Banana Waffles are the easiest weekend (or weekday) breakfast or brunch recipe you’ll ever make! They’re light, fluffy and absolutely delicious!
Why I Make Banana Waffles
- They’re delicious! The natural sweetness of bananas makes these waffles incredibly tasty and they’re the perfect way to start your day!
- Easy to Make! Banana waffles are simple to whip up, requiring just a few basic ingredients you most likely already have on hand! You can have these on the table in no time.
- They’re healthy! Bananas are a good source of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and potassium, and incorporating them into your waffles can add some healthy nutrients to your breakfast.
- Versatile! Banana waffles can be customized to your liking, with the addition of different toppings such as fresh fruit, nuts, or maple syrup. They’re the perfect base to anything you want to add!
- Super kid-friendly! Kids love waffles, and adding bananas to the mix can make them even more appealing to young palates.
- Flour: I use a combination of all purpose flour and whole wheat flour for this recipe. I’ve found this combination makes for a super fluffy waffle.
- Baking essentials: You’ll need baking powder and kosher salt for these waffles.
- Ground cinnamon: Cinnamon takes these waffles to another level. Comforting and absolutely delicious!
- Milk: Any milk will work! Feel free to use cow’s milk, oat milk, almond milk or any plant based milk you prefer.
- Egg: You’ll just need one egg for this recipe to help everything bind together.
- Honey: For a little extra natural sweetness, I add a tablespoon of honey. Feel free to use maple syrup if you don’t have honey.
- Vanilla extract: Vanilla adds a depth of flavor that’s essential to the tastiest waffles ever!
- Ripe bananas: Ripe bananas is absolutely key to making the best Banana Waffles. The more ripe, the sweeter the banana!
If your bananas aren’t quite ripe yet, place them in a 350°F oven on a rimmed sheet pan (poke a few holes in each one so they don’t explode!) for about 15 minutes to bring out their natural sweetness. Allow the bananas to cool before starting this recipe.
How to Make Banana Waffles
- Prep waffle iron: Preheat waffle iron.
- Combine dry ingredients: Place the flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon in a bowl and combine.
- Combine wet ingredients: Place the remaining wet ingredients in a separate bowl and combine.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients: Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet until combined. Do not over mix, it’s ok if there are a few lumps.
- Make the waffles: Pour 1/2 cup of batter into a greased waffle iron and cook for about 3-4 minutes (or according to manufacturer’s directions).
Can I Meal Prep Waffles?
Absolutely! I’ve been getting a lot of SOS messages from moms asking for fast but filling breakfast ideas. I’m not suggesting that these Banana Waffles are going to make it onto your table in 60 seconds, but where there’s a will there’s a way! Good news is you can easily prep these ahead of time. Here’s a couple options for how to meal prep waffles!
- Prep the ingredients: If the thought of making something from scratch at 7am is unappealing to you, you can mix the wet and dry ingredients separately the night before! Then, all you have to do in the morning is mix them together in a bowl and scoop some batter into the waffle iron. Simple.
- Freeze the waffles: But if that’s still to much for you when you’re feeling bleary eyed, exhausted and just wanting to get everyone out the door well-fed, follow in my foot steps. Make a huge batch of these Banana Waffles on the weekend and store them in labeled freezer bags so when the morning comes all you have to do is put them in the toaster oven and serve with fresh fruit or syrup.
More Recipes for Your Waffle Iron
- Waffle French Toast
- Pumpkin Waffles
- Rainbow Waffles
- Waffle Heart Sandwiches
- Waffle Iron Eggs
I think these Banana Waffles will be your new go-to breakfast recipe. Let me know what you think in the comments or tag me on social media if you make them!
Images by Ivan Solis
Banana Waffles are the easiest weekend (or weekday) breakfast or brunch recipe you’ll ever make!
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- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- Preheat waffle iron.
- Place the first 5 ingredients in a bowl and combine.
- Place the remaining wet ingredients in a separate bowl and combine.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet until combined. Do not over mix, its ok if there are a few lumps.
- Pour 1/2 cup of batter into a greased waffle iron and cook for about 3-4 minutes (or according to manufacturer’s directions).
- Serve with desired toppings.
To Freeze and Reheat: Place leftover waffles in labeled freezer bags. Pop in the toaster until warmed through to reheat. Serve with desired toppings.
Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 190mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g Did you make this recipe?Mention @Weelicious or tag #weelicious!