- waffle iron
- ¾ cup milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 large banana (chopped)
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- Combine wet ingredients: Add milk, eggs, honey and oil to a measuring jug or bowl and whisk well until smooth. Stir in oats, set aside to soak for 5-19 minutes while you continute with the recipe.
- Combine dry ingredients: Mix the dry ingredients in a large SEPARATE bowl until well combined.
- Prep: Heat a waffle iron on medium to medium-high.
- Make batter: Pour the soaked wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and use a rubber spatula to fold JUST until combined into a thick batter. Fold in banana and walnuts.
- Cook waffles: Bake the waffles according to your waffle iron's instructions, using about 1/4 cup of batter per waffle. Enjoy warm!
For crispy waffles:If you want to make very crispy oatmeal waffles, you have two options:
- Place the finished waffles on a rack and bake them at 360°F for 5-10 minutes, or until crispy. They will get more dry like this, though!
- Increase the oil in the waffles – only use 1/2 cup milk, and 1/3 cup oil instead of the 2 tablespoons the recipe calls for. You can also use melted butter for an extra-delicious flavor.
- Use regular flour in place of the whole wheat; reduce the milk by 2 tablespoons.
- Instead of honey, you can use maple syrup. If you don’t mind using sugar, 3-4 tablespoons light brown sugar work, too (increase the milk by 1 tablespoon if using sugar).
- For the milk, any milk-type you like works well.
- You can omit the walnuts if you don’t like them, or replace them with chocolate chips 😉
What to Serve with Banana Oatmeal Waffles:
We love these with fruit or a fruit salad on the side! But they’re also delicious with some maple syrup stirred into Greek yogurt to make a protein-rich dip.
For more breakfast ideas with waffles: What to Serve with Waffles for Breakfast