Are you a waffle or a pancake person? That is the crucial question when it comes to brunch! I used to think I was a pancake person through and through, until I bought a waffle maker! There is something about fluffy, chewy waffles with little rock pools of maple syrup in the squares that just edges it over pancakes for me. Banana waffles are my favourite, I love that extra bit of fruit, banana flavour and natural sweetness that they bring. This is a recipe for the perfect fluffy, golden banana waffles. Delicious with whatever toppings you fancy!
These banana waffles also freeze perfectly and make for a quick and easy breakfast by popping them in the toaster. Easily made gluten free or vegan, they are a winner! Keep reading for equipment needed and how to modify the recipe.
- Fruit: berries and banana is my favourite
- Maple syrup
- Chopped nuts
- Peanut butter
- Powdered sugar
- Lemon and sugar
- The only crucial piece of equipment here is a waffle maker! You can choose between a square or circular option. I like the circular ones because they make larger waffles and are easy to cut in to 4 sections to stack. My favourite is this Global Gourmet Waffle Maker it is super affordable and makes perfect golden, fluffy waffles!
- Gluten free: simply use a plain gluten free flour and gluten free baking powder.
- Dairy free: swap the milk for almond milk.
- Vegan: swap the eggs for flax eggs and milk for almond milk.
- Wholegrain: swap 50% or 100% of the flour for a wholegrain or buckwheat variety to add more fibre.
- 1 cup plain flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp honey, maple syrup or sugar
- 4 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup milk of your choice
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 banana sliced
- 2 tbsp chopped pecans
- mixed berries optional
- maple syrup optional
- Heat up your waffle maker.
- Mash the banana well in a large mixing bowl and whisk in the eggs, melted coconut oil and milk.
- Stir in the flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon. The mixture should be a thick pouring consistency.
- Pour roughly 1 tbsp of batter in to each quadrant of your waffle maker (for a circular one) or roughly 1/4-1/3 cup total.
- Close the lid and cook for 5 minutes.
- Carefully peel out of the waffle maker, cut in to quadrants, stack and top with your desired toppings!
- Repeat with the remaining mixture.
Let me know down below what you thought of this banana waffle recipe! If you liked it, you may also like my super popular Buckwheat Banana Bread.