Banana Bread Waffles {To Go}

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I originally shared this post over at Or So She Says…, but I like these waffles so much that I wanted to repost it on here, too. Consider this my (late) offering for National Waffle Day.

My main requirement for breakfast has been that it had to be portable. And that meant that pancakes and waffles were out. Until now! Since these waffles have some sweetness from the bananas and little caramelized sugar bites from the pearl sugar, they don’t need any extra syrup (perfect for eating on the go!). I make a batch on the weekends when I have a little more time, toss them in the freezer (once they’re cool), and then pop them into the toaster when we’re ready for them.

If you want to add a little extra deliciousness to these waffles, they are fantastic as a waffle sandwich with a little peanut butter or cream cheese spread in between them. Want more make-ahead breakfast ideas? Two of my other favorite busy morning breakfasts are individual baked oatmeals {oatmeal cupcakes} and {overnight} crockpot German chocolate oatmeal.

Banana Bread Waffles {To Go}
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 c. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 ½ c. low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 T. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. mashed ripe bananas (about 2-3 large bananas)
  • 2 T. butter, melted
  • 2 T. pearl sugar or about 6 sugar cubes, broken into chunks
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together buttermilk, vanilla, bananas, and melted butter.
  3. Add flour mixture to buttermilk mixture, and stir until just combined.
  4. Spray waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray and add batter according to waffle iron’s directions (I have a 4-square waffle iron, and I used 1 cup of batter per waffle).
  5. Sprinkle waffle with pearl sugar or broken sugar cubes.
  6. Cook waffles according to your waffle iron’s directions.
  7. Be careful removing waffle from iron – the sugar will caramelize and is extremely hot.

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  1. adrienne says

    tried your recipe this morning. you don’t say where to add the brown sugar and i notice you don’t use eggs for this recipe?

    i ended up adding the brown sugar to the flour mixture and added an egg. my hubs enjoyed the waffle.

    • says

      Thanks! I fixed the brown sugar part. I didn’t use eggs in it. The banana works as a binder in the recipe, but it sounds like adding in an egg works, too! Glad he enjoyed the waffles! =)

    • kateheartseating says

      Me too! =) Yes, but it can be difficult to find. I’ve bought pearl sugar at IKEA and through Amazon. I wish it was more widely available though!

    • kateheartseating says

      Thanks so much! They make a great breakfast or are great as snacks. Thanks for the feature! =)

  2. says

    Yes thank you! I’ll have some ;-) {Pinned!} Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !
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  3. says

    Hi Kate,
    I’m stopping by to say I love making all kinds of waffles from scratch too and I picked your dish as my Host Favorite from our Foodie Friends Friday Kid Firendly Linky Party! Thanks for sharing and linking back to the party. These will be a hit with kids of all ages!
    Monday we share all our favorites at DailyDishMagazine and offer a host pick badge if you want a copy. Thanks again, hope to see you next week! Come out and vote on Sunday for your favorites!

    • kateheartseating says

      We love waffles, too! They’re so easy and delicious! Thanks! We’ll have to give it a try. =)

  4. says

    Great idea! Another use for our waffle iron; thanks! :) You are a Featured Favorite this week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! We love having you join us and can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week!
    Mackenzie :)

    • kateheartseating says

      They are super easy! We love them around our house! Thanks so much for hosting and for stopping by!! =)

    • kateheartseating says

      C’mon over any time!! We always have extra. I have an awesome waffle recipe that I haven’t posted (my pictures of the waffles are always baaaaaaad!), so if you bust our your waffle maker and need some other ideas, just let me know! =)

    • kateheartseating says

      Thanks!! I wish I could! I’d love to be able to share all of this food! Thanks so much for stopping by! =)

    • kateheartseating says

      Thanks!! It just seems like no one has enough time in the mornings, so portable and easy are the way to go! =)

  5. says

    You are blowing up the link parties this week with features chica! I think I saw your carrot cake doughnuts featured on like 3 link parties this week. Congrats and awesome job! :) This banana bread waffles look awesome and major bonus points on the “to go” factor. Thanks for sharing! :) Following you now through Facebook!

    Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

    • kateheartseating says

      Thanks!! Yeah, it’s been pretty awesome to see that! I think been the timing with Easter this weekend. When I was working and in school, portability was huge when it came to eating breakfast. Thanks so much for following!! You have a great page, and I’m following you now, too!! =)

    • kateheartseating says

      I wish I knew of some sort of substitute for a waffle iron! Thanks for asking me to guest post!! =)

    • kateheartseating says

      Count me in on that bigger kitchen part! =) I have way more kitchen gear than my little kitchen can handle!!

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