Healthy Banana Waffles Recipe

By Marcus Samuelsson |

I had bananas that were going bad and I had to do something with them or throw them out.  I haven’t made waffles in a while, so that was what I decided to make.  I’ve made many versions over the years, and when I stared into my pantry, I didn’t want to use regular all purpose flour and I had a huge container of oats, so I decided to use a blender to make oat flour. All you do is take a few cups of oats, and blend them for a minute or so until it resembles flour.  Measure out the 1 cup needed for this recipe and save the rest in a Ziploc bag or jar for another use.  I also saw a jar of wheat germ in my pantry and decided to throw some of that in a blender to get a smoother consistency. Just as with the oats, measure out what you need for this recipe and save the rest for later.

Prep Details

Servings: 10


1 cup oat flour

1/2 cup wheat germ

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. salt

2 tsp. baking powder

1 egg

3/4 cup skim milk

1 tbsp. honey

2 small bananas, mashed


1. In a large bowl add the oat flour, wheat germ, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Using a whisk, mix together the dry ingredients.

2. Add bananas, skim milk, vanilla extract, honey and egg in the blender and blend until smooth. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and using a wooden spoon, mix together. (A tip when measuring honey: Lightly spray the tablespoon with cooking spray. It comes off clean every time.)

3. Let the batter rest for 5-10 minutes. Turn on your waffle iron and once it's hot, spray it with cooking spray and use a 1/4 cup measure for each waffle. Shut the lid closed and cook until done, or manufacturer's directions.