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Roasted Banana Bread Waffles

by flavorthemoments on June 16, 2013

roasted banana bread waffles | flavor the moments

Happy Father’s Day, everyone!  It’s been a whirlwind week with my kids’ last week of school and Father’s Day, so I hope this doesn’t feel like a whirlwind post.  Gotta get ‘er done quick.  :grin:

I’m always looking for new ways to switch up banana bread.  I made roasted strawberries a few weeks ago, and loved them, so I decided to roast bananas this time.  I must tell you that they smelled heavenly in the oven, so I knew they were going to be good!  My sole intent for making them was to use them in banana bread.  I made my go-to Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Bread recipe (minus the blueberries), and since it was hot, I decided to attempt cooking the batter in my waffle iron.  It worked!  :grin:  These Roasted Banana Bread Waffles are just like your favorite banana bread with a crispy waffle exterior and loads of banana flavor.  YUM.

roasted banana bread waffles | flavor the moments

Since there’s already sugar in the banana bread batter, these waffles are plenty sweet.  That means you don’t need maple syrup, but if you wanna go big, don’t rule it out.  :wink:  I was plenty happy eating mine topped with fresh bananas while I drank my coffee, but they would be fantastic topped with whipped cream, your favorite fresh fruit, or toasted nuts.  You could even eat these for dessert with a nice chocolate sauce and raspberries, or spread Nutella or peanut butter on them.  I’ll stop now.  You get the idea.

roasted banana bread waffles | flavor the moments

The best part about these is you can have your banana bread in a fraction of the time.  We’re talking minutes.  It takes less than 10 minutes to make a Belgian waffle.  Now that’s a quick bread!  :lol:  I froze them and toasted them up in the mornings, which was a quick breakfast that we were plenty excited about.

roasted banana bread waffles | flavor the moments

Obviously these waffles are heavier, as they’re bread-like in texture.  This just means that you don’t need to eat as much.  Since I have a large Belgian waffle maker, I made the waffles a bit smaller.  I got 7-8 waffles out of the batter, which is equal to a pretty hefty slice of banana bread.  One waffle was plenty for me!   Next time you’re craving banana bread, you’ve gotta give these waffles a try.  You just can’t go wrong with these.  :smile:

roasted banana bread waffles | flavor the moments


Roasted Banana Bread Waffles

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 7-8 smaller sized Belgian waffles

Roasted Banana Bread Waffles

Roasted Banana Bread Waffles are a quick, flavorful way to enjoy your banana bread! These waffles are bread-like in texture with a crispy exterior, and loads of roasted banana flavor.


(3) medium ripe bananas, roasted*

3/4 cup all purpose flour

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

3/4 cup rolled oats (quick oats work fine, too)

2/3 cup brown sugar, packed

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1/3 cup low fat buttermilk

1/4 cup canola oil

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the bananas in their peel on a foil lined baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes until black and fragrant. Set aside to cool. Remove from the peel, and place in a bowl. Set aside.

Preheat the waffle iron.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, oats, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, bananas, buttermilk, canola oil, and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and stir just until combined.

Spray the waffle iron generously with cooking spray. Make the waffles according to waffle iron instructions. For Belgian waffles, set the darkness to medium. Serve immediately or freeze the waffles and toast for breakfast.


Total time above reflects roasting the bananas and making two batches of waffles.

Freeze the waffles and toast for a quick breakfast.

Recipe adapted from Flavor the Moments Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Bread

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies June 17, 2013 at 5:50 am

woah, roasted bananas?! That sounds so perfect and amazing.


flavorthemoments June 17, 2013 at 7:59 am

Roasted bananas are the bomb!


Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking June 17, 2013 at 7:41 am

Wow, Marcie! These look mouthwatering, fluffy and delicious. I love the flavor! Great recipe!


flavorthemoments June 17, 2013 at 7:59 am

Thank you, Georgia! The roasted bananas added so much more flavor.


Jackie l Food.Wine.Fashion June 17, 2013 at 7:53 am

I love waffles recipes! I rarely use my waffle maker but whenever I do, I am so happy with the results.

xo Jackie


flavorthemoments June 17, 2013 at 8:00 am

I don’t use my waffle maker as often as I should. I just love them, and so they’re so easy to freeze and pop in the toaster for breakfast!


Tracy | PeanutButter and Onion June 17, 2013 at 8:49 am

I’m always looking for new banana bread recipes too!!!


flavorthemoments June 17, 2013 at 10:41 am

There just aren’t enough banana bread recipes in the world!


foodfashionandflow June 17, 2013 at 9:22 am

I don’t make waffles that often, but these look so unique and delicious. I love the idea of having banana bread in half the time in the form of a waffle. Brilliant!!!!


flavorthemoments June 17, 2013 at 10:45 am

I don’t make waffles often enough, either. Thank you for the nice comment!


Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 June 17, 2013 at 9:42 am

The roasted bananas in this sound so good. I love the idea of banana bread in a fraction of the time.


flavorthemoments June 17, 2013 at 10:47 am

It was certainly nice to get banana bread so quickly! Sometimes I just can’t wait.


Anne ~ Uni Homemaker June 17, 2013 at 11:18 am

These look wonderful Marcie! I love banana bread so I know I’ll dig this. What a fantastic idea. :)


flavorthemoments June 17, 2013 at 11:43 am

Thank you, Anne! It was a fun way to eat banana bread…and waffles.


Ashley June 17, 2013 at 12:12 pm

I just started to get into banana bread lately (I know, another weird quirk of mine that I don’t usually like it! haha) … and these waffles sound so fun! I love trying new recipes with my waffle maker : )


flavorthemoments June 17, 2013 at 12:17 pm

I do seen to remember you saying something about not being too big on bananas, right? Just slap some whipped cream on these babies with some fresh strawberries and you may not even taste it that much!


Liz June 17, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Although I hardly ever eat bananas, I love to bake with them. They add so much moisture and flavor! I would gobble these up in a minute! :)


flavorthemoments June 17, 2013 at 12:20 pm

I think I’m part monkey, Liz. I eat them so much! This is just one more way to get my banana fix. lol


Aimee @ ShugarySweets June 17, 2013 at 5:32 pm

I really need to experiment with our weekend waffles. These sound awesome girl, I’m on board!!!


flavorthemoments June 17, 2013 at 6:01 pm

I’m so glad you’re on board, Aimee! Can’t wait to see what kind of waffles you come up with. They’re guaranteed to be good!


Jocelyn @ BruCrew Life June 18, 2013 at 7:50 pm

I love banana bread, and in waffle form?! These sound stinkin fantabulous!!! :)


flavorthemoments June 18, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Fantabulous…I love that word! Thank you, Jocelyn!


madscar June 20, 2013 at 1:54 am

Uau this is amazing:) I love it!


flavorthemoments June 20, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Thank you so much! I hope you get to try it.


Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet June 20, 2013 at 9:30 am

Mmm, love this idea for waffles! Will have to remember next time I have some bananas :)


flavorthemoments June 20, 2013 at 12:27 pm

I will definitely be making pumpkin bread waffles, too! Thanks, Anna!


Karly June 23, 2013 at 6:46 pm

What a great breakfast! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!


flavorthemoments June 23, 2013 at 7:05 pm

It’s always a pleasure to link up! I always look forward to seeing all your features and the other links.


Lisa @ Cooking with Curls June 30, 2013 at 1:56 pm

These look absolutely delicious! I need to try putting my bananas on the inside of my waffles next time :)


flavorthemoments June 30, 2013 at 2:36 pm

You definitely should! They were yummy.


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