Last Updated on July 11, 2022 by Kathryn Donangelo
These Healthy Banana Waffles are easily made in the blender and make a hearty breakfast for busy mornings! Refined sugar-free and packed with wholesome ingredients that adults and toddlers will love! Add your favorite toppings and serve with fresh fruit for the perfect breakfast!
This Healthy Banana Waffle Recipe is perfect for both adults and kids. They have zero added sugar and can be made in advance so you can always have fresh waffles ready and on-the-go.
I serve these to my 1 year old daughter and call these “Gianna’s Waffles” in our house. She can’t get enough of them and I started making them for her since she was 9 months old. I love the whole and natural ingredients used and they only take a few minutes to make.
This is a great way to get your kids to eat oatmeal because they’ll never know they’re hidden in these waffles! Oats naturally make kids (and adults) feel fuller and satisfied longer so it’s always a good idea eat them as much as possible.
These waffles are fluffy, nutritious, and can be customized to you or your kids’ liking. To make these waffles sweeter, add a few tablespoons of honey or maple syrup. You can also add fresh blueberries to make Blueberry Waffles, or add a few tablespoons of peanut butter (or any nut butter) to the batter to make Peanut Butter Waffles.
Banana: the riper the banana, the better. Bananas with a lot of spots tend to be sweeter and softer so it’s perfect for blending together.
Oatmeal: rolled oats or old-fashioned oats work best. Stay away from quick-cooking oats and steel cut oats for this recipe as it will change the texture. You can also use gluten-free oats.
Whole wheat flour: you can always use all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour.
Milk: I use whole milk but you can also use reduced-fat or almond milk. Whole milk provides a little more fat that adds flavor.
Egg: used to bind the ingredients together. You can also use 2 egg whites or 1/4 cup egg whites instead.
Cinnamon: adds a warm spiced flavor.
Baking powder: allows the waffles to rise a bit.
HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY BANANA WAFFLES
IDEAS FOR WAFFLE TOPPINGS
The waffle topping possibilities are endless! You can truly add any of your favorite toppings, below are a few of my favorites.
- Peanut butter (or any nut butter) and sliced bananas
- Whipped cream
- Sprinkles (serve these for a birthday breakfast)
- Butter and maple syrup
- Fruit compote
- Yogurt, granola, and fresh fruit
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
- These waffles are perfect for freezing so you always have waffles ready to go for any day of the week.
- They are healthy, wholesome, and made refined sugar-free.
- Adults and toddlers will love these.
LEFTOVERS & STORAGE
To-store: make sure the waffles are completely cooled then place them in an airtight container or large ziplock bag. Store for up to 2-3 days. To warm, place waffles in the toaster to reheat and get crispy.
To freeze and make-ahead: I always recommend making a batch and freezing them so you always have waffles ready to go. After you make a batch of waffles, let them cool completely then wrap each individually with plastic wrap. Place wrapped waffles in an airtight container or large ziplock bag. They will last up to 3 months.
To Reheat: Reheat by placing the frozen waffles in the toaster to defrost and heat until warm and crispy. It’s that easy!
OTHER HEALTHY BREAKFAST IDEAS
- Blender Oatmeal Pancakes
- Mixed Berry Salad
- Egg White Bites
- Zucchini Frittata
- Healthy Banana Nut Muffins
- Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
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Healthy Banana Waffles (Toddler-Friendly & Refined Sugar-Free)
- 1 banana (the riper, the better)
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 whole egg
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Place all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
- Heat a waffle iron and grease with nonstick cooking spray, melted coconut oil, or melted butter.
- Add 1/4 cup of waffle batter and cook accordingly to waffle maker instructions. The waffles should be a light golden brown color and shouldn't take more than a few minutes to cook. Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy! Top with your favorite toppings, peanut butter, mixed berries, or enjoy them just as they are.
- I made these waffles in my mini waffle iron but you can use a regular waffle iron instead.
- To-store: make sure the waffles are completely cooled then place them in an airtight container or large ziplock bag. Store for up to 2-3 days. To warm, place waffles in the toaster to reheat and get crispy.
- To freeze and make-ahead: I always recommend making a batch and freezing them so you always have waffles ready to go. After you make a batch of waffles, let them cool completely then wrap each individually with plastic wrap. Place wrapped waffles in an airtight container or large ziplock bag. They will last up to 3 months.
- To Reheat: Reheat by placing the frozen waffles in the toaster to defrost and heat until warm and crispy. It's that easy!
- Add 2-4 tablespoons of honey or pure maple syrup if you want to add more sweetness since theres zero refined sugar.