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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Healthy Banana Waffles
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 6 medium waffles 1x
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 powder, 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.
A quick Q. in ur instructions u have mentioned baking soda but in your ingredients it's missing...please clarify. Thanks
It's just the baking powder called for in the ingredients, no baking soda needed, I got that fixed! Thank you for pointing it out.
Everytime I make these there is always raw dough in the middle. I’ve tried overcooking them and that still doesn’t matter. I am following the recipe. Any suggestions?
It'll depend a lot on your waffle iron. I would try adding less batter to the waffle iron or letting it cook for longer than it is indicating.
What kind of oats do you use in this?
Whatever you like or have on hand, old fashioned or instant.
Delicious and easy and my little girls gobbled them up! I was too lazy to go to the basement for applesauce so just used extra bananas. We ate them with strawberries, cream and buttermilk syrup. Yum!
These looks so yummy. Do you think GF all purpose flour would work?
I don't have any experience with it but in theory it sure should. Let me know if you try it!
What kind of oats do you use? Thanks!
Old Fashioned (not instant!) I'll make a note of that in the recipe! Thanks lady 🙂
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 🙂
That sounds delicious!
You don't give the number of servings for each recipe. I would need to know that so I won't overeat. Thank you.
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.
Great to know! I've just gotten into almond milk this year and now always have it. I'm glad to know it works well with it!
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!
Do you use baking powder or baking soda? Tablespoon?
It's one tablespoons baking powder 🙂
Thank you :)! I used the right one
These are awesome! And to think that there is no sugar either. Yummy! Thank you!
Can these be made into pancakes instead? I don't have a waffle maker. :[
I'd sure give it a try! Good luck and let me know how it turns out 🙂
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
I just made these for my family and they are delicious! Thank you for the recipe!
It's 217 calories per waffle! Great with some peanut butter or a filling, nutritious breakfast on the go!
Thank you. I found this recipe a few weeks ago and just had the opportunity to make them. So I needed the nutritional information.
How many calories are these?
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!
Can you use store bought flour?
Of course! Just use whole wheat flour to keep the healthy factor in 🙂 Enjoy!
Stevie Lynn Radzinski
Could yous ubstitute other flours? Lik almond flour or coconut flour?
Foster Mama lion
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Foster Mama lion
Do these freeze well? I make ever tying in bulk and LOVE LOVE LOVE to know I have something yummy to pull out of the freezer when the day is going at top speed.
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 🙂
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!