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!
Oh, breakfast… How I love you! If we could eat breakfast for dinner every night we would. Mostly the kid and I. My husband definitely would not go for that.
Apparently he is a meat and potatoes kind of guy. Every now and again I can talk him into a little something sweet. Especially if it is going to use those two overly ripe bananas that are begging to be used. Those were the main inspiration for these:
Banana Bread Waffles
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!
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.
Ingredients for banana waffles:
Most of the base ingredients in this recipe are ones you can find right in your pantry!
- Baking powder
- Brown sugar
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.
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How to make Banana Bread Waffles:
- 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
- Heat a waffle iron.
- Whisk together your flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar (if using).
- In a medium measuring cup combine the milk, egg, and bananas. Whisk until the bananas are mashed. Fold into your dry ingredients.
- Pour 1/4 cup batter onto your prepared iron. Cook until golden brown and enjoy.