Banana Chocolate Death Star Waffles


Today’s the day. We’ve all been waiting for what seems like forever. Star Wars: Episode VII is finally in theaters! Admittedly, today I woke up on the dark side of the bed after very little sleep and the realization sinking in that I have to scale back on my geeky recipes. Luckily, I soon discovered that I could Awaken the Force and my day with a generous stack of Banana Chocolate Death Star Waffles. They’re quick, they’re easy, they’re a real crowd-pleaser, AND they’re made from scratch! Say what?

Just like that, I was back in celebration mode. New Star Wars, themed waffles, and my first blogging anniversary?  Suddenly I’m bursting with energy and enthusiasm! Or is that the banana slices and chocolate chips?

Ready? Let’s go!

Geeks and Gamers, grab your mats:

  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ to 1 cup chocolate chips, to taste. I used dark chocolate chips because if it’s worth doing right it has to be dark chocolate.
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt (if using unsalted butter)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 – 2/3 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 banana, mashed


  • sliced bananas
  • maple syrup
And, of course, your handy Death Star Waffle Maker!

Don’t have a Death Star Waffle Maker? ThinkGeek can help you fix it!

NOTE: Looks like they’ve sold out due to holiday hype and won’t be getting any in until Feb. 2016, but you can still pre-order!

This is a short and simple recipe, but sometimes that’s okay. By the way, it makes exactly six healthy sized waffles. Woo, quantities!

Plug in your waffle maker and start the preheating process. Dump all of your dry ingredients into a large bowl:

I started with 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, but decided to up it to 3/4 cup later on.

Mix that all together. Mash up one banana with a fork and add the banana and wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.

See the orangey yolk? I have farm-fresh eggs again!

Stir all ingredients together until just combined. It’s okay if it’s a bit lumpy– that’s actually a good thing!

Don’t taste this. Ew.

Lightly spray your waffle maker with nonstick spray and spoon waffle batter stuff into cavity. You could also brush the waffle maker with vegetable oil and a pastry brush… whatever works, right? You may need to ease the mixture into the crevices with a spoon a little.

This was slightly too much.

Cook your waffles according to the instructions provided for your waffle maker.

Hm… That’s about done. We like our waffles a little on the Chewy side. Oh yes, I said it!

Plate your first waffle. Lightly drizzle maple syrup over the waffle and top with sliced bananas. Cook your second waffle.

That’s… almost a whole banana?

Top with a second waffle and drizzle with more syrup. Garnish with extra banana slices and chocolate chips. You’re done!

Surrender yourself to pure deliciousness.
Death Star Waffle
Top view of the Death Star Stack. Yum!

That’s really all there is to it! Get up, turn yourself to the light side, and start your day right. And for the love of all that’s good and geeky in the world, NO SPOILERS!

Don’t forget to check out our Blogversary post for several big announcements and plans for the future!

Have you seen the new movie? Are you planning on seeing it? Let me know! And of course, Merry Happy Christmas and happy holidays!

Coming Up Next: Christmas Story Gingerbread Leg Lamp on 12/31



Remember, cooking IRL doesn’t have to be a Feat of Strength!

84 thoughts on “Banana Chocolate Death Star Waffles”

  1. I need to purchase a waffle maker! Banana waffle sandwiches, how can you say no to that for breakfast?! Film is awesome by the way, saw it a couple of days ago. Very true to the originals, none of that prequel rubbish. People have already been out spoiler-ing though. I just don’t get the sad satisfaction they get from doing it. Hope you get to see it soon!

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  2. I want that waffle maker soooo bad!!!!! lol
    I just want to say that whatever comes along in the future for your blog, your faithful readers will be right behind you, Leisel. Have a very merry Christmas and a highly productive New Year! 🙂

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  3. I’m hungry and I wanted these and I just woke up my heart oh no my stomach the hunger!!!
    Hey I found your blog on community swimming pool and your awesome. I’m going to try this recipe

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  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE the waffle iron. I wish I had seen this before Christmas because I know a few people who would have been happy to have these around the holidays, haha!

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  5. My husband would love me so much if I brought him breakfast in bed made with a death star waffle maker. Heck, I’d love myself more if I had one lol. Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Blog Hop. I LOVE it! (and side note, you should totally get in on the ThinkGeek affiliate program)

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  6. DEATH STAR WAFFLES!!! I’ve got to have these Not my kids, me! I love that you filled them with bananas… I can see them flying out when it explodes. Sorry. I get carried away. 🙂

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