Chocolate Brownie Waffles with Peanut Butter Frosting & NuNaturals Giveaway

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Do you have plans to make your sweetie* breakfast in bed next week? Well, you will very soon.

Do you know what you’re making for dessert? I bet you do now.

And if you already had plans for those occasions, there’s no reason you can’t squeeze this in for lunch or a snack. Because there’s a certain day next week when I give you permission to eat chocolate all day long. (Except for dinner. That calls for something involving a rack of lamb or a duck breast. And goat cheese, naturally.)

*Sweetie: significant other, bff, roommate, guy/gal next door, mother, furry friend (except that s/he might not be able to eat chocolate or tofu – in which case, more for you.)

But then again, why limit yourself? Why not eat these rich and fudgey brownies smothered with sweet peanut butter cream any and every day you wish? Why not, when they take all of 15 minutes to make and are full of healthy stuff?

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Oh wait, I wasn’t supposed to tell you that. And I’m going to stop myself right there except to say that these brownies are are a sure way to protect your heart, with their healthy soy protein, antioxidant-containing cocoa, and fiber-full coconut flour and beans.

Yes, beans. Considering that these black bean and avocado brownies remain one of the most popular recipes on this site to date, I thought you’d all be pretty welcoming to the idea. If you love the brownies (and I know some of you do) then this is your natural next step. If you’ve never tried the brownies, well, I say skip right to the waffles ;)

But enough about that for now. Let’s just focus on what this is. A dense and decadent warm from the waffle iron, drizzled with smooth peanut butter frosting. Which you should totally make a double batch of because you’ll want to save some for eating with a spoon, like a bowl of peanut butter pudding. Peanut butter tofu pudding. There I go back to that healthy stuff. You knew I couldn’t resist. Just like I couldn’t resist eating up all the leftover frosting before Ben even realized there was extra. What can I say? I have no shame when it comes to chocolate and peanut butter. And with this recipe I have no guilt either.

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First the recipe, then the giveaway!

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Chocolate Brownie Waffles with Peanut Butter Frosting

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

A dense and decadent fudge brownie that bakes up in minutes in the waffle iron, smothered in a creamy peanut butter sauce. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and heart-healthy on top of that!

Ingredients:

Waffles
1 3/4 cups cooked black beans (or 1 15oz can low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed)
1 egg
2 egg whites
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 packets of stevia, such as NuNaturals
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons coconut flour, such as Tropical Traditions
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
Frosting
6 oz light silken tofu
1/2 cup peanut flour, such as Bell Plantation PB2
40 drops liquid vanilla stevia extract, such as NuNaturals

Directions:

Preheat waffle iron.

Combine black beans, egg, egg whites, cocoa powder, maple syrup, stevia and salt in a food processor. Blend until smooth, about 3 minutes, stopping several times to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the coconut flour and baking powder, and blend to combine.

Spray waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon the batter evenly into the waffle iron. Close and cook for 5-8 minutes, until slightly crisp on the outside. (Waffles can be kept warm in the oven on the lowest setting until ready to serve.)

While the waffles are cooking, combine all of the frosting ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Spoon the frosting onto the waffles and serve warm.

This recipe was tested with a waffle iron that makes 4 4" waffles at a time, and yielded 4 waffles.

Nutrition Facts:

Amount Per Serving (1 waffle + 1/4 of Peanut Butter Frosting)
Calories 274.1
Total Fat 4.9 g
Saturated Fat 0.4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 46.7 mg
Sodium 513.5 mg
Potassium 334.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 39.0 g
Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
Sugars 13.9 g
Protein 20.9 g

How about some goodies!

Sometimes I feel like kind of a meanie, wondering if at least half the people reading are saying, “Great, another recipe I can’t make. Don’t you know I don’t have stevia, coconut flour, or PB2?” Well, call me crazy but I do like to think that I’ve used these ingredients in enough awesome recipes to convince you they’re worth buying. But this week is a little different. I can’t help with the coconut flour or PB2 (other than directing you to my resources page to show you exactly where to buy them!) but I’ve got a few of you covered for the NuNaturals Stevia products used in this recipe. NuNaturals has offered to send FOUR lucky readers a box of 50 stevia packets and a bottle of liquid vanilla stevia. And I figured that the week before Valentine’s Day was the perfect chance to offer you this sweet treat.

To enter: simply leave a comment telling me what chocolate-y treat you’d like to make for your honey or yourself this Valentine’s Day (and if you’re one of those crazy people who doesn’t like chocolate, and yet you’ve still managed to read to this point, I gladly listen to your choice of dessert too!)

Giveaway Rules:
No purchase necessary. The contest will close on Wednesday, February 15th at 11:59pm EST, at which point a winner will be chosen via random number generator. Winner must reside in the continentla United States and supply a valid email address in the commenting form. Winner will be contacted and have 4 days to respond, at which point s/he forfeits the prize and another winner will be chosen. Winner will provide name, email address, shipping address and phone number and give me permission to supply this information to the sponsor of the giveaway items.

This post is linked to Allergy-Friendly Lunchbox Love #20.

 

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77 Responses to “Chocolate Brownie Waffles with Peanut Butter Frosting & NuNaturals Giveaway”

  1. 1

    amy marantino — February 10, 2012 @ 6:32 am Reply

    chocolate muffins

  2. 2

    branny — February 10, 2012 @ 6:34 am Reply

    Wow, I really want to make these waffles! I’d comment anyway, even if you weren’t doing this giveaway, but since you are, I’ll just say I want to make these waffles for Vday.

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    Carrie Morton — February 10, 2012 @ 8:02 am Reply

    Those waffles look wonderful! I’m planning to make chocolate cherry cakes (sweetened with dates!) for my sweetie on Valentines Day.

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    janet @ the taste space — February 10, 2012 @ 8:17 am Reply

    Wow- what awesome waffles, Cara! I am loving the black beans in them. I wonder if they could be made vegan?

    • 4.1

      Cara — February 10, 2012 @ 8:24 am

      Probably? I admit I’m not very experienced in substituting eggs but I sure see a lot of ideas out there!

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    Tara — February 10, 2012 @ 8:51 am Reply

    I am going to make some kind of brownie! These certainly fit what I’m looking for. I haven’t had a good chocolate brownie in ages!

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    Megan — February 10, 2012 @ 9:27 am Reply

    I can’t believe that you can make ingredients like tofu and black beans look this good. Actually, I can believe it. You seem to have a knack for that! My family is coming up this weekend, so I might devote all my cooking and baking to that and let Tuesday slide by under the radar. Of course, that could all change once Tuesday rolls around.

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    Naomi(onefitfoodie) — February 10, 2012 @ 9:46 am Reply

    well since I don’t have a honey, ill just make a chocolaty treat for myself! :) I think I want to make some sort of brownie in a mug! something that is easy and quick and can be done in a microwave :)

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    Emily — February 10, 2012 @ 10:20 am Reply

    I want to make her these!! They ssound perfect, and I just got my first shipment of pb2 in the mail!!

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    Marcie — February 10, 2012 @ 10:23 am Reply

    That waffle looks amazing! Great giveaway

  10. 10

    Jessica W — February 10, 2012 @ 10:24 am Reply

    Chocolate espresso cupcakes sounds yummy to me!

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    Laura — February 10, 2012 @ 10:24 am Reply

    I am so excited to make these!

  12. 12

    Shaunna Ulrick — February 10, 2012 @ 10:32 am Reply

    I want to try these. Chocolate for breakfast….yes please!

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    Heather — February 10, 2012 @ 10:50 am Reply

    Hey Cara,
    My sweetie lovessss chocolate flourless cake (which is perfect for my GF life!) and I think this peanut butter frosting would be devine with it, thanks for the inspiration! Oh and I’m so ordering PB2 asap!

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    Becky — February 10, 2012 @ 11:09 am Reply

    I want these to my chocolate-y treat!! I am one of those crazy non chocolate lovers BUT the husband is PB and chocolate combo obsessed so for this will be heaven for him as a valentines day treat! Luckily I already have PB2 from one of your previous yummy recipes.

  15. 15

    Will — February 10, 2012 @ 12:00 pm Reply

    I would make myself a big ol batch of chocolately brownies! Don’t need to share them with anyone!

  16. 16

    Becca B — February 10, 2012 @ 12:09 pm Reply

    maybe chocolate mousse or brownie sundaes! or chocolate covered berries! yum!

  17. 17

    Jenica — February 10, 2012 @ 12:12 pm Reply

    Chocolate GF cookies. Perhaps with some PB frosting too! Great recipes– thanks!

  18. 18

    Ty — February 10, 2012 @ 12:37 pm Reply

    I would make creme brûlée or panna cotta. I am on team boring vanilla. :)

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    Chelsea — February 10, 2012 @ 1:23 pm Reply

    chocolatey heart shaped cookies :)

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    Katrina Knights — February 10, 2012 @ 1:41 pm Reply

    These look great! I was thinking that I’d like to make these chocolate treats for Valentine’s Day but you’re right – I’m one of the people who doesn’t have coconut flour, PB2 or Stevia . . . but at least now I have a shot of getting the Stevia :)

  21. 21

    Nicole, RD — February 10, 2012 @ 2:01 pm Reply

    I am so intrigued! That’s a lot of black beans, but if passes as dessert, it’s gotta be good!
    Chocolate…hmmm. I think a chocolate drizzle over crepes is in order for Valentine’s Day brunch :)

  22. 22

    Ilene — February 10, 2012 @ 2:55 pm Reply

    I will probably make brownies.

  23. 23

    Kaela — February 10, 2012 @ 2:59 pm Reply

    The brownie waffle recipe sounds amazing. I was already planning on making your protein waffles tomorrow morning, but maybe I’ll try these!

    My family is planning on making chocolate covered strawberries. My daughter isn’t crazy about any foods that are combined, but chocolate covered strawberries are an exception.

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    Shannon — February 10, 2012 @ 3:12 pm Reply

    oh wow, you rock. these look amazing. and i don’t usually do much for valentine’s day, as i’m not really a fan of the holiday ;) we’ll see! these will definitely get made at some point!

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    Corisa — February 10, 2012 @ 4:00 pm Reply

    I can always enjoy a delicious chocolate peanut butter cake !

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    Michelle @ Esculent Dreams — February 10, 2012 @ 4:39 pm Reply

    Haha well since I don’t have a “honey”, I’ll be cooking my grandparents a Valentine’s Day meal this year ;)! Hoping to bake a chocolate-raspberry torte for dessert but they’re not huge fans of chocolate… Thanks so much for the awesome recipe! Just wish my waffle iron wasn’t so far away…..

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    Trainer Brittany — February 10, 2012 @ 5:08 pm Reply

    So creative! I’ll be pointing my clients in your direction for a healthier holiday treat yet again!

    • 27.1

      Cara — February 10, 2012 @ 7:35 pm

      Thanks Brittany! That means a lot to me :)

  28. 28

    Sheena — February 10, 2012 @ 5:31 pm Reply

    These waffles look and sound amazing. Perhaps I shall forward this to my sweetie for him to make ME breakfast in bed! Thanks for the great way to have a protein packed breakfast as a sweet treat!

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    Laurel Cedarblade — February 10, 2012 @ 5:45 pm Reply

    i’d love to make myself some double chocolate gooey cake cookies!!! oh man……yum!

  30. 30

    Jenna Z — February 10, 2012 @ 5:49 pm Reply

    I’m thinking chocolate mini protein cheesecakes!!

  31. 31

    Beth Michaels — February 10, 2012 @ 6:05 pm Reply

    Chocolate avocado cake or brownies–have made with avocado and with beans and fooled an entire classroom of Jr High girls as well as everyone at work : )

  32. 32

    Kylie — February 10, 2012 @ 6:08 pm Reply

    These look incredible! What a great idea! I’d try out these chocolatey waffles for a delicious Valentine’s Day breakfast!

  33. 33

    Samantha C. — February 10, 2012 @ 6:19 pm Reply

    These waffles! Or chocolate-covered strawberries!

  34. 34

    Joanne — February 10, 2012 @ 7:54 pm Reply

    I love that I could have this for breakfast, then go for a run after, and not feel like I was going to die. It sounds so energizing!

  35. 35

    Claire — February 11, 2012 @ 12:01 am Reply

    A chocolate cake! YUM!!!

  36. 36

    Brittney — February 11, 2012 @ 12:14 am Reply

    I am OBSESSED with your cookie dough frosting so I am going to experiment by making mini chocolate heart shaped cakes with the cookie dough frosting. I was thinking I might even throw some unsweetened carob chips into the mix!

  37. 37

    Kate — February 11, 2012 @ 8:01 am Reply

    I used to always be the one making breakfast in bed for my sweetie. Now he does it for me!

  38. 38

    Ricki — February 11, 2012 @ 8:25 am Reply

    Another great use for my waffle iron–thanks, Cara! They look spectacular. And NuNaturals is by far my favorite stevia in the WORLD (yes, I’m that enthusiastic!). Hope you and the hubs have a wondeful, sweet, breakfast-in-bed, waffles-for-dessert Valentine’s Day. :)

  39. 39

    Anna — February 11, 2012 @ 8:40 am Reply

    I would love to bake some chocolate chip cookies with some caramel pieces in them!

  40. 40

    Marty — February 11, 2012 @ 10:45 am Reply

    Cheesecake filled strawberries dipped in chocolate. Yum!

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    Noel — February 11, 2012 @ 2:16 pm Reply

    A chocolate gooey butter cake would be amazig!

  42. 42

    Erika - The Teenage Taste — February 11, 2012 @ 3:09 pm Reply

    Wowza! I treated myself to a waffle maker for Christmas and have been obsessed with waffles ever since! This recipe sounds and looks fabulous – I love how you “healthified” them, too!

  43. 43

    Eryn — February 11, 2012 @ 3:11 pm Reply

    First, I am going to make some vegan chocolate chip cookie dough dip (secret ingredient= garbanzo beans!), then put them on top of some fluffy oatmeal pancakes for V-Day breakfast. Bake the pancakes in a heart cookie cutter too!

    By the way, is there any way this recipe can be made into pancakes?? I do not currently have a waffle maker )) : But these look way too good to pass up.

    • 43.1

      Cara — February 12, 2012 @ 8:52 am

      Hi Eryn, good question! I haven’t tried it myself. The batter seems a bit thick for pancakes so if you try it I might thin it out with a couple tablespoons of milk (whatever kind you like.)

  44. 44

    julie — February 11, 2012 @ 9:01 pm Reply

    I would love to make a flourless chocolate cake

  45. 45

    Coleen — February 12, 2012 @ 1:18 am Reply

    I would love to make him some chocolate souffle. I took a cooking class just on souffles and they turned out great. I need to do it again.

  46. 46

    Shaina — February 12, 2012 @ 8:06 am Reply

    I want to make chocolate covered everything! Pretzels, bananas, strawberries – basically anything else I can find in the kitchen! :)

  47. 47

    Jessica F — February 12, 2012 @ 12:38 pm Reply

    I will be making a chocolate mousse for us this year! It’s hard to pick one chocolate recipe though…

  48. 48

    Stephanie — February 12, 2012 @ 9:36 pm Reply

    We used to make caramel popcorn and watch movies… It may be pitas and hummus this year. Your waffles look amazing!

  49. 49

    Tessa@The Domestic Diva — February 12, 2012 @ 10:18 pm Reply

    Even the name is perfect on these waffles! Anything dark chocolate is on our agenda, maybe with some raspberries too!

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    Kerstin — February 12, 2012 @ 10:28 pm Reply

    Chocolate covered strawberries are my favorite :) I can’t believe you snuck black beans in your waffles – nicely done :)

  51. 51

    Abby — February 13, 2012 @ 12:26 am Reply

    Dark chocolate drizzled popcorn! So simple and goes great with a movie :)

  52. 52

    Kate — February 13, 2012 @ 11:59 am Reply

    I’m making brownies tomorrow and can’t wait! And I’d love to try some stevia!

  53. 53

    Jane — February 13, 2012 @ 12:02 pm Reply

    I definitely would want to make these waffles, and think I will try this weekend for a post-Valentines Day treat! I love the beans in them! They sound incredible!

  54. 54

    aidan — February 13, 2012 @ 12:03 pm Reply

    I was actually thinking of your black bean brownies the other day, so I might make those!!

  55. 55

    Stefanie @TheNewHealthy — February 13, 2012 @ 12:03 pm Reply

    Brownies for me. But my significant other is a crazy person who doesn’t like chocolate, so carrot cake for him. :)

  56. 56

    Arghavan Schumacher — February 13, 2012 @ 12:16 pm Reply

    Chocolate lava cake! Delicious!

  57. 57

    Tara — February 13, 2012 @ 12:33 pm Reply

    I’d make brownies. MH loves them.

  58. 58

    Meagan Tuttle — February 13, 2012 @ 4:39 pm Reply

    Oh my, anything chocolate on is on my list. I’m going with Chocolate Covered strawberries!

  59. 59

    Katie — February 13, 2012 @ 8:19 pm Reply

    Since I’m a single lady this Valentine’s Day, I’d love to make myself your brownie recipe with black beans and avocado – sounds interesting and delicious!

  60. 60

    Mandiee — February 14, 2012 @ 1:17 am Reply

    I’ll probably make black bean brownies (much like your waffles). They’re my favorite, healthy treat!

  61. 61

    Stephanie — February 14, 2012 @ 7:37 am Reply

    These waffles look great! I’d lvoe to make your brownies wth black beans and avocado in them for my kiddos & husband- they all love chocolate

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    Ivonne — February 14, 2012 @ 4:31 pm Reply

    Avocado chocolate pudding! His favorite!

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    mary — February 14, 2012 @ 5:12 pm Reply

    Chocolate Raspberry Truffles!

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    Cara Craves... — February 14, 2012 @ 5:27 pm Reply

    I love all things chocolate, but this V-day I am making lemon custard puddings…I felt like making something with a zing!

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    Missy — February 15, 2012 @ 11:00 am Reply

    I am one of the weirdos that doesnt care much for chocolate. But I made an apple muffin using coconut flour and apple cinnamon Chobani. My hubby got Nutella brownies!

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    Sarah L — February 15, 2012 @ 2:23 pm Reply

    Those waffles look delicious! I thought about making a flourless chocolate cake, but we didn’t do dessert this year.

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    sam — February 15, 2012 @ 3:52 pm Reply

    These didn’t come out to well for me :(
    But your pictures are awesome! And I love the idea of beans in waffles!!

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      Cara — February 15, 2012 @ 4:03 pm

      I’m sorry, Sam. Anything specific you want to share? We’ve made them twice and really like them so I’m curious to know what didn’t work for you!

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    Ari @ The Frugally Rich Life — February 21, 2012 @ 10:07 am Reply

    Cara-
    These are so good! I loved them! They taste just like brownies but without lots of guilt and to be able to eat them for breakfast (again, without :D guilt) they are just amazing! My college roommate (who eats the SAD diet) even liked them too. I didn’t use the PB2 frosting but regular natural peanut butter spread on instead. They remind me a lot of my mom’s magic peanut butter middles she makes for christmas–which are not healthy! lol. My waffle iron made 3 small waffles. The only thing I would change would be to try to make them a little more moist–they seemed a little dry and fell apart easily…maybe without the coconut flour they would be more moist since that sucks up a lot of moisture? The batter seemed really thick without it anyway? The batter tasted just like brownies too, and were it not for the fact that it had raw eggs in it, I probably would have eaten a bunch of it plain too! :D Oh, and by the way, I made them exactly as you wrote the recipe, using my own cooked black beans and 1/2 t. nunaturals stevia powder which I looked up and is the equivalent to 2 packets of their nunaturals stevia powder packets. Anyway, thanks again! They are so delicious! :D Can’t wait to get my hands on some pb powder so I can try the frosting too! :D

    • 68.1

      Cara — February 21, 2012 @ 10:26 am

      Hey Ari, Thanks for the feedback, glad you liked them! Except for the falling apart piece…. sorry about that. We’ve made them twice and don’t find them very dry or crumbly. Maybe due to differences in the waffle iron? I really have no idea. But of course let me know how it goes if you omit the coconut flour! And PB2 is a really fun ingredient to play with, I recommend ordering some :)

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    Marci — March 27, 2012 @ 11:14 pm Reply

    I haven’t tried the waffles yet but LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the frosting! I’ve doubled it and turned it into “pudding” with minor modifications: 12 oz tofu,
    2 T natural peanut butter + 2 T pb2 (or 1 cup PB2 but I hate to use so much PB2 in one shot!), 2 dropper-fuls Stevia, 1 scoop Vanilla Whey Protein, and
    ½ cup unsweetened Almond milk (or more depending on desired thickness). Fairly guilt-free way to enjoy peanut butter!

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    Life's a Bowl — October 31, 2012 @ 2:42 pm Reply

    Yum! I’ve never made waffles using black beans but I’m interested to try! I’ve got a super sweet tooth in the morning lately and have been loving pancakes and waffles :)

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