Hey Everyone! I hope you’re having a great week. I seem to be on a breakfast kick lately. I hope you don’t mind. I’ve got the recipe for these decadent chocolate espresso waffles with caramelized bananas for you today. They’re gluten free and almost vegan and so rich and moist and delicious. Enjoy!
Chocolate Espresso Waffles with Caramelized Bananas
FOR THE WAFFLES
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup almond milk
1 1/2 tablespoons instant coffee or espresso powder
1/2 cup unsweetened cacao powder
1 1/4 cups almond meal
1/2 cup sorghum flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
FOR THE BANANAS
2 bananas, peeled and sliced length wise
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
peanut butter for serving
FOR THE WAFFLES
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 30-40 seconds, until completely smooth.
Preheat your waffle maker then lightly grease with coconut oil. Scoop a heaping 1/2 cup of batter into each quadrant of the waffle maker and close the lid. Cook for 2-3 minutes minutes or until the waffles are crisp. Repeat with the remaining batter.
FOR THE BANANAS
Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bananas, cut side down, and fry for a few minutes. Meanwhile stir together the honey, cinnamon and vanilla. Drizzle the spiced honey into the skillet and allow it to bubble and coat the bananas. Cook for a few more minutes until the bananas are golden brown, then remove from the heat.
Serve the waffles topped with the caramelized bananas, peanut butter and maple syrup.
11 thoughts on “Chocolate Espresso Waffles with Caramelized Bananas”
What kind of waffle iron did you use? I have long resisted the advent to my region of the Belgian waffle with its super deep crevices. I love the classic or traditional thinner waffle — rectangular & with shallow crevices.
But, everything is Belgian! Sigh. Your waffles are gorgeous — but clearly, they’re Belgian. But, your Belgian waffles might make me surrender! If I could get a quality waffle iron & if I could make waffles like yours … Did you use All-Clad? Thank you for your photos & recipe & artistry!
wow this looks amazing!!
The plating looks absolutely professional and gorgeous, just like a dessert served in a fine and dandy restaurant hehe! Your food styling and photography are always absolutely stunning.
Thank you so much!
Sasha, these photos look BEAUTIFUL! I love the styling.
These are almost too pretty to eat! Such stunning photos Sasha, and totally hitting all the ideal and perfect breakfast flavours. So fabulous!
Thanks so much! Yeah, they’re pretty great…and pretty decadent. Almost more of a dessert 😉
I love love love your styling and photography Sasha! This is so beautiful. And the chocolate + espresso + caramelized bananas combo sounds absolutely divine. <3
Thank you so much! I wish I could take credit, but I’m pretty sure this flavor combo has been around before 😉
These are beautiful! And so is the styling and photography! Just lovely girl!
Yum! This looks delicious!