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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.

Rachel @ Bakerita

Monday 25th of February 2013

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

Sara @ fitcupcaker

Saturday 9th of February 2013

these look amazing!


Tuesday 5th of February 2013

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


Tuesday 5th of February 2013

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!

Crystal @Two Chics And A Blog

Saturday 2nd of February 2013

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