For Cupcake’s 2nd birthday party “waffle bar”, I created a banoffee waffle recipe and, in the process, discovered the perfect way to use up that odd soon-to-be-overripe sad, lone banana sitting oft to be found on the kitchen countertop. I have yet to share that recipe (which is one of my all-time favourites!), but on the 25th of March we celebrated Våffeldagen (Swedish Waffle Day), and I would be remiss not to share this delicious new recipe, based upon my banoffee waffle one.

Inspired by a request from little L, these waffles combine chocolate, peanut butter and banana… all in a vegan, gluten-free, IQS-friendly* form, with a gorgeous crunchy, golden exterior!

And in case you’re wondering why Swedes celebrate Våffeldagen, the 25th of March is Vårfrudagen (in the “common tongue”) and apparently the name morphed into the somewhat similar sounding “Våffeldagen”, thereby giving Swedes a perfect excuse to pig out on waffles on this day. Any reason to eat waffles though, right?

… But when they are this delicious and surprisingly healthy, you don’t even need an excuse!





Makes: 6 waffles, Prep time: 10 mins 


50 ml water
1 tbsp chia seeds
95 g gluten-free oats, pulsed in a blender to make oat flour (of bread crumb texture)
360 ml almond milk
125 g gluten-free plain flour blend
60 ml organic crunchy, sugar-free peanut butter
30 ml coconut oil, melted
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla powder
1 tsp maca powder
15 ml rice malt syrup (or maple)
40 g chopped dark vegan chocolate or chocolate chips
1/3 of a banana, mashed (the rest reserved and thinly sliced for topping)
A pinch of salt


1 large square dark vegan chocolate chopped/grated
Remaining banana, sliced
Salted peanuts, roughly chopped
Whipped coconut cream


  1. Preheat your waffle iron.
  2. Combine chia seeds and water together in a small bowl to make a “chia egg”.
  3. In another small bowl combine mashed banana rice malt syrup, coconut oil and peanut butter.
  4. Pulse oats in a blender to create oat flour. Add “chia egg”, mashed banana mix, almond milk, gluten-free plain flour, baking powder, vanilla powder, maca powder and salt to oat flour. Stir until all ingredients are combined.
  5. Throw in the chocolate and stir through to distribute.
  6. Ladle the batter into preheated waffle iron, greased with a little oil of choice (coconut is excellent). Cook the waffles until golden and crisp (this took around 4 minutes in my waffle iron).
  7. Serve immediately, topped with a dollop of whipped coconut cream (or ice-cream of choice), a few slices of banana and a sprinkle of chopped peanuts and chocolate.


*With just 1/6 of a banana per serve.
**Waffle irons vary in size and design, so you may want to make a “test waffle” to ensure the volume of batter you use to make each one is correct. To produce 1 waffle in my waffle iron, I used approximately 120 ml of batter.

44 thoughts on “PEANUT BUTTER, BANANA & CHOCOLATE CHIP WAFFLES (vegan, gluten-free, IQS-friendly)

  1. Another amazing looking recipe – so inventive and full of things I love. I can’t believe how many beautiful dishes you manage to create despite the (clearly) busy life you lead 🙂 And your photos are so good (I really loved the basil and spinach pesto one in you Feb. 15th post). Do you edit them or have any special tips for lighting because I seem to be stuck in a rut with mine?

    Can’t wait to crack open the peanut butter jar!

    • Thank you! You are so kind! 🙂 x
      For these waffle images, I didn’t use a filter, but I adjusted brightness, contrast and vibrance (which you can do in Photoshop or Lightroom, etc). The basil and spinach pesto one, I used an iPhone app filter on. I think natural light is best for shooting food, but have found that some adjustments can be necessary if you live in a country like Sweden where the quality of light in summer is amazing and the sun doesn’t seem to set… And in winter you are subjected to months of darkness! x

      • Wow, thanks for all that info! I stick to natural light but agree that the winter months can be pretty cruel to photo quality. I’ll have a go at some of your suggestions 🙂

  2. And to think, I completely missed out on waffle day! I have serious breakfast envy right now. I’ll just have to make up for lost time as soon as I can get my hands on a waffle iron again… Any day can be waffle day as far as I’m concerned.

    • Hello lovely! I started writing back, but got distracted by the little peeps and didn’t end up finishing the post.
      Thank you so much. And I agree about waffles everyday 😉
      I woke up the other day thinking about our little project and have started generating some more ideas… I am hoping the Easter will give me a few hours to work on a new idea for you. Will be in contact again soon. Hope all is fab with you x

  3. These are the prettiest waffles I have ever seen in my life. How come I’ve never made a flowery waffle shape before? I need to do this. And the recipe looks delicious! I will save it so I can eat it next waffle day (this is a holiday I can definitely get behind); and probably tomorrow and the day after as well!

    • Thank you so much! Very kind and generous of you! I hope you liked them if/when you try them 🙂 The shape is like a flower made of little heart shapes and is a very common waffle form in Scandinavia (if not the most common one). For a clearer pic of the shape, here are some chocolate waffles I made a while back:
      I use an electric waffle iron, btw.
      Have a lovely day! xx

    • Thanks so much, Stefano! Really kind of you! 🙂 I love my pb ;), but I know a few people who don’t (or who have serious peanut allergies). Luckily hazelnut butter (or almond… or macadamia) would also work really well and create a different (but delicious) flavour profile 🙂

  4. Your waffles are spinning circles around my head, now I have to go hunt down easter eggs because it is the closest that will come to your delicious dish 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

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  7. They look so delicious! And thank you so much for all of the suggestions for our Stockholm trip! We had a wonderful time and made it to quite a few of your suggestions…but we did run out of time and will have to continue our exploration when we come again…perhaps I’ll do a trip with my older girls. I think they would enjoy! I’m in the process of writing a post for my Finnish blog, Jenkkimutsi maalla and later will write one for tableofcolors. and I am reliving it all!

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