Banana Bread Waffles

Banana Bread Waffles are the perfect breakfast for banana bread lovers. They take just minutes to make and the favorite taste of bananas and cinnamon will make you think you’re eating a warm slice of banana bread. Top with butter and maple syrup for a sweet start to any day.

Banana Bread Wafflles | 2 Cookin Mamas Banana Bread Waffles are the perfect breakfast for banana bread lovers. They take just minutes to make and the favorite taste of bananas and cinnamon will make you think you're eating a warm slice of banana bread. Top with butter and maple syrup for a sweet start to any day. #waffles #breakfast #bananabread #recipe

You might have noticed that I have a lot of recipes made with bananas on my site. Besides them being so darn delicious, the reason is actually two-fold. I absolutely love bananas and can’t imagine a day that goes by that I don’t have one. In fact, when I was younger, my mom used to call me ChiChi, after those Chiquita bananas, because I ate so many of them.

bananas from my tree

Secondly, I’m lucky enough to have a bunch of banana trees in my backyard and, when they produce bananas, they come in bunches of 50-75 bananas FROM EACH TREE!  I give as many as I can to neighbors, freeze some and then bake with some, all before they go bad. Whew! Now that’s a whole lot of bananas!

Banana Bread Waffles closeup

I’ve made all kinds of banana breads, from my all-time favorite Banana Bread to Tropical Banana Bread, from Banana Strawberry Muffins to Banana Doughnuts, and lastly, Chocolate Caramel Smoothie Bowls to Chocolate Covered Bananas. In other words, anything and everything with bananas! So I thought, why not take my favorite banana bread recipe and make it into a delicious waffle for breakfast.

Banana Bread Waffles bite

Not only are these delicious but much faster to make than banana bread. Banana bread typically takes about 10 minutes to mix and over an hour to bake. These take the same prep time but only take 4 minutes for each waffle. How’s that for getting banana bread goodness to your mouth quick?

Tips for Making the Perfect Waffles Every Time

  • Use a good waffle iron that reaches the high temperature waffles need to crisp up. Follow the instructions on your waffle maker for the best advice on cook time.
  • Do not overmix ingredients! Mix just until incorporated. Overmixing will cause the flour to turn to gluten creating a chewy rather than light, fluffy waffle.
  • For lighter waffles, separate egg. The yolks will be added to batter as stated in the instruction and the white will be beaten until stiff peaks form and folded in at the end of the mixing.
  • Using a preheated oven as the waffles are finished cooking will ensure that they get that crispy exterior. It’s like toasting the waffles for that extra crunch.

How to Make Banana Bread Waffles

Banana Bread Waffles steps

  1. Mash bananas.
  2. Mix bananas with egg, milk, vegetable oil and vanilla extract.
  3. Combine dry ingredients and add to west ingredients.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Heat waffle iron and pour about 1/2 cup onto waffle grid.
  6. Cook 4 minutes. Voila! Perfect Banana Bread Waffles.

Banana Bread Waffles pouring syrup

Try these for breakfast with a little butter and syrup on top. You can even sprinkle with your favorite nuts and add a little fruit to really put this breakfast over the top. Enjoy!

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BANANA BREAD WAFFLES
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
16 mins
Total Time
26 mins
 

Banana Bread Waffles are the perfect breakfast for banana bread lovers. They take just minutes to make and taste like your favorite banana bread recipe.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keywords: best banana bread waffles, breakfast waffles, light and crispy waffles
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 450 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2-3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 bananas mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk (I used cashew milk)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine first 6 ingredients.
  3. In another bowl, combine remaining ingredients.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and whisk until just incorporated.
  5. Heat waffle iron.
  6. Pour 1/2 -3/4 cup onto hot iron depending on the size of your waffle iron. Mine takes almost 3/4 cup but I have a large Belgian waffle iron.
  7. Cook for 4 minutes.
  8. Place cooked waffle into oven directly onto rack. continue cooking the remaining waffles.
  9. Serve with butter and syrup and your favorite toppings such as fruit and nuts.

Recipe Notes

These waffles reheat well in a toaster or toaster oven for a quick breakfast. 

Tips for Making the Perfect Waffles Every Time

  • Use a good waffle iron that reaches the high temperature waffles need to crisp up. Follow the instructions on your waffle maker for the best advice on cook time.
  • Do not overmix ingredients! Mix just until incorporated. Overmixing will cause the flour to turn to gluten creating a chewy rather than light, fluffy waffle.
  • For lighter waffles, separate egg. The yolks will be added to batter as stated in the instruction and the white will be beaten until stiff peaks form and folded in at the end of the mixing.
  • Using a preheated oven as the waffles are finished cooking will ensure that they get that crispy exterior. It's like toasting the waffles for that extra crunch.
Nutrition Facts
BANANA BREAD WAFFLES
Amount Per Serving
Calories 450 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 320mg13%
Potassium 437mg12%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Vitamin C 5.1mg6%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This post has been updated with new content, photos and a more awesome recipe. The original post was published on May 31, 2013.

Banana Bread Waffles are the perfect breakfast for banana bread lovers. They take just minutes to make and the favorite taste of bananas and cinnamon will make you think you\'re eating a warm slice of banana bread. Top with butter and maple syrup for a sweet start to any day. #waffles #breakfast #bananabread #recipe

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Renee Goerger
    08/29/2018 at 9:50 am

    5 stars
    I don’t know of anyone (except you) who can claim they have a banana tree in their backyard. I am seriously jealous!! These banana bread waffles are amazing. I’d eat them every day if I could.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/30/2018 at 4:32 pm

      The benefits of living in South Florida. 🙂 Good thing we like everything with bananas!

  • Reply
    Jenn
    08/29/2018 at 9:30 am

    5 stars
    My daughter’s favorite! We could seriously eat these every morning!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/30/2018 at 4:33 pm

      Your daughter has good taste! They’re my favorite too! You can’t go wrong with having your banana bread and getting to put syrup on it too. 🙂

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