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Banana Nut Waffles

This waffle recipe is filled with bananas, oat flour, whole wheat flour, coconut sugar, pecans and all the goodness you need for a breakfast pick me up situation. A simple healthy recipe that makes crispy and fluffy waffles. 

You either like crispy waffles or prefer them more cakey in texture. I must be honest and say I don’t discriminate with my waffles. I love them any way you give them to me but I must admit that I prefer a crispy waffle and this recipe does not disappoint on the crispy factor. It has the perfect amount of fluffiness to soak up the maple syrup but crispy all through and through. 

These waffles are basically a breakfast bowl in waffle form. They are filled with all the ingredients you need for a filling and nutritious breakfast. This has to be one of the easiest waffle recipes I’ve made but also a very wholesome and healthy one. It has no butter, no white sugar or refined all purpose flour. I promise you it tastes yummy though. 

There are a few points to keep in mind while making this recipe and we will go through them step by step to ensure you make the perfect waffles at home. Also, this batter doubles up as a pancake batter too, be prepared for some thick pancakes though. 

What ingredients do you need to make these Banana Nut Waffles?

Whole wheat flour –

This adds a lovely nutty flavor to the waffle batter and also a lovely dark color once cooked through.

Oat flour –

I personally love the flavor of oats and hence it is a small addition to the recipe that works well here.

Corn flour –

This ensures the waffles stay fluffy on the inside.

Banana –

The banana not only adds sweetness to the batter but also acts like a binding agent to bring all of the ingredients together. 

Almond milk –

We are keeping this recipe vegan here the almond milk but you need the milk to loosen the batter – as without the right consistency the waffles will get too dry or not cook in time. 

Olive oil –

This acts like butter in the recipe and it helps with the crispy texture as well. I love the flavor of olive oil with banana .

Pecan nuts –

Bananas and pecans are a match mad in heaven also, these waffles are banana nut waffles which is why we add the pecans in the batter.

Coconut sugar –

This keeps the sugar content and intake low. It also doesn’t make the waffle too sweet, it adds a floral flavor to the batter. 

Baking powder and Baking soda –

They help with the rising of the batter during the cooking process but they also help maintaining the crispiness of the waffles. 

Optional –

I love using cinnamon powder in the batter with a little vanilla but you can use any flavoring you like.

What substitutes can you use?

Whole wheat flour –

You can us a combination of buckwheat flour, rye flour or all purpose flour as well but it will reduce the nutritional factor. You can also use a gluten free flour mix ( the cup for cup packets)

Oat/Corn flour –

You can leave this out by replacing the amount with regular flour.

Banana –

You cannot substitute the banana in this recipe as it is a banana nut waffle recipe. 

Almond milk –

Any milk works well here. You can use coconut milk, rice milk, soya milk, any other nut mylk etc. 

Olive oil –

You can use any oil you have, coconut oil, vegetable oil, etc. 

Pecan nuts –

I also like adding peanuts in this recipe but any nuts you have work fine. 

Coconut sugar –

You can use any sugar you like but we are trying to keep this healthy and lighter. I have used brown sugar, white sugar, jaggery powder etc. 

Baking powder and Baking soda –

They cannot be substituted, as the waffle will not have the desired texture. 

What equipment do you need?

It is a waffle recipe so you need a waffle machine. I used a basic non electric waffle maker. You can use the electric waffle iron and this will cook it faster so be mindful of the indicator. You will need a large mixing bowl, fork and spoons to bring the batter together. 

How to make the Banana nut waffles?

Mash the banana in a bowl, add the oil and sugar. Mix with a fork and add the milk. Stir. Add all the dry ingredients and stir together until combined. Don’t over mix. Spoon the batter into the waffle maker and cook for 1 min on medium heat on each side. If using an electric machine, it should take 3 mins in total. For crispy waffles, cook them a little longer. Serve with fruit, yogurt, maple syrup, nuts, etc.

How long can we store the waffles?

Once the waffles have been cooked and cooled, they can be store on its own in zip lock bags, transferred to the freezer for upto 1 month. You can deforest them or place it in the toaster to warm up before serving. alternatively you can store them in air tight containers in the fridge for upto 2 days, anything longer and they will dry out.

Since we have covered all the aspects of making these Banana nut waffles, let us make some breakfast. You can watch how I made it here. Happy Waffling Ninjas!

Banana Nut Waffles

This waffles recipe is filled with bananas, oat flour, whole wheat flour, coconut sugar, pecans and all the goodness you need for a breakfast pick me up situation. A simple healthy recipe that makes crispy and fluffy waffles. 

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Fork & Spoon
  • Waffle machine

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Large Banana
  • 240 ml Almond milk
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Coconut sugar
  • 150 gm Whole wheat flour
  • 50 gm Oat flour
  • 5 gm Corn flour
  • 50 gm Pecan nuts
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • Pinch of salt

Optional-

  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla

To Serve-

  • Sliced bananas
  • Pineapples
  • Yogurt
  • Maple syrup
  • Pecans

Instructions
 

  • Mash the banana in a bowl, add the oil and sugar. Mix with a fork and add the milk. Stir.
  • Add all the dry ingredients and stir together until combined. Don’t over mix.
  • Spoon the batter into the waffle maker and cook for 1 min on medium heat on each side. If using an electric machine, it should take 3 mins in total. For crispy waffles, cook them a little longer.
  • Serve with fruit, yogurt, maple syrup, nuts, etc.

Notes

Do not over stir the batter as it needs to be a little lumpy for an fluffy and crispy waffle.
You can use 2 - 3 small bananas if you don’t have large ones near you.
Once you make the first waffle you will know how long it takes to cook in your electric machine or the regular waffle maker, so let the first one be a test before you make the rest of the batter.

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