These whole wheat banana oatmeal waffles will give your family a healthy start into the day! Easy to make and full of fluffy banana pieces.
Feed your kids a healthy homemade breakfast with these Banana Oatmeal Waffles!
The easy batter is made from scratch with whole wheat flour, rolled oats, chopped banana, chopped walnuts, honey and eggs.
Bake them to crispy and fluffy perfection in your waffle iron, then serve with all your best topping ideas.
I seem to have mentioned somewhere in my About Me section that I don’t do favorites. I might have to revise that part.
(Eating-wise that is. Other favorites might include puppies, kittens and little baby calves frolicking on a green meadow. At the risk of sounding very redundant – I get all giddy and jump up and down clapping my hands like a little girl when I see cute baby animals…)
Ahem, yes, much grown up. But back to favorites.
I do have a really hard time coming up with things I like the absolute most.
Let me show you with an example (taken from the glorious animal kingdom again).
Most people can be divided in two groups: Cat people and dog people.
It seems to be an unwritten rule that you must absolutely choose one side and if you have done so there is no going back.
But just think about it for a moment! Can you really honestly say you love dogs so much more than cats?
I mean, cute kittens!
I just can’t bring myself to pick a side.
Same goes for pretty much anything else in my life.
I don’t have a favorite band, a favorite song or a favorite color for that matter. There’s a few exceptions of course.
My favorite people in the world might very well be Branimir and our little spring chicken.
My favorite place to be is probably the seaside. And my favorite way to eat cream filled anything is to first eat the top layer, then the cream and then the bottom layer (watching me eat Oreos might range from amusing to disgusting, depending on the kind of person you are.
We all have our quirks, don’t we?).
But with other things I’m completely lost. And food is just about the worst.
There are so many options, how could I ever stick with one as my all-time favorite?
Yes, sure, I like chocolate. But I also love caramel.
And how do you decide if you prefer sweet or savory tastes?
Who decides which one is better?
My mind just doesn’t seem to be able to stick to one thing.
That’s why I seem to have developed my own system of “favorites”: I love something for a certain amount of time before moving on to the next thing.
A few weeks ago I craved nothing but risotto for example.
Then it changed to Capellini with tomato sauce (but no sane person can survive solely on pasta for any length of time – at least I can’t).
And right now I could eat all the breakfast foods I can get my hands on.
Granola for lunch? Yes please!
But thank god I have my two favorite people in the world keeping me from eating nothing but oats and pancakes for the next few weeks.
There’s Branimir who would from time to time like to eat something, you know, considered a normal dinner.
And there’s the little spring chicken reminding me in all sorts of ways that I pretty please nourish us in a more balanced way.
And I’m ok with that – as long as I can still have all the waffles, pancakes and bowls of oatmeal in the morning!
These waffles are absolutely golden – made with whole grain flour and oats containing no refined sugar or butter. Instead they are bursting with chopped walnuts and little clouds of mellow banana.
Who says you can’t have your favorite breakfast without feeling bad about it?
Banana Oatmeal Waffles Recipe
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- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 large banana chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- Heat a waffle iron on medium to medium-high.
- Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl or measuring jug. Pour the wet into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. A few lumps are OK!
- Carefully fold the banana and walnuts into the batter. Bake the waffles according to your waffle iron's instructions, using about 1/4 cup of batter per waffle. Enjoy warm!
Nutrition (this is an estimate)