How romantic would this Valentine’s Day breakfast recipe be? The oh-so-delicious Gluten-Free Chocolate-Banana Hazelnut Waffles? There’s something magical about chocolate and hazelnuts, and when you add in the other tasty ingredients, you’ve got a breakfast you’ll remember forever!What made living next door to Tanja so special when were were kids?
So many things. Let’s see, her friendship (of course), the midnight knocks on my window to occasionally sneak out, to do who knows what (mom and dad if you’re reading this, it was nothing bad, I promise!), walking to school together everyday, hanging out with her super sweet mom, and . . . . when she’d bring Nutella home from her summer trips to Germany!
And not to date myself, but this was before anyone here had really even heard of it — and years before it appeared in stores in America.
It was so very special. And it’s that flavor — of chocolate and hazelnuts — that makes this Valentine’s Day breakfast recipe so spectacular. The Gluten-Free Chocolate-Banana Hazelnut Waffles are rich, nutty, chocolaty and fun!
Since those summers in Tanja’s kitchen, with a spoon and a jar of Nutella, I’ve been in love with all things chocolate-hazelnut. And while these waffles don’t actually contain Nutella, they are no exception! (Though I see nothing wrong with spreading some on top!)
P.S. Tanja and I have been friends since were were two-years old. We met when my mo Gluten-Free Chocolate-Banana Hazelnut Wafflesm brought me to a toddler Kinetics class her mom taught at our local YMCA. xo
Whether it’s for the holiday or not, I hope you thoroughly enjoy these Gluten-Free Chocolate-Banana Hazelnut Waffles!
This is not a sponsored post, and all opinions are my own. Bob’s Red Mill sent me samples of the Hazelnut Meal for recipe testing — and I truly love it.
There's something magical about chocolate and hazelnuts, and when you add in the other tasty ingredients, you've got a breakfast you'll remember forever!
- 1 cup mashed banana
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup Bob's Red Mill Hazelnut Meal
- ¼ cup all-purpose gluten-free flour sifted
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder sifted
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 2½ tablespoons butter melted, divided
- ¼ cup blanched hazelnuts toasted, chopped
- about 6 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 (approximately 1-ounce) square semisweet chocolate grated
Preheat your waffle iron, and in a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the banana with the sugar, salt and vanilla.
Use a fork to blend the eggs into the banana mixture, and then fold in the hazelnut meal. Mix until it's as smooth as possible. (There will still be some small banana chunks, and that's okay.)
Add the sifted flour, cocoa powder and baking soda, and mix just to combine.
Fold in 2 tablespoons of the melted butter, and then add the batter to your waffle iron, using it according to the manufacturers instructions. (If necessary, use the remaining ½ tablespoon of melted butter to prevent sticking.)
Use a fine grater to grate the semisweet chocolate over the waffles, and then mix the hazelnuts with the syrup and serve with the waffles.