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Breakfast, Desserts

Healthier Banana Waffles

Most of the recipes I have seen for Banana Waffles have loads of extra sugar and oil. Why? If you add brown almost black bananas they are plenty sweet and I think they browned and crisped up just fine. Plus you taste banana and not sugar. My little taste tester devoured them instantly so I’d say these are a hit.

And a bonus, this is a quick and easy use for those overly ripe bananas sitting on your counter. Oh, maybe they only hang out on my counter…

I used my homemade baking mix, but any baking or pancake mix will do. Just a reminder if you use one that is Gluten Free make sure it has a leavener in it or be sure to add it (many all purpose GF mixes do not contain leaveners).

If you want to make them even healthier use half white and half whole wheat flour or add some bran or flax seed.

Banana Waffles

Prep time5 minutes
Cook time20 minutes
Total time25 minutes
Meal type Breakfast


  • 1/2 cup mashed very ripe banana (about 2-3 large bananas)
  • 1 cup baking mix
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


You can use a store bought baking mix or use our Homemade Baking Mix.

If desired you can add some of the following to the batter:

  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar


In a small bowl, or food processor/blender, thoroughly mash banana. Combine with all other ingredients until just blended. Bake in waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions. Makes 3-4 8 inch waffles.

For pancakes, omit the oil and cook on hot griddle.


Until next time, happy eating.



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