Banana Quinoa Waffles Recipe

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banana quinoa waffles

Homemade Banana Quinoa Waffles!

I think this is a fun variation for the waffle-lovers and you get some of that amazing nutrition that quinoa has to offer. Probably a little more filling than your average waffle too. The whole family loves them, especially the kids! Great for breakfast or dinner!

banana quinoa waffles dry ingredients

I use white whole wheat flour in this recipe and it works great! You could also try using all-purpose flour or half all-purpose and half whole wheat.

quinoa banana waffles wet ingredients

The unique ingredients in this recipe are the cooked quinoa and mashed bananas. Love the extra nutrition, fiber, and protein from the quinoa! The bananas add some additional nutrition, along with some sweetness and flavor too.

banana quinoa waffle batter

Gently folding the stiff egg whites into the batter help the waffles to be nice and fluffy!

banana quinoa waffles in the waffle maker

My waffle maker makes 6-inch Belgian waffles and I get about six waffles out of this recipe.

Whenever I make waffles, I love to freeze the extra waffles and save them for a time when I need a quick breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Then just thaw them mostly in the microwave, then pop them in the toaster (or a toaster oven, or traditional oven). They will be warm and crispy just like freshly made ones! I also like to do this with my favorite French Toast recipe.

Top these waffles with syrup, fruit, whipped cream, peanut butter, yogurt, whatever you want!

Give this recipe a try next time you have a few ripe bananas to use up! Enjoy!

Banana Quinoa Waffles Recipe

Rating: 51

Yield: about 5 cups batter, six 6-inch Belgian waffles

Banana Quinoa Waffles Recipe


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 2/3 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 ripe bananas)
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • Fresh blueberries, raspberries, and/or sliced strawberries


  1. In a small saucepan, bring water to boiling; stir in quinoa. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes or until tender and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Transfer to a small bowl and chill for 1 - 2 hours.
  2. Preheat waffle maker according to manufacturer's directions. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a medium bowl combine the cooked and chilled quinoa, banana, egg yolks, butter, and milk. Add to flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  3. In a clean medium bowl, beat egg whites with an electric mixer or wire whisk until stiff. Gently fold into batter until incorporated.
  4. Add batter to waffle maker and cook according to manufacturer's directions. Serve topped with berries.

This recipe from Parents Magazine.

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(This recipe post was updated with new photos in August 2016.)

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