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Ripe Banana and Walnut Waffle Recipes for a Cozy Morning


Banana and walnut waffle illustration.

Sunday brunches are so chill and casual. Make your own? You can! Here’s a recipe for Ripe Banana and Walnut Waffles with both sweet and savory toppings, Crispy when cooked and full of flavor. You can turn a regular brunch into an amazing experience.

Enjoy them for breakfast, dessert or when you crave something sweet and sentimental. Get started and have the best Sunday morning meal ever!


Sunday Brunch has a special: ripe banana and walnut waffle! Gather your ingredients: ripe bananas, flour, baking powder, eggs, milk, butter, walnuts, honey. Get ready to make the waffle! Here are the details:

Ripe Bananas

Sunday morning brunches are incomplete without ripe bananas! Look for soft, creamy yellow skins with a slight mushiness when pressed. Brown speckles indicate that the sugars have caramelized, making them even sweeter. Pick ripe ones for a tasty waffle experience!


Walnuts are a great addition to waffle recipes! They are packed with plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, polyphenols and vitamins. Plus, they bring sweetness and texture. For extra crunch, sprinkle crushed walnuts on top of your waffle before adding syrup or butter.

When shopping for walnuts, pick those without any mold or discoloration. Store them in a sealed container in the fridge for up to six months, or freeze them in an airtight bag or container for up to a year. When ready to use, let them thaw at room temperature for a few hours.

Other Ingredients

Creating the perfect waffle requires a ripe banana, walnuts, and other ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • Optional toppings: butter, syrup, powered sugar, cream, preserves, or chocolate chips.
Sunday Brunch Special Ripe Banana and Walnut Waffle Recipes
Sunday Brunch Special Ripe Banana and Walnut Waffle Recipes

Preparing the Waffle Batter

To start, preheat the waffle iron to medium.
Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl (flour, baking powder, salt, sugar).
Whisk together the wet ingredients (milk, eggs) in a separate bowl until blended.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones.
Slowly pour in the melted butter while stirring until blended.
For desired consistency, add extra milk if needed.
Spray the hot waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray and pour some batter onto it.
Cook until golden brown.
Top with optional toppings and enjoy!

Begin your Sunday in a sweet way! Make 8-10 big and fluffy walnut and banana waffles. Whip up the batter with basic ingredients from your pantry. Ready? Let’s go!

  • Gather the ingredients:

Sifting the Dry Ingredients

Sifting dry ingredients for waffle batter is important. Measure out the dry ingredients into a bowl. Place a fine-mesh sieve over it. Gently push the sieve through with a spoon or rubber scraper. Stir just enough to combine. Your waffle batter is ready for wet ingredients before cooking!

Mixing the Wet Ingredients

In a bowl, mix the butter, eggs, and mashed banana. Whisk it until blended. Then, pour in the fat-free yogurt or sour cream. Stir until everything is combined. Lastly, add the honey. Mix until wet ingredients are all blended.

Combining the Dry and Wet Ingredients

Time to combine your dry and wet ingredients to make the batter! Start by putting the wet ingredients – lightly beaten egg, milk, melted butter, and mashed banana – into the dry ingredients – flour, walnuts, baking powder, salt, and a pinch of sugar – in a big bowl. Mix with a whisk until the batter is smooth. If the batter seems too thick, add more milk – but not too much, so your waffles aren’t too doughy. Let the batter sit for 20 mins before cooking. This will make sure your waffles are light in texture.

When you’re ready to cook each waffle, pour ¼ cup of batter into a preheated waffle tray. Cook for 3-4 mins, until golden brown. Serve warm with butter, syrup or honey!

Cooking the Waffles

Sunday brunches are made special with waffles! Ripe banana and walnut waffles are a yummy option. Making them from scratch, or using a pre-made mix? Either way, they’ll please your taste buds. Here’s how to make them:

Step-by-step guide!

Preheating the Waffle Iron

Before pouring your batter, heat up your waffle iron. Times may vary, so read the instructions.

Set your temperature to medium-high (375°F/190°C). You can adjust it slightly higher or lower if you wish. Give the iron 4-5 minutes to heat up. Signs it’s ready: steam rising from the griddles or when butter sizzles and evaporates quickly. If a few drops of water sizzle instantly, it’s good to go!

Greasing the Waffle Iron

Before you batter your waffle iron, make sure to grease it. If you don’t do this, you’ll end up with a mess that’s not easy to remove. To grease it, use either butter or margarine and a brush or paper towel that’s heat resistant.

Preheat the appliance according to the instructions and spread a thin layer of butter across the surface of each side – including any ridges or patterned shapes. That way, each waffle will come off easily when it’s done.

Now you’re ready to pour in the batter – carefully! Don’t overfill each compartment and close the lid until the waffles are cooked. Now enjoy!

Cooking the Waffles

Ready to cook up some waffles? Preheat your oven or electric waffle iron to 375°F as instructed. Grease the surface with butter or oil. For stovetop waffles, use an oiled griddle or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Stir in the wet ingredients. Pour 1/3 cup (or more if using a larger pan) of batter onto the preheated surface. Spread it with a spoon.

Allow 2 minutes per side to cook. Flip with a spatula and cook another minute on each side until golden brown. Serve warm and enjoy with toppings like maple syrup and butter!

Banana Walnut waffle
Banana Walnut waffle

Serving the Waffles

Sunday brunch is all about comfort. Stay in your pajamas and enjoy a warm breakfast in bed. The aroma of freshly made waffles will make it extra special.

Here’s a simple recipe for ripe banana and walnut waffles. Get the ingredients ready! Follow these instructions to serve up a tasty Sunday brunch. Yum!

  1. Gather the ingredients: 2 ripe bananas, 2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup melted butter, 1/2 cup walnuts, 1/2 cup milk.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl: flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, mash the bananas with a fork.
  4. Add the eggs, melted butter, walnuts, and milk to the mashed bananas.
  5. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined.
  6. Heat a waffle iron and grease it with butter.
  7. Pour the waffle batter into the waffle iron and cook until golden brown.
  8. Serve with butter and syrup.


Give your waffles a flavor boost with delicious toppings! Common toppings include syrups, jams, jellies, cream, and fresh fruits. Try these unique topping recipes:

  • Walnut Butter Syrup: Toast 1/2 cup of walnuts in a 350 degree F oven for 10 mins. Cool. Put walnuts in electric mixer with 2 tbsp melted butter, 1 tsp cinnamon, and 2/3 cup maple syrup. Mix until creamy.
  • Ripe Banana Mousse: Peel two ripe bananas. Puree in blender with 2 tbsp honey, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 tbsp cream until light and fluffy. Serve with sliced bananas and warm walnut butter syrup.
  • Ginger Whipped Cream: Whip together one cup cream, 2 tbsp honey, 2 tsp ginger, 1 tsp vanilla until stiff peaks form. Serve over waffles just before eating for best taste.


For a great waffle dish, homemade syrup is best. You need to pay attention to this part of the recipe! You can make simple syrup or add flavorful ingredients for a flavored syrup.

Simple syrup only needs two ingredients: sugar and water. Heat in a small saucepan until the sugar dissolves. Add flavoring like cinnamon sticks, orange peels, or lemon slices.

Or, make intricate syrups with nuts, chocolate chips, cornflour, grape juice, or honey. Top off your dish with nuts, fruit pieces, or marshmallows for an extra-special touch!


Add a special touch to your Sunday brunch! Whip up some yummy banana and walnut waffles. It’s easy, and they’re full of flavour. Your guests will talk about your cooking for weeks.

Drizzle with Greek yoghurt and honey. Or create a syrup-butter mix. Pop them in the oven. Enjoy the sweet smell. Watch with pleasure as they become warm and fluffy. Enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some benefits of having brunch on a Sunday morning?

Brunch on a Sunday morning is a relaxing and enjoyable way to start your day. It allows for a slower pace and the opportunity to catch up with friends or family. It’s also a great way to enjoy delicious food and drinks without feeling rushed.

Can I make these banana and walnut waffle recipes ahead of time?

Absolutely! You can make the batter the night before and keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to cook. You can also freeze the waffles and reheat them in the toaster or oven for a quick and easy breakfast during the week.

What are some topping suggestions for these waffles?

Butter and maple syrup is always a classic choice, but you can also get creative with your toppings. Some ideas include fresh fruit, whipped cream, honey, Nutella, or even savory options like avocado or bacon.

Can I substitute the walnuts with a different kind of nut?

Yes, you can use any kind of nut that you prefer or omit them altogether if you have an allergy. Pecans or almonds would be a great alternative to walnuts.

Do I need a waffle maker to make these recipes?

Yes, a waffle maker is necessary to cook the batter into waffles. If you don’t have a waffle maker, you could try making pancakes with the batter instead.

How long does it take to make these waffles?

The actual cooking time will depend on your waffle maker, but generally, each waffle will take 3-5 minutes to cook. The total prep time will be around 20-25 minutes.
Oliver Montgomery
Oliver Montgomery

Hi there! I'm Ollie, a grilling and smoking connoisseur with a zest for craft beer. Fishing and barbecue competitions fill my weekends, while weeknights are spent homebrewing in my workshop. Eager to experience bold flavors and perfect pairings with you, let's fire up the grill and embark on a culinary adventure together!