This easy recipe for Banana Waffles 3 Ingredients is the easiest way to make healthy gluten-free banana waffles for breakfast.
They are also grain-free and paleo-friendly made with low-carb coconut flour.
Everyone loves easy healthy recipes for a kid’s breakfast, and these gluten-free banana waffles with coconut flour are the best we’ve made.
They look like liege waffles. They are heavy, dense waffles with the most delicious crispy texture and banana flavor.
Let me share with you how to make these easy 3-ingredient waffles.
How To Make Banana Waffles
There are many ways to make a 3-ingredient banana waffle recipe, but I love coconut flour for many reasons.
First, it’s gluten-free and high-fiber, which means it’s a very fulfilling flour for breakfast.
It’s also packed with a lot of proteins and healthy fats.
So here’s how you make banana coconut flour waffles with the easiest three ingredients.
All you need are the following:
- Eggs – The recipe won’t work very well with egg replacers. Even flaxseed eggs won’t provide great results. In fact, coconut flour is so liquid absorbent that it dries out the batter without eggs.
- Coconut Flour – I didn’t try other flour, but I am pretty sure that one cup of almond flour will work well, or 3/4 cup of oat flour.
- Mashed Bananas – I recommend measuring the quantity of mashed bananas in a measuring cup for precision to avoid dry waffles.
Banana Waffle Batter
First, peel and mash the ripe bananas. You can use yellow bananas but the ripest the most flavorsome, and sweet the waffles will be.
Mash, measure the amount of ripe banana in a cup then place in a mixing bowl.
Add the eggs to the mixing bowl and whisk until well combined.
Then, add the coconut flour and whisk again to incorporate until no more flour can be seen.
Set aside 5 for 10 minutes until the waffle batter is thick. It won’t be as liquid as a regular waffle batter and that’s normal.
Preheat the waffle iron grease the plates with coconut oil.
Scoop out 1/3 cup of banana waffle batter and place it in the center of the iron plate.
Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.
Cool down on a rack while cooking the remaining batter
Serving Banana Waffles
These 3-ingredient banana waffles are delicious plain or with some of the following toppings:
- Whipped Cream
- Maple Syrup or honey
- Banana slices
You can store the leftover banana waffles in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Also, banana waffles can be frozen for up to 1 month in zip-lock bags. Thaw the waffles the day before and rewarm them in a hot waffle iron for 1 minute or in a bread toaster.
If you have some food allergies to the ingredients listed in this recipe, try the swaps below.
- Coconut Flour – Try 1 cup of almond flour or 3/4 cup of oat flour. Note that these swaps change the taste and texture of the waffles as well.
- Banana – The same amount of mashed sweet potato or unsweetened apple sauce work well.
- Egg-Free – This recipe won’t work with egg replacers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are my answers to your most frequent questions about this recipe.
Can I Add Sweetener To The Batter?
Add 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup, honey, or sugar to sweeten the waffle batter.
What Can I Do If My Batter Is Thick And The Waffles Dry?
You probably added too much coconut flour, or your eggs and bananas are smaller than mine.
To fix a dry waffle batter, add 1-2 tablespoons of almond milk to thin out the batter.
Don’t add milk, or the batter will be too runny and fragile, and the waffles won’t cook properly.
Always add milk one tablespoon at a time, taste the batter, and repeat if needed.
Are Banana Waffles Healthy?
These banana waffles are healthy because they use low-carb coconut flour and no added sugar.
As a result, these waffles are allergy friendly, packed with proteins, fiber, and minimal sugar, only sweetened with bananas.
Would The Recipe Work Without Ripe Bananas?
Yes, the recipe will work with yellow bananas but the batter won’t be as sweet.
Is Coconut Flour Healthy?
Yes, coconut flour is a much healthier flour than wheat flour because it contains 4 times more fibre, healthy fats, and proteins.
It’s also grain-free, gluten-free and low-carb.
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Banana Waffles 3 Ingredients
- 2 large Eggs
- 1 cup Mashed Ripe Bananas equivalent to 2 medium ripe bananas
- 5 tablespoons Coconut Flour swept
- 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup or honey
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Preheat the waffle iron. Grease the iron plates with oil spray.
- In a medium mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas and measure 1 cup.
- Whisk in the eggs, then add the coconut flour until a consistent batter forms with no lumps of flour.
- Set aside for 5-10 minutes to give the fiber in coconut flour time to absorb the liquid. The batter should be quite thick, not as liquid as regular waffle batter.
- Scoop 1/3 cup of batter and add to the center of the waffle iron plate.
- Cook the waffles for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. If the waffles come out too dry, adjust the batter by stirring an extra 1-2 tablespoons of milk before cooking the next ones.
- Serve with berries, maple syrup or whipped cream.
- Store leftover waffles in an airtight container in the fridge up to 3 days or freeze in zip-lock bags up to 1 month. Thaw the day before, rewarm in a warm waffle iron or bread toaster.