Chocolate Banana Whole Wheat Waffles

Chocolate Banana Whole Wheat Waffles

Chocolate Banana Whole Wheat Waffles are made with buttermilk, whole wheat flour and sweetened with mashed bananas.  They are a delicious and healthy way to enjoy chocolate for breakfast!

While usually a pancake house, we recently branched out into the world of waffles with Sunbutter Wafffles.  I was excited to find these Chocolate Banana Whole Wheat Waffles because the flavor is similar to my everyday oatmeal – cocoa powder and naturally sweetened with banana.   The chocolate and banana are subtle, yet together with the buttermilk, produce a wonderful breakfast treat.  These waffles are delicious and are a welcome addition to our breakfast rotation!

Chocolate Banana Whole Wheat Waffles

Chocolate Banana Whole Wheat Waffles
Yields: 4 to 6 servings
  • 1¾ cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 overripe bananas, mashed (about ¾ cup)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. In a small bowl, combine flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In a separate large bowl, whisk buttermilk, bananas, oil, eggs, and vanilla until combined.
  3. Add flour mixture to banana mixture, and stir until combined. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat waffle iron. Cook waffles according to the manufacturer directions for your waffle iron.
Adapted from p. 181, Prevention RD's Everyday Healthy Cooking


The recipe for these waffles comes from Prevention RD’s Everyday Healthy Cooking, 100 Light and Delicious Recipes to Promote Energy, Weight Loss and Well-Beingby Nicole Morrissey.  I was given a copy for review and enjoyed this cookbook from cover to cover.  It was difficult to choose what to make first, all of the recipes look so good.  From the Buffalo Wing Hummus to the Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Pasta to Lightened-Up Apple Crisp, this book has something for everyone.   I also saw my recipe for Carrot Cake Pancakes – one of my favorites, and definitely a delicious, healthy breakfast that tastes like a splurge!

PreventionRD Book

What I like most about this book is that each recipe has a beautiful, full color photo as well as nutrition information.  There are also colorful icons to help quickly identify specific dietary concerns.   Here is the best part – I have an extra copy of this cookbook to giveaway to one of YOU!  

How to enter:  Leave a comment on this blog post answering the following question:  What is your favorite healthy food and/or recipe?  Feel free to leave a link to your favorite healthy recipe!

Fine print: Contest closes on September 22, 2013 at 11:59PM.  The winner will be selected at random using and notified via email.  If I do not hear back from the winner within 24 hours, another winner will be selected and notified.  The cookbook will be mailed directly from Skyhorse Publishing.  This giveaway is sponsored by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

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  1. My favorite healthy food/recipe is to dip roasted vegetables such as green and yellow squash in homemade hummus. It’s delicious! A recipe for hummus can be found here: and then I add extra cumin and paprika for an extra kick.

  2. Those look soooo good! Fantastic recipe:)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  3. My favorite healthy recipe is a chicken cacciatore recipe that I adapted from a WW recipe years ago. It’s a family favorite!

  4. My healthy favorite foods are veggies with hummus…great snack and it satisfies my crunch craving!

  5. My current favorite healthy food is homemade kettle corn! I can control the amount of oil and sugar used when I make it at home 🙂

  6. My favorite healthy recipe is a baked ziti and summer veggie casserole from Cooking Light’s website!

  7. My favorite healthy food is fruit! I could eat it all day!

  8. I love fruit of all kinda!

  9. sistersister says:

    My favorite healthy recipe is actually a concoction. I love homemade granola and homemade yogurt on top of fresh raspberries , blueberries, blackberries and sometimes strawberries. I eat this sometimes for breakfast, sometimes for lunch and often as an after dinner snack.

  10. sistersister says:

    recipe for homemade granola:

    2 cups Whole oats
    1 cup brown sugar
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    2 sticks of salted butter
    optional 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
    Put oats on a cookie sheet. Cover with brown and granulated sugar, melt butter, pour evenly over the oats. Put in oven at 350 degrees, cook until oats are lightly browned and sugars are melted. Remove from oven and let cool. Take large spoon and mix up the sugar coated oats and serve or store.

  11. sistersister says:

    Recipe for homemade yogurt:
    One gallon whole of milk
    1 cup of store bought yogurt.

    Bring milk to a boil, but not long enough to make a skin on top.
    Put hot milk in a bowl, plastic is fine. I use an old ceramic crock pot.
    Add the cup of store bought yogurt to the hot milk and mix until completely dissolved.
    Cover with an airtight lid. Then cover with a cloth and place in a dark place out of the line of traffic. I put mine in the cabinet next to my sink. Leave overnight. Remove, test for taste and consistency. It should be moderately firm. If you don’t like the consistency, drain with cheese cloth and it’s more like Greek yogurt. Store in the fridge and set a cup aside for more yogurt making!

  12. I am addicted to avocados right now. YUM

  13. Mmmmm these waffles look SO amazing-totally decadent but guilt-free!

  14. These waffles look amazing! My new favorite heathy recipe is this black bean, kale and quinoa salad-yum!

  15. Right now I have a thing for kale chips.

  16. Hummus!

  17. I love dips with lots of vegetables.

  18. I go through phases with healthy recipes. Right now, this is my favorite and in heavy rotation:

  19. i like yogurt or hummus sandwiches

  20. I love vegetables and hummus.

  21. I love hard boiled eggs!

  22. One of my favorite healthy recipes is a vegan chili. 🙂

  23. Love all nuts, vegetables and fruits.

  24. My favorite healthy recipe is turkey chili!

  25. Alida, thank you so much for being a part of this special celebration! I hope one of your lovely readers enjoys the book and FOR SURE makes those Carrot Cake Pancakes. I’m drooling just thinking about them 🙂

  26. Love salads and especially pasta.

  27. Anything with chicken and lots of vegetables with a good brother.

  28. Love a good stew with lots of vegetables and gravy.

  29. Beef tips over wide noodles with lots of sauce sounds really good to me.

  30. I have a lot of favorite healthy foods, but I think my top 3 picks would be chickpeas, sweet potatoes, and peanut butter. I’m especially in love with these healthy (ok, healthIER…) peanut butter cookies I recently made — you’d never know from tasting them that the fat and sugar were so drastically reduced:

    These waffles look SO good, by the way! I never make waffles but I think it’s because (a) it always seems like such a hassle to drag out the machine, which is really not true, and (b) I don’t have a belgian waffle maker so I can’t make those really thick, fluffy ones.