In all my few years as a self-taught baker/cook, I’ve never made chocolate waffles…or pancakes for that matter. I guess in my brain, you already have syrup on the pastry, why add more sweets?
Yeah, stupid question.
The beauty about these waffles is the waffles themselves are just ever so slightly sweet from the banana and little bit of honey. You’re not over powered by sugar when you then add syrup on top. It’s just the right amount of sweet and chocolate.
Who doesn’t enjoy that they’re 100% whole wheat!? There’s no way to tell either. All you see is chocolate! 😀
And this is just one of the few great recipes that I’ve tried from Nicole’s new cookbook. I had the pleasure of meeting and actually rooming with Nicole at BlogHer Food in Austin this year!
Whole Wheat Chocolate Banana Waffles
from Prevention RD’s Everyday Healthy Cooking
- 1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
- 2 bananas, smashed (about 3/4 cup)
- 2 tablespoons canola oil (I used olive oil)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Preheat your waffle iron.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Stir until combined.
- In a smaller bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla extract, buttermilk, bananas, oil and honey. Stir until completely combined.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until combined.
- Spray your waffle iron with oil and scoop the proper amount for your waffle maker and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Servings: 4 belgian style waffles
I love any excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast! Even better that these waffles are healthy 🙂 My favorite indulgent breakfast food is cinnamon rolls, but for everyday I like oatmeal.
i’m ashamed to admit that i’m not a breakfast eater in the least so no favorites.
It’s a toss up between Belgian waffles and French toast.
Oatmeal with fresh fruit!
waffles or french toast but usually go with oatmeal & fresh fruit!
They look beautiful! Yum!
Uh, I think I just died and went to heaven. GIMMESOMEADEM WAFFLES!
I have got to get a waffle maker.
Gah! These sound soooo tasty. Love this flavour 🙂
I love pancakes, especially chocolate pancakes!
Why don’t I own a waffle maker?!?! Love this!!!
You NEED one. 😉 And I highly recommend this one.
Pancakes, yogurt and coffee are high on my list! I love my waffle maker and these look great!
LOVE chocolate and waffles — this had me drooling now 😀
non-fat Greek yogurt and fresh fruit, sometimes a sprinkle of nuts
chocolate + banana is one of my very favorite flavor combinations so I love these! your photos are gorgeous too!
Note to self… make WW chocolate banana waffles STAT!
I’m starting to cook healthier and this is one of the best blogs I’ve found.
Thanks for sharing!
Oh My word yum!
I need these (and this book) in my life asap!
currently lovin’ Chobani and homemade muesli for breakfast most days and a big ol’ cup of coffee but these would be divine!!!!
Hey girl! Thank you sooooo much for hosting a giveaway of my cookbook! The waffles look amazing and I’m so glad to have met you 🙂 You’re a sweetheart and I hope to see you VERY soon!!! More late night girl talk 😉 xo!
Thank you for this fabulous opportunity! I would love to cook my way through that cookbook!! 🙂
I love waffles for breakfast, but I usually end up eating oatmeal with chopped walnuts and fresh berries and a nice cup of coffee!
I love oatmeal with banana mashed in
Chocolate and bananas are a match made in heaven. Even more so when you through peanut butter in the mix. Waffles are one of my favorite breakfast meals when I am at home, but while I am at school oatmeal is my go-to meal. You bet chocolate and bananas are in my regular schedule though!
Natural Peanut butter and some multigrain cobs bread, add in a banana and sprinkle of cinnamon. Nutritious and suuuper delicious
Well, it used to be a lightly scrambled egg on a pita with spinach, but it may just have changed to a chocolate banana waffle 🙂 I discovered your website via Prevention RD and this giveaway so it is win win all round. Thanks you.
My favorite breakfast food is homemade soy yogurt (unsweetened!) with seasonal fruit (right now: figs, berries, mango, white nectarine), but my hubby loves waffles!
YUM! I bet these taste amazing!
I’ll take any excuse to have chocolate for breakfast!
Do you think chia eggs would work ok in this recipe?
I think it would work just fine. Waffles are pretty forgiving and the banana will also assist in substituting the eggs for chia eggs. 😀 Happy Waffle Making!