Waffles are one of the great breakfast foods, able to go toe to toe with its more mainstream opponent, pancakes. To really take your waffles to the next level, why not make this incredible recipe for banana waffles?
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What better use of leftover, slightly blackened bananas are there than making some delicious banana waffles? The slightly overripe taste will bring a ton is a great sweetness to the waffles, as well as somehow tasting even more “banana-y.”
Feel free to play around with this recipe to tweak it as you like, but the best thing to do is to consider this recipe as a solid base and ply with the spices and then the toppings at the end. That’s what makes waffles so great – they hold on to whatever flavor you put on top, whether that is maple syrup or sausage gravy.
Banana Waffles Ingredients
Check the recipe card at the very bottom, as it has all of the ingredients that you’ll need to make this.
• All-purpose flour
• Baking powder
• Baking soda
• Vanilla extract
• Whipped cream
How To Make Banana Waffles
• Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a large bowl
• In a large measuring cup, mix the milk, bananas, eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla.
• Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients in and stir until combined
• Use your favorite waffle maker to make the waffles, following the instructions closely
• Cook the waffles until they are golden brown and crisp
• Top with whipped cream, bananas, and syrup
How To Get Ripe Bananas To Make Waffles With
This recipe is basically designed to use up old, leftover bananas that are past their prime. However, what do you do if you want to make some banana waffles but don’t have any overripe bananas on hand or in the freezer?
The easiest thing to do is to head to the supermarket and look for the oldest bananas you can find. Small black spots and feeling slightly soft to the touch are great indications of over-ripeness.
Failing that, you can take a regular banana and stick it in a paper bag somewhere warm. The paper bag will trap escaping ethylene, which will make the bananas ripen faster, though this method takes a few days.
For a faster solution, stick your bananas in the freezer overnight before taking them out and then thawing them completely. The freezing process breaks open the banana’s cell walls, releasing a lot more sugar and making them a lot easier to work with.
What To Top Your Banana Waffles With
The ultimate choice of toppings is entirely up to you, so feel free to do absolutely anything that comes to mind.
The classic combination is just some simple whipped cream, but you could get fancier as well. Why not drizzle over some maple syrup or even honey?
If you have some Nutella around, you can spread it onto the top of the waffles as soon as they come out of the waffle maker, giving it time to melt into the waffles properly.
Or you could go ultra simple with just some powdered sugar; do whatever makes you happy, but don’t be afraid to experiment!
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- Prep Time
- 5 minutes
- Cook Time
- 20 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 cup ripe bananas mashed about 3
- 3 large eggs
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Whipped cream freshly sliced bananas and syrup
- In a large bowl whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg together
- In a large measuring cup or a medium bowl, (I prefer a nice large measuring cup) mix the milk, bananas, eggs, vegetable oil and vanilla extract.
- Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour the wet in. Stir until thoroughly combined.
- Follow the instructions of your specific waffle maker (eg, batter amount & time) to make the waffles.
- Ladle the batter into a preheated waffle iron and close the lid.
- Cook the waffles until they are golden brown and crisp.
- Top with whipped cream, freshly sliced bananas and syrup.
- The yield will depend on the size of your waffle maker. This recipe doubles well!
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.