Adding ripe banana and a little cocoa powder to your next batch of waffles is a simple way to add delicious flavor without added sugar. These healthy Chocolate Banana Waffles are easy to make and super yummy to share with the whole family.
Healthy Chocolate Banana Waffles
While I don’t often make waffles during the week, they are one of our go-to Sunday morning breakfasts This recipe, which is a great way to use up a too ripe banana, is one we turn to often since we all love the flavor. The kids eat them with their hands and dip into a topping, or with a fork, depending on their age.
Ingredients in Healthy Chocolate Banana Waffles
Here’s a look at what you’ll need to make this recipe.
- ripe banana
- egg, lightly beaten
- coconut oil or butter, melted and cooled slightly
- vanilla extract
- whole wheat flour
- cocoa powder
- baking powder
TIP: You can use nondairy milk if desired.
How to Make Healthy Chocolate Banana Waffles Step by Step
Scroll down to the bottom of the post for more specifics on this recipe. This will give you an idea of what to expect.
- Mash the banana. Stir it together with the rest of the wet ingredients.
- Stir in the dry ingredients.
- Heat the waffle maker and cook each waffle.
- Serve warm with desired topping.
TIP: Serve with nut butter, maple syrup, jam, yogurt, or applesauce.
Best Waffle Maker for Families
I have a very basic Cuisinart waffle maker that’s less than $30. It’s held up for years and delivers very consistently cooked waffles.
Tips for Making the Best Healthy Chocolate Banana Waffles
- To make this egg-free, omit the egg, increase the milk to 3/4 cup, and soak 2 tablespoons chia seeds in the milk for 5 minutes before adding to the batter.
- You can omit the cocoa powder if desired.
- You can use nondairy milk if desired.
- You can use cup for cup gluten-free flour in place of the whole wheat flour if you prefer to make these waffles gluten-free.
- Let leftovers cool completely and store in a container in the fridge for up to 3 day sand warm to serve. Or freeze in a freezer bag and warm on a future morning.
I’d love to hear what your family thinks of this recipe if you try it, so please comment below to share!Print
With subtle banana and cocoa flavors, these healthy waffles are a delicious weekend breakfast option.
- Add the banana, milk, egg, coconut oil, and vanilla to a medium bowl. Stir to combine.
- Stir in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. The batter should be thick, but should easily drip off the spoon. If not, add 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup additional milk.
- Warm the waffle iron and cook in about 1/2-cup servings (or use the amount that works best for your machine) as directed by the manufacturer. (My waffle iron has a 1-5 heat setting and I use the heating setting 4.)
- Serve immediately or place onto a baking sheet and keep in a 200 degree oven while you finish cooking the rest of the batch.
- Serve warm with syrup, fruit, jam, applesauce or nut butter.
To make this egg-free, omit the egg, increase the milk to 3/4 cup, and soak 2 tablespoons chia seeds in the milk for 5 minutes before adding to the batter.
You can omit the cocoa powder if desired.
Let leftovers cool completely and store in a container in the fridge for up to 3 day sand warm to serve. Or freeze in a freezer bag and warm on a future morning.