Banana Chocolate Chip Waffles


Gluten Free banana chocolate chip waffles with a vegan option / / @beardandbonnetIf I had to name a breakfast food that was more of a luxury for us it would be waffles. Until recently all I had was one of those old school cast-iron waffle makers that have no heat mechanism. You just cooked waffles over the heat element, flipped when it felt right, and hoped it turned out. Honestly, it’s a cool piece, but sort of lame on my part to not have a real deal waffle iron.

Gluten Free banana chocolate chip waffles with a vegan option / / @beardandbonnet

So, last week I decided that I REALLY wanted waffles. Belgian style waffles actually! Big, thick, crispy waffles with soft pillowy centers. I hunted all around the web and finally found a deal on one of those amazing Belgian flip waffle irons with the stand.

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It was a must buy, there was no way around it. I had been craving these waffles for SO long!! Since this waffle makers arrival I have been working on so many different waffle recipe ideas that I think my family will be sick of them before they all make it to the site. For now though they are pretty stoked, because these banana chocolate chip waffles are pretty much the tastiest waffles any of us have ever eaten!

Gluten Free banana chocolate chip waffles with a vegan option / / @beardandbonnet

We prefer to use eggs in our waffle batter for the light crispiness they lend to the waffle, but I did test this recipe using 2 flax “eggs” and it worked great. Todd and I agree the vegan version has more of a banana bread feel to it.

Gluten Free banana chocolate chip waffles with a vegan option / / @beardandbonnet

Gluten Free banana chocolate chip waffles with a vegan option / / @beardandbonnet


Banana Chocolate Chip Waffles

Our gluten free banana chocolate chip waffles are easy to make and sure to impress. Bonus: we have included a vegan option too! Inspired by Cookie & Kate’s Easy Gluten Free Oat Waffles.

  • Author: Beard And Bonnet
  • Yield: 4 belgian style waffles 1x



For the waffles

  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free oat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup light coconut milk at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup gf/v mini chocolate chips

To garnish

  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1 banana thinly sliced
  • warm maple syrup


  1. In a large bowl combine the oat flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon with a whisk. In a separate large bowl combine the coconut milk, oil, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla paste , and banana – whisk well to combine.
  2. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until combined. The batter will be slightly lumpy. Add the chocolate chips and stir just enough to incorporate. Set the batter aside to rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Preheat your waffle iron according to the manufacturers specifications. (For my Belgian waffle maker set it to medium-high heat. ) Pour the batter onto the preheated waffle iron (approximately 1/2-3/4 cup batter per waffle) and cook until crisp and golden brown.
  4. Place cooked waffles onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. repeat with the remaining batter. Be careful not to stack them or they will loose their crispness. If you are cooking a big batch you may want to store the cooked waffles in a 200°F oven.
  5. Divide the toasted coconut, toasted walnuts, and slices of banana between the waffles. then drixxle each one with warm maple syrup before serving.


* To make these waffles vegan simply substitute the eggs with flax eggs. 1 flax egg = 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 2 1/2 tablespoons water. Soak for 5 minutes so the flax absorbs the water.
** To make your own gluten free oat flour click here.
***Leftover waffles are great popped straight into the toaster oven from the fridge. Just be sure to wrap any uneaten waffles very well with plastic wrap before serving.

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  1. Milana February 6, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Wow! Your photos look so delicious!

    1. Meg February 6, 2015 at 1:18 pm

      Thank you Milana!

  2. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom February 5, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Meg, we’re obsessed with waffles too. . glad you finally got yourself a waffle baker. . they are amazing and you can also do savory too! I love that no two waffles are the same .. they are each so unique and delicious! love these banana chocolate chip waffles! will have to give this recipe a go!! very soon!

    1. Meg February 5, 2015 at 10:00 am

      Alice, I love SAVORY waffles!! I have been making Tex-Mex black bean flour waffles for a long time in my old waffle maker, but I can’t wait to try it in my new one. I see all sorts of waffle goodness in our future!

  3. Kate February 5, 2015 at 7:38 am

    Who could resist this chocolate-banana combo? These look fantastic!

    1. Meg February 5, 2015 at 7:41 am

      Thanks Kate!

    1. Meg February 4, 2015 at 7:11 am

      Haha! I wish I could share one with you 🙂

  4. Chrissy February 3, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    It’s funny that you dislike your old cast iron waffle maker since I’m in the market for one (every waffle recipe I’ve made has been made on a loaned one) and my super anal-over-researching friend suggested one just like yours! Granted, it doesn’t do Belgian, but for the basics it does the job perfectly supposedly 🙂 No matter, I’m glad you got yours and made these delicious eats!

    1. Meg February 4, 2015 at 7:21 am

      Well, I don’t dislike it, it just isn’t practical for regular use. Ha! I still have it tucked away neatly in my kitchen cabinet for making thin waffles for sandwiches and such. 🙂

    1. Meg February 3, 2015 at 7:46 am

      Thanks Sherrie!! They are some of the best waffles ever and SO easy to make.

    1. Meg February 3, 2015 at 7:46 am

      Thanks Katrina!


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