A stack of fluffy Homemade Banana Waffles served with your favorite toppings is the best way to start any morning. This easy waffle recipe makes waffles that have a crispy outside and a soft tender inside with the perfect banana bread flavor.
It is a delicious and easy breakfast that everyone in your family will love.
By now you know how much I adore making recipes with bananas. There is always at least one bunch on our counter waiting for snack time. I’m just over here waiting for everyone to forget about the yellow fruit, so I can bake more banana treats.
We usually make these Banana Pancakes, but this week I decided to change it up and make a batch of banana waffles for breakfast. A few tweaks to these Spiced Apple Waffles, and I had a new breakfast favorite.
Sure, you could make waffles from a box mix, but waffles from scratch are just as easy and taste so much better. Trust me. Homemade waffles are quite simple and easy to make in minutes.
These homemade waffles are absolutely delicious with nothing on them, but they are even better with a few toppings added to the top.
Toppings for Banana Waffles:
- Maple Syrup or Honey
- Chocolate Syrup
- Peanut Butter or Nutella
- Chocolate Chips
- Fresh Fruit – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries
- Caramelized Bananas
- Nuts – walnuts, pecans, almonds
- Cool Whip or Whipped Cream – try this homemade Chai Whipped Cream for a fun treat
Try one or more of these waffle toppings for a decadent cafe breakfast in the comfort of your home. My favorite combo was caramelized bananas, Cool Whip, and cinnamon!
Our kids devoured these soft and fluffy waffles in no time at all. In fact, they both agreed that these waffles tasted like banana bread.
How to make Banana Waffles from Scratch:
- Stir together all your dry ingredients in a bowl. (full recipe is at the bottom of the post)
- Create a “hole” in the center of the dry ingredients.
- Add the eggs, oil, milk, vanilla, and mashed bananas to the bowl and gently mix until everything is combined.
- Let the batter sit for about 10 minutes while your waffle iron heats up.
- Place spoonfuls of waffle batter on a greased heated iron and cook for 3-5 minutes.
- Remove with a fork and place on a wire rack.
- Add your favorite toppings and serve hot.
Hot fluffy banana bread waffles will have everyone racing to the breakfast table in a hurry.
Tips for Homemade Banana Waffles:
- Do not over mix your waffle batter. Too much mixing can create a waffle that is chewy and tough. It’s ok if there are some lumps in your batter.
- Know your waffle iron and how it cooks. All of them are different and will cook differently. I like to use a small Dash waffle maker, so that they fit in our toaster for reheating later.
- Place cooked waffles on a wire rack to cool. Stacking hot waffles will result in soggy waffles.
- Refrigerate uneaten waffles in a covered container. These will keep for 4-5 days.
- Freeze a batch of banana waffles for later. Place them on a parchment lined tray and freeze for 30 minutes, then place in a freezer safe bag for up to one month.
- Use a toaster to add a crisp outside to refrigerated or frozen waffles.
More easy banana recipes:
- Chocolate Banana Bread
- Banana Split Fluff Salad
- Banana Nutella Quesadillas
- Zucchini Banana Cake
- Fudge Bottom Banana Cream Pie
Other easy breakfast recipes you may like:
- Raspberry Cheesecake Danish
- Nutella Pop Tarts
- Homemade Strawberry Waffles
- Brownie Cheesecake Breakfast Tarts
- Mini Puff Pancakes
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- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 Tablespoons oil
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups mashed banana (3 medium)
- Stir together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar in a large bowl. Create a "hole" in the center.
- Add the eggs, oil, milk, vanilla, and bananas to the center of the dry ingredients. Mix just until combined.
- Let the batter rest for 10 minutes while the waffle iron preheats.
- Place spoonfuls of batter on the greased heated iron and cook 3-5 minutes depending on your waffle iron. The Dash waffle maker takes about 4 minutes per waffle.
- Use a fork to gently remove the waffle and place on a wire rack while you cook more waffles.
- Serve hot with your favorite toppings.
- To Freeze: Place waffles on a parchment lined tray and freeze for 30 minutes, then place in a freezer safe bag for up to 1 month.
- To Reheat: Place in a toaster on a low-medium setting for two cycles.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 243mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 4g