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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Waffles

January 9, 2020

Sweet and crispy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Waffles for the ultimate weekend brunch! These gluten-free and healthy waffles made from wholesome ingredients like oat flour and bananas will become your new go-to breakfast recipe.

Sweet and crispy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Waffles for the ultimate weekend brunch! These gluten-free and healthy waffles made from wholesome ingredients will become your new go-to breakfast recipe.

If I had to pick a favorite meal it’d probably be breakfast or brunch. I love all of the different breakfast food options but would go sweet over savory most days. It’s probably why I have so many pancake, waffle and french toast recipes on my blog! This waffle recipe is super simple and made with ingredients you likely already have on hand. Never worked with oat flour before? Fear not! I’m teaching you how to make it below.

If you don’t own a waffle maker, 2020 just might be your year. Sure, pancakes are easier but a crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside waffle? That can’t be beat. In the last few months our waffle maker hasn’t seen in the light of day, but in the move I dusted the old thing off and gave it a whirl. As always, these oatmeal chocolate chip waffles never fail me. With a side of crispy oven baked bacon and some seasonal fruit, ya can’t go wrong! Let’s dig in…

Sweet and crispy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Waffles for the ultimate weekend brunch! These gluten-free and healthy waffles made from wholesome ingredients will become your new go-to breakfast recipe.

Ingredients For This Recipe:

  • oat flour
  • coconut flour
  • 1 ripe banana
  • coconut oil
  • 1 large egg
  • almond milk – I prefer unsweetened
  • vanilla extract
  • chocolate chips – I love the Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate chips because they’re allergen friendly.
  • baking powder
  • sea salt

Sweet and crispy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Waffles for the ultimate weekend brunch! These gluten-free and healthy waffles made from wholesome ingredients will become your new go-to breakfast recipe.

How to Make Oat Flour

This oatmeal waffle recipe uses 2 cups of oat flour. You can certainly purchase store-bought oat flour but I’m going to encourage you to make oat flour at home. It’s honestly sooooo easy and cheaper than store-bought. All you need is roughly two cups of rolled oats. You can use regular rolled oats or quick-cooking rolled oats. Just don’t use steel-cut oats! <–seriously, it will take forever to grind!

Put your rolled oats into a blender and blend on high for about 30 seconds. Pause and scrape the sides as needed but it should grind together into a powder consistency in 30-60 seconds. Once ground just continue on with the recipe as listed below.

Tips for Making Perfect Waffles

In my opinion, the perfect waffles are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside with just a hint of sweetness…then drenched in maple syrup of course! Here are some tips for making these oatmeal chocolate chip waffles:

  • Make your own oat flour! Follow the directions above. I find it leads to a better consistency then store-bought oat flour
  • Don’t forget the coconut flour! It’s important for helping the waffles to crisp up. But pleaaaaase don’t substitute the oat flour for coconut flour. The recipe will not work!
  • Don’t forget the banana- It helps add sweetness without adding sugar
  • Thin it out! If your batter is too thick add some almond milk to thin it out

Keep reading for the recipe below…


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Waffles

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 waffles 1x



  1. Combine oat flour, coconut flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl combine banana, coconut oil, egg, almond milk and vanilla.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir to combine. Stir in chocolate chips. Let mixture sit for 5 mins.
  4. Heat up waffle maker and spray or brush with coconut oil.
  5. Add additional almond milk to mixture if too thick (no more than a 1/4 cup).
  6. Add a 1/3 cup of batter to your waffle maker and cook according to waffle maker instructions.
  7. Repeat until all batter is used – will make 4-5 waffles depending on size of waffle maker.
  8. Serve immediately with maple syrup, nut butter or toppings of choice.
  9. Let cool and freeze if not eating immediately.

*See above for how to make oat flour at home

Sweet and crispy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Waffles for the ultimate weekend brunch! These gluten-free and healthy waffles are made from wholesome ingredients. #oatmealwaffles #glutenfreewaffles

Like this recipe? Check out some of these recipes:

The Fluffiest Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Lemon Buckwheat Waffles
Paleo Mexican Hot Chocolate Pancakes


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  • Reply
    July 10, 2016 at 9:20 am

    I usually go until I crash! Haha which you know, is probably not the best method… But I’ve find if I make sure to leave 1-2 evenings free of commitments during the week, and make sure I have some time alone over the weekend (to meal prep, clean, or just relax) that makes a huge difference. Also spending time in nature! πŸ™‚

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    July 10, 2016 at 10:06 am

    I literally struggled with the SAME thing today and yesterday. I just paced around the house, feeling anxious I wasn’t doing anything. I just try to tell myself to enjoy those moments because it’s when I can’t have them that I want them the most!

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      July 11, 2016 at 10:53 am

      YUP. I’m working on feeling grateful for feeling bored because when life is crazy it’s all I want!

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        July 8, 2020 at 2:48 pm

        Can you substitute the almond milk for another type of milk?

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    July 10, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Yum! These look so good, I’m making them for breakfast! Love the use of simple ingredients that I have on hand. πŸ™‚

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    Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
    July 10, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Yesssss! Chocolate chip pancakes were always my favorite so chocolate chip waffes sound AMAZING!

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    July 10, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Would this work as muffins or pancakes? Broke my waffle make πŸ™

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    Kelly @ Eat the Gains
    July 11, 2016 at 6:56 am

    I used to enjoy doing nothing from time to time. But now with blogging (even for fun), I constantly feel like I have to be doing something. I don’t know the last time I just binged on TV or sat at home without my laptop in front of me haha.

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      July 11, 2016 at 9:51 am

      I hear ya! When you basically take on another full-time job like blogging, it leaves little room for relaxation!

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    Julia Mueller
    July 11, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Man oh man, it sounds like you’ve been one busy bee! I do love travelling, but I can’t imagine being away from home 9 weekends in a row! These waffles are definitely the perfect welcome-home-relaxation breakfast. I need to make them asap!

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    amanda paa
    July 11, 2016 at 11:50 am

    thanks for sharing your struggles. i’ve been feeling some of this lately as well, and the fact that it always seems so wonderful to travel – which it is! – but it also comes with a lot of work and effort, rushed emotions, and deep thoughts.

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    July 11, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Um, yummm! Totally need to make these this weekend. Crispy (gluten-free) waffles, the best!

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      July 12, 2016 at 8:46 am

      So hard to master, but so worth it! Made them again this weekend and I’m actually so so in love!

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    Dani @ Dani California Cooks
    July 11, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Nate and I once binge watched like a whole season of GoT one Saturday and ordered in food and it was awesome. We’re way too hard on ourselves to always be checking off to do lists! I’ve become OK with total lazy days, even though they are few and far between

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      July 12, 2016 at 8:47 am

      Back in the day we did seasons 1 and 2 of GoT in one weekend. Ahhhhh I miss the days when I could chill like that!

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    July 12, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Yes!!! These came out at the perfect time as I have been craving waffles for weeks now but have been holding out on finding the perfect recipe. And this was definitely it! I haven’t tried using oat flour before and had zero problems with it in these waffles. Will for sure be saving this and making it again. Not going to lie my mom and I actually had these for supper today with homemade almond butter, maple syrup, and turkey bacon. There’s nothing like breakfast for lunch!

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    August 7, 2016 at 1:38 am

    Where did you get your waffle iron?? I have been searching high and low for one that makes waffles like that!

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      August 9, 2016 at 7:06 pm

      Amazon, a few years ago! I don’t know if they still sell this one but they have a pretty big selection on there!

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    March 16, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    I’ve made these waffles 3 times now for my 2 year old and I, and I have to tell you- they are DELICIOUS! The last 2 times I added an extra banana and about 1/2c of additional almond milk and they were perfect. We are all about healthy AND yummy breakfasts and these definitely fit the bill. I also love that I can sit him on the island and he can help me to mix all of the ingredients! Thanks so much for sharing and I look forward to checking out more of your recipes!

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    April 30, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Do you happen to have calorie calculations for these waffles?

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      July 19, 2018 at 1:05 pm

      I entered the recipe in MyFitness Pal. If you make 4 servings they are 445 calories each.

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    May 4, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Any idea how many calories these are? I just made these tonight. Delicious!

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    July 3, 2017 at 7:01 am

    Thank you for all the amazing recipes. My favourite is The Fluffiest Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes. So good.
    I recently purchased a waffle maker and really want to try this recipe.
    Is it possible to substitute the 2 tbps coconut flour with 2 tbsp oat flour?
    Thank you!!

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    October 20, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Chocolate chips in waffles are my favorite. It is one of my recipes now. I also like the composition you have in the recipe’s photo – I can see how much fun you had making it. Great job!

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    January 11, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Going to try with flax seed β€œegg” because I who can resist chocolate chip waffles !

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    January 16, 2020 at 3:02 am

    Is there a substitute I can use for the bananas? I am allergic to them.

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      Davida Lederle
      January 16, 2020 at 12:10 pm

      applesauce or canned pumpkin will both work! You may want to add a bit more maple syrup for sweetness though.

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    May 22, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Is there a substitute for coconut flour .. don’t have any?

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