Chocolate & Banana Waffle Panini

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Recipe: #28760

December 03, 2017

Categories: Waffles

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Original is 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (155.1 g)
  • Calories 338.3
  • Total Fat - 19.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 30.5 mg
  • Sodium - 95.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 44.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.4 g
  • Sugars - 31.7 g
  • Protein - 2.4 g
  • Calcium - 19 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 9.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Spread butter on 1 side of ea frozen waffle. Form a sandwich (buttered-sides out) w/chopped chocolate & banana slices as the filling.

Step 2

Cook in a skillet over med heat (covered) until the chocolate melts & the waffles are golden & crisp (about 2 min per side).

Step 3

NOTE FROM ME - Altho not mentioned in the recipe, I immediately thought of this as an opportunity to make a "banana split" or even a s'mores creation. You don't need much to make them happen. Just add some ice cream, chocolate sauce & nuts for the former & some mini marshmallows for the latter. Your kids will love your creative treats!


  • No special items are required.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting the waffles for this recipe, try to find mini-waffles that have a thin, crisp texture.
  • Choose a chocolate that you enjoy eating, as it will be the star of the dish.

  • Replace the butter with coconut oil for a more tropical flavor. The benefit of this substitution is that coconut oil is a healthier alternative to butter, and it adds a delicious coconut flavor to the waffle panini.
  • Replace the chocolate with peanut butter for a nutty twist. The benefit of this substitution is that it adds a creamy, nutty flavor that pairs nicely with the banana and waffle. Plus, it's a great source of protein.

Caramel & Peanut Butter Waffle Panini Spread butter on one side of each frozen waffle. Form a sandwich (buttered-sides out) with caramel and peanut butter as the filling. Cook in a skillet over medium heat (covered) until the caramel melts and the waffles are golden and crisp (about 2 min per side).

Vanilla Ice Cream: Serve the Chocolate & Banana Waffle Panini with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream for a delicious and indulgent dessert. The cool and smooth texture of the ice cream will perfectly complement the warm and crunchy waffle panini.

Strawberry Shortcake: Serve the Chocolate & Banana Waffle Panini with a classic strawberry shortcake for a sweet and fruity treat. The tartness of the strawberries will pair nicely with the sweetness of the waffle panini, while the light and fluffy shortcake will provide a nice contrast in texture.


Q: How long does it take to make this waffle panini?

A: It takes about 4 minutes to cook the waffle panini in a skillet over medium heat, covered, until the chocolate melts and the waffles are golden and crisp.

Q: What ingredients are needed to make a waffle panini?

A: You will need two slices of your favorite bread, melted chocolate, butter, and a waffle iron.

1 Reviews


Great breakfast. Chocolate and cooked banana are always a favorite for me. I tried this both as written and with your s'mores idea. I loved both, but couldn't resist the gooey marshmallow in the s'mores one, so that one takes the cake!


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(16 Dec 2017)

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: The combination of chocolate and banana is said to have been popularized by the famous singer Elvis Presley. He was known to enjoy this combination, often eating it as a snack between meals.

Fun Fact 2: Chocolate and bananas are a classic combination that dates back to the early 1900s. It was first introduced by a French pastry chef who wanted to create a unique flavor combination that would stand out from the rest.