Waffles are a great option for breakfast or brunch, and these Banana Oatmeal Waffles are sure to be a hit! Perfectly spiced with hints of banana and vanilla, they’re light, fluffy, and filled with wholesome ingredients. Serve with your favorite toppings, and be prepared for happy smiles all around.
My kids love waffles, and we have a lot of fun on the weekend dreaming up new variations.
These banana oat waffles are a particular favorite of mine, elevating traditional waffles to a whole new level of deliciousness.
Best of all? Not only is the taste something to get excited about, but they are also loaded with wholesome ingredients.
When you want to start the day with a breakfast that will make your taste buds tingle and leave you feeling great, oat waffles with bananas are the ticket!
Ingredients for Making Banana Oat Waffles
- Oats: Use old fashioned rolled oats rather than quick oats.
- Flour: I used all purpose flour. For gluten free banana oat waffles, use a gluten-free flour blend with xanthan gum.
- Sugar: I used granulated sugar, but you can use any type of sugar that you prefer.
- Baking Powder and Baking Soda: These are important for adding rise and structure to your waffles.
- Sea Salt: A pinch of salt will enhance the flavor of your waffles.
- Milk (or Buttermilk): You can use whatever type of milk you prefer, including almond milk for a dairy-free option.
- Eggs: You will need two large eggs for this recipe.
- Bananas: Use overripe bananas as they are much sweeter and will give this banana oat waffles recipe a delicious and balanced flavor.
- Unsalted Butter: You can use salted butter if that is all you have on hand, just make sure to adjust the amount of sea salt you use in the recipe. Dairy-free butter will also work.
- Vanilla Extract: Use pure vanilla extract for the best flavor.
How to Make Oatmeal Banana Waffles
First, start by preheating your waffle iron to low.
Remove from waffle iron and serve warm with your favorite toppings. We like fresh berries, sliced bananas, and maple syrup.
Tips & Tricks
- Even if you waffle iron has an indicator light, make sure you follow visual cues to make sure the waffles are done. They should be lightly golden brown.
- If you are using this recipe to make gluten free waffles, make sure to seek out certified gluten-free oats. Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 is my go-t brand for gluten free flour.
- A teaspoon of cinnamon is a lovely addition to the waffle batter, adding a nice pop of flavor. You could also add chocolate chips for a fun twist.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are waffles a healthy breakfast?
That depends on the recipe! Many waffles offer little more than flour and sugar by way of nutrition.
This recipe specifically is made with wholesome ingredients like oats and bananas for an added nutritional boost. It is one of my go-to healthy breakfast recipes.
What is the secret to making crispy waffles?
Make sure that you don't overmix the batter as this can lead to tough, dense waffles.
Also, preheat your waffle iron before adding the batter to ensure an even cook. And finally, spray the waffle iron with cooking spray for added crispiness.
For an even crisper waffle, reduce the flour by ¼ cup and replace it with cornstarch.
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Leftovers of this banana oatmeal waffles recipe can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
You can also freeze your waffles for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating and serving, or reheat and serve straight from the freezer.
To reheat waffles, I recommend using an oven, toaster, or toaster oven. This will help the waffles get crispy again. You can also reheat in the microwave, but this won’t give you the same result as using a toaster or toaster oven.
More Breakfast Recipes to Try
- Zucchini Pancakes are a fun and unique way to start the day! It is the perfect recipe for summer, when you have more zucchini on hand than you know what to do with!
- Cranberry Orange Bread is perfect for the holidays, but truth be told I enjoy it throughout the year.
- For a delicious breakfast on the go, do miss these Protein Powder Bars.
- Quinoa Bites are easy to make and perfect for meal prep.
Banana Oatmeal Waffles
- waffle iron
- 2 ⅓ cups old fashioned oats
- ½ cup all purpose flour or gluten free all purpose blend
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 ½ cups milk or buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 2 overripe bananas
- ¼ cup melted unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat your waffle iron to low.
- Place the oats in your blender and process until finely ground.
- Transfer to a large bowl, and stir in the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Put the milk, eggs, bananas, butter, and vanilla in the blender and process until smooth and frothy.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and stir until just combined.
- Spray your waffle iron and add the batter to it. Cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions.