Banana Nut Oatmeal Waffles

I am going to go ahead and warn you, I just purchased a new waffle maker, so get ready for waffle overload.

I don’t know about you, but I thought I didn’t like waffles for a long time because all I had ever had were frozen waffles. In my opinion, frozen waffles leave a lot to be desired, at least the gluten free versions do. But real homemade waffles. Holy cow. I am so in love.

Banana Nut Waffles

The first couple waffles I made were all savory, throwing in things like jalapenos, cheddar, diced ham, sweet peppers all kinds of fabulous things. When it comes to breakfast I will nearly always choose savory over sweet. Until I created these Banana Nut Waffles. These are filled with mashed bananas, oats, pecans, a bit of vanilla, and a dose of cinnamon for good measure. These waffles have no added sugar, or anything artifical, making them the perfect, healthy way to start your day.

Banana Nut Waffles

I can think of a ton of different ways you could eat these, spread with peanut butter, or dowsed in syrup. However, I prefer mine with a little honey nut cream cheese, fresh fruit, and a drizzle of honey. Look at that! Perfection!

I also didn’t make mine full on big square waffles for two reasons. 1. I can’t for the life of me, get the right amount in a waffle maker, I over fill or under fill every time. Is that just me? What am I doing wrong? 2. One big waffle is not enough for me and two is too many. So, baby waffles are the answer to my problem. I may be over thinking this.

So since I am pretty new to this whole waffle thing I want to know. What do you like? Sweet or savory? Full of stuff or plain and simple? Syrup or no syrup? And most importantly, how the heck can you tell what the right amount of batter is to make them perfect and square? I want to know your waffle making secrets!

Banana Nut Waffles

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Banana Nut Waffles
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Serves: 6
  • 2 brown bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup AP flour or Bisquick (I used GF Bisquick)
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • ⅓ cup pecans
  1. In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, oats, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Stir mixture until well incorporated.
  2. Add in mashed bananas, vanilla extract, sour cream, beaten egg, and milk. Stir until everything is combined well.
  3. Lightly sir in pecans.
  4. Heat waffle maker according to manufactures instructions. When it is ready, place a heaping spoonful of batter in the center the plate, close lid until waffles are golden brown and steam has stopped coming from your waffle maker. (about 2 minutes with mine)
  5. Great served warm or cold.
  6. Makes approximately 16 small waffles, or 8-10 large waffles

As always, I made this dish using gluten free ingredients. I use Glutino Gluten Free Pantry All Purpose flour or Gluten Free Bisquick in place of flour. I also use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oats. 



22 Responses to Banana Nut Oatmeal Waffles

  1. I love these baby waffles, they look so cute! I’ve always been way too lazy in the mornings to make waffles, but these look good enough for me to reform my ways ;). Love that they’re healthy too!

    • Maebells says:

      Oh I am super lazy in the mornings! These are really good warmed up so I usually make them on Sundays for a quick healthy breakfast during the week!

  2. I love waffles too! There is a frozen waffle gluten free brand that is always on sale, so I eat those a lot, but I know they aren’t nearly as good as homemade ones! I think we need to get a waffle maker asap! My in-laws have one and whenever we visit we eat a ton of waffles. I’m also more of a savory person when it comes to breakfast and I love all the savory waffles you made! When I do eat sweet waffles, I love to top them with syrup and whipped cream!

    • Maebells says:

      After I saw your coconut whipped cream I thought about how good that would have been! Maybe some tropical waffles with coconut whipped cream??

  3. Oh my gosh Maebells – these look amazing! I don’t have a waffle maker, but I need one now, so I can make these amazing looking waffles!

  4. Cindy says:

    I am practically drooling over these waffles! You have combined two of my favorites here…banana nut and oatmeal :D Savory waffles sound good too. Are you posting those? :D

  5. Ashley says:

    I never really liked waffles until I got a waffle maker for our wedding and made my own! These sound great with the banana nut flavor combo!

  6. I have been saying I need to get a waffle maker for the longest time. I seriously need to get a waffle maker.

  7. I’m ready for waffle overload–love waffles! These guys look so delicious, and they’re healthy? YUM.

  8. Allison says:

    I need a waffle maker in my life immediately! I love the idea of a savoury waffle too, I’ve never seen that before. But sweet waffles are SO DELISH! I will eat anything with banana in it -these are calling my name!

  9. I love my waffles sweet and I am sure I would love these banana nut waffles. We totally need to get a new waffle iron though. Ours has to be about 15 years old and it’s been worked to death!

    • Maebells says:

      Oh you have to try these! They really are fantastic! You don’t notice the oats at all, I think I am going to start incorporating them in waffles more often. If you can add some nutritional value without noticing, why not!? :)

  10. I agree, savory is the way to go in the morning. But alas I live in a house full of pancake/waffle lovers! I never liked syrup growing up, but now we use pure organic maple syrup and it’s incredible though expensive. Your waffles look delicious!

    • Maebells says:

      The maple syrup sounds fantastic! When I was planning these waffles I nearly picked some up, but you are right, it is pretty pricey! I will have to splurge on it!

  11. tamara p says:

    I’m curious…could I make thesewaffles without eggs? I haven’t
    “Googled” this yet, but I’m also allergic to eggs. :(

    • Maebells says:

      Hi Tamara! I think I would cry if I were allergic to eggs! :( Bless your heart! I haven’t made these without using eggs, but I would imagine they would be okay since they aren’t baked. But I have some bananas that should be nice and ripe in a few days. I will try without eggs and let you know! :)

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