into a bottle and had a fiesta in your mouth. And you want to drink ALL OF THEM.



Hence why I was UBER excited when Divine Chocolate and I paired up to bring you both local craft beers AND fair trade feel-good delicious chocolate at every meal. FOR A MONTH. So once a week, I will be sharing chocolate-and-beer infused meal.

Prepare yourself. Things are about to get tasty.


We are kicking it off with breakfast or, as you might know it, “THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY”.

And what better place to start than with chocolate stout waffles! They are rich, with deep cocoa notes from both Divine’s cocoa powder and Brooklyn Brewery’s limited edition Black Chocolate Stout. And then I also topped them with a chocolate-peanut butter syrup. Oops. (Not.)

So while they are probably not an every day kind of breakfast choice, when you’re looking for something to make your morning a little extra special, these are it.Plus they could totally double as dessert.

Though no judgment if you eat them for breakfast (or…lunch. As we did.)


Disclosure: While I received free products to sample and use in these recipes, I was not compensated for this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own!

Chocolate Stout Waffles with Chocolate-Peanut Butter Syrup
Breakfast goes decadent with these chocolate stout waffles smothered in chocolate-peanut butter syrup.
Yield: 5 waffles
For the chocolate stout waffles
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ΒΌ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 cup chocolate stout beer
  • 2 large eggs
For the chocolate peanut butter syrup
  • 5.3 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • ⅓ cup smooth peanut butter
  • pinch of sea salt
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, and sugar. Set aside.
  2. Combine the butter and milk in a pot and simmer until butter is melted.
  3. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the milk/butter mix, vanilla extract, beer, and eggs. Whisk until just combined. Let rest in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, make the chocolate sauce. Combine the chocolate and peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after each one, until chocolate and peanut butter are melted into each other. Stir in the sea salt, to taste.
  5. When the waffle batter is done resting, preheat a waffle iron. Cook according to manufacturer's directions. Drizzle with the chocolate-peanut butter syrup.
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Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 waffle


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82 Responses to Chocolate Stout Waffles with Chocolate-Peanut Butter Syrup #DivineInNYC

  1. I don’t even know what to say, why isn’t this on my breakfast menu today?

  2. Danielle says:

    So I’m sure I’ve asked this before, but will you marry me? Well, okay the Boy (and the Husband) wouldn’t understand, but I’d make you pumpkin black bean chili flavored with chocolate and beer. That is a winner combo.

  3. Loooooove this recipe. The hubs and I are super into craft beer – and we love cooking and baking with it too! This recipe is perfect for us. And that chocolate pb syrup?! Sounds heavenly!!

  4. Simply Life says:

    I’ve tried their cocoa before and it really is incredible! Can I have this for breakfast?!

  5. Monica says:

    Awesome morning post! Looks incredible!

  6. Hangovers are the worst, but waffles are THE BEST. Seriously. I love them. I’ve been on this weird pancake kick recently to the point where P- was like “uhhh…can you make waffles next time?”. I am SO making these!!

  7. bellini says:

    For breakfast or for dessert I am there. I am not a huge fan of beer in general but I have had chocolate beer and LOVE it.

  8. Luckily, I’m still waiting for the day my body turns on me (25 years hangover free!). I have this weirdo idea that drinking chocolate milk in the morning after drinking helps keep them at bay, but I’m more than happy to swap that out for this waffle! I think it would still do the trick πŸ™‚

  9. ramblingtart says:

    SO fun cooking with such delicious booze! πŸ™‚ I love what you’ve done with it, Joanne. πŸ™‚

  10. Tahnycooks says:


  11. Yum, yum! This looks so good, it’s definitely on my fall brunch list!

  12. Erika says:

    Love this.. Dessert for breakfast and beer.. best ever!

  13. i haven’t been able to concentrate on anything since I saw “chocolate peanut butter sauce” …why do you have to tease me so?!?!?!
    These waffles and syrup I NEED to skip around my tastebuds – thanks for sharing this – this is gonna be breakfast on Sunday!

  14. Wow, these waffles look so decadent! Gorgeous presentation. πŸ™‚

  15. what a great way to start your day, not everyday ( i wont complain though πŸ˜› )

  16. Joanne,
    Another “dangerously delicious” recipe from you. I could seriously hurt myself with these babies. They look and sound too good to be true!! Thank you for the great post!!

  17. Trisha says:

    Chocolate and beer? #winning. I will be making these for my hubby ASAP.
    Also, beautiful photos!

  18. sandra says:

    what!!?? beer and chocolate every week?? how will you manage? you should be getting more compensation than free goods… your word is gold!

  19. Oh my goodness YES, I freaking LOVE stouts. All of them but especially the chocolate ones. Now I really need to get my hands on a waffle maker cause these are just too good to pass up! Pinning! πŸ˜€

  20. Mary says:

    these look TOOOOO good! black chocolate stout – yes please!
    Mary x

  21. Meg says:

    Holy cow, these look absolutely decadent and fantastic! WHEW. Now I’m hungry.

  22. I need a waffle iron so bad! SWOON at these waffles!

  23. chocolate-peanut butter syrup?
    can I just have that?

  24. Wow!! I am not a sweets for breakfast person normally but this looks like something I would eat anytime.

  25. Oooh! I would love to have that for breakfast every day!!

  26. Erica says:

    There are no words…this combination sounds incredible! I have always wanted to try chocolate beer. I doubt that brand is available in Canada but I’m going to go look to see if something similar is around here.

  27. Love this! I haven’t had beer before breakfast in a long time (mostly during football season while attending Ohio State), but I must have these

  28. You know how much I love craft beer and I could not be more excited for waffles!!! In love and totally pinning this!!

  29. Oh hi… I’m coming over for breakfast!

  30. Katerina says:

    I want them now and when i say now I mean now now!

  31. Meghan says:

    Hi Joanne,

    These are perfect in every way! Love your site and love to see you working with craft beer!

    Thanks so much!

    Meghan Storey
    Brewers Association

  32. Pam says:

    When you are in your 40’s you need 72 hours recovery time… SO.NOT.WORTH.IT!

    The waffles, on the other hand, would make me very happy. My husband would dig these!!!

  33. Oh look at these waffles!! I would be totally ok with just taking a fork to the whole stack!

  34. I’d definitely love these to be my breakfast every day of the week, gosh they look scrumptious! And now I can’t wait for all those chocolate + beer recipes… I’m sure they’ll be fantastic πŸ˜‰

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  36. Holy waffles, Batman! I foresee a lot of these in my breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert futures.

  37. Erica says:

    Such gorgeous photos! Thanks for an amazing breakfast or dessert recipe, Joanne!!

  38. These waffles look divine, Joanne. I have never tried the combo of chocolate and beer…a fascinating idea!

  39. Shana Norris says:

    We always put peanut butter on our waffles. I love the idea of combining chocolate and peanut butter.

  40. Did you say chocolate waffles with peanut butter syrup??? Oh, myyyy why did I have to see this goodness after a bowlful of sugary crappy cereal…How I wish I can have it now..

  41. Kate says:

    The sauce on this waffle is over the top!

  42. oooh, these looks so professional and yummy! I have never even heard of adding beer to waffles, kinda have that southern twist. Looks so good.

  43. Stop it. This makes my sad little bowl of Cheerios this morning sound so depressing. I LOVE that BK Brewery Chocolate Stout, I bet it’s insane in these waffles!

  44. Kathleen says:

    I have to admit to you that I generally pass over your sweet recipes. Not that I don’t like sweets, and certainly not that your presentations look anything less than mouthwatering, but because I just don’t enjoy making sweets and desserts. These waffles, however, will be the exception. Probably not before next Sunday, but these dilectations will definitely appear on our brunch table very very soon!

  45. Donna says:

    Breakfast? They look fab for dessert!

  46. sara says:

    OMG, these look incredible! What a tasty breakfast! πŸ™‚

  47. There is chocolate beer?! Chocolate, beer, carbs, PB….I’m in heaven over here!!

  48. Amy says:

    I have a no-beer-ever policy. Except in bread…and waffles. And when mixed with chocolate. Hey, we all have to be flexible.

  49. Hotly Spiced says:

    An afternoon hangover! That doesn’t sound good at all. I love the look of your waffles and I’d love to start my day with a chocolate peanut butter syrup poured over a waffle or three. I must get myself a waffle iron – something else for the ‘must-have’ list xx

  50. So, what time should I show up for breakfast tomorrow?? These waffles are a total show-stopper!

  51. There are not enough hours in the day to make all of your incredible recipes! Slow down so I can start making my way through them πŸ˜‰

  52. gloria says:

    these look just delicious Joanne!

  53. Holy sweet heaven in breakfast form! So sad when your body turns on you. I’m feelin’ ya.

  54. Juliana says:

    OMG! Reading and looking about these waffles and not being able to taste it is just pure torture…looks amazingly good.
    Have a great week Joanne πŸ˜€

  55. Betty says:

    Oh my…with a wonderful breakfast like this, I could be asleep by noon. And what lovely dreams I would have…. πŸ™‚

  56. CCU says:

    That syrup is making my life wonderful and I haven’t even tasted it yet πŸ˜›


  57. To be honest, I don’t even know what to say but WOW. I want this for breakfast every day. I’m looking forward to more of these chocolate and beer combinations.

  58. now this is my kind of breakfast! LOVE IT!

  59. Blond Duck says:

    I’d run 10 miles in the snow for these.

  60. Wow! What a great way to start your day!!

  61. Just found my new favorite breakfast. This is so delicious!

  62. Eileen says:

    I find no beer before breakfast a remarkably sound policy. πŸ™‚ These waffles do sound amazing, though–so maybe I will make them for dessert instead!

  63. Karly says:

    You know, I’m doing the math and I believe I was 26 when I had my first real hangover. And you know…I drank my way through years 16-25, so I’m not sure how that happened. Haha! My body just gave up and started attacking back, I guess.

    Anyway, I love your waffles! And your photos! And your chocolate peanut butter syrup! Also: your face. Mwah.

  64. I am so going to try these! We get a great stout here that I have used to make chocolate cake with πŸ™‚

  65. I can definitely handle beer for breakfast if it comes with these divine waffles! πŸ™‚

  66. ooooo this looks so good I can eat these waffles for Dinner – never mind breakfast! right ?
    love the recipe! thanks again!

  67. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Divine!! This waffle recipe is incredible, and then the syrup oh goodness, I love it πŸ™‚

  68. Be still my heart! Jo, you’ve got me salivating over here!!

  69. You had me at stout waffles and chocolate PB syrup! In this case, I think it’s totally fine to have beer before breakfast… or for breakfast! Looks amazing Joanne. πŸ™‚

  70. cquek says:

    goodness i want that on my plate

  71. Shannon says:

    oh man, this looks amazing! that chocolate peanut butter sauce must be a perfect accompaniment πŸ™‚

  72. OK that is it this weekend I am getting my waffle maker out of the box that has been collection dust for ever and make these. They look just sensational. My mouth is watering especially with that chocolate and peanut butter sauce.

  73. Heather M says:

    I LOVE Divine Chocolate. My favorite is Dark Chocolate Raspberry for eating. Their products are amazing to bake with though. I have a Divine Chocolate Cake starring their products that I need to make again soon. I definitely need to try these waffles.

  74. Johanna GGG says:

    looks amazing – I used to drink the stuff but now I much prefer to bake with it – and eat this sort of breakfast instead of a getting blind the night before so that I can’t face breakfast

  75. Ashley says:

    Oh. My. Heavens. This combination looks outrageously good!

  76. The thing about these, is you could totally also call them dinner. So this is a win!

  77. Reeni says:

    I pretty much just drooled all over myself! These look and sound insanely delicious! Can’t wait to see what else you create.

  78. Sam says:

    Oh my. I’ll take any excuse to include beer and chocolate in any meal. I can’t wait to try these out. Maybe when I invite people over to watch the marathon out my window…is it wrong to eat decadent waffles while you watch people run 26.2 miles?

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  80. Triple yum! Love these! I will take my stout this way any day!

  81. Carolyn says:

    Stout in waffles, omg I think I love you Joanne!

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