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Healthy Banana Waffles

Healthy Banana Waffles are the easiest healthy waffle recipe ever – just add all ingredients into a blender!!! Made with no added butter, oil or sugar, these waffles are crisp, light and delicious.

If you love to try more healthy breakfast recipes, then you might love this Peanut Butter Toast, Air Fryer Omelette, Creamy Oatmeal or Almond butter Pancakes.

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Healthy Waffles Recipe

Happy 2021 – After all the cookies and sweets, I could use some healthy eating. If you feel the same way or if you are just looking for healthy breakfast recipe, then these are for you.

This DIY recipe made from scratch is a slight modification to our popular Gluten free oatmeal waffles. So, you know it’s gonna be good! It’s clean, crisp, light, easy, naturally gluten free, no butter, no sugar, no oil and freezer friendly.

We love blender waffles because you just add the ingredients to a blender and let it do its thing. Then you only have your blender to clean afterward too. Pour the batter on to a waffle iron and you are on your way to make a healthy breakfast.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE?

  1. Good for you ingredients – Made using real healthy ingredients like rolled oats, eggs, banana, nut butter and milk, this recipe uses no oil and without butter.
  2. Texture – They have a hearty, nutty texture and is perfect to soak all the maple syrup.
  3. Flourless – No flour like white or wheat flour is used.
  4. Made without sugar – This homemade recipe relies on the natural sweetness of the fruit. So, there is no sugar or honey used.
  5. Gluten Free and Dairy Free option – Use gluten free oats and plant based milk like almond milk.
  6. Freezer friendly – We like to make double batch and freeze leftovers in large ziplock bags for up to 1 month. They are perfect heated in a bread toaster for a super quick breakfast before the kids run to school.

A READER FAVORITE – Laura writes “Made these this morning for 2 toddlers and they loved them. My husband and I loved them too, thank you!”

What type of blender to use?

You don’t need a professional $$$ blender. Add all ingredients into any blender and blend until smooth (I have tried making half the recipe in my Nutri Bullet and Vitamix with great success).

CAN I USE FROZEN BANANA?

Sure can! Make sure to thaw them completely before adding into the blender.

Ingredients

  1. Oats – Old fashioned oats and not quick cooking or instant. Use gluten free oats to make gluten free.
  2. Almond butter – Use the creamy kind (or use peanut butter).
  3. Banana – Ripe fruits for natural sweetness.
  4. Eggs – Cold or room temperature.
  5. Milk – Whole or reduced fat preferably.
  6. Baking powder, cinnamon and salt – Flavoring and leavening.

Pro Tips for Success

  • Select very ripe banana for natural sweetness.
  • Use only old fashioned oats and NOT quick cooking or steel cuts.
  • The batter tends to thicken as it sits, so your last batch might be not so light as the first batch. You could stir in couple of tablespoons water for the last batch, if the batter looks too thick.
  • Cook until they get a deep golden brown for GUARANTEED CRISPNESS! It took 5 to 6 minutes in my waffle iron.
  • Waffle iron – Not all makers work the same way. Make sure to check the instructions that come with your waffle iron for the manufacturer recommendations on cooking time.
  • Blender – We hav tried this recipe in Vitamix and Nutri bullet with success.
  • Use gluten free oats to make them gluten free.

VARIATIONS OR ADD-INS

  1. Chocolate chips – Add dark chocolate chips towards the end into the blender, blend for a few seconds (not any longer).
  2. Spices – Mix in your favorite ground spices like nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, pumpkin spice or apple spice.
  3. Almond – Mix almond extract and sliced almonds during the last few seconds of blending.
  4. Nuts – Stir in chopped walnuts, pecans or toasted hazelnuts.
  5. Nut Butter – Swirl in peanut or almond butter into the batter.
  6. Coconut – Stir in shredded coconut.

How to make?

The recipe could not be any easier. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Make according to your waffle maker instructions.

HOW TO SERVE?

Serve with a dab of softened butter, warm maple syrup and fresh berries for breakfast.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH?

These are best on their own or pair well with a variety of breakfast sides when you want to treat your family or friends for a lavish breakfast. Below are some of my favorite sides:

Troubleshooting – Batter looks too thick – Mix in 2 to 4 tablespoons milk or water

BEST TOPPINGS

These are amazing with just a dab of salted butter and maple syrup, but there are so many tasty topping options to try. Sometimes, I like to set up a bar for the kids and their friends, especially after a sleep over! Some of our favorite topping ideas include:

  1. Fresh fruits – Sliced bananas, fresh strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries or sliced peaches in summer.
  2. Nutella is a great way to add decadence (a sure favorite among the kids).
  3. Nuts – Toasted chopped almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews or shredded coconut.
  4. Sweetened whipped cream or greek yogurt.
  5. Salted caramel sauce takes it to new heights.
  6. A drizzle of Almond butter or peanut butter.

Can this be frozen?

I usually make a double batch of this recipe, place cooled ones in a ziplock bag and freeze for several weeks. My favorite way to re heat them is to pop one or two in a bread toaster, until hot and crisp. Great for weekday mornings!

How to reheat frozen waffles?

A bread toaster is a great way to reheat frozen ones. Just pop one or two frozen (don’t need to thaw) into a bread toaster, and cook until heated through.

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More healthy recipes using almond butter: Almond Butter Pancakes, Chocolate Almond Butter Overnight Oats, Almond Butter Bars, Almond Butter Cups and Date and Almond Candy.

More banana recipes: Air Fryer Muffins, Eggless Banana Muffins, Mini Banana Muffins with Oil, Banana Cake in Air Fryer, Almond Flour Banana Muffins, Baked Oatmeal Cups, Banana Bread Recipe with 2 Bananas, Healthy Chocolate Smoothie, Banana Sheet Cake, Banana Mug Cake and Healthy Pina Colada Smoothie.

More oatmeal recipes: Carrot Cake Oatmeal, Instant Pot Oatmeal, Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal, Baked Oatmeal and Carrot Oatmeal Cookies.

Frequently asked questions:

Can waffles be healthy?

Absolutely!! Especially this made with only old fashioned oatmeal, eggs, bananas, milk and ground almonds. There is no added butter, oil or sugar.

Can I use frozen bananas?

This is a great recipe to use frozen fruits, since they’ll be blended into the batter. Make sure to thaw them completely before adding into the blender.

Is this low fat?

This recipe uses no oil or butter making it very low in fat and calories.

More healthy breakfast recipes: Peanut Butter Smoothie without ice cream, Spinach Yogurt Smoothie, Pina Colada Smoothie, Black Forest Smoothie, Almond Flour Cake, Baked Apples, Breakfast Cookies, Date Smoothie.

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Healthy Banana Waffles

Healthy Banana Waffles

Yield: 15 Waffles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Healthy Banana Waffles are the easiest healthy waffle recipe ever - just add all ingredients into a blender!!! Made with no added butter, oil or sugar, these waffles are crisp, light and delicious.

Ingredients

Equipment

Instructions

    1. Pre heat waffle iron according to manufactures instructions.

    2. In the mean time, add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth (it took about 2 minutes in my blender).

    3. Pour about 1/3 cup batter into each waffle plate and cook according to manufactures instructions until deep golden brown. (I cooked for 5 minutes in my waffle iron - cooking it shorter than that will yield a more beautiful golden color but does not crisp up)

    4. Remove waffles onto a plate and repeat with remaining batter. (The batter tends to thicken as it sits, so your last batch of waffles might be not so light as the first batch. You could stir in 2 to 4 tablespoons water or milk for the last batch, if the batter looks too thick).

    Serve hot with maple syrup.

Notes

You don’t need a professional $$$ blender. Add all ingredients into any blender and blend until smooth (I have tried making half the recipe in my Nutri Bullet with great success).

Select very ripe banana for natural sweetness.

Use only old fashioned oats and NOT quick cooking or steel cuts.

The batter tends to thicken as it sits, so your last batch of waffles might be not so light as the first batch. You could stir in a tablespoon water for the last batch, if the batter looks too thick.

Cook waffles until they get a deep golden brown for GUARANTEED CRISPNESS! It took 5 minutes in my waffle iron.

Use gluten free oats to make gluten free waffles.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 202mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 8g

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Hala

Friday 19th of August 2022

Can I emit peanut butter?

Hala

Friday 19th of August 2022

@Maria Doss, thanks for the reply... I'll use one of them but i was hesitating because of the taste thank you again<3

Maria Doss

Friday 19th of August 2022

Hi Hala, This might not work well without peanut butter, since it adds thickness and consistency to the batter. You could use almond butter or sun butter instead. However, if you don't want to use any nut butter than we suggest checking out our oatmeal waffle recipe, which is very similar but made nut-free. Hope it helps, Maria

Marie

Saturday 9th of July 2022

Really lovely recipe, filling but light at the same time and a great flavour. Reached the max line on our blender. Used 1/3 cup almond butter and added yoghurt and a splash of milk. Forgot the baking powder and cinnamon in the first batch but still tasted great. Added 1 tsp to the rest and they were perfect.

Maria Doss

Saturday 9th of July 2022

Glad you loved it Marie, have a wonderful weekend hun - Maria

Mark

Saturday 14th of May 2022

Made these waffles a few times. Super easy and always a hit with my toddler and my family. Usually have to add a little extra milk due to thickness.

Maria Doss

Sunday 15th of May 2022

Hi Mark, Happy to hear, Maria

Kim

Sunday 13th of February 2022

Wonderful protein packed recipe. Added 1/2 c greek yoghurt. Next time maybe use less nut butter but fluffy, crispy healthy recipe! Thanks. Made 10 4” waffles. Perfect.

Maria Doss

Monday 14th of February 2022

Hi Kim, Glad you liked these waffles and thanks for the tip, Maria

Laura

Monday 31st of January 2022

Made these this morning for 2 toddlers and they loved them. My husband and I loved them too, thank you!

Maria Doss

Tuesday 1st of February 2022

Hi Laura, Glad your family loved these waffles, Maria

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