Fluffy Banana Waffles with Maple Syrup


10 Tips to keep in mind when cooking Banana Waffles

  1. Use ripe bananas: The riper the bananas, the sweeter and more flavorful your waffles will be.
  2. Don’t overmix the batter: Stir until just combined to keep the waffles light and fluffy.
  3. Preheat the waffle iron: Ensure it’s fully heated before adding the batter for even cooking.
  4. Grease the waffle iron: Lightly grease with cooking spray or melted butter to prevent sticking.
  5. Measure the batter: Use about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of batter per waffle for uniform size.
  6. Cook until golden: Wait until the waffles are golden brown and crispy on the edges.
  7. Keep warm: Place cooked waffles in a warm oven (200°F) to keep them warm while you finish cooking the rest.
  8. Add mix-ins: For variety, add chocolate chips, nuts, or blueberries to the batter.
  9. Serve immediately: Waffles are best served fresh and hot off the iron.
  10. Freeze leftovers: Cool completely, then freeze in a single layer. Reheat in the toaster or oven.

Serving suggestions

Banana Waffles are delightful on their own, but here are some serving suggestions to elevate your breakfast experience:

  • Maple Syrup: Drizzle warm maple syrup over the waffles for a classic and sweet addition.
  • Fresh Fruit: Top with sliced bananas, strawberries, blueberries, or any fresh fruit you like.
  • Whipped Cream: Add a dollop of whipped cream for a rich and indulgent treat.
  • Nut Butter: Spread peanut butter or almond butter for added protein and flavor.
  • Yogurt: Serve with a side of Greek yogurt for a tangy contrast.
  • Nuts: Sprinkle chopped nuts like walnuts or pecans for extra crunch.
  • Honey: Swap maple syrup for a drizzle of honey.
  • Bacon or Sausage: For a savory twist, serve alongside crispy bacon or sausage links.


Q: Can I make Banana Waffles ahead of time?
A: Yes, you can prepare the batter in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Cook the waffles when ready to serve.

Q: Can I freeze Banana Waffles?
A: Yes, cook the waffles, let them cool completely, then freeze in a single layer. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Reheat in the toaster or oven.

Q: Can I use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour?
A: Yes, you can substitute whole wheat flour for a healthier option, but the texture might be slightly denser.

Q: How do I make Banana Waffles vegan?
A: Replace the egg with a flax egg (1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 3 tablespoons water) and use a plant-based milk and butter substitute.

Q: Can I add mix-ins to the batter?
A: Absolutely! Add chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or berries to the batter before cooking for extra flavor and texture.

Q: How do I prevent the waffles from sticking to the waffle iron?
A: Ensure your waffle iron is well-greased with cooking spray or melted butter before adding the batter.

Q: Can I use frozen bananas?
A: Yes, thaw and mash the bananas before adding them to the batter.

Q: How do I keep the waffles warm while cooking the rest?
A: Place cooked waffles in a preheated oven at 200°F to keep them warm and crisp.

Q: Can I use a different type of milk?
A: Yes, any milk (dairy or plant-based) will work in this recipe.

Q: How do I make the waffles crispier?
A: For extra crispy waffles, cook them a bit longer until they are deeply golden brown.

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