How To Make Banana Waffles


Would you like to know how to make banana waffles? It’s one of the best ways to use up ripe bananas, I find. If you only need a small number of waffles, you can bake a single batch in a skillet. But if you’re feeding a lot of people, or for some reason feel like making a huge pile of mini-waffles in a muffin baking tin, read on (you will find step-by-step instructions inside this post).

Homemade Banana Waffles

Get out of a waffle rut and use up some of those brown bananas!  These easy-to-make and customizable Homemade Banana Waffles from scratch will be your new weekend favorite! 

maple syrup being poured on banana waffles.

Have I mentioned lately how much my husband and I love bananas?  Between the multiple banana ice creams, the banana pecan muffins, and the banana maple munchkins, of course we’d make Homemade Banana Waffles!  Especially now that I keep sliced bananas in our freezer at all times to be able to whip up some Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream whenever the craving hits.  

This banana waffles recipe is one of my husband’s family recipes! It’s one that he remembers from his childhood and one that I am so happy to be able to share with our girls and be a part of their childhood!

Ingredients Needed

These homemade waffles are made with ingredients you probably already have in your panty!

  • Overripe Bananas – Fresh or frozen. We always keep some frozen bananas in our freezer for when the homemade waffle craving hits!
  • Flour – We use all-purpose, but they’re also great with some whole wheat flour or a gluten-free flour.
  • Milk – We use 2% but any that you have, even a nut milk would be great.
  • Egg Yolks – Just the yolks for this one, but don’t throw those whites away! You can use them to make some meringue kisses!
  • Baking Powder – The leavening agent to help get those waffles fluffy!
  • Butter – We use salted but you could also use unsalted and just add an extra pinch of salt to the batter.
  • Sugar – White granulated, but if all you have is brown, it will work too, it will just add a touch of a molasses flavor.
  • Vanilla ExtractSalt, and Nutmeg – For added flavor. By the way, have you made your own vanilla extract, yet??

How to Use (whole) Frozen Bananas

  • Take whole bananas out of freezer and let sit for 5 minutes
  • With a knife, gently remove peel
  • Let the banana thaw or heat in a microwave for 60-90 seconds

Easy to Make

Homemade waffles really are one of the easiest brunch recipes to make and this recipe is no exception.

  1. Mix together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and nutmeg in a bowl.
  2. Beat eggs and add milk and vanilla extract in another.
  3. Add flour mixture to wet and then stir in the mashed bananas and butter.
  4. Give a mix and add to a pre-heated waffle iron!\

Banana Waffles

The most delicious waffles! Usually served as a snack or dessert. Also try them with Korean red bean paste instead of the banana, it’s even better! I remember eating these while visiting Korea, and recreated the taste at home.


Banana WafflesLearn how to make waffles with sliced bananas cooked inside the batter. Serve these light, delicious waffles for breakfast, as a snack, or for dessert.Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

Cook:30 minsAdditional:5 minsTotal:45 minsPrep:10 minsServings:4Yield:4 servings


Decrease Serving4Increase ServingAdjustOriginal recipe yields 4 servingsIngredient Checklist

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ripe bananas, sliced



Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1Preheat waffle iron. In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Stir in milk and eggs until mixture is smooth.
  • Step 2Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour two tablespoons of the waffle batter onto the hot waffle iron. Place two slices of banana on top of the batter and then spoon another two tablespoons of batter on top of the banana. Cook until golden brown. Serve hot.


This is the BEST Banana Waffles Recipe for breakfast or brunch! These waffles have the dreamiest crunch-to-softness ratio, and deliver the best flavor of subtle-yet-sweet banana fruitiness. It’s a hearty dish that the whole family will salivate over and love.

If you’re looking for a slightly healthier recipe that cuts out the added sugar, check out these Healthy Banana Waffles. My Classic Waffle Recipe is a great option if you’re looking for a simple traditional waffle.

BEST Banana Waffles Recipe


Move over with your banana pancakes, Jack Johnson. These Banana Waffles are the new and cool breakfast in town! I am a huge believer in making waffles from scratch rather than a box. A box can definitely save a few minutes and taste just fine, but homemade waffle batter is actually incredibly simple to make quickly. And it allows you to pick and choose flavors and ingredients of your liking!

This Banana Waffle recipe isn’t overly banana-y, and they are some seriously luscious vessels for your all-time favorite sweet breakfast toppings: maple syrup, sliced fruit, peanut butter, and even chocolate syrup or Nutella! For an extra pop of tasty decadence, throw a half cup of chocolate chips into the batter… Your kids will thank you later. You can also use whole wheat flour in place of all-purpose for a little extra grain to start out your day!


This recipe couldn’t be simpler! Mash the banana in a bowl, mix in the oil and eggs, and stir in the dry ingredients until just combined. Last, add the milk and cook according to your waffle maker! Top with your favorite waffle toppings, and serve hot!


Yes, and yum! This will create a little different texture and almost taste more like a banana oat muffin… Which is amazing. Rather than using 1 ¾ cups of all-purpose flour, use 1 cup of flour and ¾ cup of old fashioned oats.


  • Respect thy waffle maker. For real. Read the instructions thoroughly because each one is different!
  • Don’t over-mix. When making your batter and adding ingredients, stir in everything until just combined. Too much mixing creates a chewier and less fluffy waffle. The batter should be fairly smooth, with some lumps.
  • Don’t touch that lid… Until it tells you to, that is. Your waffle maker will either have a way of telling you when it’s done (like a light or beeper), or you can watch the steam for an indication. When the maker stops steaming, that should mean the waffle is done.
  • Don’t stack. When the waffles are cooling, spread them out, cool them on a rack, and avoid stacking them. The heat and steam coming off of them can cause soggy waffles, and that is a MAJOR bummer.

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