Homemade Banana Waffles

Homemade Banana Waffles from scratch, a delicious and easy way get out of a waffle rut!

Homemade Banana WafflesHave I mentioned lately how much my husband and I love bananas?  Between the multiple banana ice creams, the banana pecan muffins, and the whole wheat banana pancakes, 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.  

IMG_5975-2This Banana Waffles recipe is courtesy of my mother-in-law Gail’s Book. The Book of recipes she gave to the boys. The Book that I adore not only because of the recipes and the memories it holds for my husband, but also for her footnotes.  Like for this recipe she says that it it’s not as good as the Fudge Brownie Waffles (omg I can’t wait to make these), but it’s close. Also, since this recipe calls for only the egg yolks, she says never let a good egg white go to waste, look through the book for the Meringue Kisses recipe.  So. Awesome.

Banana WafflesEven better, as an anniversary gift from my mom, she sent us this amazing NH Maple syrup. So it was like a breakfast ode to both our moms!Banana WafflesAnnndd my girl Stephanie over at The Cozy Cook has been making so many amazing things with her waffle iron, I had to have one so I had just gotten this guy delivered and was sooo excited to use it.Homemade Banana WafflesAnd I love it.  Look at those waffles!Homemade Banana WafflesWith plenty of maple syrup and sliced bananas…Homemade Banana WafflesSo. freaking. GOOD. Homemade Banana Waffles for the win!  

The perfect weekend brunch made at home, Banana Waffles From Scratch!
Print Recipe
5 from 10 votes

Banana Waffles

Traditional Waffles spruced up with Bananas!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast


  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups of flour Start with 1 cup but if the batter seems too wet, add another 1/2 cup
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • dash of salt
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 eggs yolks
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup of mashed bananas
  • 6 tablespoons of butter - melted
  • 1 large banana sliced in rounds


  • Preheat waffle iron. Stir together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and nutmeg.
  • Beat egg yolks in another bowl with milk and vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture until blended. Stir in mashed bananas and butter.
  • Make waffles in waffle iron. Top with sliced bananas and maple syrup. Or melted chocolate. Or whipped cream. Or honey. Or hell, ice cream- whatever you want!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Soooooooooooo I’m drooling pretty good over here…. this must have been HEAVEN!!!! I think I have to get some of that syrup and do this the right way. I wonder if this recipe would be good with blueberries thrown in there too? I have tons of frozen blueberries. (And like you, tons of frozen banana slices for the same reasons you mentioned!) I was going to say that we can use the banana ice cream we make to give to the dogs too! But Sir Nigel isn’t a fruit guy, shucks. Well, more for you then! I love that you had tips on what to do with the egg whites, I hate wasting! 🙂

  • Nom nom nom! I have a very similar waffle iron and love to use it for brunches with family and friends. Why have I never made banana waffles before? Silly me! These look delicious.

  • Just thought I’d share why I looked this up and give a thanks for sharing your recipe with us! These puppies are going towards my kids lunch tomorrow and are to be sent with pb&oh between them ;).

  • I’ve always enjoyed chocolate waffles for my breakfast! And always loved bananas. But for some mysterious reason I never tried making banana waffles. Thanks a lot for showing how to do it best!

  • Omgosh I really wish I had a waffle maker b/c I always have bananas! These look beautiful with the right amount of crispy and soft. Yum!!! Sharing everywhere 🙂

  • How i love bananas …I can not as I it enough. This looks like an amazing recipe for breakfast. I definitely will be making this one.

  • Has anyone actually tried this? I just did and the mix is entirely too wet, and doesn’t cook like a waffle. If I had to guess I would say it’s an incorrect proportion of dry to wet, and I think into should have been the whole egg instead of just the yolks. Also way too much butter!

    • Hi Steiney,
      I’m so sorry to hear this!! I’ve had a lot of people make them and about 75% have said the proportions are right but some have said that their batter they added an extra 1/2 cup of flour. I’ve tried both and mine seem too dense when I add the flour, but I will update the recipe now with that note! Thank you again for your feedback – I really appreciate it!

  • These banana waffles look so delicious! What a great idea for using up ripe bananas! My parents have the largest maple syrup producing sugar house in Connecticut. I have my dad ship it to use here in North Carolina often! Be sure and check out granulated maple sugar if you’ve never used it before. Works great in recipes!

  • I am a big waffle connoisseur and would try to add back the egg whites by folding them into the batter after beating them into soft peaks. That should lighten the density a bit (and perhaps reduce the baking powder by a quarter or a half). Also, I simply can’t imagine banana waffles without adding – either to the batter or on top – toasted chopped walnuts.

    Sounds yummy already! Will try ASAP!

  • Wonderful waffles! Made these this morning using Bisquick for half flour because I did not have baking powder…

  • I just made these and they are delightful and kid approved! I made them according to the instructions and went a little heavy on the one cup of flour, but didn’t need the extra half, and the consistency was perfect.

  • I used this recipe and loved it. I did use the whole egg. Also I cut butter in half., but I have a nonstick iron.. no problem with one cup of flour.

  • I made these today. The recipe was perfect with just one cup of flour. They were delicious and we ate them plain. They were light and fluffy and just the right amount of sweet.

  • These are so delicious! They’re perfectly moist and sweet because of the bananas. This weekend marks the third weekend in a row that I’ve made them.