These healthy banana oat waffles can be made right in your blender. Just dump the ingredients in, blend, and pop them in your waffle iron for the perfect gluten free breakfast.
These waffles take about 15 minutes to make, so they're perfect for busy mornings. No one has time to make big, elaborate breakfasts during the week. So, these healthy banana waffles are a lifesaver. And, they're flour, dairy and gluten free. Winning!
I like to make a big batch for the freezer. In the morning I pop them in the toaster to reheat and crisp them up, and breakfast is served..Easy!
- Rolled Oats: Rolled oats (aka old fashioned oats) are the best choice here. Rolled oats absorb liquid much quicker than steel cut oats, so they're the best choice for blender waffles.
- Almond Milk: I used almond milk, but any plant based milk will work.
- Apple Cider Vinegar: Apple cider vinegar plus a plant based milk equals vegan buttermilk, which is perfect for waffles.
- Brown Sugar: The sugar is optional, but I recommend using it. If your banana is extra ripe, you can reduce the sugar to one tablespoon.
- Baking Powder: Baking powder is the leavening agent we're using to ensure that your waffles rise and are not too dense.
- Vanilla: Vanilla adds a wonderful flavor that really brightens up baked goods. I recommend buying the best quality vanilla you can afford. The flavor of a quality vanilla really makes a difference!
- Banana: The riper your banana, the sweeter your waffles will be.
- Salt: Salt naturally makes all the flavors pop.
How To Make Banana Oat Waffles
- Pour your plant based milk into a small bowl and add the apple cider vinegar. Set the mixture aside to thicken while you add the dry ingredients to your blender.
- Add your rolled oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt to your blender. I always recommend using a scale whenever it comes to baking anything. This recipe is very forgiving, but a digital scale is always more accurate.
- Blitz until the oats achieve a flour like consistency and everything is well blended. You may need to scrape your blender down a few times.
- Now add your vegan buttermilk, vanilla, and banana to the the blender. Blend until a thick batter forms.
- Grease and preheat your waffle iron. Pour about a ⅓ of a cup of batter for each 4 inch waffle you want to make. Use ½ cup of batter for a 7 inch waffle, and 1 cup of batter for a 9 inch waffle.
- It usually takes around 5 minutes to cook a waffle in a standard waffle iron, but use the indicator light on yours to determine when they are done. They should be crispy and golden.
- Top with maple syrup and bananas and enjoy!
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FAQs About This Recipe
For one 4 inch waffle you should use about a ⅓ cup of waffle batter. Use ½ cup of batter for a 7 inch waffle, and 1 cup for a 9 inch waffle.
Absolutely! I like to make a double batch for exactly that reason! Here's how: Freeze the waffles on a baking sheet for about two hours. Once they are frozen transfer them to a reusable freezer bag. They should keep for 2-3 months. You can reheat them in the microwave, toaster or oven.
Yes, but make sure that the banana you use is very ripe. If you want to replace the brown sugar with an unrefined sugar, maple syrup is a good choice.
If your waffle maker doesn't have an indicator light, watch the steam coming out. When the steam has stopped, your waffles are done.
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Banana Oat Waffles
- 1½ cups plant based milk
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 banana
- Combine plant based milk with apple vinegar in a small bowl. Set aside to thicken. This is your vegan buttermilk.
- Add the rolled oats, cinnamon, baking powder and salt to the blender and blitz until a fine flour is formed.
- Add the vegan buttermilk, chopped bananas and vanilla to the blender and blend until a smooth batter is formed, scraping down the sides as necessary.
- Grease and preheat waffle iron. Use ⅓ cup of batter for every 4 inch waffle. Use ½ cup of batter for every 7 inch waffle and 1 cup of batter for a 9 inch waffle. The waffles are done when there is no steam coming out of the waffle maker and the waffles are crispy and golden.