VEGAN BANANA WAFFLES

VEGAN BANANA WAFFLES

These easy Vegan Banana Waffles are hearty, fluffy, and crispy! Made with bananas, coconut milk, and citrus, every bite is subtly sweet and so vibrant. Plus, they’re easy to make gluten free!

syrup being poured on stack of vegan banana pancakes
If you thought that waffles couldn’t get any better, then you haven’t tried my Vegan Banana Waffles. Made in one bowl with so many all-natural and delicious ingredients, you won’t be able to get enough. They’re a must-have at Sunday brunch and weekend breakfasts!

Make your weekend breakfast extra special with these healthy vegan waffles. They’re:

Light, fluffy, and perfectly chewy.
Made in 1 bowl with just 10 easy ingredients.
Easy to make gluten free.
Completely oil free and eggless!
Top the crispy vegan waffles with macerated strawberries, coconut whipped cream, sliced bananas, nuts, vegan butter, or maple syrup for the best breakfast ever!

ARE VEGAN WAFFLES HEALTHY?
There’s no need for oil, eggs, dairy, or added sugar in this recipe! My banana waffles have some of the common ingredients you’ll find in most waffle recipes, like flour, baking powder, and salt. I did, however, swap the eggs and oil for more natural ingredients like applesauce, coconut milk, and bananas. These give the waffles plenty of moisture, a nice sweetness, and added nutrients!

BANANA WAFFLE INGREDIENTS:
Flour – Use all purpose flour or gluten free flour (I like Robin Hood Brand or Bob’s Red Mill) to make gluten free vegan waffles.
Bananas – Just like vegan banana bread, a mashed spotty banana gives these waffles a nice banana flavour and a subtle sweetness.
Oranges – You’ll need some fresh orange juice (or store bought in carton) and zest to give the waffles a bright and fresh flavor. If you don’t have oranges, you can use lemon instead.
Applesauce – This is a great substitute for oil.
Coconut Milk- To help the waffles taste super moist and creamy. They won’t taste like coconut, either!
Cinnamon – For a touch of warmth and comfort.
HOW TO MAKE EASY VEGAN BANANA WAFFLES:
This recipe should leave you with about 6 waffles, but you can easily double or even triple the batch. So start pre-heating your waffle iron and get cooking!

Mash the peeled ripe banana in a large mixing bowl.
Add the rest of the wet ingredients to the bowl with the banana and mix everything together.
Finish the vegan waffle mix by whisking the dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients
Place a dollop of batter in the middle of your pre-heated waffle iron and cook until the waffles are crisp and golden brown. For full ingredients and instructions see printable recipe card below

TIPS FOR SUCCESS:
To keep the cooked waffles warm, keep them on a baking sheet in a 200ºF oven.

Add crushed walnuts or pecans in the batter to make banana nut waffles
I have not tested this recipe with whole wheat flour but I think it would work just fine!
If your waffle mix is too thick, stir in a little plant milk (I like oat or almond milk). If it’s too thin, feel free to add a little more flour.
Craving chocolate banana waffles instead? Add a few tablespoons of cocoa powder to the batter.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What can I add to vegan waffles?
Add chocolate chips, sliced bananas, blueberries, or crushed nuts to the waffle batter.

How should I serve them?
Vegan banana waffles are delicious with a drizzle of maple syrup but you can always take them up a notch with more toppings! A few of my favorites are macerated strawberries, walnuts, vegan whipped cream, fresh berries, shaved chocolate, caramel sauce, lemon curd, vegan yogurt, and nut butter.

How long do vegan waffles last?
You can store the leftover cooked waffles in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Can I freeze vegan banana waffles?
Yes! They freeze beautifully, actually. Just wrap them up well in plastic or in a ziploc bag and freeze for up to 3 months. When it’s time to eat, just pop them in the toaster from frozen or reheat in the microwave.

Vegan Banana Waffles

These easy Vegan Banana Waffles are hearty, fluffy, and crispy! Made with bananas, coconut milk, and citrus, every bite is subtly sweet and so vibrant. Plus, they’re easy to make gluten free!

INGREDIENTS

WET INGREDIENTS:

1 overripe banana
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 can coconut milk (not cream)
1 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
DRY INGREDIENTS:
1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour, use gluten free if needed
2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 and 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
INSTRUCTIONS
Add your peeled ripe banana to a large mixing bowl, mash it well with a fork
Add the rest of the wet ingredients and mix well
Now add the dry ingredients on top starting with the flour. Whisk until smooth
Place a dollop of batter in the middle of your pre-heated waffle iron and cook until the waffles are crisp and golden brown. This recipe should leave you with about 6 waffles, but you can easily double or even triple the batch.
Enjoy with vegan butter, maple syrup, Macerated Strawberries and or fresh fruit.
NOTES
To store and freeze: waffles will keep covered in fridge for up to 5 days and to freeze wrap in plastic wrap or ziplock bag for up to 3 months in freezer. Just pop in toaster from frozen or reheat in microwave.

Gluten free waffles: use gluten free flour such
I usually buy a carton of orange juice for this recipe but feel free to use freshly squeezed or sub lemon juice ( my daughter does this and loves it!)
If your waffle mix is to thick add little plant milk (I like oat or almond milk), too thin add little flour.