Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread Waffles

Happy Waffle Wednesday - I did Toast Tuesday yesterday, so clearly I am really vibing with themed food days!! I don’t know what Thursday is?? Any suggestions? I have school starting at 8 AM, so I will just be eating my pre-prepared overnight zucchini oats (recipe here). I started class at 10 AM today and yesterday, which is pretty rare, so I enjoyed having extra time in the morning to make fun breakfasts!



I am partnering with Koia to use their delicious, plant-based healthy drinks in fun recipes! They have a new chocolate banana flavor, and I had some very ripe bananas, so I thought it would be perfect to make chocolate banana waffles! These are super easy to whip up, and like many of my recipes, I prepared the batter the night before so it would be ready to cook in the morning. You can, of course, use the batter right away after preparing it though! I definitely recommend using the Koia chocolate banana milk to really enhance the flavor (if you don't have this, try chocolate milk of your choice).



Also, I FINALLY got a food processor (something I have been wanting for a while, and I finally decided to use my Amazon gift card to get one for myself), so I was able to make my own nut butter!!! I love nut butter, and have been wanting to make my own flavors for so long, so I am so excited about this! The first thing I made was an easy, healthier version of Nutella! This was so perfect to spread on top of these waffles. Click here for the recipe!



Ingredients

Makes 10-12 mini waffles


¾ cup oats

1 cup whole wheat flour (or sub about ½ cup coconut flour if gluten-free)

1/3 cup cocoa powder

2 large mashed bananas

1 ¼ cup milk (I used Koia chocolate banana)

Splash of vanilla extract


Steps

1. Blend all ingredients until a smooth, fairly thick batter forms.


2. Heat and lightly grease a waffle iron.



3. Add a few spoonfuls of batter to the middle of the waffle maker and cook for about 4-5 minutes, until the waffle is evenly cooked.


4. Let cool slightly, add toppings and enjoy!



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