BEST Banana Waffles Recipe

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This is the BEST Banana Waffles Recipe for breakfast or brunch! These waffles have the dreamiest crunch-to-softness ratio, and deliver the best flavor of subtle-yet-sweet banana fruitiness. It’s a hearty dish that the whole family will salivate over and love.

If you’re looking for a slightly healthier recipe that cuts out the added sugar, check out these Healthy Banana Waffles. My Classic Waffle Recipe is a great option if you’re looking for a simple traditional waffle.

BEST Banana Waffles Recipe

Easy Homemade Banana Waffles Breakfast Recipe

Move over with your banana pancakes, Jack Johnson. These Banana Waffles are the new and cool breakfast in town! I am a huge believer in making waffles from scratch rather than a box. A box can definitely save a few minutes and taste just fine, but homemade waffle batter is actually incredibly simple to make quickly. And it allows you to pick and choose flavors and ingredients of your liking!

This Banana Waffle recipe isn’t overly banana-y, and they are some seriously luscious vessels for your all-time favorite sweet breakfast toppings: maple syrup, sliced fruit, peanut butter, and even chocolate syrup or Nutella! For an extra pop of tasty decadence, throw a half cup of chocolate chips into the batter… Your kids will thank you later. You can also use whole wheat flour in place of all-purpose for a little extra grain to start out your day!

How do you make banana waffles?

This recipe couldn’t be simpler! Mash the banana in a bowl, mix in the oil and eggs, and stir in the dry ingredients until just combined. Last, add the milk and cook according to your waffle maker! Top with your favorite waffle toppings, and serve hot!

Can you make banana waffles with oats?

Yes, and yum! This will create a little different texture and almost taste more like a banana oat muffin… Which is amazing. Rather than using 1 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour, use 1 cup of flour and 3/4 cup of old fashioned oats.

Tips for making banana waffles:

  • Respect thy waffle maker. For real. Read the instructions thoroughly because each one is different!
  • Don’t over-mix. When making your batter and adding ingredients, stir in everything until just combined. Too much mixing creates a chewier and less fluffy waffle. The batter should be fairly smooth, with some lumps.
  • Don’t touch that lid… Until it tells you to, that is. Your waffle maker will either have a way of telling you when it’s done (like a light or beeper), or you can watch the steam for an indication. When the maker stops steaming, that should mean the waffle is done.
  • Don’t stack. When the waffles are cooling, spread them out, cool them on a rack, and avoid stacking them. The heat and steam coming off of them can cause soggy waffles, and that is a MAJOR bummer.

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BEST Banana Waffles

BEST Banana Waffles


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  • Author: Melissa Griffiths
  • Total Time: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 large waffles 1x

Description

Banana Waffles have the dreamiest crunch to softness ratio, and deliver the best flavor of subtle-yet-sweet banana fruitiness in this hearty breakfast dish that the whole family will salivate over and love.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 medium banana
  • 2 tablespoons light oil, such as canola or vegetable
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/3 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat your waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, add the banana and use a fork to mash very well.
  3. Add the oil and eggs, and beat to combine well.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cinnamon to the bowl, and stir until just combined.
  5. Add the milk and stir until just combined.
  6. Make the waffles according to the directions that came with your waffle iron.
  7. When one waffle is done, let it rest on a wire wrack, taking care not to stack the waffles (the steam they produce makes them soggy if you stack them on a plate).
  8. Serve hot with your favorite toppings such a maple syrup, buttermilk syrup, sliced bananas, pecans, whipped cream, or even chocolate sauce, Nutella, or peanut butter on top.

Notes

  • You can sub the all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour without any issues, just add an extra splash of milk if the mixture is too thick.
  • This is an easy recipe to scale up if you are cooking for a crowd.
  • You can use an overripe banana if you have one, but any yellow banana will still work great.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Waffle Iron
  • Cuisine: American

How to make banana waffles

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So many waffles to love! You are going to love how simple these are and how sweet and comforting they turn out. I can’t wait for you to try them soon.

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7 Comments

  1. Hi Melissa, thank U very much for sharing your recipe! Measurements R perfect 🤩 It was delicious 😋 I omitted salt; added a pinch of nutmeg & 1/4 tsp vanilla extract 😃 Served it with warm banana sauce 😋






  2. This was a great idea, but I had an issue with the recipe. I subbed 3/4 flour for oats like you recommended, but only used 1 cup of milk. Even that was too much milk! I had to add more flour to thicken the batter. Maybe if you use oats, add a lot less milk since they don’t soak it up as much as flour does.
    FYI I did skip the sugar and use half whole wheat flour. I don’t think that would make it significantly runnier though.

    Also it only made 3 large waffles, not 6. The extra milk might have stretched it to 4, but definitely not 6.






    1. I’m not sure. Overnight maybe? Will you let us know if you try it? I typically just make all of the waffles and reheat them in the toaster.

  3. Can you make these a day ahead of time? I’m thinking of making them today and having them tomorrow for breakfast. Thanks!

  4. A trick I learned with my long lost favorite waffle batter recipe ever: was to separate the egg whites, whip to peaks and fold into the batter. Always, let the batter rest. This creates a pillowy soft finish that is awesome on top of this awesome recipe!! This is the replacement recipe I’ve been looking for!! ????