Healthy Banana Waffles are light, fluffy, and will get your day started out right! They contain plenty of fiber to fill you up and are naturally sweetened with bananas!
I’m sure you have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I agree. If I eat a healthy, filling breakfast and serve my family something hearty, we can hit the ground running with happy attitudes and satisfied bellies. My whole family loves banana waffles.
Healthy Banana Waffles
Bananas are such a great addition to waffles. They keep the waffles moist and add to the sweetness without all of the sugar. Throw in some cinnamon and these waffles are a total crowd pleaser.
I know how tempting it is to feed your kiddos cold cereal in the morning but whenever I do, they are begging for food in about an hour. These healthy banana waffles are made with whole wheat flour, packed with fiber, and will keep the troops full longer. That is always a win in my book.
Healthy banana waffles cook up in less than 15 minutes. Totally doable and delicious. Simply combine all of the ingredients, spray your waffle iron with cooking spray to prevent sticking, and breakfast is served.
Frequently asked questions:
If you’re looking for more flavor but don’t want to use something sugary like maple syrup, you can add cinnamon, peanut butter, berries, banana slices, or even Greek yogurt! There are so many options to make the waffles how you want them.
Leftover waffles can be kept in an airtight container for 2-3 days in the fridge, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Waffles can also be enjoyed hot or cold, so there are so many ways to eat your leftover waffles.
Yes! Unused waffle batter can be kept for up to 2 days in the fridge. When you’re ready to use it, stir the batter to mix it again and it is ready.
There is nothing worse than soggy waffles so I like to leave mine in for 4-5 minutes to get the best kind of waffles there are.
Yes! I think that is a great way to add a little extra protein to your meal and it hardly affects the taste.
Common Substitutions for these health waffles:
- You can use milk or buttermilk. New to using buttermilk, I wrote a big post about it. You can use either, depending on what you have on hand. Nut and other alternative milks will work well in this recipe also.
- You can replace the whole wheat flour with ground oat flour or another gluten free baking blend (sometimes called 1:1 gluten free flour). This is a great recipe gluten free if you need to.
- You can swab about the cinnamon for another favorite spices like pumpkin pie spice (it's so good!)
- No applesauce? No issue! You can replace the applesauce with additional banana or a light oil like avocado oil or melted coconut oil.
More easy waffle recipes:
- Classic Belgian Waffle Recipe
- Easy Sourdough Waffle Recipe
- Classic Fluffy Buttermilk Waffle Recipe
- Churro Waffles with Caramel Sauce
- The Best Homemade Whole Wheat Waffles Recipe
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This Healthy Banana Waffles Recipe makes light and fluffy waffles. It has plenty of fiber to fill you up and is naturally sweetened with bananas!
- 2 ripe bananas
- ½ cup applesauce
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ cups milk or buttermilk
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Turn on your waffle iron and allow it to preheat.
- In a medium bowl mash the bananas with a fork until they are well mashed and make a smooth paste.
- Add the applesauce and eggs and whisk to combine.
- Add the buttermilk and combine.
- Add the oats, wheat flour, baking soda, salt, vanilla and cinnamon. Stir until well combined.
- Cook the waffles according to the manufacturer instructions for your waffle iron.
- Serve with fresh banana slices, pure maple syrup, or honey.
- Be sure to use cooking spray on your waffle iron if needed. There is no oil in the recipe and they tend to stick badly in my waffle maker if I don't spray it with cooking oil first.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Waffle Iron
- Cuisine: American
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More easy waffles recipes you may like:
- Easy Chocolate Waffle Recipe
- Classic Waffle Recipe
- Whole Wheat Pumpkin Waffles
- Sweet Cherry Waffles
- Pumpkin Caramel Spice Waffles with Caramel Maple Syrup
- Classic Belgian Waffle Recipe
More healthy breakfast recipes to try:
- Healthy Vegan Breakfast Cookies
- Healthy Roasted Sweet Potato Breakfast Burritos
- Healthy Breakfast Cookies
- Healthy Whole Grain Zucchini Bread Pancakes
- Whole Grain Carrot Cake Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Whipped Cream (naturally sweetened too!)
- Homemade Pancakes- traditional, whole wheat, blueberry, and chocolate chip
Healthy Banana Waffles are just what you need for the breakfast of champions. They are fluffy, taste amazing, and take no time at all to whip up. Put this into your breakfast or breakfast- for- dinner rotation.