Healthy Banana Waffles | Whole Wheat Oatmeal Banana Waffles
The Healthy Banana Waffles are one of the best delicious breakfast options for kids and adults alike. These mini waffles are made with the goodness of whole wheat flour and oatmeal, and provide great nutrition with the addition of bananas. Refined flour free and refined sugar free waffles, just drizzle some honey or maple syrup, or top them with some berries or other fruits to complete your breakfast!
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Whole Wheat Oatmeal Banana Waffles – A Healthy Breakfast
After the massive success of the Banana Oatmeal Waffles recipe, I had planned to work on more healthy waffles recipes. And since whole wheat flour is one of the major components of an Indian diet, I wanted to incorporate that into the waffles. This recipe is just another version of the Oatmeal Waffles, where I’ve substituted a part of Oatmeal with Whole Wheat Flour.
Needless to say, these waffles too turned out super amazing, and delicious. But I’d say if you prefer just oats, definitely go for the simply Banana Oatmeal Waffles!
Ingredients & Substitutes
You can use the store bought Oatmeal, or even make your own at home by grinding Oats. Here, I am using Oatmeal made at home by pulsing Old Fashioned Quaker Oats in a food processor. I am using 1/2 cup of Oatmeal here. The most important point to note here is that if you are making your own Oats flour at home, then please do measure the 1/2 cup of Oats flour “After” grinding the Oats in a food processor or mixer.
Whole Wheat Flour
I generally use the whole wheat flour that I buy for my home from Indian store, but feel free to use any one of the easily available brands, like King Arthur, Bob’s Red Mill etc.!
Bananas are the heart of this recipe. They provide moisture, structure and a basic level of sweetness to these waffles. The more ripe the bananas, the better!
Eggs are an important component in the waffles recipe. The common egg substitutes are fruit purees (like mashed bananas), yogurt, or even some commercial egg replacers. I personally haven’t tried any egg replacers in this particular recipe, but if you do try, please feel free to add a comment in the comments section. I really appreciate your feedback, it not only gives me more insights about variations of a recipe, but it also helps other blog readers in future!
I have used Whole Milk in this recipe. But feel free to use Almond Milk or Oat Milk if you like. Whole milk can be substituted in a 1:1 ratio with any of the Almond or Oat milk. Unsweetened milk would be good in this case.
These are the main ingredients of the waffles recipe, the others include Vanilla Extract, Baking Powder, Salt, Ground Cinnamon and a bit of oil for brushing the waffle maker. Apart from these, there are some optional ingredients that can be used to top the waffles before serving, which are listed below in Topping Ideas section.
How to make Healthy Banana Waffles?
Here is a step-by-step guide on making these healthy whole wheat oatmeal banana waffles!
- Add mashed bananas, eggs and 1/4th cup of milk in blender jar. Blend to a smooth mixture.
- Transfer blended mixture to a bowl. Add remaining 1/2 cup of milk and vanilla extract to the bowl, and mix.
- Add all dry ingredients to the bowl. Whisk till you get a smooth batter.
- Switch on the mini waffle iron and lightly brush with oil. Pour 2 tablespoons of batter and close the lid.
- Remove hot waffle carefully from waffle iron.
- Repeat above 2 steps till all waffles are made.
These dash mini waffles taste best with!
- Maple Syrup (Our favorite topping!!)
- Blueberries (or even other berries like blackberries or chopped strawberries)
- Bananas (sliced)
- Apples (chopped and sprinkled with a dash of cinnamon for that flavor kick)
- Homemade jam
- Peanut Butter
- Whipped cream
- Chocolate syrup
- Ice cream (Kids favorite topping)
- Sprinkles (Another one that kids always love)
How do you store and reheat leftover waffles?
- The waffles can be stored in a freezer for a few weeks in a Ziploc Bag by removing the excess air out and then sealing it.
- 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 (I like the Patty squares that you get from Dollar Tree). Or another idea is to use Coffee Filters in between 2 waffles.
- 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. Another option is to heat up the waffle iron, and just pop the waffle again in the waffle iron and heat for few seconds. You can even use a toaster oven to reheat the waffles.
Similar Healthy Breakfast Recipes
Also, don’t forget to check out the video of the healthy Whole Wheat Oatmeal Banana Waffles in the recipe card below. And if you like this video, then don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more such healthy recipes!
For those who don’t know, this recipe is a part of the Julie & Julia series that I had started for the first 100 recipes that I will complete on this blog. This one is recipe #68. And I am so looking forward to getting closer to the finish line. But needless to say, that would just be the end of the series, but the blog will continue to grow with more and more healthy and delicious treats. For now, let’s get going to the Healthy Banana Waffles recipe!
Healthy Banana Waffles | Whole Wheat Oatmeal Banana Waffles
- (Optional) If you don't have oats flour available, then you can make your own by pulsing the the old fashioned Quaker Oats in a food processor. It takes 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 eggs and 1/4th cup of milk. Blend the ingredients into a smooth paste.
- Transfer blended mixture to a bowl. Add 1/2 cup of milk and vanilla extract to the same bowl, and mix everything.
- Then add the dry ingredients (oatmeal, whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt and ground cinnamon) into the wet 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 tablespoons of batter for each waffle). Lightly brush oil on both inner sides of the waffle iron, and pour 2 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 waffles of mini waffle iron size.
- Serve hot, with toppings of your choice, or even freeze for later!
- I am not blending the complete 3/4th cup of milk in the first step, since I have a small personal blender jar (16 ounce jar by Ninja personal blender). If you have a large blender jar, then you can add all the wet ingredients together in the first step itself.
- I use Dash Mini Waffle Maker which uses around 2 tablespoon of batter for each waffle.
- Dash mini waffle 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.
- This batter quantity yields around 11 waffles of mini waffle iron size.
- Topping ideas include honey, maple syrup, bananas, berries and other fruits, peanut butter, chocolate syrup etc.
- The waffles can be easily frozen for weeks in a Ziploc bag.