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Banana Bread Waffles

Banana Bread Waffles

My husband is the chief breakfast maker around here. You can find him on a Saturday or Sunday morning flipping pancakes or making waffles. I always offer to help, but am always shot down. Who am I to argue with that? So when he started playing with a recipe for banana bread waffles, I was thrilled. Then he made them two weekends in a row to get them just right and believe me they are absolutely delicious. And when he told me he’d write a post about them…well, be still my heart.

Funny thing is: I don’t like bananas. Hated them since high school and was never fond of them prior to secondary. But, for some reason, I have always liked banana bread. Very odd, I know. It’s like my sister-in-law who likes Burger King onion rings but requests no onions on everything else. Jenna and the Goose both love (though the Goose sometimes seems to hate) bananas. We all like waffles. And we all like banana bread. Suddenly, it just clicked. Let’s make Banana Bread Waffles.

Gluten Free Banana Bread Waffles

Banana Bread Waffles

So why do I dislike raw bananas so much? Well, I’m glad you asked. As a runner, they are always a post race snack option. I was always encouraged to eat them. But something about their taste and texture always bothered me. I don’t recall eating bananas much before high school. I have always been a fan of banana bread – without the nuts.

Gluten Free Banana Bread Waffles

Banana Bread Waffles

Yeah… I’d either pick out the nuts or only eat banana bread if it was sans nuts. I also avoided nuts in anything, including candy. Since getting older, I eat nuts from time to time. But I still dislike bananas. Oddly, and I must say this is a source of worry, the Goose eats both nuts and bananas.


Gluten Free Banana Bread Waffles

I guess food aversions aren’t inherited. Anytime we make the banana nut bread waffles, I have to set aside nuts and a banana for her. Giving her nuts is easy. An offering in a small, plastic bowl usually suffices to please the Goose.

Gluten Free Banana Bread Waffles

Banana Bread Waffles

Banana’s though, watch out if we don’t do it precisely. We’ve tried cutting them up. NO BANANAS!!! We’ve tried giving her a banana outside of the peel. NO BANANAS!!! We’ve tried breaking a piece off. NO BANANAS!!!

No no. The only way to please the little monster Goose is to only partially peel the top of the banana. We then need to hand her to the part that is still peeled. Any issues, and we are back at “NO BANANAS!!!”

Gluten Free Banana Bread Waffles

Banana Bread Waffles

This is not so with these gluten-free banana nut bread waffles. We all enjoy them because they are sweet and delicious. The Goose’s only requirement is that on day one, she gets to eat the waffle as a Minnie Mouse shaped waffle using her special waffle iron. The grown ups get regular old waffles.


Yields 6-8 waffles

Serves 6-8 waffles

Gluten-Free Banana Nut Bread Waffles

Banana Bread Waffles

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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    For Nuts:
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 Tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • For Waffle batter:
  • Wet:
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 3 Tablespoons brown
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • Dry:
  • 2 cups flour*
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda


    For Nuts:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix nuts with cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and butter until the nuts are well coated.
  3. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick spray and lay nuts down in a layer.
  4. Cook for about 2 - 3 minutes or until the nuts are just starting to brown. (Be careful, they can burn easily)
  5. Remove from heat and let them cool down some.
  6. For Waffles
  7. Preheat waffle iron according to instructions on your waffle maker.
  8. Turn oven temp back to warm or 200.
  9. Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl using a whisk.
  10. Mix the wet ingredients together in a small bowl until well combined and the banana is smashed up.
  11. Make a well in the flour mixture and pour the wet ingredients into it.
  12. Stir until combined, there will be some lumps.
  13. Spray waffle iron with non-stick spray.
  14. Pour small portions of batter onto the waffle iron and cook according to instructions.


*We used gluten free all purpose flour to keep the recipe gluten free. To make this without keeping it gluten free, just use regular all purpose flour.

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  1. Kate
    These look super delicious. My mom always disliked bananas too-raw, that is. She made banana bread all the time! I, however, will eat them any way I can! I will have to try this recipe. It looks great!
  2. Meg
    What a brilliant combination! I love banana bread, so to pair it with waffles makes me so very happy!
  3. Sara
    Delicious! And I'm with you on the bananas thing. I literally buy them only to make breakfast cookies, my favorite snack around! My family loves banana bread and waffles, so I will definitely be trying these.
  4. OvenStruck
    These look absolutely delicious! It's a textural thing with me and also a combining thing...I LOVE lettuce and tomato but don't you dare put them on my burger lol Funny how those things happen! Glad you enjoyed them so much! :)
    • jfletcher
      I'm not big on tomato on my burgers either. Yuck. Mushy. But tomato in salad....mmmmm....
  5. Lisa
    This sounds delicious! I love it. Just this morning we were talking about new breakfast food ideas. Adding this to my list. :)
  6. Keala
    Omg these have my husband and kids written all over them. Next weekends breakfast for sure!
  7. Lauren
    OMG yum I need to make these! My husband would definitely love them! Lauren
  8. Justine @ Little Dove
    Oh my gosh, these sound SO good! I love banana bread so putting that into waffle form sounds amazing. I actually don't ind the nuts in most banana bread, but I also love it without. ;)
  9. steve g
    yes, Banana Bread without the nuts. I can't understand why everyone wants to ruin good bread by putting nuts in them. But I digress, this looks and sounds great, can't wait to try.

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