Banana Oatmeal Waffles – Healthy Breakfast Recipe

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Banana Oatmeal Waffles – Healthy Breakfast Recipe

The Banana Oatmeal Waffles are a great breakfast option to start your day with something healthy and delicious. The best part is these don’t contain any refined flour or added sweetener, just choose your toppings and enjoy the goodness!

The struggle of feeding the little ones is real. If you are a mom, you know this very well. Talk about fussy kids, I guess every kid at some point of time is fussy (even if he/she is a great eater). There are fussy eaters, fussier ones, and some, don’t even ask.

So, the point is that we have all kinds of eaters here, and breakfast is one meal that we want the children to have in a proper way. Something nutritious, something filling, and something tasty, of course. I think these waffles meet all the above requirements, and have been a super hit at my home. This recipe has been adapted from the gluten free waffles recipe by Cookie And Kate.

I generally make these waffles in a batch, and freeze them for using in the week. My daughter’s breakfast is many a times these waffles with toppings of her choice. The oatmeal ensures that my daughter is fuller for longer, and the banana adds to the flavor profile, and also the health benefits.

Banana Oatmeal Waffles

A Healthy Breakfast Option

The best part about these waffles is that they are free of any kind of refined flour, and any added sweetener. Oatmeal (which I generally make at home by pulsing the Quaker Oats in the food processor), and banana, is what defines this scrumptious breakfast.

This is also great for those looking for quick breakfast ideas, since we can make a batch of these healthy waffles over the weekend and freeze them. You can simply stack them and pop them into Ziploc bags, freeze, and then use them as required. Just take out the required waffles, heat them for 30-40 seconds in the microwave and you are good to go.

How to make Healthy Banana Oatmeal Waffles

Banana Oatmeal Waffles is very easy to make. To sum up, mix all the ingredients together and put the batter in the mini waffle iron. Healthy and delicious waffles are then ready to be relished. Here is the step-by-step process.

  • Roughly break the bananas into small pieces and add into a blender with milk. Blend the ingredients to a smooth paste. Then add the dry ingredients (oatmeal, baking powder, salt and ground cinnamon) into a bowl and mix. Add the rest of ingredients (including banana-milk blended mix) to the dry ingredients mixture and whisk till you get a smooth batter.
  • Heat a waffle iron (I use Dash Mini Waffle Maker which uses around 2-3 tablespoon of batter for each waffle). Lightly brush oil on both inner sides of the waffle iron, and pour 2-3 tablespoons of batter on one side of the waffle maker. Close the lid, and open the waffle iron once the waffle is cooked (Dash iron takes around 3-4 minutes for each waffle).
  • Repeat the above step till all the waffles are made. This batter quantity yields around 11-12 waffles of mini waffle iron size. Serve hot, with toppings of your choice, or even freeze for later!
Stack of waffles with blueberries on top
Banana Oatmeal Waffles

Toppings Ideas for Banana Oatmeal Waffles

  • Fruits (Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Bananas, Apples, Mango etc)
  • Maple Syrup
  • Honey
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Nutella
  • Jams & Preserves
  • Whipped Cream
  • Peanut Butter (Check recipe for homemade Peanut Butter here)

Main Tools & Equipment Used

  • Dash Mini Waffle Maker
  • Cuisinart 14-Cup Food Processor (For pulsing the Oats to make Oats Flour, I always have Oats flour ready to be used for my recipes!)
  • Pyrex Glass Mixing Bowls Set
  • Ninja Personal Blender
  • Silicone Basting Pastry Brush

Banana Oatmeal Waffles – Freezing & Reheating Instructions

  • The waffles can be stored in a freezer for a good few weeks in a Ziploc Bag. Waffles can be stacked over each other, and then added to a Ziploc bag by removing the excess air out and then sealing it.
  • The important tip I can give here is that if you stack the waffles, then they start to stick with each other, which causes hassles when you want to use the frozen ones. So, always separate the waffles with either a parchment paper (which you may need to cut as per the waffles size). Or a better idea is to use Coffee Filters in between 2 waffles. I do this all the time and it really saves the hassle of fighting with the waffles which stick like a glue with each other, LOL!
  • After removing the waffle(s) from the freezer, you can just microwave them for 30 seconds on one side, and 10-15 seconds on the other side (if you are heating them one by one), else more time if you are heating multiple waffles together in a microwave. Other option is to heat up the waffle iron, and just pop the waffle again in the waffle iron and heat for few seconds.

Similar Recipes

Also, continuing the tradition, here comes the 47th recipe under My Julie & Julia Project. For those who don’t know, I had started this project last year, under which I had planned to post 100 recipes from my kitchen by the end of the year 2019. But since I got busy with other priorities in life, I have planned to continue the tradition in 2020. So, this is the Recipe #47 for you all.

If you like this recipe, do check out these easy and super hit breakfast recipes from the blog as well.

Let’s get going to the Healthy Oatmeal Waffles Recipe now!!

Stack of banana oatmeal waffles with fruits by the side

Banana Oatmeal Waffles Recipe

Kanwaldeep Kaur
The Banana Oatmeal Waffles are a great breakfast option to start your day with something healthy and delicious.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 11 Waffles

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Oatmeal
  • 2 Bananas
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Ground Cinnamon A pinch
  • 1-2 tsp Oil For lightly brushing the waffle maker

Instructions
 

  • (Optional) If you don't have oats flour or oatmeal available, then you can make your own by pulsing the the old fashioned Quaker Oats in a food processor. Just a few pulses, and you have you own Oatmeal available at home.
  • Roughly break the bananas into small pieces and add into a blender with half a cup of milk. Blend the ingredients into a smooth paste.
  • Then add the dry ingredients (oatmeal, baking powder, salt and ground cinnamon) into a bowl and mix.
  • Add the rest of ingredients (banana-milk mixture, 1/4 cup of milk, eggs and vanilla extract) to the dry ingredients mixture. Whisk everything together till you get a smooth batter.
  • Heat a waffle iron (I use Dash Mini Waffle Maker which uses around 2-3 tablespoon of batter for each waffle). Lightly brush oil on both inner sides of the waffle iron, and pour 2-3 tablespoons of batter on one side of the waffle maker.
  • Close the lid, and as per the waffle maker instructions, open the waffle iron once the waffle is cooked (Dash iron takes around 3-4 minutes for each waffle, this can vary by the waffle iron model and brand, so remember to check the instructions booklet for the waffle maker you are using).
  • Repeat the above 2 steps till all the waffles are made. This batter quantity yields around 11-12 waffles of mini waffle iron size.
  • Serve hot, with toppings of your choice, or even freeze for later!

Notes

  • The waffles can be stored in a freezer for a good few weeks in a Ziploc Bag. They can be stacked over each other, and added to a Ziploc bag by removing the excess air out and then sealing it.
  • After removing the waffle(s) from the freezer, you can just microwave them for 30 seconds on one side, and 10-15 seconds on the other side (if you are heating them one by one), else more time if you are heating multiple waffles together in a microwave. Other option is to heat up the waffle iron, and just pop the waffle again in it and heat for few seconds.
  • If you stack the waffles for freezing, then they start to stick with each other, which causes hassles when you want to use the frozen ones. So, always separate the waffles with either a parchment paper (which you may need to cut as per the waffles size). Or a better idea is to use Coffee Filters in between 2 waffles.
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Method (Step-by-step with pictures)

  • (Optional) If you don’t have oats flour or oatmeal available, then you can make your own by pulsing the the old fashioned Quaker Oats in a food processor. Just a few pulses, and you have you own Oatmeal available at home.
  • Roughly break the bananas into small pieces and add into a blender with half a cup of milk. Blend the ingredients into a smooth paste.
  • Then add the dry ingredients (oatmeal, baking powder, salt and ground cinnamon) into a bowl and mix.
  • Add the rest of ingredients (banana-milk mixture, 1/4 cup of milk, eggs and vanilla extract) to the dry ingredients mixture. Whisk everything together till you get a smooth batter.
  • Heat a waffle iron (I use Dash Mini Waffle Maker which uses around 2-3 tablespoon of batter for each waffle). Lightly brush oil on both inner sides of the waffle iron, and pour 2-3 tablespoons of batter on one side of the waffle maker.
  • Close the lid, and as per the waffle maker instructions, open the waffle iron once the waffle is cooked (Dash iron takes around 3-4 minutes for each waffle, this can vary by the waffle iron model and brand, so remember to check the instructions booklet for the waffle maker you are using).
  • Repeat the above 2 steps till all the waffles are made. This batter quantity yields around 11-12 waffles of mini waffle iron size.

Serve hot, with toppings of your choice, or even freeze for later!

Stack of waffles with blueberries on top

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