The only waffles I’ve ever really had at home were those toaster waffles which I’d eat warm with hella powdered sugar. I kind of prefer eating waffles like that, dolloped with yogurt and fresh fruit than how I eat my pancakes (i.e. with maple syrup for daaayyys).
These banana bread waffles are probably a tad better for you than the aforementioned toaster ones – I made them using spelt flour and oat flour (of course I did, it’s me.) as well as throwing in a bit of ground flaxseed. The mashed banana in the batter meant that I didn’t have to use a bunch of oil in them and they still turned out crisp on the outside with a fluffy center.
Then I doubled the waffley goodness by gliding a buttery knife over the hot waffles – just enough to moisten them a little so that the cinnamon-sugar I then sprinkled on would stick.
I basically ended up with a banana bread doughnut waffle!!
Whole Grain Banana Bread Waffles (with cinnamon-sugar)Print
- 1/2 cup (60 g) spelt flour (you can sub whole wheat flour if preferred)
- 1/3 cup (30 g) oat flour (made by blending oats in a food processor)
- 2 tsp ground flaxseed , (this is optional)
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 ripe banana , , peeled and mashed
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) milk
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
For the cinnamon-sugar
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp superfine , (caster) sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- Stir together the first 6 ingredients in a large jug. Add in the vanilla, banana, oil, milk and egg and stir together with a fork until smooth. Leave it to sit whilst you heat up your waffle iron.
- Scoop the batter into the waffle iron - about 1/3 cup - and cook according to the waffle iron's instructions until golden brown.
- Stir together the 1 tsp of ground cinnamon into the superfine sugar. Use a knife to lightly swipe the waffles, hot from the waffle maker, with butter then sprinkle with the cinnamon-sugar.
83 thoughts on “Whole Grain Banana Bread Waffles (with cinnamon-sugar)”
Yaaaay, for no dairy!!! (The milk is super easy to replace with dairy-free options). I wonder what difference it makes to put oil vs melted butter in the batter?
Awesome 🙂 I think that the difference would be negligible with such a small amount going into the batter – if you were putting more oil/butter into it, I guess the butter would give more flavour and the oil would give a crispier waffle.
I cannot tell you enough how crazy delicious those look. The photos as always are so beautiful, but the waffles are begging to be inside my mouth!!!
haha thanks so much Elizabeth 🙂
YUMMO!!! I got my waffle iron this year too (one of those round belgium ones); I have been using to my hearts content. While I never ever get over the frozen waffles; I sure could use this waffle recipe when I am feeling a bit more healthy.
Simple and stunning and I love the little star bowl!
I think I’m going to have to buy a belgian waffle maker too, haha! I love how they have deeper grids so are crispier 🙂
Oh my goodness these look delicious! I love all the whole grains you’ve included in the recipe:) I haven’t got a waffle maker, do you think you could cook the batter the same way as pancakes?
thanks Kezia! I’m certain the waffle batter would be equally good cooked in pancake form.
Waffles for life. These are gorgeous! And cinnamon sugar banana bread? Needs to be an everyday thing.
Deffo, it’s not even a choice. Thanks Ashley 🙂 and omg yes, I think next time I make banana bread, I’ll be sprinkling cinnamon-sugar all over it…
They look amazing!! That’s my type of breakfast.
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Thanks Claire 🙂
We just bought a waffle iron and I’m obsessed. If I didn’t have to to stupid things like go to work, I would happily eat waffles for every single meal. Love these, my idea of a perfectly balanced plate.
ahhh HIGH FIVE. I couldn’t find waffle irons in the shops anywhere in London, apart from the cuisinart one in John Lewis, but got this beauty at Lidl!! I can’t wait to see the waffle recipes you make (you are going to blog them, right??). haha I know, I made them today for lunch because it’s my last day of holiday and I know I won’t get a chance to make waffles again for a while now. Thanks Kathryn 🙂
I am making this for dinner tonight…so excited.
haha sounds like a PLAN!!
I do not own a waffle iron (yet!) but I’m totes going to borrow my mom’s waffle iron so that I can make these. I’m kind of having a flash back to when I was little and ate cinnamon-sugar toast for breakfast every morning. Delicious. Cinnamon-sugar everything for life!
uhhhh YEAH! Cinnamon-sugar toast was/is the bomb! I used to eat it when I was little too 🙂
Huge waffle fan myself and I see people making them so often on blogs, must try these myself. Thanks Izy 😉
Who couldn’t love waffles? they’re awesome! Thanks angela
I love these!! And they’re such a cool shape!
thanks Katrina! YEAH, me too, it’s like a bunch of hearts making up a flower shape 🙂
I totally might buy a waffle maker just for these…they look so good!
Spelt and oat flour are perfect together in waffles and a healthier doughnut-breakfast waffle is an awesome idea 🙂 Cinnamon sugar is like the greatest thing everrrr so I’m so glad Izy’s back back again!!
yesss, I love spelt flour especially 🙂 hehe thanks Katy!
Izy these waffles look and sound delicious. Love love love waffles (so much better at catching puddles of melted butter, maple syrup, honey, jam, etc. than pancakes) and dearly miss having them (currently living in a waffle iron free kitchen – although Jamie Oliver introduced me to a shortcut for those without waffle irons – using non-stick griddle pans instead, not the same, but maybe close enough for now). Also, your photos! Dang, so stunning!
I am having to equally distribute my love between pancakes and waffles :/ I’ve heard of Jamie’s method before, but I don’t have a grill pan so have never had the opportunity to try it out!
How much was that said waffle iron from Lidl? I need one, I really really really really do.
ITS WAS £17!!!
Pretty damn good deal. Go get yoself one, girl!
Right, going to google my nearest store!! Thanks 🙂
they look awesome – you’re making me wish I owned a waffle iron!
Can’t wait to have my waffle machine back 🙂
ahaha, being without a waffle iron is not a situation I want to be in ever again!
Glad you’re feeling better, or at least well enough to make banana bread-y/doughnut-y waffles. So many good things going on in one breakfast. Your waffle iron makes the prettiest shaped waffles I’ve ever seen! xo
thank you so much Laura! 🙂 x
UM WHOA CHIIIIIIILD. If I visit you, I have one request and one request only… WAFFLES.
Oh my these sound as healthy as they are delish! I need them in my life. Gorgeous photos as always, though I missed your gifs, they are so cute!
totally!! Thanks Sophia 🙂 haha I know, I keep forgetting to make more .gifs. I’ll try to get some into my next post though
What an awesome waffle iron! And these pictures are gorgeous, bro. So are the waffles.
thanks Abbie + thanks for the pin!
thank you SO much for posting this healthy recipe!! will definitely try it! :))
if you’re interested, you can check http://instagram.com/beautifood_blog :)) thank you!
No problem! hope you like it 🙂
BANANA BREAD. DONUT. WAFFLES.
These look really delicious- you’ve combined all my favourite desserts into one amazing recipe! I have to try this soon..:)
thanks Jess 🙂 banana bread, waffles and doughnuts is obvi a winning combination
WHooaaaa bro – this was hands down what I needed after that debauchery that was the holiday season. You have saved my tastebuds.
ahahah thanks Amy! jeez I know, time to return to real-world eating :/
These waffles look pretty perfect- absolutely love the shape of your waffle iron!
thanks so much Heather 🙂 haha me too, it’s so cute because the segments are heart shaped
Stunning.. Really nice photos.. was looking all day for something like this, I can’t wait to try it.
YES. Also, I WANT THAT WAFFLE MAKER.
thanks Ashlae! I KNOW IT’S HEART SHAPED ahhh
Loved the waffles. I used toasted walnut oil cause I’m addicted to the flavor. Might I ask about your lovely waffle iron? It looks like it might be an old family heirloom, but I’m hoping it isn’t and you’ll tell I can find it somewhere.
I’m so glad you liked them! Toasted walnut oil sounds like the bomb – I’m going to be googling that..
Ahhh yes! I got it from a shop called Lidl – it was only £17!! Such a steal 🙂 I think it’s similar to this one:
or this one
Ok so I read through the comments carefully and see the iron is from Lidl. But sadly the don’t sell in the usa. But thanks for the recipe and hoping you are feeling better.
Oh man… waffles… I don’t really know what to do with myself… because they’re WAFFLES! They’re like the more interesting and worldly cousins of pancakes that capture my heart every time
ouuu izzy, these look phenomenal! cinnamon sugar is the perfect topper.
Awesome recipe, and amazing photos 🙂
Hi Izzy, how am I ever going to persuade you to try fresh cinnamon? The waffles would be something else and you would be totally in tune!
Izy, you’re a genius. I just made these on this cold, snowy Pennsylvania morning, so easy and I had all ingredients on hand! These waffles were MAGNIFICENT! A huge hit in this household that just made its way into the breakfast rotation! Thank you for the great recipe!
Woohoo glad you liked them! Thanks 🙂
Just wanted to let you know that one of your pics was used by a Facebook page and doesn’t link to you :/
This happened with my magazine before, not sure if you mind but just thought I’d let you know
Keep up the good work!
Thanks for letting me know Juliet! I really appreciate it 🙂
I got a waffle maker for Christmas and have been making waffles every weekend since. We made these last weekend with stone ground WW flour in place of the oat, almond milk for the milk, and grapeseed oil in place of the vegetable oil, and they are so so good! By far my faaaaavorite waffle recipe yet! Thanks so much!
hoorraaaay! Thanks Natasha 🙂 Glad you liked them! x
made those waffles today to break in my new Belgian waffle iron and they were pretty awesome!
Added some oats and chopped walnuts to the batter and served them with yoghurt, mixed with halved grapes and some more chopped walnuts. Yumm! Thanks for the recipe.
Do u ever make the waffle batter the day before to save time or does it get too think?
I think if you made the batter the day before, all the raising agent would react so the waffles wouldn’t rise the next day! Instead why don’t you try mixing the dry ingredients (flour, raising agents…) the night before so in the morning you just have mix in the wet ingredients!
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