Gluten Free Banana Oat Waffles
These healthy gluten free waffles are a breakfast delight of light and fluffy waffles cooked to golden brown perfection. These waffles are made with a combination of oats, almond milk, banana and eggs all easily whipped up in the blender. Don’t forget to make extra, so you can eat healthy waffles all week! This banana oat waffle recipe is about to become a staple in your house!
This post was originally published on 4/17/2016. It was republished on 4/18/20 with new content.
Have I mentioned how much I adore waffles? Well, if you weren’t aware, waffles are my breakfast favorite. And I can’t wait for you guys to give these beauties a try! These are so filling and easy. Plus (deep breath) flour-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free – provided you buy gluten-free oats. Add some sliced strawberries, blueberries, a sprinkle of chopped almonds, a drizzle of almond butter and a little maple syrup and you have one dreamy breakfast. And if you have leftovers you can keep them in the fridge (or freezer) and toast them the next day. It’s a full-blown love affair I’m having with these waffles. Give them a whirl and you’ll see exactly what I’m gushing about.
How Do You Make Gluten Free Waffles?
This recipe is super easy and is made with just seven ingredients. They also come together super fast, in your blender.
The recipe itself is pretty straight forward – it’s just a matter of throwing all ingredients into a blender and blending for only a few seconds and just until the batter is smooth. Let the batter rest for about 10 minutes to give the oat flour time to soak up all the moisture. While the batter rests take this time to heat and grease your waffle maker and then you’re all set. Top your waffles with plenty of maple syrup and berries, then serve and enjoy.
Tips For Perfect Gluten Free Waffles
- Let the batter rest for 10 minutes while your waffle iron heats up. The resting time gives the oat flour time to soak up some of the moisture, so you get crisp, fluffy waffles when it’s go time. I learned this trick with my banana oat blender pancakes, a recipe that has quite a few fans.
- Cook the waffles for around 5 minutes. Once there is no longer steam coming from the waffle maker, the waffles are generally ready to remove. For a crispier crust, leave them a minute or two longer before removing. Don’t have a waffle iron? You better get one asap! Mine was really cheap, but works like a charm and has been going for over 10 years. It’s similar to this one on Amazon. <—affiliate link
- These waffles are good enough to eat plain, but are especially delicious topped with extras like berries, chopped nuts, almond or peanut butter, whipped cream, powdered sugar, jelly, syrup, chocolate … the possibilities are endless!
- Not all waffle makers are made the same. Check the instructions that come with your waffle iron for the manufacturer recommendations on cooking time.
How Do You Store Leftover Waffles?
Not only are homemade waffles delicious, they are also great to meal prep for the week! These waffles will keep in the fridge for up to about 4 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months. If you’re planning to keep your waffles in the refrigerator, store them in an airtight container until you’re ready to reheat them. To store your waffles in the freezer, wrap them individually in plastic wrap, then place all the wrapped waffles in a large freezer bag.
Reheating Leftover Waffles
I recommend reheating these waffles in the toaster oven. They will turn out perfectly crispy and golden brown. If you’re starting with frozen waffles, you’ll want to add an additional 1-2 minutes to the toasting time. I find that with my toaster oven, a refrigerated waffle needs to toast for 5 minutes, and a frozen waffle will cook in 7 minutes.
I love these waffles as is, but you can enhance your waffle experience by adding about 1/4 cup of mix-ins to the batter. I also suggest adding some fun and delicious toppings. Here’s a few mix-in and/or topping suggestions:
- Chopped nuts
- Mini chocolate chips
- Almond or peanut butter
- Dried fruit
- Shredded coconut
If you thought waffles were just a weekend treat thing, think again. Whip these up and you’ll see that these easy, peasy gluten free banana oat waffles are perfect for any ol’ day. They’re:
light and crispy
so simple and come together almost as quick as a bowl of cereal
… but waaaaaay more scrumptious!!
Watch the video below to see how easy these gluten free waffles are to make!
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Gluten Free Banana Oat Waffles
- 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats,, gluten free as needed
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or other milk product
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 medium ripe banana
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 packet stevia or other preferred sweetener (optional)
- Optional toppings: almond/peanut butter, coconut butter, coconut oil, honey, maple syrup and/or fresh fruit
- Preheat waffle iron and spray with cooking spray.
- Blend all ingredients in a blender until almost smooth.
- Pour about 3/4 cup batter onto waffle iron. Allow waffle to cook. I cook mine on the highest setting and a little longer from when the waffle iron goes off, so the waffles are a little crispier, otherwise these will be very soft waffles.
- Continue with the rest of the batter. Depending on the size of your waffle iron, recipe should make about 4 waffles. Enjoy with your favorite toppings!