Sourdough Banana Nut Waffles

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

Here is another great use for your sourdough starter. These waffles have a hint of spice and bake up crisp and golden. They freeze well and can be popped into the toaster oven for a quick breakfast treat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. The night before, feed the starter as you usually would. The next morning measure out 1 cup of starter and return remainder to crock.
  2. Preheat your waffle iron.
  3. In a large bowl, stir the baking powder, soda, flour, sugar and spices.
  4. In a small bowl lightly beat the egg yolks until light and lemon colored, stir in the mashed banana, extract and butter.
  5. Stir the banana mixture into the flour along with the stater and milk; stir to combine well; stir in nuts.
  6. Beat the egg whites until light and fluffy, fold into batter.
  7. Pour batter, about 1/3 to 1/2 cup per waffle into the waffle iron and bake until golden brown.
  8. Makes about 10 waffles that measure 3 1/2 inches x 4 inches.


Most Helpful

I'm sure the recipe is great as is, but it was a great starting point for me. I didn't have banana extract, so I used vanilla, 3 bananas, and reduced the milk. For spices, I used 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ginger, and 1/4 tsp nutmeg. I also used dark brown sugar instead of regular white sugar.

jellieb3 April 19, 2015

I was looking for a recipe that didn't require overnight proofing (since I forgot last night). This worked out great!! Yummy too - and my kids say I get Mom of the Year because of it. (I'm not saying Mom of the Year is exclusive, but it's still nice. grin)

TJ-Montana May 25, 2012

These were delicious. I used regular whole wheat flour and I omitted the cloves and nutmeg since I am not a fan of either; I also changed the banana extract to vanilla extract since that is what I had. I changed the melted butter to 3 tbsp of applesauce for a healthier recipe. My children loved these and so did I. Next time I make them, and there will be a next time, I am going to put 2 mashed bananas in for an even bigger banana flavor. Thanks for the recipe!

Bobbin April 09, 2009

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