Banana Walnut Waffles


I don’t have one single recipe memorized.

Actually wait…. I have the recipe for a Bourbon and Ginger Ale memorized.  That’s two ingredients.  That doesn’t really count.

I don’t have one single baking recipe set to memory.  Not my Dad’s Buttermilk Biscuit recipe.  Not my favorite pancake recipe.  Not the best Creme Fraiche Quiche ever.  None of those are in my brain.

What I do have in my brain is:  my best friend’s parents’ phone number, from 1988, the license plate number for my first car, and every single lyric to Blues Traveler’s “Hook”.


Can we erase these three useless pieces of information, and replace them with:  a buttermilk biscuit recipe, the quadratic equation, and something awesomely conversational… like the lifespan of the beluga whale.  That would be better, don’t you think?


Waffles for two.

You know… just like every day in your house, right?

I know.  Me neither.  It’s just that… sometimes you need to make Tuesday special.

Maple syrup helps tremendously.


In real life, it was waffle for three, right next to the front door with lots of natural light.  Whatevs.

Banana Walnut Waffles

serves 4

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3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

¼ cup packed brown sugar

2/3 cups canola or vegetable oil

4 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 ½ cups buttermilk

1/2 cup mashed banana

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Set your waffle iron in a level, clean surface and turn on to preheat.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and brown sugar.

In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, vanilla extract buttermilk, bananas, and walnuts.  Add the wet ingredients, all at once to the dry ingredients.  Stir until just incorporated.  Try not to over-mix the batter.  If a few lumps remain in the batter, that’s ok.

Cook according to your waffle machine instructions.

Serve with warm maple syrup.  Waffles are best served immediately.

Note:  Allow waffles to cool completely.  Store them in pairs in ziplock bags and store in the freezer.  In the morning, gently reheat waffles in the toaster or toaster oven.  Best toaster breakfast ever.

142 thoughts on “Banana Walnut Waffles

  1. I can’t even remember birthdays. That’s bad, because people think I don’t care about them. I do care. It’s just that I forget. Anyway. There should be a special Tuesday every week. With waffles. And a waffle maker. Do you think I can order it on-line? Here in Italy there’s no way to found them :-(

  2. I remember so much useless things, but have a terrible habit of almost never using recipes for anything. This means that when I make things like cornbread and biscuits they are sometimes awesome and sometimes not so much.
    PS. Your cat is so cute. I think ginger cats are extra cheeky.

  3. I remember the pattern how to type a friend’s phone number from grade 5 that I haven’t spoken to in the last 10 years and don’t like for longer, but my favorite buttermilk waffle recipe vanishes from my mind as soon as the ingredients hit the bowl. I’ve prepared google documents for my favorite waffle recipes, so I can prepare them when I’m at a friend’s place and we spontaneously decided we need to have waffles NOW. :)

  4. I can tell you the lifespan of a beluga whaaaaaaaaaaaaallllllleeeeeeee!!!!!!
    (and worms)
    can you send me one of the waffles in the mail? i can send worms in the mail.
    why are all my wall posts to you completely STUPID {:/

  5. Ohmygoodness! If there’s one thing I want more than anything this fall it’s a waffle iron! Breakfast is my Caps Lock favorite. I just had (brace yourself) Pancake. Tacos. From the Eggslut truck here in LA. They’re my next food truck review! Buttermilk Pancake, with scrambled eggs, crumbled bacon, and maple syrup, that you eat like a taco. Um, GENIUS GRANT

    1. I got a George Forman waffle iron on clearance at Target this week for $4.75, here in IN. They had lots of them, in pink and black. It may be worth a look where you are!

  6. I also can’t remember recipes – but I can tell you everyone’s birthday from my 1st grade class. (I’m very weird with dates).

    These look amazing! And I’ve been craving waffles lately.. will definitely make these soon. Thanks!

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