Banana Bread Waffles with Cinnamon-Brown Sugar Syrup

Banana Bread Waffles with Cinnamon-Brown Sugar Syrup

I don’t know about you but weekday mornings aren’t the time for big, sit down breakfasts. In my perfect world they would be because I love breakfast food. :) However, that is not reality. Around here, we usually have quick breakfasts such as yogurt and granola, oatmeal, fruit and muffins, etc. So, when Saturday rolls around, I like to prepare a nice breakfast that consists of more than just grab and go options.

Banana Bread Waffles with Cinnamon-Brown Sugar Syrup

One breakfast food that we have been eating more of recently is waffles. There are just so many variations that I want to try! These banana bread waffles were one of those variations. If you like banana bread, then you will love these waffles. With chunks of banana scattered throughout and lots of cinnamon and nutmeg, these waffles taste just like banana bread with a crispy outside and a soft inside.

Banana Bread Waffles with Cinnamon-Brown Sugar Syrup

Top it off with some warm homemade cinnamon-brown sugar syrup and you’ll be wishing that it were Saturday morning every morning. . .oh wait. . .I think we already do that! :)

Banana Bread Waffles with Cinnamon-Brown Sugar Syrup

Yield: 5 waffles


  • For the Waffles
  • 3/4 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  C whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 C non-fat milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • For the Syrup
  • 3/4 C brown sugar
  • 2/3 C water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • additional bananas for garnish, optional


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flours, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together bananas, melted butter, eggs, milk, and vanilla extract until well-combined. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  2. In a small saucepan, whisk together brown sugar, water, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching. When mixture reaches a boil, turn heat to low and stir occasionally until ready to serve.
  3. Pour 1/3 -1/2 C of batter (depending on the size of your waffle maker) onto hot, greased waffle maker. Cook to your desired crispness.
  4. Serve with warm cinnamon-brown sugar syrup and additional banana slices.

This recipe is linked with Strut Your Stuff SaturdayWeekend PotluckWhat’s Cookin’ WednesdayWhat’s in Your Kitchen Wednesday.

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  1. I never take the time to eat breakfast. I love big breakfasts on the weekends too! I’m going to have to make these waffles for the family. Love the cinnamon and nutmeg!

  2. Oh my this looks great!I can’t wait to give this a try.

  3. Yes, please! I love the idea of banana bread waffles…perfect flavors!

  4. we made waffles last week…so tasty! i lvoe this version :) banana bread is always yummy.

  5. This sounds wonderful. I just got a belgium waffle maker for Christmas, so I’m excited to try new recipes!!

  6. This looks awesome. All of my favorites, banana, waffles, and cinnamon. yum!

  7. Oh man, that cinnamon brown sugar syrup sounds awesome!

  8. These look amazing! Love waffles and we just got a new waffle maker (broke two of them so far) — now all I need are some bananas :)

  9. Ok these looks so delicious! We love waffles, I will be making these for the boys!

  10. I had to come and see this amazingness! Breakfast is kinda meh at our house during the week…I think a waffle iron is in our future with recipes like this :)

  11. I had that exact same problem this morning! I wanted to have a big fantastic breakfast but then reality came in and kicked me in the butt and told me to go eat my cheerios >_< I LOVE banana bread though; I even have banana bread oatmeal so these waffles are right up my alley! YUM

  12. Ohhhh I love waffles and these look sooooooo good! And omg that syrup!!!

  13. These look lovely! I need to buy a waffle maker! Banana bread waffles are a brilliant idea :-)

  14. This sounds amazing! I love new breakfast ideas so thank you for sharing! I am your newest follower!

  15. I really wish I could have waffles every single day! These are amazing. Pinned!

  16. I put a new waffle iron on my birthday list – fingers crossed I get it so I can finally start tackling the waffle recipes I have bookmarked. These sound insanely good!

  17. We also do big breakfasts on Saturday mornings and my kiddies love waffles! These sound so good with the bananas and cinnamon :)

  18. Banana bread waffles sound scrumptious enough, but that cinnamon brown sugar syrup is what really gets me. Is first thing in the morning too early to guzzle that stuff down?

  19. These sound amazing, and your photos make me so hungry! I’m forwarding this to my hubby, he’s the waffle maker in our relationship :)

  20. On saturdays I tend to do breakfast-for-dinner which somehow seems even more special. I know what’s going to be on the menu this week….!!!!

  21. i love saturday morning breakfast…banana bread waffels…just the sound of those i could eat plain i bet..but why with the addition of that syrup :-)

  22. I love Saturday morning breakfasts too :) These waffles look so perfect!

  23. I need to treat myself to a big, sugary breakfast like this more often! I love the picture with the syrup pouring down – it looks so thick and yummy.

    xo Jackie

  24. Yum! My boys would love these :)

  25. oh my god – YUM!! what a gorgeous and delicious breakfast!

  26. lovely!

  27. Oh My! Those look amazing! I can’t wait to try them.

  28. Love this! I adore making homemade waffles and this is such a fun twist to the classic!

    Thanks for linking up to What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  29. My kids would go nuts for these. I haven’t used my waffle maker in forever. Love these!

  30. these look amazing!

  31. These look phenomenal! I need to get a waffle maker so I can make these – definitely a good investment :)

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