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Cinnamon Oat Vegan Banana Bread Waffles (Gluten Free)

Is there anything more beautiful than a huge plate of vegan banana bread waffles? Nothing is coming to mind so we’re just gonna go with no.

This post is all about the best vegan banana bread waffles

healthy banana waffles

I have this problem where I always buy way too many bananas at once and they all ripen at the same time. I think a lot of people have the same problem which is probably how banana bread got invented. Before making these I had I thought about making banana bread but then realized I hadn’t used my Mini Waffle Maker in a long time.

vegan banana oat waffles

To be honest, it’s not the most convenient thing if you’re making waffles for more than one person because it takes foreeeeeeeever to make them all individually. But come on, they’re so cute though so it’s kinda worth it. If you actually want to get them done for a group then definitely use a normal sized waffle maker. I talk about how many you’ll get out of this recipe below.

crispy banana waffles

What? Vegan Banana Bread Waffles with Only 3 Ingredients??

This recipe includes a few ingredients that you use tiny amounts of, but essentially it’s only 3 main ingredients. Basically it’s bananas and oats and plant-based milk with some extras. I love oats but I think we can all agree they can get a little boring from time to time. This is kind of a fun way to make them more interesting.

healthy banana bread waffles

These are honestly like the easiest thing to whip up and they are so good with any topping. In the photos I topped them with caramelized bananas and some vanilla coconut yogurt, but also love putting some nut butter on top and piling on some any fresh fruit. Let me know what you think if you try them!

3 ingredient banana waffles veganOkay, let’s go over some FAQs for how to make Vegan Banana Bread Waffles:

Can I use regular flour?

Absolutely. I love making these with pastry flour actually. They turn out super light and fluffy. Maybe not quite as healthy but so, so delicious. If you use all purpose flour or pastry flour you won’t need the starch in the recipe. Also, it obviously won’t be gluten free.

Can I make this recipe into pancakes?

Yes! This recipe makes really great pancakes. Just use a non-stick griddle or grease any other type of frying pan with something like coconut oil. They are extra delicious with some nut butter on top.

How many waffles does this recipe make?

If you’re using a large Belgian waffle style maker you’ll probably only get about 4 but if you use a normal size waffle maker you should get about 8. And if you’re using what I used, a Mini Waffle Maker, you should get about 16. Now I honestly have no idea how many you’ll end up with if you use any of these crazy waffle makers but they all look fun.

Cinnamon Oat Vegan Banana Bread Waffles (Gluten Free)

This recipe is basically just a way more fun version of eating your morning oatmeal.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings



  • 2 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
  • 1 small-medium banana, very ripe
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 /8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract optional
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot starch you can sub tapioca or corn starch
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened plant-based milk (or water)

Topping Ideas:

  • caramelized bananas
  • vanilla yogurt
  • cinnamon
  • maple syrup
  • nut butter!


  1. Combine oats, starch, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder in a blender or food processor and pulse until powdered. Add the banana, vanilla and milk and pulse until it's a smooth batter.

  2. Heat a waffle iron and spray lightly with cooking spray if the non-stick surface isn't very good. Cook waffles to your desired level of crispiness. I love crispy waffles but you can definitely make them soft. Also, be sure not to open the iron too soon or you'll rip the waffle.

Recipe Notes

Depending on the size of waffle iron this recipe will make about 8 large waffles or 16 miniature ones like the ones in the photos. You can get the Mini Waffle Maker here.

This post was all about how to make the best vegan banana bread waffles

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The Best Vegan Banana Waffles


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