Whole Wheat Banana Bread Waffles

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Whole Wheat Banana Bread Waffles are super easy, amazingly delicious, and healthy. Top with walnuts, sliced bananas, and syrup!

Whole Wheat Banana Bread Waffles

Man oh man are you guys going to LOVE me!! These waffles are my new favorite thing….so yummy, super easy, amazingly delicious and uber healthy!! BINGO! It’s win-win…..win…..win?!  I know a lot of you were practically shouting on Facebook that you wanted breakfast ideas, so here is one you’re going to want to print, frame and use over and over again: Whole Wheat Banana Bread Waffles. Perfect for the weekend or even a weekday! They don’t take much longer to make than bacon and eggs and are ideal for the little mouths I know you’ve gotta feed.

Excuse me while I go into mommy mode for a second:

I find a freakish amount of joy in my family eating healthy food that doesn’t taste healthy. This recipe is trickery at it’s best. These waffles certainly do not taste healthy, but they totally are thanks to skim milk, mashed banana, walnuts and white whole wheat flour. No, I’m not being racist. Yes there is such a thing. Basically white whole wheat flour is the albino version of whole wheat flour. All the same health benefits apply, except it’s lighter in color. {*especially helpful when you have older kids that base their eating decisions solely on what the food looks like!} I saw it at the store and thought I’d give it a whirl. #bestideaever. I’m pretty hyped about this new flour….so expect to see healthier recipes coming up next week.

Needless to say, these were a huge success! Oh, and I love waffles. 🙂 

Moral of the story: MAKE THESE.

Also, I’m weird.

But I think you knew that.

Here’s how you make ’em:

Start by measuring your dry ingredients into a bowl–

Dry ingredients

Whisk together to combine and then make a well in the middle of this bowl. Waffle making is fun!

Dry ingredients mixed in a bowl

Next thing to do is to separate an egg into a small bowl. I separate my eggs by dropping one into my hand and let gravity take care of the rest. I don’t mess with the shells. I originally started separating my eggs using the shell nature built around it, but I’ve poked a few too many yolks. Broken shells are sharp little devils. So, now I do it the grody way.

An egg

Drop the egg yolk into a cup of milk you already measured and then for the love of pete go wash your hands!

Adding egg to milk

Mix the milk and the yolk together and pour into that well in the dry ingredients.

Adding milk egg mixture

Pour in your oil,

Adding oil

and vanilla.

Adding vanilla

Now, brace yourselves. Things are gonna get wild. Here comes the banana! Find a really ripe one hanging out on top of your microwave and mash it up. And by ripe I mean mostly black. Or yellow with A LOT of black spots. The darker it is, the sweeter it is. This is common knowledge, yes?

Smooshed bananas

Once your banana is mashed, pour that into the mix too.

Adding bananas

Stir this whole bowl of ingredients up and set it aside. {PS- I love my hot pink spatula from OXO!}

Whole Wheat Banana Bread Waffle Batter

I like banana bread with nuts, so it’s no surprise I’m adding some into my banana bread waffles too. Chop ’em up and add ’em in.

Chopped walnuts

My daughter ‘sprinkled’ these into the bowl…..and somehow managed to get most of the walnuts not into the bowl. That was awesome.

Adding walnuts to batter

Remember that lonely egg white? Well it’s time has come to be turned into meringue. Ahh, the circle of life. {Did Elton John just start singing in your head too?}

Whipped egg white

Fold all the whipped egg whites into the batter….

Adding whipped egg white

…until most of the lumps are incorporated in. A few small lumps are a.o.k!

Whole Wheat Banana Bread Waffle Batter

Now pour a heaping 1/3 cup full of batter onto your hot and greased waffle iron.

Cooking Whole Wheat Banana Bread Waffles

Shut the lid and let it do it’s thang. This is after about 20 seconds. That baking powder works like a charm! See how the waffle is puffing up and pushing the waffle iron apart? That is a good sign!

Cooking Whole Wheat Banana Bread Waffles

Once that green light goes off…or on {depending on what your waffle iron is like} your waffle is done! Woo hoo! You just made waffles! Wasn’t that easy?

Whole Wheat Banana Bread Waffles

You must eat these warm with a bunch of fresh banana slices and walnuts. I loved the double banana-nut thing.

Whole Wheat Banana Bread Waffles

Oh, and don’t forget maple syrup! So good I want to make another batch right now.

Whole Wheat Banana Bread Waffles

Enjoy your weekend, guys! Hope you get a chance to make these. See you on Monday 🙂

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5 from 1 vote

Whole Wheat Banana Bread Waffles

Whole Wheat Banana Bread Waffles are super easy, amazingly delicious, and healthy. Top with walnuts, sliced bananas, and syrup!
servings 5 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 egg separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil or melted butter
  • 1 very ripe banana mashed
  • 1 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • walnuts optional
  • bananas optional
  • maple syrup optional

Instructions

  • In large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients. Make a well in the center and pour in milk, egg yolk, vanilla, oil and mashed banana. Stir together until just combined.
  • Whip egg white until stiff peaks form. Gently fold whites into batter. Stir in walnuts.
  • Pour a heaping 1/3 cup into hot, greased waffle maker and cook to your preference. Serve with fresh banana slices, more walnuts and maple syrup.

Nutrition

Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 393mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 163IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Bread Waffles

 

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  1. Meghann

    These were delicious! Thankfully I had none of the problems with undercooking or sticking that others mentioned. I was looking for *something* new to do with the couple of dangerously ripe bananas hanging on my counter and was thrilled when my google search brought up this recipe and one of my favorite blogs! My husband works in construction so he NEEDS to eat a hearty breakfast just to get through until the lunch break. So, I make waffles frequently. I doubled the cinnamon and nutmeg, because I usually end up doing that anyway the second time I make something – never too much spice for us. I also realized after assembling my dry ingredients that this was never going to make 5 waffles in my waffle maker. Upon re-reading your instructions it dawned on me that we have vastly different sized machines. My waffle maker needs a scant cup of batter for a single waffle… so I doubled the whole recipe and ended up with five beautiful and delicious waffles! Thanks!

  2. Erica L

    These are now my favorite way to make waffles…… They were so good. My son who doesnt like bananas or nuts loved them!!! That tells you a lot about these babies.

  3. Megan

    These are SO good! I’ve made them about three times now. They’re heartier than the average waffle but so tasty with a little bit of almond butter and banana on top.

  4. Jessica

    I tend to stay away from wheat so used oats and ground them to flour. I then only used 3/4 cup almond milk. Waffle batter should be pretty think, I think a full cup would be too much.

    I think it could use another banana, it wasn’t very bananay. Plus with the banana you do not need to add sugar!! It’s not dessert waffles (unless that’s what you are making cuz waffles for dessert is awesome). But the sweetness of the banana is loads.

    I also skipped the oil to keep down kcal. Doing this doesn’t change the flavour, but doesn’t allow the waffles to get that super crispy outside. I think saving the kcal is worth the non crispy edges, just make sure you spray your waffle plates with a wee bit of oil.

    Over all nice recipe. Thanks.

  5. Angela

    We made these this morning and they were pretty good. The banana flavor was very subtle, so I think next time I will add another mashed banana half or even chop it up and add chunks to the batter. This made 4 waffles on my iron and one with some syrup and a side of bacon was quite satisfying to me. We will make again for sure.

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  8. Karen

    5 stars
    Ok I had a taste for some hommade waffles this morning and checked the internet. Found this wonderful recipe. I had to go to the store to get a few items I didn’t have. Got home and made these delicious waffles. Ummm… So fluffy and flavorful!! I mixed whole wheat flour with white flour.
    They came out sooo delicious… I didn’t add the walnuts but plan to next time. Maybe even some blueberries. Thank you…

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