Gluten Free Banana Waffles

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Gluten Free Banana Waffles you can mix up in your blender! It doesn’t get any easier than this to enjoy a breakfast favorite this weekend. And this easy waffle recipe is completely flourless, made instead with whole grain oats.

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

waffle on a plate with butter and syrup with a stack of more waffles on the table

Easy Gluten Free Banana 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 even healthy 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 them!

maple syrup pouring on top of a waffle
Make sure you use Real Maple Syrup!

How to Make Banana Waffles in Your Blender

Here is a brief overview so you can see just how easy it is to make. Scroll down to the printable recipe card for the full quantities and details.
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What you’ll need

INGREDIENTS

  • Overripe bananas
  • Milk – you can use dairy or non-dairy milk
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Old-fashioned oats – not quick or instant oats. Use certified gluten free oatmeal, if necessary.
  • Ground flax seed
  • Baking powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt

EQUIPMENT

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.

What you’ll do

All you have to do is add all of the ingredients to your blender, then gradually increase the speed and blend until smooth. You may have to scrape down the sides.

Then 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.

Waffle served on a table set for breakfast

Frequently Asked Questions

Is oatmeal gluten free?

You’ll see that this gluten free waffle recipe uses old-fashioned oats. While oats are technically a gluten free grain, due to the areas where they are grown and processed, there is a high risk for cross-contamination.

Therefore, if you have celiac disease or are highly-sensitive, you should be sure to use certified gluten free oats.

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.

pouring syrup on a waffle with butter

Make it a Meal – What to Serve with Banana Waffles

Saturday breakfast

Holiday brunch

Weekday morning meal

Waffle sundaes

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Gluten Free Banana Waffles

An easy waffle recipe can mix up in your blender! It doesn't get any easier than this to enjoy a breakfast favorite this weekend. And it is completely flourless, made instead with whole grain oats.
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
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.

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