Homemade Healthy Banana Waffles have a soft fluffy inside with a slightly crunchy exterior. These waffles have a hint of sweetness from the overripe bananas. Top these homemade waffles with extra slices of banana, pure maple syrup or honey for a delicious breakfast. Waffles are fun brunch recipes too!
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Making waffles is my idea of a the perfect breakfast on a lazy Sunday morning. We usually do not have to be at work early, allowing my husband to sleep in a little while I mix up the waffle batter. We can enjoy our delicious waffles with a cup of coffee without the worry of rushing to work.
how do you make banana waffles from scratch?
Making homemade banana waffles from scratch is not much different from most baked goods. The important step in baking is to mix the dry ingredients separate from the wet ingredients. I start by mashing my bananas and adding all of my wet ingredients to the mashed bananas except for the egg whites. I keep the egg whites in a separate small bowl and mix those at the end after beating to form stiff peaks.
Next mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Make sure to stir the all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder and salt with a fork or whisk. This will insure no unwanted clumps in the batter. Using a spatula mix together all of the wet ingredients into the dry. It does not need to be perfect because we are going to add the whites next.
Now we want to beat the egg whites to form stiff peaks. Use a spatula to gently fold them into the batter. It is ok if you still see streaks of egg white, this is what is going to give you that light fluffy waffle we are looking for.
Once the waffle batter is ready, heat the waffle iron. Most waffle irons have an indicator light to alert you to when it is ready. Once the hot waffle iron is ready use cooking spray to keep the waffles from sticking. Pour batter in the center of the waffle maker and close lid. If your waffle iron is double sided, flip over quickly and repeat the process.
why are my waffles not fluffy?
The trick to making fluffy waffles is to beat your egg whites separately and fold them in to the batter. To do this you will want to separate the egg yolk from the white. Then beat the egg whites to perfectly stiff peaks. This method, along with baking powder as a leavening agent, will help you produce a fluffy waffle.
is waffle and pancake mix the same?
While the basics of waffle and pancake mix seem similar there are a few differences. They both start with flour, milk and eggs however, waffles usually have more fat and sugar added to the mixture. The extra added sugar gives your waffles the golden brown and crispy texture that you look for in a waffle.
can I freeze leftover waffles?
Yes, this banana waffle recipe is easy to freeze for a quick breakfast another day. The best way to freeze waffles is to let the cooked waffles cool completely on a cooling rack. Then wrap them in plastic wrap and place inside a freezer bag. They will keep in the freezer for 1-2 months.
For easy breakfasts pop the waffles in the toaster. This is the perfect breakfast for the weekday morning.
Toppings for Homemade Healthy Banana Waffles
I love pouring warm maple syrup over my waffles, however there are so many toppings that you can add. Fresh fruit, peanut butter and even chocolate chips can take this waffle recipe to the next level. I think creating a toppings bar can make this a fun way for everyone to make their own breakfast creations.
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If you try this recipe for Homemade Healthy Banana Waffles, let me know what you think! Leave a comment below, and don’t forget to snap a pic and tag it #bluesbestlife on Instagram! Seeing your creations makes my day.
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Homemade Healthy Banana Waffles
- waffle maker
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 eggs, separated
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- In a mixing bowl mash bananas and add all wet ingredients except egg whites. Mix well and set bowl aside.
- In another bowl add dry ingredients and whisk with a fork.
- Pour the wet ingredients and mix with the dry. It will not fully mix until you add the whites.
- In a small bowl beat egg whites to form stiff peaks.
- Gently mix the beaten egg whites into the batter using a spatula. you may see streaks of whites and this is okay. it is important to not over mix because this gives the waffle a fluffy interior.
- Heat waffle iron and wait for indicator light to come on. When hot spray with cooking spray.
- Use a 1/2 cup measuring cup to portion and pour batter onto hot waffle iron.
- When finished waffle maker will beep. Carefully remove and repeat process.
- Plate waffles with extra bananas, maple syrup, honey or butter.