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These Gluten-Free Chocolate Banana Waffles are going to be the star of the breakfast or brunch table! You wouldn’t know these waffles were made without flour and they’re a cinch to put together using only one bowl. They are fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside and full of chocolate banana flavor!
Gluten-Free Chocolate Banana Waffles
The smell of waffles reminds me of the diner I frequented as a kid. The fresh smell of the batter hitting the hot waffle iron, eating that first bite with a drip of maple syrup and for me, the sweet taste of chocolate. These waffles evoke those happy memories for me. And of course, Chocolate Banana Waffles are just plain delicious. They’re a little bit like chocolate banana bread but in waffle form.
Guess what else I love about this recipe? It’s freezer-friendly. Make a double or triple batch now and have waffles for a quick morning breakfast. Our recipe serves 4, but it can easily be doubled or tripled and the waffles can be kept warm in a low oven to keep hot before serving! Ready to make them?
Ingredients Needed for Chocolate Waffles
- Cocoa Powder
- Chocolate Chips
- Almond Flour
- Tapioca Flour
- Avocado Oil
- Vanilla Extract
- Almond Milk or Milk-of-Choice
- Maple Syrup, for serving
- High Heat Cooking Spray (I like Avocado Oil)
We know lots of readers have issues with bananas. The bananas are essential for this particular waffle recipe, but if you are looking for a recipe without bananas, check out our Pumpkin Waffle recipe, this Mini Waffle recipe or this Gluten-free Pancake recipe that can just as easily be made into waffles.
We haven’t tried this without eggs, but suspect they will work with prepared flax eggs!
Feel free to use any milk that works for your family here! We’ve tried almond, boxed coconut milk and cow’s milk and had no issue with any.
We haven’t tried this recipe with any other flour, but we’ve had great success swapping almond flour with oat flour in other recipes. If you do give that a try here, and you find the mixture dry (compared to the photo we’ve shared above) feel free to add in a tablespoon more milk at a time until it seems like a good consistency.
As always, let us know if you’ve made any swaps for your waffles in the comments below!
How to Make Gluten-Free Chocolate Waffles
What I love most about this recipe is that it’s made all in one bowl! Start by mashing the banana, then whisk together all of the wet ingredients, and finally add in the dry ingredients. Because there is no gluten here, there is no worry about the waffles being tough from overmixing. Once you’ve mixed the batter, heat up your waffle iron and cook according to the appliance instructions. Just make sure to spray well with a high-heat cooking spray!
How to Freeze Them
You can serve the waffles immediately, or let it cool completely and freeze. Waffles will keep frozen for up to 3 months. To reheat place in a toaster oven until heated through.
If you like this breakfast recipe, check out these others:
- Sheet Pan Classic Breakfast Bake (Eggs, Bacon, & Home Fries!)
- Savory Breakfast Sausage Oatmeal
- Gluten Free Apple Muffins
- The Ultimate Guide on How to Make Oatmeal
Double Chocolate Banana Waffles
- 3 large eggs
- ¼ cup almond milk or milk-of-choice
- 1 cup mashed banana from about 3 bananas
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup 98 grams almond flour
- 1 cup 120 grams tapioca flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- pinch salt
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips optional
- High heat cooking spray we use avocado oil spray, for waffle maker
- Pure maple syrup for serving
- Grass-fed butter or for serving
- Preheat a waffle maker according to the appliance instructions.
- Spray the heated waffle iron with a high heat cooking spray (we use avocado oil). Following the directions for your waffle maker regarding batter quantity and cook time, pour in the batter and cook the waffles until cooked through. Remove, and if needed transfer to a low oven to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining batter.
- Serve the waffles hot and garnish with butter, sliced banana or other fruit and maple syrup.
- This recipe was originally published in 2014, and updated with a new recipe and photos in 2020.
- To freeze waffles, let cool completely and then store in an air-tight container for up to 3 months. Reheat in a toaster.