These healthy banana waffles are packed with peanut butter flavor, studded with ripe bananas, and made extra special with melty dark chocolate bits. The perfect cozy breakfast treat for the holiday season!
Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Waffles
These waffles are a beautiful combination of some of my all time favorite flavors: banana, peanut butter, and dark chocolate.
I mean, first off, who doesn’t love waffles? Fluffy on the inside and crisp and golden brown on the outside. They’re always a special treat on the weekends. I’m kind of obsessed and love these banana chai waffles too!
But then you add peanut butter flavor, ripe bananas, and dark chocolate. Ohhh and top with more creamy peanut butter and rich maple syrup. Come on! Basically making all my childhood dreams come true!
Wait, how can these waffles be healthy too?
Because holiday magic, of course! 🎁 🎅
And just a few simple swaps to add fiber, healthy fats, and protein without scarifying flavors. That’s what I’m all about!
First, these banana waffles are refined sugar free. I use one of my favorite alternatives, coconut sugar. I also used coconut oil, which is classified as a super food because it can have a positive impact on your health, such as fat loss and better brain function.
Finally, I used oat flour (which is gluten free) and whole wheat flour (which is full of fiber) instead of regular white flour which is void of any nutrients.
Peanut butter isn’t just delicious – it’s also packed with protein! And in my humble opinion, peanut butter makes everything better!
Finally, I used dark chocolate chips which contain less sugar than regular milk chocolate and full of antioxidants.
So you can indulge this weekend with no guilt! Just deliciousness!
- Whole Wheat Pastry Flour. Made from low-protein soft spring wheat so makes a more tender baked good or waffle.
- Oat Flour. Just ground up oats. Can buy it or make it yourself.
- Coconut Oil.
- Coconut Sugar.
- Peanut Butter Powder. Made from roasted peanuts that have been pressed to remove most of the oil and then ground into a fine powder. Gives you all the peanut butter flavor and protein without all the calories and fat. Yes please!
- Dark Chocolate Chips. I use Enjoy Life.
- Mixing Bowls.
- Waffle Maker.
Can I make these ahead of time?
Yes!! That is one reason I just love waffles. They freeze beautifully.
We are actually having friends from out of town this weekend and I have these waffles prepared and waiting in the freezer to be devoured for Sunday morning brunch. That way I can still hang out (and maybe drink a mimosa!) instead of spending my time cooking in the kitchen.
To freeze them, I lined the already cooked and cooled waffles on a baking sheet, making sure each waffle had it’s own separate space and were not touching (that way they do not freeze together). I put them in the freezer for about 4 hours, or until totally frozen. Then I moved them to a ziplock bag and put them back in the freezer. They will stay good for about a month.
On Sunday, to cook the waffles, I will take them out of the freezer and bake them in the oven at 350 degrees for 5-10 minutes, or until warm and crispy again. You can also throw them in the toaster for 3-4 minutes!
Finally, top with peanut butter and maple syrup and breakfast is ready!
These waffles are my new favorite breakfast treat! They are light, fluffy, crisp, moist from the bananas, rich from the peanut butter, and just plain heavenly from the dark chocolate. I hope you love them too!
If you make these banana peanut butter chocolate chip waffles, please leave a comment below. I absolutely love to hear from you guys and your thoughts on my recipes. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram or pin it on pinterest, cuz sharing is caring!
Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Waffles
Healthy banana waffles packed with peanut butter flavor, studded with ripe bananas, and made extra special with melty dark chocolate bits.
- 3/4 cup oat flour
- 1/4 cup peanut butter powder
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or regular whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs room temperature
- 2 overripe bananas
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
- 1 1/4 cup almond milk or milk of choice room temperature
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- Maple syrup and peanut butter for topping
In a large bowl. whisk together all of the dry ingredients, including coconut sugar.
In a separate bowl, mash the ripe bananas. Add in remaining wet ingredients and mix until well incorporated. Pour the wet ingredients Into the dry ingredients and whisk until blended.
Gently fold in the dark chocolate chips.
Allow the batter to rest for 10 minutes.
Ladle the batter into a preheated waffle iron and cook until golden brown, about 3-5 minutes.
Top with creamy peanut butter and maple syrup. Serve and enjoy!
These waffle freeze great. Just put them on a baking sheet spread out so they are not touching one another and freeze for at least 4 hour. Then transfer to ziplock bag or airtight container and store in freezer. When ready to eat, just pop them in the toaster or 350 degree oven for 3-5 minutes or until warmed and crispy again.