Banana Waffles

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If you love banana bread even half as much as my family does, I promise that you will love these easy Banana Waffles. They meet the craving for banana bread with a light and fluffy waffle, perfect for any topping you choose.

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Banana Waffles

As with so many recipes, this one was inspired by the ingredients already in the kitchen. A bunch of very ripe bananas met my son’s request for waffles.

I played with our Buttermilk Waffle recipe a bit and the happy result is a beautifully crisp waffle that is almost unbelievably light and fluffy inside with plenty of banana flavor.

I am so giddy over these banana waffles that I made them twice this week, just to make sure they were as perfect as I remembered. And yes, they really are amazing. 

On their own, or topped with Buttermilk Syrup, Waffle Sauce, Brown Sugar Butter Syrup, peanut butter, whipped cream, or good old maple syrup, these Banana Waffles are a great idea any day of the week.

Banana Waffles are crisp, light, and fluffy! (traditional and gluten free recipes included) - by barefeetinthekitchen.com

Banana Waffle Recipe

  1. Preheat your waffle iron. Combine the bananas, eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, and brown sugar in a bowl and whisk until smooth. (You can also combine in a blender and pulse smooth.)
  2. Combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg in a mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Add the wet ingredients and stir until well mixed. Stir in the melted butter.
  3. Pour batter onto the hot waffle iron and cook until crisp and browned. Serve with the toppings of your choice. 
Banana Waffles with Maple Syrup

Waffles, Waffles, and More Waffles

While there are endless options for waffle toppings, there are also endless varieties of waffles waiting to be made.

Sweet options like Blueberry Waffles or Maple Glazed Doughnut Waffles will always be popular, as will classic waffles with waffle sauce or syrup.

The game-changer in our waffle-loving world has been savory waffles. Ham and Cheese Waffles, Cornbread Waffles (pile them high with BBQ pork and coleslaw for a fantastic dinner), Cheddar Bacon Green Chile Waffles, and Cheddar Chive Waffles with Sausage Gravy.

My family loves waffles pretty much any way we can make them. What’s your favorite waffle combination?

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Banana Waffles

Banana Waffles

4.41 from 5 votes
If you love banana bread even half as much as my family does, I promise that you will love these easy Banana Waffles!
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Servings: 12 4″ square waffles or (5) round Belgian waffles

Ingredients 

  • 3 small ripe bananas 1 cup mashed
  • 3 eggs
  • cup buttermilk store-bought or homemade is fine here
  • teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • cups all-purpose flour *
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ cup butter melted

Gluten-Free Alternative *

  • cups brown rice flour
  • cup tapioca starch
  • cup potato starch

Instructions

  • Preheat your waffle iron. Combine the bananas, eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, and brown sugar in a bowl and whisk until smooth. (You can also combine in a blender and pulse smooth.)
  • Combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg in a mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Add the wet ingredients and stir until well mixed. Stir in the melted butter.
  • Pour batter onto the hot waffle iron and cook until crisp and browned. Serve with the toppings of your choice. Enjoy!

Notes

FREEZER MEAL: Let the waffles cool completely, before storing them in an airtight Ziploc bag. Reheat the frozen waffles in a toaster oven or in the microwave.

Nutrition

Calories: 329kcal · Carbohydrates: 60g · Protein: 7g · Fat: 7g · Saturated Fat: 4g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g · Monounsaturated Fat: 2g · Trans Fat: 1g · Cholesterol: 54mg · Sodium: 273mg · Potassium: 401mg · Fiber: 3g · Sugar: 10g · Vitamin A: 246IU · Vitamin C: 3mg · Calcium: 100mg · Iron: 2mg
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{originally published 4/3/15 – recipe notes and photos updated 3/16/22}

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Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Edamommies says

    Hi Mary, one of my daughter's was recently diagnosed with asthma. After doing some research, I've decided to go gf. I intend to use many of your gf recipes. My question is, is there such a thing as a general all purpose gf baking flour?

    • Mary says

      There are several all purpose GF flour blends that might work for you, I've heard great things about the Cup4Cup brand. For myself, I've found I get the best results with separate flours, simply because each recipe can need a slight tweaking.

    • Mary says

      Yes, you should be able to use an alternate milk (I'd probably use almond) and a coconut oil or palm shortening. If you want a slight coconut flavor, coconut milk and oil would be delicious too!

  2. Tricia Buice says

    Happy Easter Mary! Hope you have a wonderful day with friends and family. Love these waffles! Love the idea of coconut oil – going to have to give it a try!

  3. Sarah says

    This recipe is straight perfection and makes SO.MANY.WAFFLES that I actually got some myself!!

    I used the Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 GF flour with the measurement given for AP flour and it turned out really well!5 stars

  4. Connie Laire says

    The Ingredients call for 1/4 cup of cornstarch, but cornstarch is nowhere to be found in the instructions. Even the gluten-free ingredients do not mention cornstarch. What is the cornstarch for, or was this a recipe typo? 😉4 stars