Chocolate Banana Waffles

Chocolate-Banana Waffles - taste like brownies for breakfast but they're healthy! - FitCakery.com

Living room dance parties. (90s pop, anyone?)

Getting into my pajamas before bedtime.

Kicking my Boot Camp class’s booty.

Baked things involving banana and chocolate.

These are a few of my favorite things.  And you should know that these chocolate banana waffles are some serious business if they make a list with living room dance parties.  I mean, I can barely sit still with Aqua playing in the background right now, but these waffles really do deserve our full attention.

Chocolate-Banana Waffles - taste like brownies for breakfast but they're healthy! - FitCakery.com

I’m sensing that you agree, yes?

Focusing on waffles was imperative this morning, too.  As I scooted around my kitchen (to Nooma Nooma) in my slippers, collecting ingredients, I was on a mission to make one thing.  Soft, delicious, waffles with a good nutritional resume.

Chocolate-Banana Waffles - taste like brownies for breakfast but they're healthy! - FitCakery.com

Fortunately, cocoa and bananas are rock stars among ingredients, so it wasn’t too hard to go wrong from there.  Like starting a playlist with the Spice Girls – you know you’re already on the right track for an energizing party.

Well, the waffle-vision paid off.  Four batches of waffles later, I finally got the fluffy, cakelike waffles we always crave! 

Chocolate-Banana Waffles - taste like brownies for breakfast but they're healthy! - FitCakery.com

So, you probably don’t, buuut… If you need any further reasons to immediately make these, think about the 100% whole wheat flour, the slimming coconut oil and cinnamon, and the fact that your dairy-free friends will love them, too!  Score. 

Now all you need is some coffee and a good beat, and you’ve got yourself the best start to your day.

Question: What toppings do you like to put on/in your waffles?
Chocolate-Banana Waffles - taste like brownies for breakfast but they're healthy! - FitCakery.com

Chocolate Banana Waffles

dairy-free {makes 2 servings}

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium (5 oz) overripe banana
  • 1 egg
  • 3 T. cocoa powder
  • 2 T. agave syrup or sugar
  • 2 T. stevia powder (optional)
  • 1 T. melted coconut oil (or other oil/ butter)
  • ½ c. whole wheat pastry (or regular) flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. salt

Directions:

Preheat your waffle maker.

In a blender/ food processor/ or mixer with whisk attachment, blend the banana, egg, cocoa powder, agave, and coconut oil until smooth.

Mix in flour through salt just until blended in.

Spritz the waffle maker with cooking spray, and pour half the batter in.  It may only take a couple minutes to bake, so watch closely to avoid burning the waffles.  (It’s also a good idea to lift the waffle maker lid slowly in case it’s not done and is sticking to the top!)

Enjoy these waffles by themselves, with berries (mmm) or with whipped cream and/or syrup! I love my Walden Farms zero-cal syrup, but go with your favorite!

Makes 2 servings

Nutrition per serving: 337 calories; 11 g fat (7 g saturated); 57 g carbs (the good kind!); 8 g fiber; 9 g protein (Bonus: 14% DV vitamin C; 21% DV iron)

Question: What toppings do you like to put on/in your waffles?
Healthy Chocolate-Banana Waffles Recipe - FitCakery.com