Sorry to leave you all hanging with that delicious stack of…

Chocolate Waffles!

Pure torture to live another day without these.

If you don’t have a waffle iron, you have two options:

  1. Make these into pancakes.
  2. Go buy a waffle iron.

Bitter Chocolate Waffles

Bitter Chocolate Waffles

~These waffles have no added sweetener, so they are bitter. If you are not a fan of bitter chocolate, top your waffles with lots of fresh fruit! Gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and, of course, sugar-free!


  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour (simply blend oats in blender until smooth)
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup water or milk substitute
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons oil or applesauce
  • Optional: Add a few tablespoons of ground flax for extra fiber and omega's. Substitute 1/2 of oat flour for protein powder of choice. Add a handful of chopped unsweetened chocolate for an extra boost of flavor!


  1. First, combine the dry ingredients.
  2. Then, add wet and mix until smooth.
  3. Follow your waffle iron's instructions to cook. Make sure you cook it thoroughly. I made the mistake of taking them out too soon, and I ended up with a bowl-full of waffle pieces!
  4. Top with any combination of nut, fruit, coconut, peanut butter, chocolate shavings, or anything else you can imagine!

They freeze well, so you can make a big batch to save for later. Simply throw them in your toaster to warm. Much better for you (and tastier!) than Eggo’s frozen waffles.
This batch is topped with a dollop of Peanut Butter Frosting, Banana Slices, and Shaved Unsweetened Chocolate.
You could probably make my One Size Fits all Pancakes made with brown rice flour in a waffle iron, too, if you are feeling adventurous.
If you haven’t tried the Peanut Butter, Banana, Chocolate combo yet, do it. It’s worth it. I have so many recipes with that delectable combo.
Click HERE for nutrition information on Oats and HERE for nutrition information about chocolate. They both boast plenty of good properties.
Try not to drool all over your computer.
In other news, I have finally hopped on the Twitter bandwagon. Hopefully I’ll be able to figure the whole thing out. My Twitter name is SugarFreeAlex, so make sure to follow me!


Do you have a twitter account? If so, any tips or tricks?

Also, what is your favorite waffle topping? You already know mine!

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41 Responses to Bitter Chocolate Waffles

  1. I’m dropping everything right now and making these. I’ll report back 🙂

  2. christy says:

    Oh, these look so good and very easy! I love when I have all the ingredients AND all the things I can eat 🙂
    I just love your site!

  3. Those look heavenly! Good thing I have a waffle iron! haha

  4. Cindy says:

    hot off the printer.

    I’ve been in a waffle mood lately so I can’t wait to try these!

  5. Rachel says:

    welcome to the wonderful twitter verse! now if I only had a waffle iron…

  6. ALEX! you are amazingggggggggg.
    these look so good! do you think they wud work with egg replacer??

  7. Kayla says:

    AHHHH I am SOOO making these!! and with OAT FLOUR! eeee!

    Last week I made the chocolate waffle recipes from here:


    I’m so glad you came up with this healthy version!

  8. I love how you sandwiched the banana slices in there! Awesome healthy version of chocolate waffles 🙂

  9. For some reason waffles always look more delicious than pancakes. If only I had a waffle maker. May try the pancake version though, although I really do prefer waffles. haha

  10. yet there is nothing bitter about how sweet these look!!! <3

  11. Anita says:

    Gosh, they look amazing. How long did you cook them on each side. I would think these could burn easily. I suppose you could make a chocolate sauce with the Baker’s unsweetened squares for a drizzle.

    • You’ll have to follow your waffle iron’s instructions because every one is different. For mine, I didn’t have to flip them at all. I didn’t burn one! I left them in for at least five minutes, and they were still not burnt! Worked very well, actually.

  12. These look wonderful!!! I love unsweetened chocolate! beauitful pics too!

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  14. Made some, think they would work better in a traditional iron then my Belgium one because of the oat flour, I’m thinking Spelt next time.

    Of course this did not stop us from scarfing the down and I agree you can leave them in awhile, pretty much until the iron stops steaming is what I do with regular waffles.

    I’m thinking pancake form, but with bananas cooked in…

  15. Ooh, those look awesome! I especially love the oat flour and that peanut butter frosting looks crazy good 😀

  16. Kris says:

    Holy Moly…..are you kidding me with these waffles?! I think I might have to heat up the old iron for breakfast tomorrow 😐 These look DIVINE!!!!


  17. Sarah says:

    This is definitely one of my new favorite recipes! I couldn’t decide on a topping, so I just piled on everything I could think of at once. It was awesome.

  18. Yum! Is the one and a half cups oat flour measured before blending the oats or after blending?

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  21. Marissa says:

    oh. my. god. those look amazing

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  23. sharon says:

    these are amazing!!! i changed some things around (again ;)) and they turned out perfectly. garbanzo bean flour instead of oat flour, flax eggs instead of real eggs, half and half water/almond milk, and applesauce for the oil. topped this one with blackberry jam (not completely sugar free, but mmm) and the one in the iron now has peanut butter in the batter. 🙂 thanks for the delish recipe!

  24. Natalie says:

    whoaaaa amazing! thanks for this idea. I used sweet potato for 2 T of the oil/applesauce + 1 T oil, and flax eggs for the eggs. Delisssh!

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  26. Crystal A. says:

    love this website! the chocolate waffles are an amazing idea that I’m going to try soon 🙂

  27. Heather says:

    Found your website the other day. Really enjoyed the recipes I found 🙂 Thank you!
    I don’t do oats though, what other flour would you recommend? I notice you have oats in a few of your recipes. Can you provide alternatives, as well.
    Again, Thanks!! 🙂

    • Sugar Free Alex says:


      I’ve never tried this recipe with any other flour. I like a mix of millet and brown rice flour, though, that might work. If you try it let me know!

  28. Melissa says:

    Thanks for this amazing recipe. I’m having a much needed break from sugar and these are just the ticket to keep from feeling all too sad and deprived over it ( :
    I normally refrain from posting comments of how I mutated a recipe but this recipe made my way is too good not to share about.
    I used almond milk for the milk to add sweetness, then 2T apple sauce / 1T oil. Finally, I added 1/4 cup finely diced prunes. The flavour is delicious and balanced and the prunes, while not changing the flavour, mimic chocolatey gooey-ness. Wow. This recipe is headed straight for the favourites file!

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