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Banana Nut Waffles

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Last Sunday was absolutely glorious – It was sunny outside, the day was free to do whatever I wanted and I started the day with a big beautiful big glass of Kickin’ Kale Juice … just before enjoying these OMG SO GOOD waffles.

(FYI – I always wait about 20 mins after drinking juice before having anything else because I like the juice to do it’s magic. Consuming other foods at the same time complicates the digestion of the nutrients in the juice. Following this principle allows the vitamins and minerals in the juice to reach the cells of your body faster…which always gives me an immediate burst of energy – the wait is worth it!)

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This waffle recipe uses almond flour which is an amazing substitute if you are trying to eat less wheat products and/or gluten free.  I do include eggs in this recipe (if you are vegan, please don’t freak out on me) – like I’ve said before – I eat about 90% plant-based but do include the occasional high quality fish/meat and/or organic dairy products in my diet.

I haven’t tried these waffles using an egg substitute like flax or chia…. so if you decide to – please let me know how they turn out!

This recipe takes less than 10 mins and you got sweet & nutty WAFFLES! Yum.

Food Babe's Banana Nut Waffles
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Serves: 4
  • 4 eggs slightly beaten
  • 2 mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup walnuts chopped
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup for serving
  1. Preheat waffle iron
  2. Whisk together the eggs, banana, water and vanilla
  3. Add almond flour, cinnamon, walnuts and baking soda into the egg mixture
  4. Grease preheated waffle iron with cooking spray or coconut oil (it depending on what type of waffle iron you have)
  5. Spoon batter onto hot waffle iron
  6. Cook until golden or timer goes off (~4mins)
  7. Serve hot with a dash of maple syrup, coconut oil or butter
***Please choose all organic ingredients if possible***


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Much to my surprise and delight, KitchenAid recently sent me their (very fancy) waffle baker to try out and my goodness – this thing is CRAZY. It’s like the Ferrari of waffle bakers – industrial strength if you will, and has all the bells and whistles you could ever want.  If you have a family or want to invite people over to brunch – this appliance is for you.


It makes 2 huge Belgium waffles (or 4 servings) in about 4 mins, has a timer so you don’t burn your waffles and a perfect gauge to tell you when it is warmed up just perfectly. It’s really fun to flip sides once the batter is in too.

My waffle recipe turned out PERFECT using it…so I (kindly) asked KitchenAid to host a giveaway…I was super HAPPY they said yes!



KitchenAid Giveaway Details:

KitchenAid is giving away a waffle baker to one lucky Food Babe Reader

To Enter The Giveaway, Follow These Simple Steps:

  1. Sign up for Food Babe updates – you get a personal letter from me each time I post with insights about my life only subscribers see and hear…
  2. AND leave a comment below by Midnight on Thursday, March 7, 2013 
  3. Get a second entry if you “Like” Food Babe’s Facebook page – I share daily pictures and important news on a regular basis you don’t want to miss!

Good Luck!

Food Babe

P.S. If you know someone who needs some yummy waffles in their life – share this giveaway and recipe with them. I’m sure they would be very appreciative, especially if they win and who knows, maybe they’ll invite you over for brunch! 🙂


Congrats to Lauren for winning the waffle baker!

lauren on March 5, 2013 at 8:01 pm said: Edit
I LOVE your site! You have such great information and suggestions! Can’t wait to try this recipe Keep up the great work!

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3,110 responses to “Banana Nut Waffles

  1. I am new to your site. Just signed your petition and I cannot wait to start eating healthier! I have always wanted a waffle iron. These waffles look amazing!!! Thank you so much for all you do for us and please continue. Our school started giving students fruit and veggie snacks to try during the day in addition to lunch. Most of our students are beginning to realize they love new fruits and veggies they have never tried.

  2. Signed up for your newsletter, LIKED you on Facebook. Can’t wait to make this recipe for my family!

  3. Looking forward to receiving your emails! I am already a fan on facebook 🙂 I am going to make these waffles this weekend!

  4. Done! Done! and Done! Awesome recipe too! Can’t wait to try it and freeze a couple for the days that I need a quick breakfast option!

  5. I’m already receiving your e-mails and those waffles look delicious. Can’t wait for my husband to make them.

  6. Hello!

    I just found your blog through your Kraft petition which I have to say, thank you. It takes Mommas like you to stand up for our kids and their health! I am a major advocate of natural, and no artificial anything for my kids and am loving your blog! Looking forward to receiving your emails!

  7. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your posts!!! You are so passionate about what you do and it shows truly an inspiration to us all. Thank you for all your hard work! Keep up the good work 🙂

  8. Just subscribed and followed you on FB.

    Waffles are seriously my favorite breakfast item but I never eat them cause I don’t own a waffle iron and don’t want to buy that frozen junk!

  9. Love your FB updates & looking forward to emails! This recipe looks delish–I can’t wait to try it! Thanks so much for all the real food work, sleuthing & advocacy you do!

  10. So delicious! Wonder if instead of banana you could do pumpkin? If I win I’ll let you know 😉

  11. Ugh! I just saw this so I missed out on my chance to win. 🙁 Maybe there’ll be another one in the near future???

  12. Just FYI – I didn’t see in the recipe when to put the salt in. I assume it goes in with the other dry ingredients, but just in case you wanted to update the recipe, I thought I’d let you know.

  13. This is my second chance for facebook. I’ve got my fingers crossed so I can win!

  14. While I love bananas, I hate banana flavored foods. Can you really taste the bananas? Could I substitute anything else or just omit them?

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