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I love pancakes and waffles, but they aren’t the healthiest foods on the planet, at least not until I created this recipe! I live a healthy lifestyle and still want to enjoy my waffles and pancakes, so I came up with this healthy alternative that tastes just as delicious!

Bananas: when using bananas for this recipe, they need to be ripe; a few brown spots on the peel means they’re ready to go

Milk: I prefer unsweetened almond milk, but the reality is that any milk you have on hand will work

Egg: applesauce works in a pinch if you want to make this recipe vegan

Cinnamon: this ingredient is optional, but it adds a warmth to the batter

Baking powder: this is one of the places where gluten sometimes hides, so make sure you’re baking powder is gluten free

Oats: rolled, quick, it doesn’t matter…just make sure they’re gluten free

Salt: salt in baked goods is used as a flavor enhancer; it helps the other ingredients meld together, but you shouldn’t really taste the saltiness

This recipe makes a single serving, but you can easily multiply it to make a healthy breakfast for your whole family to enjoy! A few notes about making multiple servings:

  1. To make 4 servings: add 4 bananas, 3 cups gluten free oats, 2 eggs, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp salt, 2 tsp vanilla extract, and 1 cup milk.
  2. You’ll notice I only increased the eggs to 2 instead of 4. That’s because they are binding ingredients and 2 will suffice for 4 servings.
  3. Use a large capacity, high-powered blender.

Optional add-ins:

  • chocolate chips
  • blueberries
  • pecan pieces
  • chopped walnuts

Stir add-ins into batter by hand

Let’s get to the recipe so you can start enjoying these yummy waffles! Unless you’d prefer pancakes, because this batter also makes delicious pancakes!


Healthy Banana Oatmeal Waffles

5 from 1 vote
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Calories 513 kcal


  • Blender
  • Waffle maker


  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 3/4 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder make sure it's gluten free
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  • Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth
  • Preheat waffle maker to medium heat
  • Spray waffle maker with olive or avocado oil
  • Spoon half the mixture into center of waffle iron and cook for about 1 minute, until golden
  • Repeat for second half of mixture
  • If using a mini waffle maker, spoon 1/4 of mixture onto waffle maker and cook for about 30-45 minutes, until golden
  • Makes 2 large waffles or 4 small waffles
  • Serve immediately with pure maple syrup


Optional add-ins:
  • chocolate chips
  • blueberries
  • pecan pieces
  • chopped walnuts
Stir add-ins into batter by hand


Calories: 513kcalCarbohydrates: 84.9gProtein: 18.7gFat: 11.1gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 1187.4mgPotassium: 658.6mgFiber: 12gSugar: 20g
Keyword banana oatmeal waffles, gluten free waffles, healthy breakfast, healthy pancakes, healthy waffles
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