Banana-Nut Waffles (Gluten-Free and Vegan)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

Everybody loves these (not just people on special diets)! For a special treat, substitute blueberries or vegan chocolate chips for the nuts.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 large banana, mashed
  • 1 34 cups soymilk or 1 34 cups rice milk
  • 12 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey or 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour (I use Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free All-Purpose Baking Flour)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cup chopped almonds or 12 cup walnuts or 12 cup pecans


  1. Heat waffle iron.
  2. Beat bananas, milk substitute, oil, and sweetener with a wire whisk or electric mixer.
  3. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt until just mixed. Batter may be lumpy.
  4. Fold in nuts or berries or chocolate chips.
  5. Spray waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour about 2/3 cup of batter onto the center of the iron. Close lid.
  6. Bake about 5 minutes or until steaming stops. Carefully remove waffle and serve with non-hydrogenated margarine (I like Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread) and real maple syrup or honey. Other serving suggestions: spread with peanut butter or top with fresh berries and vegan whipped cream or vegan ice cream.
  7. If you have extra batter, either store it in an airtight container in the fridge for a day or two OR go ahead and cook up some more waffles and freeze them in Ziploc bags. Then toast for a weekday morning treat!
Most Helpful

My batter came out really thin. I used the 1 3/4 cups milk as recommended. I would definitely start out with less milk. I didn't use banana so I used about a 1/2 cup applesauce in it's place. The batter was still really thin so I put in about a tsp of xanthum gum to thicken it up. The last waffle turned out ok. It tastes a little oily. But I'm glad that it's vegan and gluten-free. I know I didn't use the banana so maybe that thickens it up.

Ms Finances March 21, 2010

The taste was yummy. Mine stuck nto the waffle maker so I made pancakes with the rest of the batter instead but I will not blame the recipe since I made a some changes. The main change was using organic coconut oil to be a lot healthier but it clumped because my milk was cold (I'm kind of new to coconut oil in anything but smoothies). Like another reviewer I found the waffles quite oily. I used water and Carnation evaporated milk in a small amount for the milk, RAW honey to hopefully be corn free, my own gluten-free flour mix (white rice flour, brown rice flour, tapioca starch & guar gum), baking soda and 1 tbs organic apple cider vinegar in place of the baking powder to be corn & cream of tartar free, sea salt, & chopped walnuts.

UmmBinat April 23, 2012

Made these for dinner :) Both my sons age 8 and 15 who are against going GF both loved them. I halved this recipe thinking it would make to much for 3 of us but then had to make more. I used honey and Jules GF flour mix. Next time I will make the full amount. Some mentioned that their waffle maker left the waffles a bit soft, mine did the same so on the second round even after the done light came on I left them in another minute and it helped a lot.

Silver.lily March 28, 2012