Banana Cinnamon Waffles

by jerseygirl on August 10, 2009 · 35 comments

I have been meaning to post this great waffle recipe which I adapted from Cooking Light. My son loves waffles and was begging me to make some. Of course he wants the white flour kind filled with chocolate chips and overloaded with syrup. Not exactly a healthy breakfast. So I went with a low fat banana waffle enriched with flax seed and whole wheat flour.

When my son saw me making these, he just pouted away. Both my kids are much happier when there is no whole wheat flour in sight. But once he tasted these, four waffles immediately disappeared from the plate. They were crispy on the outside and the banana made them sweet and extremely moist on the inside. I made a batch to stick in the freezer and they froze really well.

And how about the cute heart shape? I have had this heart waffle maker for 15 years now and it is still going strong. How many ways can you pile heart waffles? Enjoy your day!


Banana Cinnamon Waffles (Adapted from Cooking Light)

1 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup ground flax seed
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups low fat buttermilk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 large ripe banana, mashed
Cooking spray
Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, flax seed, and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine buttermilk, butter, and eggs, stirring with a whisk; add milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring until blended. Fold in mashed banana. Preheat a waffle iron. Coat iron with cooking spray. Spoon about 1/4 cup batter per 4-inch waffle onto hot waffle iron, spreading batter to edges. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until steaming stops; repeat procedure with remaining batter.

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Pam August 10, 2009 at 12:12 pm

Aren't these so cute and tasty. Love the heart shape. Bookmarked.

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That Girl August 10, 2009 at 3:31 pm

I've had banana pancakes, which have a great texture, but never banana waffles.

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The Food Hunter August 10, 2009 at 4:03 pm

very cute.Your son is very lucky.

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biz319 August 10, 2009 at 4:28 pm

My husband is the same way with whole wheat flour, but can tolerate the King Arthur brand of "white" whole wheat.

Love the heart shape – so cute! :D

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Sharon August 10, 2009 at 5:41 pm

I don't get my waffle maker out enough, but if it was a heart one?! So cute!!

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Jen_from_NJ August 10, 2009 at 6:02 pm

Your waffles look really good! My daughter has been wanting to get a waffle maker – I'll have to break down and get one. Too funny – I just posted a heart shaped quiche picture!

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Danielle August 10, 2009 at 7:35 pm

wowza these look amazing!!!!!!!! love the heart shape! so cute!

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Jamie August 10, 2009 at 8:08 pm

Lisa,
Those waffles are adorable. What a great way to make waffles healthy and the best part is your son gobbled them up.

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Chef Fresco August 10, 2009 at 8:22 pm

How cute these are! I don't typically like waffles (strange, I know) but if I do eat them, they have to be banana!

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Annie August 10, 2009 at 9:56 pm

I <3 waffles. The banana was a good idea. I always use whole wheat flour whenever I can and most of the time, no one can tell the difference!

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Lynda August 10, 2009 at 10:18 pm

These sound so good with the addition of flax seed and bananas! I'll have to try these as we love waffles! Love your heart shaped iron!

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Donna-FFW August 10, 2009 at 10:49 pm

MMMM. bananas and cinnamon in waffles, I am all over this one!

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John and Lisa Howard-Fusco August 11, 2009 at 12:43 am

Those look lovely, Lisa. Too bad our son is iffy on bananas right now, because this would be a nice recipe to try. – John

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Debbie August 11, 2009 at 7:21 am

Lisa they look delicious. I love the heart shape. Anything with bananas is popular in my house!

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Karine August 11, 2009 at 7:47 am

They look so cute! And they look yummy too. :)

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ttfn300 August 11, 2009 at 8:12 am

aaah, i've been meaning to try making waffles ever since i borrowed my rents old one! need to get on it :)

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Karen Harris August 11, 2009 at 8:24 am

These waffles look great. So glad your son became a convert.

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kat August 11, 2009 at 9:34 am

Those sound so good & you found a way to sneak in the healthy

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oneshotbeyond August 11, 2009 at 11:00 am

beautiful heart shapped waffles. Nice flavor choices!

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Bridgett August 11, 2009 at 11:43 am

Love the heart shape! That would definitely appeal to my kids. They looks and sound delicious.

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Patsyk August 11, 2009 at 1:01 pm

Love the heart shaped waffles! Even better that the kids loved them in spite of the whole wheat flour… score!

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The Japanese Redneck August 11, 2009 at 2:09 pm

I love waffles. I wish the hubby liked them.
Ramona

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Katherine Aucoin August 11, 2009 at 3:50 pm

I really like the heart shapes. Mine head for the hills too if they see anything other than white flour.

You definitely made a scrumptious looking waffle.

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Chef Jeena August 11, 2009 at 5:08 pm

These sound great Lisa and I adore the love hearts. :-)

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Kerstin August 11, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Your banana waffles sound delicious and I love how cute the little hearts are!

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Foodie with Little Thyme! August 12, 2009 at 3:05 pm

The heart shape is great for these heart healthy waffles.

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Jeff August 12, 2009 at 3:50 pm

The hearts cracked me up to no end. I am all about the waffles that will put you right back to sleep from the massive amount of sugar and candy in them. Droolll…..

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Amanda August 12, 2009 at 7:57 pm

Oh I love it, you are such a good mama! :) They look fabulous!

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Maria August 12, 2009 at 10:05 pm

I can't wait to try these!

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Maria♥ August 13, 2009 at 7:08 am

Lisa, these heart shaped waffles are simply adorable and yummy too!

Maria
x

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♥Rosie♥ August 20, 2009 at 7:07 am

WOW oh WOW these look amazing and I adore the heart shaped ones!!

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Michele November 15, 2009 at 2:39 am

Love that I can freeze these!

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Joy July 25, 2014 at 12:16 pm

can i use this recipe and make pancakes instead?

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jerseygirl July 29, 2014 at 12:24 pm

I think the batter would not be the right consistency for pancakes.

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