Healthy Banana Waffles with no added sugar, a simple, but delicious breakfast or brunch recipe for the whole family. The edges are crispy and perfectly golden, while the inside is fluffy and cooked to perfection. Buttery, but light, these banana waffles are a quick and easy treat.
Classic breakfast recipes like pancakes and waffles come in many flavours and countless ways of making them. But a delicious recipe doesn't need to be complicated, or use expensive ingredients.
Take these banana waffles, they are as simple as they can be, and you only need everyday ingredients: flour, egg, milk, butter, vanilla extract and baking powder. Plus, mashed banana for added sweetness.
Nothing else, well, apart from a waffle maker, which is essential. But, other than that, there is no need for much to enjoy some proper waffles to rival the ones in fancy restaurants - which, of course, will be quite expensive.
And there is no need for refined sugar, the mashed banana, if ripe and sweet, will do an excellent job here. Plus, if you choose to serve them with maple syrup, honey or any other syrup, you get extra sweetness from there, so no need for unnecessary empty calories.
If you like savoury waffles though, how about my Cheese and Ham Waffles? They are equally delicious and as easy to make.
- plain flour
- baking powder
- banana - make sure it's ripe and sweet
- milk - full-fat milk is best
- vanilla extract
- butter - melted and cooled
Regular milk can be swapped for any plant-based milk, it should not make any difference to the amount of milk used.
As for flour, you can also use whole wheat or wholemeal flour, although you might need a bit less than the regular white flour, just see how it goes, the batter needs to be thick, but not lumpy. Enjoy!
Step-by-step photos and instructions
For these waffles I used milk, but buttermilk can be used too, you might need to adjust the amount of buttermilk used, but you should need pretty much the same amount. Unlike pancakes, which need a smooth and thinner batter, the waffle batter is a bit thicker.
- in a bowl, sift the flour, and add the baking powder
- in a separate bowl, beat the egg, add the milk, melted and cooled butter, vanilla extract and mashed banana, and mix well
- mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients
- heat up the waffle maker, then divide the batter between each waffle plate, depending on the size of your waffle maker, you should get about 4 waffles
- leave to cook for about 5 minutes or until golden brown
Other sugar-free breakfast recipes
Waffles take a lot less time to make than you'd think. Not that making pancakes is not as easy, but you do have to be at the stove top to keep flipping them, where with the waffles, you make the batter, into the waffle maker, and that's it, you even have time to clean up the dishes until the waffles are ready and the next batch goes in.
I do like pancakes too, don't get me wrong, and my Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes are as delicious (although with added naughty chocolate chips), and one of the most popular recipes on my blog.
Same with my Healthy Banana Muffins for Kids (No Sugar). Ripe bananas are the best natural substitute to refined sugar, and you also get that subtle banana taste that I simply love.
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Healthy Banana Waffles
- 200 g plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 ripe banana
- 180 ml full-fat milk
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 50 g butter (melted and cooled)
- In a bowl, sift the flour, and add the baking powder.
- In a separate bowl, beat the egg, add the milk, melted butter, vanilla extract and mashed banana.
- Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients to get a smooth, but thick batter.
- Preheat the waffle iron, then add a few spoonfuls (you should get 4 waffles).
- Leave to cook for about 5 minutes or until the waffles are golden brown.
- Repeat with the remaining batter.
- Click on the US Customary link to see the measurements displayed in cups and ounces.
- The servings can be adjusted by clicking the number next to Servings.
Where is the US customary link?
I have updated it now, thank you for letting me know!
Can I make the batter the night before and keep in the fridge for the morning?
You can make the batter ahead, but I would add the mashed banana before cooking them waffles, as bananas can go black if not cooked straight away.
Hi I have made this batter this morning but my waffles are uncooked in the middle?
Hi! I am unsure why they were uncooked in the middle, as the waffle maker closed perfectly and cooks them very well. Perhaps there was too much batter and the waffle maker wasn't closed well?