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Easy Banana Oatmeal Waffles

Banana oatmeal waffles have crispy edges with a soft, fluffy center and taste like banana bread in waffle form. They’re the easiest waffles and make a delicious, wholesome breakfast any day of the week. This recipe is gluten free and dairy free.

Oats are one of the most versatile ingredients, which is why I always have them stocked in my capsule pantry. The breakfast options are endless: crepesbaked oatmealpancakes, homemade brown sugar cinnamon oatmeal, you name it. They add a hearty whole-grain twist to whatever you add them to. 

These homemade waffles are made with a few basic ingredients and they have no flour or added sugar so they aren’t too sweet. Plus, they’re so easy! A blender or food processor and a waffle maker do all the work.

Ingredients

  • Old-fashioned oats – use certified gluten-free oats if needed.
  • Plant-based milk – I love oat milk, but you could also use other dairy free milks such as almond milk, cashew milk, etc.
  • Spotty ripe bananas – add a subtle sweetness to the waffles. For the best texture, avoid using black overripe bananas. 
  • Eggs – give the waffles structure and protein.
  • Baking powder – helps keep the center light and fluffy. 
  • Vanilla extract – for added flavor.
  • Pinch of salt – to balance out the flavors.

See the recipe card for measurements.

How to Make Banana Oatmeal Waffles

Step 1. Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender or food processor. Blend until a smooth batter forms. 

Step 2. While the batter rests for a few minutes, heat your waffle iron on the highest setting and lightly grease with it coconut oil or cooking spray so the waffles don’t stick.

Step 3. Pour batter into the waffle maker and cook until the center is cooked through and the edges are golden brown, according to the manufacturer’s directions. The amount of batter and cook time will vary depending on the size and type of waffle iron.

Step 4. Transfer the cooked waffles to a wire rack. Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve with any of your favorite toppings. I love adding fresh fruit, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Make It Your Way: Substitutions & Variations

Please remember that recipes are just a starting point.

How can you make these oat banana waffles using what you already have? Here are some ideas…

  • No old-fashioned oats? – you can also use quick cooking oats, but avoid using steel-cut oats for this particular recipe.
  • Not dairy-free? – use whole milk or another type of milk.
  • Add-ins – ground cinnamon, nuts, chocolate chips, banana coins, fresh berries, hemp hearts, etc.
  • Make banana peanut butter waffles – add a scoop of peanut butter to the waffle batter and blend until smooth. If the batter is too thick, add a bit more milk. 

How to Store

Let waffles cool to room temperature before storing them in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat in a toaster oven or oven until warmed through.

Helpful Tips

The amount of waffles will vary depending on the size of your waffle maker.

Make a double batch and freeze half for future busy mornings.

More Breakfast Recipes

Easy Banana Oatmeal Waffles

5 from 1 vote
A waffle on a white plate with a brown rim topped with fresh banana slices next to a small ceramic jar of real maple syrup.
Banana oatmeal waffles have crispy edges with a soft, fluffy center and taste like banana bread in waffle form. They're the easiest waffles and make a delicious, wholesome breakfast any day of the week. This recipe is gluten free and dairy free.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Serving Size 3 – 4

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender or food processor. Blend until a smooth batter forms.
  • While the batter rests for a few minutes, heat your waffle iron on the highest setting and lightly grease with it coconut oil or cooking spray so the waffles don't stick.
  • Pour batter into the waffle maker and cook until the center is cooked through and the edges are golden brown, according to the manufacturer's directions. The amount of batter and cook time will vary depending on the size and type of waffle iron.
  • Transfer the cooked waffles to a wire rack. Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve with any of your favorite toppings. I love adding fresh fruit, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Notes

See the blog post for helpful tips and storage instructions.

Make It Your Way: Substitutions & Variations

No old-fashioned oats? – you can also use quick cooking oats, but avoid using steel-cut oats for this particular recipe.
Not dairy-free? – use whole milk or another type of milk.
Add-ins – ground cinnamon, nuts, chocolate chips, banana coins, fresh berries, hemp hearts, etc.
Make banana peanut butter waffles – add a scoop of peanut butter to the waffle batter and blend until smooth. If the batter is too thick, add a bit more milk. 
5 from 1 vote (1 rating without comment)

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