These easy healthy banana oat waffles are the perfect breakfast recipe for busy mornings. Refined sugar free and full of goodness, they are delicious served with fresh fruit and a drizzle of honey.
These healthy easy banana oat waffles have upped my breakfast game big time. Because honestly, who has time during rushed mornings to whip up a super healthy AND delicious breakfast? Well, me. And now you too. Because I’m not kidding you, these banana oatmeal waffles take all of 15 minutes to make, from start to finish. While the waffle maker heats up, you blend together all the ingredients. Pour the batter into the waffle iron, wait a few minutes, et voila. Healthy breakfast waffles are a go!
I based this gluten-free, dairy-free recipe on the most popular recipe on Simply Delicious for a few years now, my easy and healthy banana oat pancakes. The only difference here is that I doubled the amount of rolled oats used as this gives the waffle a bit more substance and they hold up better in the waffle maker. Other than that, you still only need 5 ingredients to make these (without the vanilla, which is totally optional). Hellooo lovely healthy breakfast!
- Bananas. Use ripe bananas that are not too mushy.
- Oatmeal. Rolled oats or old fashioned oats work best. Quick-cooking oats and steel cut oats won’t work for this recipe. If you’d prefer to use oat flour you can make the batter in a bowl instead of a blender. If you need this recipe to be gluten-free, make sure you use gluten-free oats. (All oats are naturally gluten free, however, they are often processed in plants that also process other foods containing gluten and cross-contamination can happen.)
- Vanilla. (optional) Vanilla extract adds flavor but can easily be left out. You could also add a pinch of ground cinnamon for added flavor.
- Baking powder.
How to make healthy waffles (summary)
- Make the batter: Combine rolled oats, ripe bananas, eggs, vanilla extract, baking powder and salt in a blender and blend until smooth and thick.
- Cook the waffles: Generously spray a preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray then spoon a quarter to a third cup of the batter into the waffle iron. Allow to cook until golden brown and cooked through, approximately 7-10 minutes. Remove and place on a wire rack to cool for a few minutes before serving.
Healthy waffle toppings:
These banana oat waffles are so versatile and can be topped with pretty much anything. These are some of my favorite combos:
- Fresh raspberries/banana and a drizzle of honey. (Super easy and fuss free!)
- A smear of nut butter, sliced apple and maple syrup/honey. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon too!
- Lemon curd yoghurt (or whichever yoghurt you love), fresh berries and yep, you guessed it, more honey.
I’m also loving the idea of adding some Middle-Eastern dukkah to a banana topped waffle to add a bit of spice. Yum! Whichever way you go, you honestly can’t go wrong. I guarantee these will be a hit at you breakfast table!
Can I make these waffles ahead?
Yes, these waffles are great to make in advance. Cook the waffles and allow to cool completely. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge. To reheat, simply toast for a minute or two until hot throughout. You can also freeze the waffles in freezer bags for up to 3 months and toast from frozen.
Healthy breakfast recipes:
- Easy and healthy banana oat pancakes
- Easy healthy blueberry muffins
- Tropical smoothie breakfast popsicles
- Easy breakfast yogurt fruit cups
Easy healthy banana oat waffles
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 medium bananas chopped
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of salt optional
- to serve
- Fresh fruit of your choice
- honey/maple syrup
- peanut/almond butter
- Place all the batter ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Heat a waffle maker/iron and pour in a few tablespoons of batter.
- Cook until the waffles are golden brown and cooked through.
- Carefully remove the waffles and serve with toppings of your choice.