Ah, yes. We all know the old cliche about breakfast being the most important meal of the day. Somehow it just seemed appropriate to start out the new year as we would a new day, with a good breakfast. At first glance based on the “peanut butter” and “chocolate” in the title, this may seem more like a dessert being passed off as breakfast fare. However, I’m happy to say that these are indeed a breakfast you can feel good about!

The original version of these is topped with a traditional (i.e. not healthy) sweetened whipped cream. Instead I topped them with greek yogurt sweetened with honey, sliced bananas and a sprinkling of turbinado sugar. The waffles are whole grain, providing a boost in fiber and protein. Some might take issue with chocolate in a so-called healthy recipe but I say, let’s just use dark chocolate and call it good on the antioxidant front.

I hope everyone’s new year is off to a wonderful start so far. As always, I have lots of ideas in the works but please let me know if there are specific recipes, types of recipes or other posts you would like to see this year. Thanks in advance for your feedback!

  • Yield about 4 servings


For the waffles:

  • ½ cup (1¾ oz.) spelt flour*
  • ½ cup (2 oz.) white whole wheat flour*
  • 2 tbsp. baking powder
  • ¾ tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp. (2 oz.) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup (8 oz.) milk
  • ½ cup (3 oz.) dark chocolate chips

For topping: 

  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 2-3 tsp. honey
  • Dash of ground cinnamon
  • Sliced bananas
  • Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling


  • 01

    To make the batter, combine the flours, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Stir to mix, then set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the peanut butter and sugar and mix briskly with a spatula until the peanut butter softens. Whisk in the melted butter. Whisk in the eggs one at a time, mixing just until smooth. Add in the milk gradually. Whisk in the flour just until evenly incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips. Let the batter sit for at least 10 minutes before you use it, allowing the whole grains to absorb the liquid.

  • 02

    Cook the waffles in a waffle maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Yield will vary depending on size/shape of waffle maker.

  • 03

    In a small bowl, combine the greek yogurt, honey and cinnamon. Stir together to blend well. Taste and adjust as necessary. Top each waffle with a dollop of the yogurt, sliced bananas and a sprinkling of turbinado sugar.

  • 04


    You can use 100% spelt flour, 100% white whole wheat, or a combination. Spelt has the benefit of high protein content but the texture is somewhat delicate so I prefer a 50/50 ratio.