Buttermilk-Banana Waffles


Start your day with this healthy banana waffle recipe. Homemade waffles are so much better than the boxed mix variety, and these banana buttermilk waffles offer an extra upgrade: a fresh fruit topping.

Buttermilk-Banana Waffles
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
15 mins
Freeze Time:
1 hrs
Heat Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
12 to 16 (4-inch) waffles


  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 2 cup buttermilk or sour milk*

  • ½ cup vegetable oil or butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ cup chopped banana


  1. In a medium bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center of flour mixture.

  2. In another medium bowl combine eggs, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be slightly lumpy). Gently fold in banana.

  3. Add batter to a preheated, lightly greased waffle baker according to the manufacturer's directions (use a regular or Belgian waffle baker). Close lid quickly; do not open until done. Bake according to the manufacturer's directions. When done, use a fork to lift waffle off grid. Repeat with the remaining batter. Cool waffles completely.

  4. Place waffles in a single layer on baking sheets and freeze for 1 to 2 hours or until firm. Transfer to a freezer bag or container; seal and freeze for up to 2 months.

  5. To serve, preheat oven to 300°F. Place frozen waffles on a baking sheet. Bake about 15 minutes or until warm and crisp.


To make 2 cups sour milk, place 2 tablespoons lemon juice or vinegar in a glass measuring cup. Add enough milk to make 2 cups total liquid; stir. Let stand for 5 minutes before using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

196 Calories
11g Fat
20g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 196
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 197mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 128mg 3%
Folate, total 41mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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