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Grain Free Waffle Brownies in 5 Minutes or Less!

by Lisa on January 23, 2013

waffle brownies

I’m not sure how many waffles one person can eat in a week…or how many different waffle recipes there can be (that taste good)… but I am currently testing the potential of those questions.

I’ll share a couple of my actual waffle recipes soon, but it’s practically an emergency for me to share this brownie (waffle-iron style) recipe!

I made 5 minute skillet brownies in the past, and I love them! Since I became obsessed with my waffle iron, I decided to try them in there (and then I forgot an ingredient)… and the results were SO awesome!

Grain Free Waffle Brownies in 5 Minutes or Less!

2 Tbsp coconut flour
2.5 Tbsp coconut oil (I melted 3 T, but some was left in the pan I melted it in)
1 egg
2 Tbsp cocoa powder (I used unprocessed unsweetened cacao powder this time… but stick with regular unsweetened cocoa powder to make this taste most like “normal” brownies)
1/4 tsp vanilla liquid stevia (optional)
2-4 tsp maple syrup (I use Grade B), adjust the amount based on how sweet you want them to be! If you don’t use stevia, you’ll probably want to go with 4tsp.

Heat the waffle iron on high. Mix all ingredients well except the coconut oil. While you’re mixing, melt the coconut oil. Add the oil to the batter, and mix well. Once the dough forms (it will be oily!), make your brownies by rolling them into balls and then smooshing them a bit (they won’t change shape too much in the waffle iron except to get the waffle marks). Once the waffle iron is heated, add the brownies to the waffle iron in the middle spaces (avoid the waffle separation lines), close the lid and wait 10 seconds. Remove the brownies and eat them! If you keep them in there too long, they will get dry (a little under done is way better than overdone!). Depending on the temp of your waffle iron, you’ll need to adjust the time. Remove them by sliding a fork underneath. Be careful—it’s really hot! They should not stick at all due to the coconut oil content.

The number of brownies this makes is determined by how big you make them—Generally, I get 5 brownies, and I’ll admit I ate them all for breakfast one day, but it probably should serve two people!

Another way I eat these is with a skosh of greek yogurt swirled with strawberry jam—this is an awesome breakfast (or dessert!), and 2 brownies plus the fillings keep me full till lunch!

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News/Notes:

I walked to Venice this morning, and it was the clearest morning here that I’ve seen—the mountains and islands were all in high definition!

I’m so happy I live here!

 

I’ll share this waffle recipe soon–I want to make it one more time…it is light and yummy (and grain free and low carb and orange flavored!).

I also want to give you a glimpse of my experiment from earlier today! I have a lot to talk about in terms of gelatin, and this was my first actual recipe involving it! It’s …. wine gummies! These are great…and I mixed the ingredients over a low temperature so it wouldn’t burn off the alcohol :-)

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I’m off to the cousin’s apartment for dinner and a skosh (of wine, not in gummy bear format!). Her fiance is making us dinner… I’m loving the idea of being the guest and not the host–it’s been a while!  We’re celebrating (again) that The Killing is coming back for Season 3. This show is Kristen’s baby (look for her name in the opening credits as a producer), and we’re really excited for the next season!

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  • Lisa_healthy_diaries

    I made your waffle brownie the same day you posted on instagram and I loved it! I’m going to make it again tomorrow since I got my shipment of coconut oil in today! I think it would be sinful with some whip cream and strawberries on it! :-) )

    If you’re happy with being single then go for it! There’s no reason to stick to the dating scene if you’re just not fully in it! I think it will be great to take some time to be single and just enjoy yourself and life. Please rescue me and bring me to Cali. It’s cold in Chicago and I just want to be outdoors with Roberto! I hate staying inside!!! ahhhhh :-)

  • http://twitter.com/purelytwins Lori and Michelle

    I need to make these waffles!! and I am so sad I was not able to come drink wine with you while I was in Cali!! Next time I come (hopefully) I can get away to come hang out with you

    xoxo
    M

  • The Candid RD

    Thanks for the reminder that I need a good waffle in my life soon. I still can’t believe we didn’t put a waffle iron on our registry!! Darn it (can I add it to a baby registry?! lol).

    I think it’s great that you have chosen to be single. Seriously, I have so many friends who are my age (30′s) who are just dieing for a BF, and I get it…but at the same time, single-life is so fun, and if you just aren’t that into dating (or dating who you are with) why do it just because it’s “what you should do”!? I love your independent-ness :)

  • Alison

    I was up for something new for breakfast today and I tried these. I liked them, but they were a little dry. Is it possible I cooked them too long? I’d like to try them again and think I’ll add some milk next time. I used vanilla in place of the vanilla stevia.

    And rock on with your single gal self! I think we all need companionship, but I also think it’s possible to have good friends and family meet those needs too.

    Wine gummy bears? I’m listening! It’s like a healthier jello shot!

  • http://www.thrive-style.com/ Lisakthrives

    Yeah I think overcooking them dries them out–they really only need a few seconds so the outside gets “done” … and I guess the exact time will depend on the temp of your waffle iron! I’d say if you try them again, just go for less time and hopefully that would help!
    I am so loving the wine gummies…… My biggest excitement of the day is going to be to go to Sur la Table and look for molds so the next batch will look cuter! (at least I’m admitting that?). I’ll share tomorrow!

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  • Lara

    What if you added chocolate chips? Would that work or does the inside not get hot enough to melt them?
    Thanks!

  • Malika B.

    Hi, this recipe looks and sounds so yummy, but I don’t like coconut flour. Would I be able to sub almond flour?

  • http://www.thrive-style.com/ Lisakthrives

    I’m not sure how it would turn out—almond flour doesn’t absorb as much liquid as coconut flour so you’d probably have to use more almond flour. Once you adjust that though, it’d probably be similar! The key to these with coconut flour is to not leave them in the waffle iron too long or they’ll get dry (they should be gooey in the middle!), so almond flour probably wouldn’t have the same “dryness” concern…

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  • Malika B.

    thanks so much for the response, I’m new to using almond flour and absoutely can’t take coconut flour…but love baked goods…

  • M&M

    Oh my goodness!!! These were soooo good! I’ve been grain free for a few months and this is the best recipe so far! Hit the spot! I had it for breakfast, and just like you ate the batch myself…oops! Was very good with fresh strawberries on top. Oh and I used a flax egg instead of real eggs because I have an intolerance to them and it still turned out! Yummy….thank you!

  • Amy

    I now own a waffle maker courtesy of http://www.bestwafflemaker.org/ reviews and use it almost everyday! I haven’t tried any grain free recipes yet because the ones I found online seem complicated, so thanks for this!

  • Lara

    I’m so excited you posted this…I was wondering how they’d turn out with flax instead. My waffles always work great with flax, so I was just gonna go for it. :)

  • Lara

    So I’m NOT a grain free baker…I still do wheat and oats and everything like that (though I do grind my own,) but I want to try coconut flour too! This is a great excuse to start! LOL! I imagine it’ll prolly still work okay with wheat flour. I’ll try it out! Thanks for sharing! :D

  • Lara

    Oh and that beautiful waffle with orange flavor looks YUMMY! I gotta find that recipe too! :D

  • http://www.thrive-style.com/ Lisakthrives

    If you use wheat flour, you’ll probably want to add extra… coconut flour is about 60% fiber so it soaks up so much liquid. When you sub other things for it, you have to adjust for that (I think that’s why coconut flour can be a bit hard to work with!).

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