We’ve made banana bread countless different ways — as muffins, as mini-breads, with varying ingredients to accommodate allergies, with less sugar, with more sugar. None have ever compared to these — dare I say — perfect banana bread waffles.
We threw in some chia seeds and milled flaxseed, which give this banana bread a slightly crunchy texture. And although we limited the sugar somewhat, they’re plenty sweet. The best part about turning banana bread into a waffle is the crust. It’s soft but not sticky or mushy, as sometimes happens when you make a banana bread loaf.
We didn’t even bother to sit down to eat these, just picked them up and ate them as they cooled.
Banana Bread Waffles With Chia & Flax
We went bananas for these banana bread waffles!
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup milled flaxseed
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- 4 ripe bananas
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/4 cup milk
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Heat up your waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.
In a large bowl, mash up your ripe bananas. Add the eggs, milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Stir to combine. It should be gloopy and slightly frothy.
In a small bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
Slowly add the flour mixture to banana mixture, stirring until just combined.
Pour batter into the waffle maker and cook until golden, about 5-6 minutes depending on your waffle iron.