Trade in the oven for a waffle iron, and make these easy Vegan Banana Bread Waffles. This easy, healthy recipe is the perfect breakfast idea!
Love banana bread but don’t have the time to bake a loaf? Waffle iron is the answer! This quick and easy waffle batter gets cooked in a waffle iron in just a few minutes – so you don’t have to wait 45 minutes or more for banana bread to bake.
These simple Vegan Banana Bread Waffles are light, fluffy and packed full of banana flavour. The key? Overripe bananas – like VERY overripe. The bananas should be all black with no yellow spots remaining. As bananas ripen they convert their starch to sugar, becoming sweeter. This is why black bananas are preferred for banana bread as they have almost entirely converted all their starch to sugar.
This recipe is super easy to make, and the perfect banana bread shortcut. Just cook until golden brown, a few minutes will do, and top with your favourite toppings like fruit and maple syrup.
Top tips for making the BEST Vegan Banana Bread Waffles:
- Bananas should be completely black. As bananas ripen they get sweeter, so a banana that is completely black is as sweet as it can get. These bananas make the best banana bread texture and flavour!
- Don’t overmix your batter, but make sure the bananas are thoroughly mashed. Spend some time mashing the banana until there are no more chunks. However after you add the flour, don’t overmix. Overmixing flour can create a gummy waffle.
- Cook until golden brown and crispy. Different waffle irons have different cook times, so you want to follow the instructions of your waffle iron or until the waffles are golden brown and crispy.
- Freeze extra waffles for quick and easy breakfast prep. Have extra waffles? No problem! Just pop them in an airtight container or reusable bag and freeze them. Then when you’re ready, defrost the waffle and pop it in the toaster to reheat.
Banana Bread Waffles FAQ:
How long do you cook waffles?
This can depend on the waffle iron you have, but generally speaking it should be about 5 minutes or until golden brown.
Can you freeze waffles?
Yes! If you have extra waffles or are making an extra big batch just freeze the leftovers in an airtight container or reusable bag. Then when you’re ready just toast the waffles until warm and crispy.
How to make Vegan Banana Bread Waffles from scratch:
In a large bowl mash the bananas until smooth and creamy – as little chunks as possible. Stir in flax eggs, vegetable oil, sugar, and non-dairy milk until combined. Add in dry ingredients; all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt – mix until just combined.
Add about a cup of batter to a pre-heated waffle iron and cook until golden brown and crispy. Garnish with your favourite toppings and serve!
Banana Bread Waffles
- 120 g (2 small) overripe bananas
- 2 flax eggs, (2 tbsp ground flaxseed + 6 tbsp water)
- 80 mL (⅓ cup) vegetable oil
- 50 g (¼ cup) brown sugar
- 30 mL (2 tbsp) non-dairy milk
- 180 g (1½ cups) all-purpose flour
- 3 g (½ tsp) baking soda
- 5 g (1 tsp) baking powder
- pinch salt
- In a large bowl mash bananas until creamy, you want as little chunks as possible.
- Add flax eggs, vegetable oil, sugar, and non-dairy milk - mix until smooth.
- Add all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt- mix until combined.
- Preheat your waffle iron and spray with non-stick spray if it needs it. Add about 1 cup of batter to waffle iron (adjust depending on the size of your waffle maker). Close the waffle iron and cook for 5-7 minutes or based on your waffle maker's instructions. You want the waffles fully cooked throughout and to have a crispy outer crust.
- Repeat for remaining waffle batter and serve.