Thursday, January 17, 2013

Banana Waffles

My love for bananas is well documented on this blog. From bread, muffins, crepes and cake to souffles, ice cream, pie and bars, I've got the banana theme covered. Even banana pancakes have appeared. When I saw that the theme for the Improv Challenge this month was bananas and nutmeg, I was excited! I love bananas (you already know that) and I love nutmeg, too! And I was happy to be able to expand my banana repertoire.

These waffles are a nice change from regular waffles - filled with mashed bananas and flavored with both cinnamon and nutmeg, they are delicious topped with whipped cream or with syrup (or both)! Any leftovers reheat nicely in the toaster oven.

You can throw together the batter while the waffle iron heats up - it's that fast. Start by whisking together the milk and egg in a large measuring cup or batter bowl. Then add in the flour, salt, baking powder,


and nutmeg.

Stir until combined and smooth, then add the mashed bananas.

Stir it again, then pour the batter onto a hot waffle iron.

Bake until golden brown.

(Clearly I pour a little to much batter on the iron!)

Hooray for bananas (and nutmeg, too)! See more great combinations below.

One year ago: Caramel Chocolate Pumpkin Blondies
Two years ago: Marbled Peanut Butter Brownies
Three years ago: Pasta with Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli

Find more inspiration at Full Plate Thursday, Recipe Box, Thursday's Treasures, Foodie Friday, Food on Friday, Foodjacabradalidocious Friday, Foodie Friday.

Banana Waffles

1 1/4 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 1/4 cups milk
1 egg
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
2 small ripe bananas, mashed

In a large measuring cup or batter bowl, whisk together egg, oil and milk. Add flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir until mixture is smooth. Add in mashed bananas and stir lightly until combined.

Pour batter onto a greased waffle iron. Cook until golden brown. Serve hot. Serves 4.


  1. My kids have been complaining lately that I don't make enough waffles. I think, with the bananas sitting on my counter, that they are going to get their wishes! Yours look great!

  2. What a yummy way to start the day!!! Perfect Improv month for you!!!

  3. I am SO making these! I just got a waffle iron for christmas and I've only used it once. These sound fantastic and I'm honestly going to make them for breakfast for my girls in the morning. I have all the ingredients! Lovely post.

  4. If I had a waffle iron, I definitely would be trying these! They look great!

  5. I'm a huge banana lover too and I need to dust off the waffle iron just for this recipe - yum yum yum!

  6. Banana's are the best... love your waffles thanks for sharing them on foodie friday.

  7. Hi Sara,
    Your Banana Waffles would really be great on this cold winters morning. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. My daughter will love these! She adores banana pancakes, but for some reason I have never thought of going to making them into waffles. Heck I could even add in a scoop of peanut butter or mini chocolate chips and she would think she won a gold medal or something. Thank you so much for sharing, now I know what she will wake up to when she is home for spring break!

    I made banana daquiri muffins, if you want to check them out. Thank you again!

  9. Big banana fan here! Yum, these look great! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!


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