Banana Nut Waffles

If you’re looking for a delicious twist on an ordinary breakfast waffle that takes it from “good” to “great”, how about making a Banana Nut Waffle? By simply adding a few common ingredients to the batter and the top of a “regular” waffle makes it taste like you’re eating a warm piece of Banana Nut Bread. It’s incredibly delicious!Banana Nut Waffles / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

It’s so easy to “morph” a simple homemade waffle into something extraordinary.  Mix up your favorite waffle batter (homemade or store-bought mix). For each waffle, add a half of a banana (chopped into small pieces), and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon to the batter. Stir to combine.

Waffle batter in bowl with bananas and cinnamon

Add 2 Tablespoons of chopped pecans and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract to walnuts to the batter. Mix it all together, and pour batter into an oiled, preheated waffle iron; cook it until done and crispy (about 3 1/2 minutes)!

Chopped pecans added to waffle batter in bowl

Once waffle is done, place it on serving plate; add maple syrup (and butter, if desired), then top with other half of banana (chopped), and additional pecans for garnish (especially tasty if these pecans are lightly toasted in a dry skillet for 3-4 minutes before adding to waffle). Repeat process for each additional waffle; serve and enjoy!

Banana Waffle with pecans and bananas, with bacon on side of plate

Just by adding a couple simple fresh ingredients to the batter and the cooked waffle, you’ll end up with a “gourmet” tasting waffle, similar to what some well-known restaurants serve… but for a fraction of the price!!! Why not treat yourself to a decadent breakfast every now and then? Sure hope you’ll give it a try!

Banana Nut Waffles / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Banana Nut Waffles
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
8 mins

Make a plain waffle taste like a gourmet waffle by adding some common ingredients, like bananas, pecans and cinnamon!

Category: Breakfast
Servings: 1 waffle
Calories Per Serving: 495 kcal
Author: JB at The Grateful Girl Cooks!
  • Waffle Mix
  • 1 Banana , cut into small pieces, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 Tablespoons chopped pecans , divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Maple syrup (as desired-not included in calories)
  1. Prepare waffle batter per package instructions and oil and preheat waffle iron.
  2. Add 1/2 of the chopped banana and cinnamon to the waffle batter. Stir to combine.
  3. Stir in 2 Tablespoons (half) of the chopped pecans, and the vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
  4. Cook waffle according to instructions for your waffle iron (usually about 3 -4 minutes)
  5. When waffle is fully cooked, remove to serving plate.
  6. Add maple syrup (and butter, if desired). Top waffle with remaining 1/2 of chopped banana and the remaining 2 Tablespoons of chopped pecans. (see note on dry toasting these pecans). Serve, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The quantity listed for ingredients in recipe are for EACH large waffle.  Amount of waffle mix/quantity of waffles used/made is up to you.
*The pecans for the top of the waffles taste great toasted (optional). To do this, put the chopped pecans in a dry skillet, and cook on medium-low, stirring occasionally for 3-4 minutes or until lightly toasted and aromatic.

Nutrition Facts
Banana Nut Waffles
Amount Per Serving (1 4" waffle)
Calories 495
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Hungry? Make a plain breakfast waffle taste like a gourmet Banana Nut Waffle by simply adding some common ingredients like bananas, toasted pecans and cinnamon! Delicious!

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