Growing up, Saturday morning waffles were a tradition. But after adopting a gluten-free diet, we started experimenting—sometimes miserably—with our own recipes. It's taken a couple of years, but I have perfected my very own banana waffle recipe. The best part is that it is suitable for every diet, whether you are gluten-free, vegan, or have a peanut, egg, or dairy allergy. And I promise, they do not taste like cardboard.

The downside to boxed gluten-free waffle mixes is that they are completely devoid of nutrients. But by using nutrient-dense flours like coconut and oat, you add plenty of fiber and protein without skimping on taste. The bananas add a natural source of sugar without dominating the traditional waffle flavour and texture. I like to add a touch of cocoa powder to mine, but you could easily add some chocolate chips or vanilla extract instead.

Banana Bread Waffles

  • Prep Time:20 mins
  • Cook Time:5 mins
  • Total Time:25 mins
  • Servings:9
  • Medium


  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup gluten-free all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon xantham gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 4 cups plain unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips optional
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  • Step 1

    Prepare the flax egg by combining the water and ground flax seed. Set aside to let the mixture thicken.

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  • Step 2

    Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir to combine.

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  • Step 3

    In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork or potato masher.

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  • Step 4

    Add the milk, flax egg, and coconut oil. Stir to combine.

  • Step 5

    Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.

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  • Step 6

    Mix with a spatula until well combined. Fold in chocolate chips if desired; I added cocoa powder.

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  • Step 7

    Set the batter aside to rest for 10 minutes. Let the waffle iron heat up while you wait.

  • Step 8

    Add about 1/2 cup of batter to the waffle maker; spread out with spatula.

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  • Step 9

    Top with maple syrup, whipped cream, fresh fruit, more chocolate...whatever your heart desires! Enjoy.

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