Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Waffles with Almond Butter, Banana, and Honey

Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Waffles

My recipe titles are getting longer and more ridiculous.  I know.  I’m almost sorry.

I use my waffles as bread.  It’s not often that I stack these things and drench them in maple syrup.  I just think that nice, thick waffles should be treated just like slices of bread and slathered with peanut butter, honey, and bananas.  It’s weekend breakfast meets after school lunch.. studded with chocolate because we’re grown and we can do what we want.

Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Waffles

If buttermilk trips you up a bit… meaning you don’t often have the stuff in your fridge, you sure can make your own!  Here are the Best Buttermilk Substitutions.

If you’re curious about which waffle maker I use… it’s this bad boy.  I like it because it creates thick waffles, and I never have to fill the whole waffle iron.  I prefer to make imperfect single serving waffles.

If you’ve gone waffle crazy… you’ve come to the right place.  Between these  Mashed Potato Waffles and these Cornmeal Gruyère Lunch Waffles (that are actually gluten-free) I have you covered.  Also! Lemon Ricotta Poppy Seed Waffles!  Ok.  I’m done with waffles.

If you’re wondering what my next breakfast adventure will be… it’s definitely FRENCH TOAST!  Emily’s waffles and Adrianna’s waffles have me scheming.

Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Waffles

Waffles are super easy to make. The waffle iron does all (well, most) the work.

Wet ingredients (eggs, melted butter, vanilla, and buttermilk) and whisked together with the dry ingredients.  It’s ok if it’s a bit lumpy.  It’s character building.

Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Waffles

What’s a waffle without a chocolate chunk?

Still a waffle… nevermind.

Just add chocolate. It tastes better/awesome.

Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Waffles

Warm waffles and prepared toppings! The waffles are soft on the inside, studded with melted chocolate, and crisp on the outside.  Almond butter, bananas, and honey are the perfect comforting toppings.

Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Waffles

Have a wonderful weekend!  Waffle it up and freeze a few for the week days.  Indulgent breakfast with a hint of meal planning.  Not too shabby!

Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Waffles with Almond Butter, Banana, and Honey

makes 2 generous or 4 small servings

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1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

1/3 cup melted unsalted butter

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 1/4 cup buttermilk

1/3 cup chopped dark chocolate

For topping:

almond butter

sliced bananas


Set your waffle iron in a level, clean surface and turn on to preheat.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and  sugar.

In a medium bowl, whisk together melted butter, eggs, vanilla extract, and buttermilk.  Add the wet ingredients, all at once to the dry ingredients.  Stir until just incorporated. Stir in the chocolate pieces.  Try not to over-mix the batter.  If a few lumps remain in the batter, that’s ok.

Cook according to your waffle machine instructions.

Serve waffles warm topped with almond butter, bananas, and a good drizzle of honey.

Note:  Allow waffles to cool completely.  Store them in pairs in ziplock bags and store in the freezer.  In the morning, gently reheat waffles in the toaster or toaster oven.  Best toaster breakfast ever.

75 thoughts on “Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Waffles with Almond Butter, Banana, and Honey

  1. This has confirmed one thing. I need a waffle iron. Always. Maybe also a bigger kitchen – damn my lack of room. Also I super duper appreciated the podcast post, being on the road all day I need a buddy to listen to. Thanks always Joy, you superstar.

  2. Ahhhhh! Lemon ricotta waffles! Cornmeal gruyere waffles! I’ve been thinking about buying a waffle maker but I wasn’t sure if I would really use it that much. Yep, it’s official. I have to buy one now. I’m blaming you.

  3. I got buttermilk in my grocery store by requesting it every.single.time. I went through the line and got asked “Did you find everything okay?”

    Good thing I’m going home next week, heart shaped waffles are obviously in my future now lol

  4. These are SUCH pretty waffles! Buttermilk can do no wrong and I love how they’re glistening with honey and banana…and almond butter. And there’s choc chips. Pretty much everything I love all in one place. Pinned!

  5. Man do I know about waffle love. I turned waffles in to french toast ( soaking in a light pumpkin custard). Yes I am that obsessive, the only thing is if I can make it into fried sandwich.
    I like you long post they give such detail information and I always like to hear your kitchen wisdom.

    mmm.. chocolate chips in butter milk batter; this has Sunday morning breakfast all over it

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