Banana Waffles are the easiest weekend (or weekday) breakfast or brunch recipe you’ll ever make! They’re light, fluffy and absolutely delicious!

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Why I Make Banana Waffles

  • They’re delicious! The natural sweetness of bananas makes these waffles incredibly tasty and they’re the perfect way to start your day!
  • Easy to Make! Banana waffles are simple to whip up, requiring just a few basic ingredients you most likely already have on hand! You can have these on the table in no time.
  • They’re healthy! Bananas are a good source of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and potassium, and incorporating them into your waffles can add some healthy nutrients to your breakfast.
  • Versatile! Banana waffles can be customized to your liking, with the addition of different toppings such as fresh fruit, nuts, or maple syrup. They’re the perfect base to anything you want to add!
  • Super kid-friendly! Kids love waffles, and adding bananas to the mix can make them even more appealing to young palates.
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The Ingredients

  • Flour: I use a combination of all purpose flour and whole wheat flour for this recipe. I’ve found this combination makes for a super fluffy waffle.
  • Baking essentials: You’ll need baking powder and kosher salt for these waffles.
  • Ground cinnamon: Cinnamon takes these waffles to another level. Comforting and absolutely delicious!
  • Milk: Any milk will work! Feel free to use cow’s milk, oat milk, almond milk or any plant based milk you prefer.
  • Egg: You’ll just need one egg for this recipe to help everything bind together.
  • Honey: For a little extra natural sweetness, I add a tablespoon of honey. Feel free to use maple syrup if you don’t have honey.
  • Vanilla extract: Vanilla adds a depth of flavor that’s essential to the tastiest waffles ever!
  • Ripe bananas: Ripe bananas is absolutely key to making the best Banana Waffles. The more ripe, the sweeter the banana!

Recipe Tip

If your bananas aren’t quite ripe yet, place them in a 350°F oven on a rimmed sheet pan (poke a few holes in each one so they don’t explode!) for about 15 minutes to bring out their natural sweetness. Allow the bananas to cool before starting this recipe.

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How to Make Banana Waffles

  1. Prep waffle iron: Preheat waffle iron.
  2. Combine dry ingredients: Place the flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon in a bowl and combine.
  3. Combine wet ingredients: Place the remaining wet ingredients in a separate bowl and combine.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients: Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet until combined. Do not over mix, it’s ok if there are a few lumps.
  5. Make the waffles: Pour 1/2 cup of batter into a greased waffle iron and cook for about 3-4 minutes (or according to manufacturer’s directions).
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Can I Meal Prep Waffles?

Absolutely! I’ve been getting a lot of SOS messages from moms asking for fast but filling breakfast ideas. I’m not suggesting that these Banana Waffles are going to make it onto your table in 60 seconds, but where there’s a will there’s a way! Good news is you can easily prep these ahead of time. Here’s a couple options for how to meal prep waffles!

  1. Prep the ingredients: If the thought of making something from scratch at 7am is unappealing to you, you can mix the wet and dry ingredients separately the night before! Then, all you have to do in the morning is mix them together in a bowl and scoop some batter into the waffle iron. Simple. 
  2. Freeze the waffles: But if that’s still to much for you when you’re feeling bleary eyed, exhausted and just wanting to get everyone out the door well-fed, follow in my foot steps. Make a huge batch of these Banana Waffles on the weekend and store them in labeled freezer bags so when the morning comes all you have to do is put them in the toaster oven and serve with fresh fruit or syrup.
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I think these Banana Waffles will be your new go-to breakfast recipe. Let me know what you think in the comments or tag me on social media if you make them!

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Banana Waffles

Banana Waffles are the easiest weekend (or weekday) breakfast or brunch recipe you'll ever make!
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Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes



  • Preheat waffle iron.
  • Place the first 5 ingredients in a bowl and combine.
  • Place the remaining wet ingredients in a separate bowl and combine.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet until combined. Do not over mix, its ok if there are a few lumps.
  • Pour 1/2 cup of batter into a greased waffle iron and cook for about 3-4 minutes (or according to manufacturer’s directions).
  • Serve with desired toppings.


To Freeze and Reheat: Place leftover waffles in labeled freezer bags. Pop in the toaster until warmed through to reheat. Serve with desired toppings.


Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 190mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. […] was really happy to discover this recipe, originally from Weelicious, because Titus loves them. And they’re perfect to stash in the freezer and pull out for […]

  2. I wouldn’t risk it. You can feed them cooked honey only if it has gotten hot enough to kill any potential spores. You can use agave nectar to sweet these instead!

  3. So I know it’s recommended not to feed honey to infants under one but it is okay when it’s cooked in something (like this recipe)? I would love to give some of this to my 8 month old but the honey makes me nervous. Thanks!

  4. Hi! I made these this morning, and while delicious (and a hit with my 18 mth old:), they were really dense and chewy. I barely stirred the batter so I don’t think I overmixed….but the batter seemed awfully thick and not batter-like at all. Any advice on where I went wrong? What is the consistency of the batter supposed to be like? Thanks so much!

  5. OMG! So I lucked into a waffle maker for cheap and this recipe was awesome and simple. I did some variations due to my dietary lifestyle. I did half and half of the flour mixture and almond milk to cut back on the cals. Also, I am diabetic so I used splenda. The waffles came out nice and fluffly regardless. Will use again.

  6. I made this batter this morning and used for pancakes as I don’t have a waffle maker. It was delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. These are so great! My toddler will not eat eggs, plain pancakes, or plain waffles (my breakfast ideas are getting pretty slim). He loves these and it is a great feeling as a parent to find healthy food that our children will love!

  8. You can use 1 tbsp of flax seed powder plus 3 tbsp of water to equal one egg. I have heard that bananas are a great egg replacement, but I haven’t tried to leave out the egg in this recipe.

  9. HI Catherine,

    These are our favorite waffles. I started making them this morning have all of the ingredients and realize I don’t have eggs. Is there anything you know of that could be a substitute?

  10. […] I was going to get him to make the regular waffles.  And I was going to make Belgian waffles and banana waffles.  As I start to make the Belgian waffles, I realize they take over an hour prep time.  Oops.  […]

  11. These make the best pb&j sandwiches! I am going to have to start doubling the recipe if we ever hope to have enough leftovers to freeze.

  12. Thank you!!! We just bought a waffle maker and my son requests waffles every AM so I’m using a mix. This is so much healthier and he adores bananas. Perfect!!! Once again–weelicious ROCKS!!

  13. These were awesome! I used whole wheat (ground my own) and flax instead of all purpose flour. The kids and hubby loved them. The only problem is there wasn’t enough. Two kids (2 and 6) ate most of them so we just got a taste. Will double the recipe next time. Thanks for a great recipe!

  14. These were soooooooooooooooooooooooo good!!! A big hit with my super picky 14 month old! 🙂 She loved dipping bites into her vanilla yogurt. 🙂

  15. I know you are quite into “green” and healthy products. Am wondering what sort of waffle iron you use? I’ve tried to purge teflon from my home, and all of the waffle irons I’ve seen are made of Teflon. Any ideas???

  16. A bit late in replying but it’s possible you over mixed the wet and dry ingredients together. Waffle and pancake mix should be mixed until just combined (lumps are ok) or else you end up with chewy waffles and pancakes! I hope you’ve had better luck with them since!

  17. I made this morning and they were very yummy! Although, they were a bit chewy — any thoughts on why that would be? (I did use soy milk instead of milk in the recipe, but I don’t think that should affect it.)

  18. I will try this soon as I have some bananas left 🙂 but I am going to serve the waffles for lunch. I am from Germany and our breakfast is a bit different from the American. We eat bread, muesli and other cereals for breakfast. My kids eat cereals most time at home and get a breakfast bento with bread for school and on the longer schooldays also a packed lunch.
    I really like to see what dishes you prepare for your family. I have already tried some of your recipes 🙂 Thanks for all your efforts!

  19. I’m a little confused & this might be a dumb question. Are you really supposed to add the flour through milk in one bowl, and then the rest of the ingredients in a separate bowl? Or is the cinnamon supposed to be higher up on the ingredient list so just dry ingredients are in one bowl and wet in another….?

  20. Ahh your wonderful recipes using too ripe bananas never seize to amaze! Bananas go fast in my house but I buy a bunch and am always looking for ways to use them when they get too ripe. Thanks so much for yet another wonderful recipe!

  21. I have a tiny fridge so having 2 bowls in the fridge just wouldn’t work. Could I mix up the batter in one bowl or do the wet and dry really have to be separate overnight?

  22. This couldn’t have come at a better time! I know we’re only in month 2 of school, but I was totally in a breakfast rut already! Thank you so much for your recipes and inspiration to make them!! 🙂

  23. I would go to Target, Walmart, Sur La Table etc.. and check out their selection to get something that fits your space.

  24. Looks delicious. I’m looking for a good waffle iron that doesn’t take up much space. Any recommendations?

  25. These look wonderful! I am always looking for new healthy waffle and pancake recipes to add variety. I always make large batches of pancakes, waffles and french toast on the weekend, freeze, and then – viola! Breakfast is ready for busy school mornings. I always include some whole wheat flour and flax seed meal in our breakfasts, too. Great with all natural chicken breakfast sausage to add protein.

  26. Perfect find! I just eyebald the v. ripe bananas (2) in the kitchen, went under weelicious… and voila!

    Bananas are saved! 😀

  27. We make these waffles all the time and freeze them. I keep frozen ripe bananas just for waffles–so easy;-)

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