Close up shot of healthy banana waffles.

Healthy Banana Waffles

Healthy Banana Waffles are a fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside breakfast treat. Made healthy with maple syrup and whole wheat flour, you’ll feel great about serving these any time of the day!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 282kcal
Author Nora Rusev


  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs separated
  • 1 1/3 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 1 large banana mashed
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Mix the dry ingredients: Add the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, cinnamon and salt to a bowl. Stir very well until mixed.
  • Mix the wet ingredients: In a large measuring jug, whisk together the egg YOLKS, buttermilk, mashed banana, oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Beat the egg whites: Beat the egg WHITES in a clean bowl with electric beaters until stiff peaks form.
  • Make the batter: Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir just to combine. Add the beaten egg whites and carefully fold in just until incorporated. Do NOT overmix, or the waffles will be dense.
  • Bake waffles: Preheat your waffle iron on medium-high. Lightly grease and bake waffles according to your manufacturer's instructions. I use about 1/4 cup of batter per waffle, and I scoop it with a cookie scoop to make less of a mess.
  • Serve the waffles hot right out of the waffle iron - that's when they're the crispiest!


To freeze: Place the waffles in a single layer on a lined baking sheet. Freeze for about an hour or until firm. Pack into freezer bags and label with the name and the date.


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 273mg | Potassium: 447mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 1.7mg