One batch of fluffy banana waffles with crisp golden edges coming right up! Top them with butter and a drizzle of maple syrup, and this easy breakfast tastes like you went out to brunch…. at home.
Ripe bananas bring these waffles to a whole new level of deliciousness. You’ll love how easy they are to make, and your family will love the incredible taste and golden delicious texture.
Simple Banana Waffle Recipe
These banana waffles are thick and fluffy in the center with crispy edges and banana flavor in every bite. The mashed banana gives them a sweeter taste and additional moisture without the need for added fat.
You can enjoy them as is or toss chopped walnuts or chocolate chips into the batter for an extra dose of yum!
Banana Waffle Ingredients
Aside from the super-ripe banana, these waffles are made with the usual pantry and fridge staples. Here’s a run-down of everything you need:
- all-purpose flour: use regular wheat flour or a 1:1 gluten-free all-purpose flour.
- baking powder: helps the batter rise and cook into a fluffy waffle!
- salt: enhances the flavors of banana and vanilla extract.
- sugar: optional but lightly sweetens the waffles.
- egg: gives the waffles structure.
- mashed banana: the main ingredient that adds wonderful banana flavor and that oh-so-soft waffle texture!
- milk: use regular milk or your favorite non-dairy alternative.
- vanilla extract: would be a crime not to add a dash of vanilla to banana waffles.
- melted butter: melted butter adds flavor and beautiful golden color. Make it dairy-free and swap for melted coconut oil or canola oil.
- chopped walnuts: optional, but add a delicious crunch over the top of waffles.
How to Make Banana Waffles
These banana waffles take no time to whip up! Below, I show you how to mix the batter in one bowl and let your waffle iron do the rest:
- Preheat the waffle iron
Use the manufacturer’s instructions to preheat your waffle iron.
- Combine the dry ingredients
Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
- Make the batter
Add the milk, melted butter, banana, and vanilla, and mix until smooth.
*This is also where you would fold in add-ins like chocolate chips, blueberries, or walnuts.
- Cook some waffles
Grease the waffle iron with cooking spray, if needed. Fill the waffle iron and cook until the waffles are golden and fluffy.
- Breakfast time!
Remove the waffles from the iron and top with additional sliced banana, walnuts, and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Now watch the whole recipe from start to finish in this quick video!
Love using ripe bananas in more than just a smoothie? Make these waffles first, and save my easy Banana Blender Muffins for another day!
Fresh or Frozen Bananas?
You can use super ripe or frozen bananas to make these banana waffles. Frozen bananas will need to be defrosted before mashing them and adding to the rest of the batter.
Best Toppings for Banana Waffles
You can pair these banana waffles with more delicious toppings like chocolate, peanut butter, or whipped cream- the list goes on! Grab more ideas below to help build your ideal stack of banana waffles.
- Homemade Brown Sugar Syrup
- Cinnamon Syrup
- Caramel Sauce
- Powdered sugar
- Creamy peanut butter
Best-Ever Banana Waffles
- 1 ½ cups flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 banana, mashed (about 1 cup)
- 1 cup milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup melted butter
- Maple syrup, for serving
- Chopped walnuts, for serving, optional
- Sliced bananas, for serving, optional
- Preheat the waffle iron.
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl.
- Add the milk, egg, butter, mashed banana, and vanilla to the dry ingredients, and mix until smooth. *Waffle batter is a little thinner in consistency than pancake batter.
- Grease the waffle iron with cooking spray or melted butter, if needed.
- Pour the waffle batter into the waffle iron and cook until the waffles are golden on both sides and easily removed from the iron. Repeat with remaining waffle batter.
- Serve the waffles topped with additional sliced bananas, chopped walnuts, if using, and maple syrup.