Banana Bread Waffles with Blackberries and Chocolate Chips INSIDE!!

This is the moment you look at me, tear up, and tell me you love me. You’ve been waiting for this moment, haven’t you? The moment I give you a recipe that completes you. A recipe that makes you feel as though you have lived life to the fullest and can die happy. A recipe so good, there’s no way it can be paleo…well, it isn’t. Let’s face it, did our Paleolithic ancestors have coconut flour and oil, and ground almonds, and Enjoy Life chocolate chips? If you just said yes, you’re dumb. Well actually, they are the dumb ones. They didn’t think about grinding up almonds and making pancakes? Idiots. Anyways, nowadays we have all that unneeded crap/appliances to entertain ourselves, so why the hell wouldn’t we use it??

When I make waffles or pancakes, I’m usually making it as a cheat meal. I really can’t handle grains anymore, my body is thrown a crazy curve ball (not sure why I’m using sports analogies since I know nothing of the fact) and doesn’t understand what’s going on and stores ALL OF IT as fat. Gotta love saddle bags. So I stick with naughty paleo treats as my cheats. Do I overdo it? Sh*t yeah I do! But that’s why eating healthy on a regular basis pays off, you can have little slip ups like eating an entire batch of cookies (or nut butters, as you know), and get away with it. Kind of. Or you’re like me and just get love handles. But remember, muffin tops are cute, right? RIGHT?

But we need to talk about the best part of these waffles…where they came from. Have you ever tried to make waffles without a waffle iron? You have? That’s bullsh*t. It’s impossible. I promise you. So I had to get a waffle iron for this post-Regionals celebration meal. Well, my plan was to pick one up Sunday night and make myself a glorious brunch Monday morning (which failed since I could barely move Monday morning) but was greeted by something pretty awesome on Friday night…I walked up to my front porch and had a waffle iron with a pretty pink bow wrapped around it and a card from Dom waiting for me. And this is not just any waffle iron, this waffle iron makes 4 WAFFLES AT THE SAME TIME! Quatro. Do you know how many waffles I could eat and devour at once? Four. That’s how many. Dom got me this gift to wish me good luck at Regionals. And he knows what a fatty I am. Thank you for supporting my inner fat kid Dom. He thanks you. Yes, it is a he.


Banana Bread Waffles with Blackberries and Chocolate Chips INSIDE!!




  1. Mix all ingredients together in a food processor or blender, except the last 5 ingredients. If you do not have a food processor, mash up your banana until it is creamy, then mix together the rest of the ingredients with a large spoon or hand mixer.
  2. After you have made your batter in your food processor or blender, pour it into a bowl and add your blackberries and chocolate chips and mix well to combine.
  3. Now heat up your waffle iron and pour into your waffle iron (only add oil to coat if it is not a non stick waffle iron). Are you understanding me? Good.
  4. Let cook. These guys take a bit longer than normal waffles so let them cook and poke at them a bit to see if they are done. I like to use a fork to try to lift them a bit out of the waffle iron. If they fall apart, surprise surprise, they’re not done.
  5. Once they are ready to be taken out of the waffle iron, put them on a plate, scoop a dollop of your favorite coconut ice cream and put it on top of your waffle. Then drizzle on some maple syrup and coconut sugar.*
  6. Eat it up!!!


* Don’t be afraid to use your own creativity. These are YOUR waffles. Top them with some nut butter, or chopped nuts, or honey….OR all of the above. Genius.

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21 thoughts on “Banana Bread Waffles with Blackberries and Chocolate Chips INSIDE!!”

  1. Um…..YUM! You're right, Juli. I am totally tearing up at the thought of these. Thinking about a fancy Father's Day breakfast for my man. I THINK I could convince him to go Paleo after this recipe. Thanks, too, for listing where you got the ingredients. Nice touch.

  2. Patty–Haha cussing cooks are the best. They are the ones that screw up in the kitchen the most and scream about it, but somehow end up making something delicious.

  3. now that my whole30 is over and i suck at the open I CAN FINALLY MAKE THESE!!!!!!!

    but i also fail at life and don’t have a waffle iron. pancakes, maybe?

      1. damn. it was worth a try… might still be stubborn and try it anyway as pancakes. i’ll let you know if and when it fails miserably!

  4. I did the 5am CF class and then raced home to make this breakfast for my wife’s 42nd birthday. I was feeling it mixing all the ingredients, but once I started cooking – it quickly turned into an epic fail. I managed to save 3 waffles, but definitely did something wrong….maybe need to use the small blueberries next time. Its the thought that counts, right?

  5. Made these with blueberries like Tom (i had them in the house)…not so good ended up being waffle crumbs…and tried the pancakes, that’s a no go on the pancakes for me! still awesome though! I think maybe the blueberries just have too much moisture? Maybe…idk

  6. I tried these and mine also came out as waffle crumbs, so I put the batter in small soufflé dishes and that came out great! We still ate the waffle crumbs bc they were delicious!

  7. Made these. What a nightmare. The whole blackberries did not work well & tore apart my waffles. Yes, I let them cook a while so they wouldn’t fall apart, almost to burning. Fail.

  8. We made this recipe , but put the berries on the top (after cooking). It came out just wonderfully. No problems with falling or crumbling. Thank you for a great breakfast!

  9. People! We just made these and think they are AMAZING! Sadly the first batch ended up as waffle crumbs like a few others experienced here, however with one small tweak you will get truly yummy, REAL waffles from your pre-Paleo days…we just added a few tablespoons of Tapioca starch (aka Manioc root flour…according to Mark Sisson this is technically a “safe” starch and can be considered a Paleo treat, or cheat food), but this tiny addition really provides body to the waffle so that it doesn’t fall apart into crumbs. The texture and fluffy/crispy waffle-y goodness that you remember as a child…sigh! They were heavenly, and the kids devoured every last bite! My whole CrossFit/Paleo family loves you Juli! (and duh, so do I!) xoxo

  10. Hi! I realize this post is pretty dated but have got to at least try…Is there a substitute for the almond meal?? Unfortunately, I love nuts but they DO NOT love me :-/ I NEED TO MAKE THESE!!!

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