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Banana Oatmeal waffles

Banana Oatmeal Waffles are a nutritious twist to your traditional breakfast waffles. Whipping this up is a breeze – just blend everything, pour it into your waffle griddle, and cook. Trust me, this is the kind of breakfast that makes your morning super delightful!

Banana Oatmeal Waffle

Enjoying Mornings with Delicious Banana Oat Waffles

This is another quick, hearty breakfast or brunch idea that can be quickly put together. Nice and soft on the inside, it’s hearty, and it has a very good flavor. They are so easy to make but they are delightful in their simplicity.

These waffles are not only delicious but also brim with nutrients. The name itself gives away the two main ingredients – Bananas, a wholesome source of instant energy, and fiber-rich oats. Combining the two provides a sense of fullness and helps jumpstart your day.

The base of this recipe are bananas and oatmeal, providing natural sweetness and a hearty texture. I absolutely love this mix. If you enjoyed my previous recipes on oatmeal Banana Bread and my oatmeal banana muffins recipe you’d know how much I appreciate the flavor of oatmeal and banana. Not to mention the wonderful aroma of cinnamon that brings a comforting warmth.

These oatmeal waffles are the perfect answer for the morning rush; not only are they free from refined sugar. It’s also filling, and you will also get a good amount of roughage for the day.

Why it’s good:

  1. Nutrient-packed: Oats, bananas, and eggs bring a host of essential nutrients to the table, making these waffles a nutritious choice to kickstart your day.
  2. Naturally sweetened: Ripe bananas and a touch of honey provide natural sweetness, reducing the need for processed sugars.
  3. Easy on the digestion: Oats are known for their digestive benefits, making these waffles a gentle option for your morning meal.

Gluten-Free Banana Oatmeal Waffles

This is a super healthy oat waffle recipe, and no flour is added to the recipe, so it comes out a bit heavier than the traditional waffles. However, they are super tender on the inside, and you will be amazed that waffles made without sugar or flour can be so good. Plus, they are so quick and easy to make.

This is my go-to waffle recipe because it’s not just easy to make; it’s healthy and filling. I simply throw all the ingredients in a blender for a quick and easy morning breakfast. Talking about easy and healthy breakfasts, you may want to try my healthy oatmeal banana pancake, Banana Oat Muffins, and other oat recipes.

These waffles are one of my kids’ favorite breakfasts because it’s sweet enough but not overly sweet. They are dense with a genuine flavor and very satisfying. I even wrap these up for them to school because it’s also good at room temperature.

Be sure to get a certified gluten-free oat if you are on a gluten-free diet.

Ingredients and Their Role in the Recipe

  1. Bananas: Adds sweetness and makes the waffles moist.
  2. Oats: Adds texture and keeps you fuller for longer.
  3. Almonds: Brings in crunch and is an excellent source of healthy fats.
  4. Milk: It’s the liquid that binds everything together.
  5. Vanilla extract: Adds aroma and flavor.
  6. Honey: Additional sweetness and flavor.

How To Make Banana Oatmeal Waffles

To summarize the process, just blend everything together in a blender, pour into a heated waffle iron, and cook until crispy and golden brown. Simple as that!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I replace coconut oil with other types of oil? Certainly! You can swap coconut oil with any other healthy alternatives like olive oil or avocado oil.

Can I substitute honey with maple syrup? Absolutely. If you prefer the taste of maple syrup or if that’s what you have on hand, feel free to substitute it for honey.

Can I freeze the waffles?: Absolutely! Once cooled, freeze the waffles in a single layer and then transfer to a freezer bag. Reheat in the toaster for a quick breakfast.

Other easy breakfasts for your busy mornings:

Serving Suggestions

They are excellent eaten alone, with some butter, fresh fruit, honey, or maple syrup. You can also top them with your favorite fruits to add a vibrant touch to your breakfast.

Enjoy the new addition to your breakfast favorites with these Banana Oatmeal Waffles.

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Tips

  • Start with the liquid and soft ingredients first. This will help to get the blending process started with ease.
  • If you want to make these waffles dairy-free, you can use soy milk, almond milk, or coconut milk. 
  •  Using very ripe bananas is the key to giving these waffles an abundant flavor. 
  • This recipe will yield about 3 large or 4 medium waffles, depending on your griddle size.
  • Let the batter rest for a bit before cooking. It helps the oats to absorb the liquid properly, resulting in better-textured waffles.
  • Preheat your waffle griddle for golden-brown, crispy waffles.

Banana Oatmeal Waffles

This is a quick and easy breakfast or brunch idea. It's nice and soft on the inside; it's hearty and very delicious.
4.84 from 54 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana recipe, homemade, oatmeal recipe, oatmeal waffle
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 medium waffles
Calories: 328.7kcal
Author: Lola Osinkolu

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • cups oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients inside the blender and blend until smooth. See note 1 below). Leave the batter to rest for about a minute before cooking so that the oat can have enough time to absorb the liquid.
  • Preheat the waffle griddle, and brush the griddle with some oil or simply spray with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Pour the batter onto the hot waffle iron and cook until golden brown. Serve hot with honey, maple, syrup, or favorite fruits.

Notes

Notes:
  • Start with the liquid and soft ingredients first. This will help to get the blending process started with ease.
  • If you want to make these waffles dairy-free, you can use soy milk, almond milk, or coconut milk. 
  •  Using very ripe bananas is the key to giving these waffles an abundant flavor. 
  • This recipe will yield about 3 large or 4 medium waffles, depending on your griddle size.

Nutrition

Calories: 328.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 52.6g | Protein: 9.2g | Fat: 9.9g | Saturated Fat: 5.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 89.2mg | Sodium: 353.6mg | Potassium: 554.1mg | Fiber: 4.3g | Sugar: 28.3g | Vitamin A: 256.9IU | Vitamin C: 5.3mg | Calcium: 153.6mg | Iron: 2.1mg

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Elicaeth5

Sunday 24th of September 2023

Sooo good. Made them im my mini mickey waffle maker. Topped with sugar free syrup, powder sugar and slivered almonds. My very picky 16 yo ate 2!!

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Sunday 15th of October 2023

I am glad you've found something your food likes.

Harlene

Friday 31st of March 2023

Hello, I just stumble across your post and I am loving all your recipes. I will be trying the oatmeal banana waffles as well as the plantain bread. Thanks

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Saturday 29th of April 2023

Harlene, thank you. Have you tried the recipes? Would love to have your feedback on them.

Steve K

Tuesday 31st of January 2023

Loved the recipe. Used as fuel for my 6hr mountain bike race in between laps. So portable & no sugar crash. Thanks.

Kali

Tuesday 8th of February 2022

Can you believe there is a guy in Brazil working on your recipe? LOL. You are "international" now! :-)

Jim

Sunday 24th of October 2021

Healthier than regular waffles but quite heavy and no crisp. I'll try whipping the egg whites and folding them in to lighten and maybe crisp them up.