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Banana Bread Waffles Recipe

Banana Bread Waffles. Overripe bananas provide all of the sweetness in this delicious breakfast recipe! A sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg compliment this simple flavor and make it a family favorite! 

banana bread waffles

I love to buy bananas.

And that’s about it. I buy them, forget them, and then they end up in the garbage. I always think we will eat them before they go bad, but never manage to make it through the batch.

The good news is these banana waffles are an excellent use for those overripe bananas on my counter. Crisp outside, soft center… Top with fresh slices of banana and warm maple syrup and you have an INSANELY delicious breakfast recipe.

Recipe Features:

  • Family Favorite: This is a favorite recipe in our home and made monthly!
  • Pantry Staples: All of the ingredients, minus the bananas, are pantry staples.
  • Freezer Friendly: This recipe can be frozen up to 3 months.
banana bread waffles recipe

What You’ll Need:

There are so many reasons to love this recipe. One of the top has to be that it calls for no added sugar. All of the sweetness will come from your bananas. Make sure to use overly ripe ones to ensure a flavor packed winning recipe!

Most of the base ingredients in this recipe are ones you can find right in your pantry!

  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon
  • Brown sugar
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Bananas

Step by Step Instructions:

  1. Heat a waffle iron.
  2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar (if using).
  3. In a medium measuring cup combine the milk, egg, and bananas. Whisk until the bananas are mashed. Fold into your dry ingredients.
  4. Pour 1/4 cup batter onto your prepared iron. Cook until golden brown and enjoy.
banana bread waffles breakfast

Tips and FAQs:

BAKING TIP: We always enjoy our waffles extra crisp. It is especially important for this recipe that you give them an extra minute or two in your waffle maker. The batter is a little on the thick side which means it needs that extra time to reach the perfect texture. Heat and cook on a low setting.

For more great tips and tricks for the perfect waffle, check out this post that breaks everything down for you.  

How to know when bananas are ready for baking:

Baking recipe often call for overripe bananas, but what does that mean and how do you know if your bananas are ripe enough? You want to use overripe bananas for a couple of reasons. First, the longer your bananas sit out and ripen the sweeter they will be. This helps enhance the flavor of your baked goods and lessens the total amount of added sugar needed. Second, it gives you an even more aromatic and bold flavor. Last, they are much easier to mash and incorporate your batter.

To make sure your bananas are the perfect ripeness follow this simple advice:

  • Check the color. In the case of bananas ready for baking, you actually want your bananas to be more brown than yellow. The browner the better. You want them to be almost black or have dark black streaks. They should be slightly soft and easy to mash.

Have bananas but no time to wait for them to ripen? You can add a tablespoon of brown sugar straight to the batter.

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Banana Bread Waffles

Yield: 8 waffles
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Banana Bread Waffles. Overripe bananas provide all of the sweetness in this delicious breakfast recipe! A sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg compliment this simple flavor and make it a family favorite! 

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cup flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar, (optional)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 overripe bananas

Instructions

  1. Heat a waffle iron.
  2. Whisk together your flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar (if using).
  3. In a medium measuring cup combine the milk, egg, and bananas. Whisk until the bananas are mashed. Fold into your dry ingredients.
  4. Pour 1/4 cup batter onto your prepared iron. Cook until golden brown and enjoy.

Notes

To make sure your bananas are the perfect ripeness follow this simple advice:

  • Check the color. In the case of bananas ready for baking, you actually want your bananas to be more brown than yellow. The browner the better. You want them to be almost black or have dark black streaks. They should be slightly soft and easy to mash.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 8 waffles
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 285Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 342mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 9g

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Amber

Wednesday 15th of July 2015

These turned out delicious, even my picky kids liked them.

Jesseca

Wednesday 15th of July 2015

So glad they turned out! we love them.

Yvonne [Tried and Tasty]

Monday 10th of November 2014

Banana bread waffles? Genius! I never would have thought of that - I love that you said you don't even need to add anything to them.. if that's the case, you KNOW they are good! Thanks for the yummy recipe!

Marilyn

Wednesday 5th of November 2014

These look delicious...I have some very ripe bananas on my counter so I think I know what I'm making for breakfast tomorrow! :)

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