Banana Waffles Recipe (Healthy and Easy!)


This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share some commission. Here is our disclosure policy

Updated: / First Posted: 5 Comments

Adding ripe banana to your next batch of waffles is a simple way to add delicious flavor (and nutrients!). These Banana Waffles are easy to make and super yummy to share with the whole family.

banana waffles on kids plates

While I don’t often make waffles during the week, they are one of our go-to weekend morning breakfasts This recipe, which is a great way to use up a too-ripe banana, is one we turn to often since we all love the flavor.

The kids eat them with their hands and dip into a topping, or with a fork, depending on their age.

TIP: No banana? No problem! Check out my Mini Vanilla Waffles.

ingredients in banana waffles

Ingredients You Need

Here’s a look at what you’ll need to make this recipe.

TIP: You can use nondairy milk if desired.

how to make banana waffles step by step

Step by Step Instructions

Scroll down to the bottom of the post for more specifics on this recipe. This will give you an idea of what to expect.

  1. Mash the banana. Stir it together with the rest of the wet ingredients.
  2. Stir in the dry ingredients.
  3. Heat the waffle maker and cook each waffle.
  4. Serve warm with desired topping.

TIP: Serve with nut butter, maple syrup, jam, yogurt, or applesauce.

banana waffles on wire rack

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best waffle maker?

I have a very basic Cuisinart waffle maker that’s less than $30. It’s held up for years and delivers very consistently cooked waffles.

Can I make these into Chocolate Banana Waffles

Yes! Just swap in 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder for 1 tablespoon of the flour and proceed with the recipe. Or add a handful of chocolate chips to the batter.

What’s the best way to serve these to a toddler? A baby?

You can cut them into sticks or dice them up. My kids like to dip them into maple syrup, yogurt, or even apple sauce. They’re very soft and easy to chew.

banana-cocoa-waffles-on-divided-plate

Best Tips for Success

  • Let leftovers cool completely and store in a container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Pop into the toaster to warm. Or, freeze in a freezer bag and warm on a future morning.
  • Egg-free: Omit the egg, increase the milk to ¾ cup, and soak 2 tablespoons chia seeds in the milk for 5 minutes before adding to the batter.
  • Gluten-free: Use cup-for-cup gluten-free flour.
  • Dairy-free: Use coconut oil and nondairy milk.
  • Serve with maple syrup, fruit puree, applesauce, or yogurt for dipping.
  • Chocolate Banana Waffles: Swap in 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder for 1 tablespoon of the flour. Or add a handful of chocolate chips to the batter.
  • You may also like Whole Wheat Vanilla Waffles, Raspberry Waffles, 2-Ingredient Pancakes, and my Zucchini Pancakes.

I’d love to hear what your family thinks of this recipe if you try it, so please comment below to share!

This post was first published June 2017.

banana waffles on kids plates

Banana Waffles (Easy and Healthy)

Amy Palanjian

These Banana Waffles have true banana flavor and leftovers store really well. Double the batch to make more for your family as needed.

Prep Time 5 mins

Cook Time 15 mins

Total Time 20 mins

Course Breakfast

Cuisine American

Servings 4 (Makes about 4 waffles)

Calories 227 kcal

Ingredients 

 

  • 1/2 cup mashed banana (from about 1 very ripe medium banana)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg (lightly beaten)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or butter; melted and cooled slightly)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions 

  • Add the banana, milk, egg, coconut oil, and vanilla to a medium bowl. Stir to combine.

  • Stir in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. (The batter will be thick.)

  • Warm the waffle iron and use about 1/3-cup batter for each waffle. Place the batter into the center of the waffle iron, spread it a little with a spoon, and close the lid. Let cook according to the waffle iron’s settings. (My waffle iron has a 1-5 heat setting and I use the heating setting 4.)

  • Serve immediately or place onto a baking sheet and keep in a 200 degree oven while you finish cooking the rest of the batch.

  • Serve warm with syrup, fruit, jam, applesauce or nut butter.

Notes

  • Let leftovers cool completely and store in a container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Pop into the toaster to warm. Or, freeze in a freezer bag and warm on a future morning.
  • Egg-free: Omit the egg, increase the milk to ¾ cup, and soak 2 tablespoons chia seeds in the milk for 5 minutes before adding to the batter.
  • Gluten-free: Use cup-for-cup style gluten-free flour.
  • Dairy-free: Use coconut oil and nondairy milk.
  • Serve with maple syrup, fruit puree, applesauce, or yogurt for dipping.
  • Chocolate Banana Waffles: Swap in 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder for 1 tablespoon of the flour. Or add a handful of chocolate chips to the batter.

Nutrition

Serving: 1waffleCalories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 7gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 387mgPotassium: 269mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 131IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 175mgIron: 2mg

Keyword banana waffles, chocolate waffles



Source link

Related Posts

Comments

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay Connected

21,989FansLike
3,318FollowersFollow
0SubscribersSubscribe
spot_img

Recent Stories