Banana Waffles

We do breakfast for dinner ALOT at my house! At least once a week. One might call it lazy, but I call it damn good. Breakfast during the week consists of a grab and go Slim Fast out the door and that is about it. Seriously, who has time on the weekdays to make a fancy homemade breakfast? Certainly not here. So I go all out for dinner..or should I say “Breakfast for Dinner”.

Now I know I claim not to be a food snob, but the boxed pancake/waffle mix will just NOT do for me. Truly, there is nothing better than a homemade pancake or waffle. Trust me on this one.
It takes just 2 extra minutes to measure out the ingredients, but it is well worth it.
You have kids? Make an extra batch of waffles or pancakes, freeze them(with sheets of wax paper in between each one) and then you can pull them out of the freezer in the a.m. and they can have homemade waffles everyday! You do know there is an Eggo shortage, right? Whaaaaa? I am serious, read about it here.
And I also recommend a good waffle iron..this one rocks my world!!!
Shield your eyes from the 2 sticks of melted butter. But think of it this way, all the butter is baked in, so you don’t have to put it on after the waffle is done. So you see, it is totally acceptable.
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1 3/4 cups Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 1/2 tbsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
1 pinch of Freshly Grated Nutmeg
3 Eggs
2 sticks Butter, melted
1 1/2 cups Buttermilk
1/2 tbsp Vanilla
3 Ripe Bananas, chopped
1/2 cup Pecans, toasted and chopped
In a large bowl whisk first 7 ingredients together.
In a small bowl mix eggs, butter, buttermilk and vanilla. Add in bananas
Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir..but don’t over stir. It is good to have lumps. Fold in the pecans.
Cook according to your waffle iron directions.
Top with sliced bananas and chopped pecans if desired!


  1. 1

    Why have brekkie just once a week? Serve these banana pancakes each and every day and you'll have the family eating together all the time!

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    Mommy's Kitchen says:

    We love breakfast for dinner as well. It is the one thing i can get my youngest to eat. Your waffles look super awesome. I will be trying them soon.

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    Michelle @ 5 Forks says:

    We have breakfast for dinner all the time as well. Kids love it! Your banana waffles look great. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Yum! I love bananas AND waffles. Together is great!

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    Chef Fresco says:

    I'm not usually a waffle eater – but these look great!

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    We have breakfast for dinner quite often too. These waffles will be a great addition..YUM!

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    Oh yum! I'd definitely try this one weekend for breakfast!

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    I would rather have breakfast for dinner than at breakfast time when I don't ever feel like eating. I could serious pound a waffle or two about now with my late night cravings. Gorgeous photos too.

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    This is one thing I miss about being married, breakfast for dinner because I could actually sit down and eat it. I made breakfast for my kids every day since I didn't go to work till later but it was always off to school so I never got any. I love the banana nut idea. Actually boxed mix is okay if you add a little vanilla or cinnamon and fold in chunks of fruit and chunks of cream cheese just before cooking.
    Did you get bon bons?

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    TheFitnessFreak says:

    I'm picturing those with apples because of my disdain for anything banana except plain ones straight from the peel. That looks like an awesome waffle iron! I have an old cast iron one that you put on the stove. Here's a pic:
    I'll make sure to set a record timer to watch you on the boob tube : )

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    I am with ya on the boxed pancake/waffle mix. I'm just a bit more lazy when it comes to dragging out my waffle iron. Grumpy loves it when I do though. Your waffles look yummy!

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    Diana's Cocina says:

    These look wonderful and I bet they smell amazing! We enjoy breakfast for dinner too. At least once a week. Have a great weekend


  13. 13

    Sounds de-lish. We love breakfast for dinner here, too! And often when we go out for breakfast, I get the banana/nut Belgian waffle! So good!

  14. 14

    We do "breakfast for dinner" too, only it's a choice between "cocoa puffs and apple jacks!" I am going to make these this week and look like June Cleaver…my family won't know what hit them!

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    ***Holly*** says:

    Perfect timing! Hubby requested waffles for brunch today. I have my own recipe that we already love but I am going to jazz up the presentation a bit with some sliced bananas and nuts. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    ♥peachkins♥ says:

    I'd love to wake up to this gorgeous brekkie!

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    My daughter just won't do breakfast for dinner! We do make breakfast on the weekends though. I have to try making these waffles, they looks fantastic!

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    We love breakfast for dinner here too. It's particularly popular with the kids. Love the banana topping and the homemade recipe. I've given up on mixes with mystery ingredients. As you point out, it only takes a few mintues to make things like this from scratch.

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    cookies and cups says:

    Awesome. I have to admit, I am a Bisquick user (hanging head in shame), but you have officially convinced me try otherwise..especially with 2 sticks of butter ~ yummm!

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    I'm all about the breakfast for dinner (or lunch) too. I only wish I had time to actually make breakfast for breakfast. These look delish!

  21. 21

    Breakfast for dinner is the bomb. The waffles look fantastic, I bet my girlfriend would love them.

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    mmm, a perfect breakfast, love it!

  23. 23

    Those look SERIOUSLY delicious. Wow.

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    i don't think it's lazy at all–in fact, if i had my way, i wouldn't mind eating breakfast-type foods for every meal!
    hooray for waffles in general, and hip-hip-hooray for banana-fied ones!

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    Fahrenheit 350° says:

    My friend told me about this pumpkin pancakes recipe, and I've never been so adventurous to add flavoring to the batter itself… I'm more of a topping kind of girl! These look super tasty! I love bananas with anything!

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    Me and My Pink Mixer says:

    I love waffles! When I was a little girl I had a neighbor who was like a Grandma to me and she used to always make me homemade waffles whenever I went over to visit her. Needless to say – I visted her alot!! I'll have to try your recipe soon.

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    Jenn @ BentoForKidlet says:

    Breakfast for dinner is the most amazing thing in the world. I think my son gets more excited about breakfast for dinner than almost anything else! 😛

    Also, ew @ the Eggos…..we only ever got those on occasion but now…ick never. Yay for freezing your own waffles!

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    yep, breakfast during the weekdays is a LARGE coffee and 2 of those Kashi multigrain cookies. healthy!
    I love banana waffles with bacon in them. (see I did NOT say cheese) ok

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    I never fail to leave your site smiling – you crack me up Leslie.

    We love dinner for breakfast too – your waffles are making me drool! Great photos.

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    I grew up having breakfast for dinner quite often too- at least once a week. Its stuck with me as an adult and I CRAVE breakfast for dinner a lot! These waffles rock!!! mmmm

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says:

    This looks great – we have banana pancakes every weekend.. Hubby is the breakfast king! I could easily have them any time of day!! I will print and put this one in the kitchen for him as a hint hint!!

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    That's a great Sonoma waffle iron, Leslie. I don't have one. (Shock!) Well, when my kids lived at home I did. I just have no idea where it went. No doubt one of them took it!

    These look wonderful and your idea of freezing them for busy morning is a great one.

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    I lived off of breakfast for dinner in college! After going to the movies, we'd drop by my fav diner and pig out on pancakes! Of course, I would've enjoyed these waffles too… and even now, right after lunch, I'd easily go for a tasty breakfast like this one!

  34. 34

    Love breakfast for dinner, these look fab!

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    I'm a huge breakfast for dinner fan too, but sadly my hubby isn't. It's therefore my go-to favorite when he's not around! Your waffles look so tasty and addicting!

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    HannaBanana4511 says:

    I made this batter last night and then made fresh waffles for breakfast this morning…. so good!!

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    Anna and Andrew Mayo says:

    My 18 month old loves these, I make them and freeze them for later. One other note I use halfthe butter and they work great .

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    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy says:

    I just posted these on my blog with a link to you. We loved them! Thanks!

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    These sound yummy but I found that it was WAY too much butter. I added quick oats in to soak up some of it up.