The amazing flavor of banana is baked right into every bite of these easy banana waffles recipe. These waffles are tender, hearty, and naturally sweet. They’re sure to become a family favorite!

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Anytime I have ripe bananas, I always reach for this banana waffle recipe. It’s the best way to capture the sweet, tropical taste of a perfect banana and a great way to make sure no bananas are ever wasted. The browner the banana, the better! 

Making banana waffles is also a whole lot faster than turning your over-ripe bananas into banana bread, the classic way to use extra bananas. With this banana waffle recipe, you can transform your ripe bananas into a beautiful breakfast in less than ten minutes. And we all know, there is nothing I love more than an easy, delicious breakfast recipe!

(Love waffles? Try my Chocolate Chip Waffles and Sweet Potato Waffles, too!)

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Fluffy Banana Waffles Recipe

Making banana waffles is as easy as one, two, three. First, you mash the ripe bananas in a bowl. Then, you add in the wet ingredients, followed by the dry ingredients. Mix it all up, and poof! A perfect banana waffle batter that is ready to go into your hot waffle iron.

The best part is that this banana waffle recipe bakes into a picture-perfect, golden brown plate of waffles that looks like it came out of a magazine. Plus, they smell incredible, too! They’re sure to have the whole family running to the breakfast table when they smell them baking.

Then, just one bite of banana waffles, and everyone will be hooked. Top them with some maple syrup, whipped cream, or maybe some fresh fruit for a breakfast of dreams. This quick and easy banana waffles recipe really is the perfect way to start the day! 

ingredients to make banana waffles.

Ingredients For Banana Waffles

See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions. 

  • Ripe bananas – Make sure you use bananas that are covered in brown spots. Brown bananas have a higher natural sugar content and will make your waffles sweeter. They’re also a lot easier to mash! (Here’s how to ripen bananas!)
  • Egg yolks – I use all egg yolks for this recipe to make the waffles super rich and decadent. 
  • Whole milk – Whole milk is best for giving the waffles a nice texture. 
  • Vanilla
  • Butter – Unsalted butter always works best when it comes to baking.
  • All-purpose flour
  • Cinnamon
  • Baking powder
  • Brown sugar – I like to use dark brown sugar to get a strong molasses taste. It goes really well with the flavor of the bananas. 
  • Salt


  • Replace the two egg yolks with one whole egg
  • Use a gluten-free baking flour mix to replace the all-purpose flour. This will make perfect gluten-free banana waffles. 
  • Substitute the whole milk for any of your favorite milk. Unsweetened almond milk, oat milk, or almond milk are all perfect dairy-free options. 

How to Make Banana Waffles

  1. Heat your waffle iron: Start by plugging in your waffle iron, and turning it on to preheat. By the time your waffle batter is ready, the waffle iron will be hot and ready to bake.
  2. Mash the bananas: Mash the ripe bananas in a medium-sized bowl. You want them to be as smooth as possible, although a few small lumps are fine.
  3. Add the wet ingredients: Add the milk, egg yolks, vanilla, and melted butter to the bowl with the mashed banana. Whisk everything together until smooth.
  4. Add the dry ingredients: Whisk in the remaining dry ingredients to make a nice, thick batter. 
  5. Bake the waffles: Pour about ¾ cup of waffle batter into the hot waffle iron, and cook the waffle until it’s golden brown, about 4-5 minutes. When the waffle is baked, it will easily lift out of the waffle iron and be ready to eat!

Quick Tip

Avoid overmixing the batter. You want to stir just until the ingredients are combined and no streaks remain. Continuing to mix will overwork the batter, creating dense, tough waffles.

How to Store Banana Waffles

This recipe yields about four large Belgian waffles. If you happen to have leftovers, allow them to cool completely. Then, warp each waffle in plastic wrap, and transfer them to an airtight container or sealable bag. They will stay fresh in the fridge for four to five days.

Reheat in the toast for about 2 minutes or until warmed through. Alternatively, you can warm your waffles in a skillet over medium heat or in 30-second intervals in the microwave. They just won’t be quite as crisp.

Quick Tip

Baked banana waffles also freeze well! Let them cool completely. Then, place them in a gallon-sized freezer bag. Freeze the waffles for up to three months. Anytime you want a homemade banana waffle, you can take it out of the freezer and reheat from frozen for about 3-4 minutes in the toaster oven or one minute in the microwave.

cross section shown of a stack of banana pancakes topped with sliced fresh bananas, blueberries and syrup.

Serving Suggestions

These banana waffles are incredible on their own. However, if you want to make them truly restaurant-worthy, try topping them with options like:

  • Maple Syrup
  • Whipped Cream
  • Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Sauce
  • Chopped Nuts
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Fresh Fruit (blueberries, bananas, strawberries, etc.)

Then, enjoy them as part of a full breakfast spread with options like my Overnight Breakfast Casserole, Million Dollar Bacon, Egg Bites, and a bowl of Fruit Salad.


Is waffle batter the same as pancake mix?

Pancake batter and waffle batter are made with a lot of the same ingredients. However, waffle batter has more sugar and more fats. As a result, waffle batter is much richer than pancake batter.

What is the secret to making good, crispy waffles?

Using a hot waffle iron is important to make sure your waffles are crispy. Be sure to preheat your waffle iron for several minutes before adding batter. The waffle batter will start cooking the moment it hits the hot metal, making the waffles nice and crispy.

Should you let the waffle batter rest?

It’s a good idea to let the waffle batter rest, but it is not necessary with this banana waffle recipe. When the waffle batter rests, it will start to rise as the baking powder is activated by the wet ingredients. The airy batter will make the waffles a little bit lighter and fluffier in the center as they bake. If you have time, let the mixed waffle batter sit for about 20 minutes to fluff it up.

More Waffle Recipes

A stack of banana waffles topped with banana coins, blueberries, and syrup.

Banana Waffles

The amazing flavor of banana is baked right into every bite of these easy banana waffles recipe. These waffles are tender, hearty, and naturally sweet. They're sure to become a family favorite!
5 from 1 vote
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 waffles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • Waffle iron
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups
  • measuring spoons


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat your waffle iron according to your waffle iron directions.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mash the bananas well. You want them to be thick and liquidy with few chunks. I like to use a fork to mash the bananas but a potato masher also works well.
    2 ripe bananas
  • Whisk the milk, egg yolks and vanilla into the mashed bananas.
    2 egg yolks, 1 cup whole milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Add the melted butter to the bowl and whisk again.
    6 Tablespoons melted butter
  • Stir in the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, brown sugar and salt. Stir until the batter is smooth.
    1 1/4 cup flour, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 2 Tablespoons brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pour about ¾ of a cup of waffle batter into your waffle iron. Each waffle iron will be different so check your waffle iron instructions to see how much batter to add. ¾ cup batter is perfect for a regular sized Belgian waffle.
  • Close the waffle iron and cook for about 4-5 minutes. The waffle will be golden brown and pull away easily from the waffle iron. Remove the cooked waffle from the waffle iron using tongs.
  • Serve the waffle while hot and repeat the cooking process with the remaining batter.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 313mg | Potassium: 573mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 793IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Byron Hawkins says:

    5 stars
    These were really quite good.

5 from 1 vote

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