Healthy Banana Waffles

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!

A white plate with waffles topped with bananas. A banana and a yellow cup of milk sit next to the plate.

Healthy Banana Waffles

How are your resolutions coming? I know most of us make some resolves to do better, eat healthier, and do more or less of some things. It’s always nice to get back on track with things after the craziness the Holiday Season brings.

When I was making my resolutions I thought I’d go with a check list this year. A few things that I could do everyday and check off. Some day’s ends have more checks than others, but I’ve been trying to make sure there’s always at least one check mark on my list. This has been a great approach for me. Some days I have everything checked off, but I can’t beat myself up too much when there’s only one or two because at least that is something.

One of my resolutions was healthy eating. Healthy eating is a loose term, but I know what I expect from myself. I’m sure some of you have similar goals too, so I thought I’d share this great healthy banana waffle recipe. They are light, fluffy, and pretty darn healthy. It has plenty of fiber to fill you up and all the sweetness comes from bananas. Our whole family loved these!

A white plate with waffles topped with bananas. A banana and a yellow cup of milk sit next to the plate.

What are healthier options for waffle toppings?

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.

How can I store waffles?

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.

Can I store waffle batter?

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.

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Healthy Banana Waffles Recipe

Healthy Banana Waffles


  • Author: Melissa - Bless This Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 medium waffles 1x

Description

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!


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Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups milk or buttermilk
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Serve with fresh banana slices, pure maple syrup, or honey.

Notes

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.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Waffle Iron
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: waffle recipe, easy waffles, healthy waffles, homemade waffles, best waffle recipe, how to make waffles

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This post was originally published in 2013 and has been updated in July 2019.

Healthy Banana Waffles are an excellent breakfast choice if you are looking for something with high fiber and less sugar. The fluffy texture and banana sweetness will please your taste buds and keep you on track for your health goals.

 

 

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39 Responses
    1. Melissa

      I think they they would if you cooked them a bit dark (does that make sense?!) They are really moist and a bit softer than traditional waffles because of the banana so if you cooked them a little dark/longer then that would help with some of that extra moisture. I would also let them cool completely before stacking to freeze or you’ll have a hard time getting them apart. Let me know! I love keep waffles in the freezer too 🙂

      1. Megan

        I haven’t done it with this recipe, but I have another waffle recipe I make and freeze. What I do is actually make them a bit lighter than normal, freeze them on a sheet pan, then put them in a freezer bag. Then when you’re ready to make them put them in the toaster oven and they finish cooking in there. I haven’t tried it with this recipe but I’m guessing it would work for you!

    1. Melissa

      No idea! I’ve never found a way to figure out nutrition facts that I like so I don’t do it much… but feel free to plug the recipe into someone on the web to find out 🙂 Thanks!

  1. Lisa

    I made these for my family and they turned out super yummy! I made the leap to no refined sugars for lent and after looking through your blog this is going to be easier then I thought. Almost everything here seems ” meat and potatoes, husband friendly” lol Thank you

  2. Coral

    My waffle maker just isn’t very effective! This recipe works for pancakes too, for those of you who might not have a waffle maker!

  3. Hanna

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I made them into pancakes and topped them off with some blueberries and they were amazing! I also substituted the milk for almond milk because it was all I had in my fridge and it turned out great.

    Thanks!

  4. Jody Bucci

    You don’t give the number of servings for each recipe. I would need to know that so I won’t overeat. Thank you.

  5. Becky

    I have a pancake recipe VERY similar to this but will try this for easy reheat in the toaster! 🙂 the main difference is there is 1Tbs of honey if the batter coups probably add it to this batter then no need for syrup 🙂

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As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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