Healthy Oatmeal Banana Waffles are made with whole wheat flour, banana, oats, and other clean ingredients to keep this waffle recipe healthier than most. Enjoy this easy breakfast for two with your favorite toppings and a hot cup of joe!
I try my best to keep up with the MANY Instagram hashtag days, but what’s a girl to do?
There’s #toasttuesday, #tacotuesday, #salmondsunday, #selfcaresunday and then the ones I’m convinced people just make up on a whim.
One hashtag I have NEVER participated in but have no idea why not is #WaffleWednesday. I freaking love waffles.
I’ve seen this poll “are you team waffles or pancakes” over and over and I scream “WAFFLES”!!! Yet, I never actually take the time to make them.
I love the little pockets that catch all the yummy syrup, peanut butter, and toppings. I.e. bananas, cocoa nibs, and cinnamon.
When I was little, my mom told us how her mom would mix Karo syrup and peanut butter to put on their ice cream. Immediately my ears perked up and I was like “so you’re saying I can add that to my waffles then, right mom?”
Keep in mind I was about 8 years old at the time, but my peanut butter addiction was already in full-force.
If you’re a peanut butter lover like myself I HIGHLY recommend you make these OATMEAL PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE DOUGH CUPS or my FLOURLESS PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN COOKIES.
They’re two of my most popular recipes and it’s easy to see why.
OK, back to the healthy oatmeal banana waffles.
Since I see tons of waffle inspo on Instagram, I decided to take matters into my own hands and whip up this yummy, clean-eating recipe.
I also bought this mini waffle maker at target a couple of months ago and it was just BEGGING to be used. It’s seriously the most adorable thing in the world.
Why is it that mini food always tastes better?
These waffles are the perfect texture, flavor, fluffiness, crispness and will keep you full until lunchtime!
Should You Let Your Waffle Batter Rest?
How to Properly Freeze Waffles:
Although it’s safe to keep your waffles in the refrigerator for a few days, you will get much better results by freezing them.
- Cook your oatmeal banana waffles and allow them to fully cool down.
- Place the waffles on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
- Put the baking sheet into the freezer until the waffles are fully frozen, for about 2 hours.
- Once the waffles are frozen, place them in a freezer-safe bag or container.
- Use a permanent marker to label the freezer bag or container.
- When reheating the waffles, you can use the microwave, toaster, or oven to reheat and enjoy.
These oatmeal banana waffles can stay in the freezer for up to two months.
Healthy Oatmeal Banana Waffle Ingredients:
- Whole Wheat Flour (I love THIS specific one)
- Oats (You can use gluten-free or regular rolled oats)
- One Egg (You might be able to sub a flax egg, but I haven’t tried.)
- Almond Milk
- Maple Syrup
- Baking Powder
- Cooking Spray (I prefer this olive oil kind)
You will also need a waffle maker (I used my teal mini-waffle maker) and all your favorite toppings like peanut butter, cacao nibs, more banana, walnuts, syrup or jam!
How To Make Healthy Oatmeal Banana Waffles:
- Heat waffle iron on medium to medium-high.
- Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl or measuring jug. Pour the wet into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
- Bake the waffles according to your waffle iron’s instructions, using about 1/4 cup of batter per waffle. Enjoy warm!
Keep in mind this recipe is designed for two people. If you’re making them for a crowd, feel free to double or triple the recipe!
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