Chocolate Waffle recipe with zucchini

Sneaky Chocolate Waffles

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 mins
  • Total Time: 18 mins
  • Yield: 12 square waffles


These homemade chocolate waffles with a healthy spin will leave your kids asking for more! No one will notice the sneaky zucchini that is added to the batter. Healthy and delicious – it’s a win for everyone!


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour (or sub whole wheat flour)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (I often leave this out)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted (butter will work)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup zucchini, pureed in food processor (pureed pumpkin would work here)
  • Optional: 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Mix dry ingredients (first seven ingredients, through cocoa powder) in large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together brown sugar and melted coconut oil. Whisk in beaten egg, milk, and pureed zucchini.
  3. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined (do not over mix). Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Pour about 1/4 cup mix per waffle and cook according to waffle iron instructions (mine takes about 3 1/2 minutes for each batch).


Freezer Meal Instructions:
To Freeze:
Cook waffles completely and let them cool. Once cool, lay them out on waxed (or parchment paper) on a cookie sheet. Flash freeze them in a single layer long enough for them to be mostly frozen (maybe an hour). Remove from the cookie sheet and place in freezer safe bags or containers. Freeze up to 3 months.
To Prepare:
Pull waffles out of freezer and warm in toaster oven, toaster, or microwave.