Gluten Free Banana Waffle Recipe

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Mix up these Gluten Free Banana Waffles right in your blender and you’ll have crisp and delicious waffles to cover in maple syrup in just minutes! It doesn’t get any easier than this to enjoy a breakfast favorite. And this recipe is completely flourless, instead making it with whole grain oats.

Have more overripe bananas? You can also make Gluten Free Banana Bread or Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Muffins.

maple syrup pouring on top of a waffle

Gluten Free Banana Waffles – The Easiest Waffle Recipe!

Is there anything better than kicking off the weekend with a crisp waffle slathered in butter and drizzled with maple syrup?

I think not! But they can be a lot of work on a lazy Saturday morning.

I’ve got the solution – toss everything in your blender! Yes, blender waffles are super simple because there is absolutely no fuss. And it’s the easy way to make gluten free waffles that are wholesome too.

You don’t have to be gluten free to enjoy the natural sweet flavor, crispy edges, tender middle, and even the healthy benefits of the whole grains from the oatmeal used to make these easy banana waffles!

Waffle served on a table set for breakfast

Gluten Free Waffle Ingredients

If you have some spotty bananas in your counter, you’ll be ready to make this banana waffle recipe as long as you have a few other basic ingredients in your pantry. Here is a quick overview, and the full amounts are in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Bananas. Overripe ones will blend smoth and add natural sweetness.
  • Milk. You can use dairy or non-dairy milk
  • Egg. For binding and leavening.
  • Vanilla extract. Adds great flavor.
  • Old-fashioned oats. Not quick or instant oats. Use certified gluten free oatmeal, if necessary. You can read more about eating oats on a gluten free diet.
  • Ground flax seed. For a little extra superfood boost of omega 3s.
  • Baking powder. Makes those waffles puf finside the waffle iron to make them crisp outside and airy inside.
  • Cinnamon. You can omit this if you like.
  • Salt. Enhances the sweet bananas.
A couple of overripe bananas and the other waffle ingredients in bowls and measuring cups on a marble countertop.

How to Make Banana Waffles in Your Blender

The best thing about this waffle recipe is that it is ready in minutes. Grab your ingredients, blender, and waffle iron and let’s get started.

Make the batter. Add all of the ingredients to your blender, then gradually increase the speed and blend until it is smooth. You may have to scrape down the sides.

Make the waffles. Follow the instructions for your waffle maker. You’ll likely use about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of the batter and end up with about 5 waffles, depending on the size of your waffle iron. Pour in the batter, close the top, and cook until the waffles are golden and crispy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you make this banana waffle recipe in advance?

Yes, you can make banana waffles ahead of time. If you are making them just a little ahead of time, place them on a cooling rack set over a baking pan on a very low oven (as low as your oven can go, about 170°F).

They can also be cooled completely and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several days. You can just reheat them in the microwave, but to keep them crispy, try popping them in the toaster.

Do banana waffles freeze well?

Yes, you can freeze waffles for up to 2 months. I recommend wrapping them in plastic wrap before placing in a plastic freezer storage bag.

If you only plan to take one or two out of the freezer at a time, wrap them individually in order to minimized ice crystals and freezer burn each time you open the package to remove one.

Can you double or triple the recipe?

This depends on the capacity of your blender. As long as your blender jar is large enough, you can definitely multiply this recipe. It’s great for meal prep since you can store them in the freezer.

pouring syrup on a waffle with butter

Make it a Meal – What to Serve with Banana Waffles

If you are wondering what to serve with your banana waffles, the first step is to add a pat of butter and a nice slathering of Real Maple Syrup! Then all you really need is a piece of fruit and your morning cup of coffee, tea, or orage juice. But here are some other ideas.

Golden brown waffle on a plate with a pat of butter and syrup

Things You’ll Need

Blendtec Blender

You can use any kind of blender for this waffle recipe, but I love to make them in my Blendtec. The Mini Wildside+ Jar is the perfect size for a single batch, but you can double or triple it in the regular-size Wildside+ Jar.

I am a Blendtec ambassador, and should you make any purchases through my  Blendtec Store link, I will receive a small commission, but that also means you can use the code CUPCAKESANDKALECHIPS to receive 20% off.

Waffle Iron

No need for anything fancy. I make these waffles all the time in my basic Cuisinart Round Waffle Maker.

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Pouring syrup on a waffle with butter with a stack of banana waffles on a platter in the background.
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Gluten Free Banana Waffles

Mix up these Gluten Free Banana Waffles right in your blender and you'll have crisp and delicious waffles to cover in maple syrup in just minutes! It doesn't get any easier than this to enjoy a breakfast favorite. And this recipe is completely flourless, instead making it with whole grain oats.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Servings: 5 waffles

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Waffle Iron

Ingredients

  • 2 overripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup milk, dairy or non-dairy
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats (not quick or instant)
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Add the ingredients to your blender, then gradually increase the speed and blend until smooth. You may have to scrape down the sides to incorporate everything.
  • Preheat your waffle iron and cook the waffles according to the directions for the waffle iron. You'll need about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of batter per waffle.
  • Enjoy immediately or keep warm in a low oven. You can also wrap them tightly and refrigerate for several days or freeze for up to two months.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Banana Waffles
Amount Per Serving (1 waffle)
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 143mg6%
Potassium 429mg12%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 94mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimers: Please discuss your individual dietary needs (i.e. gluten free) with a physician. Even when not specified, be sure to verify all ingredients are gluten free, if needed, by reading labels on all packaging and/or confirming with the manufacturer this varies by brand and can change at any time. Nutrition information shown is an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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  1. Jana

    5 stars
    These turned out awesome. My 4 year old daughter has a wheat and tree nut allergy. These were perfect for her. She had fun helping me put the ingredients in the blender.

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