Spinach Banana Waffles

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These Spinach Banana Waffles are a great first food for baby-led weaning. They are soft and fluffy with great benefits of spinach packed in every bite!

Spinach banana waffles served with sliced bananas and raspberries

These waffles are made using the same batter used to make spinach banana pancakes. They are cooked right in the waffle maker, so no need to whip out a stovetop pan!

If you’re looking for some other fun waffle recipes, be sure to try out these blender gingerbread waffles and blueberry banana waffles as well!

What You’ll Need

Here is what you’ll need to make these spinach banana waffles:

Ingredients to make spinach banana waffles. See recipe card for detailed ingredient quantities.
  • Banana: The main source of sweetness for these waffles. Try to use a banana that is very ripe with several brown spots. The riper the banana, the sweeter the waffles!
  • Rolled Oats: I love baking with rolled oats as they are packed with nutrition! Gluten-free rolled oats make these waffles gluten-free.
  • Egg: Used as a binder to help hold the waffles together.
  • Cinnamon: Provides an extra warm spice and subtle sweetness.
  • Spinach: For added nutrients and vitamins.
  • Oil: I used extra light-tasting olive oil, but any mild-tasting oil works as well.
  • Baking Powder: Leavening agent to help the waffles rise.
  • Maple Syrup (Optional): For added sweetness.

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Blend all of the ingredients together until smooth. 
  2. Pour the batter into a pre-heated waffle iron and cook according to your waffle maker’s instructions.
  3. Slice into strips, or serve as is!
Steps for making spinach banana waffles. Specific provided in recipe card.

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Eggs: You may replace the eggs with flax eggs. To make one flax egg, combine 3 tablespoons of water with 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed. Let the mixture sit in the fridge for about 15 minutes until it forms a gel-like texture. Add in an extra 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder if you are using flax eggs to help with rising.
  • Oats: You may replace the oat flour with all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour. I used old-fashioned rolled oats in this recipe, but you can also use quick oats, though the amount needed may vary.
Spinach banana waffles served with raspberries and blueberries

Storage Instructions

Let the waffles completely cool and store them in an airtight container for up to 2 days in the refrigerator. To freeze, store in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag for up to 2 months. You may toast them to reheat or simply microwave for 20-30 seconds, or until warmed through!

Recipe Notes

  • Maple syrup is optional in this recipe, but it adds a nice touch to the waffles. If you are omitting maple syrup, be sure to use an overripe banana to get the most natural sweetness.
  • I use this nutribullet blender to blend the ingredients into a smooth batter.
  • Do not overfill your waffle maker with batter. The waffles will rise slightly during cooking and may not cook properly if overfilled.
  • You may need to spray your waffle iron with a little cooking spray depending on the type of waffle maker you have to prevent sticking. I love using this mini waffle maker or this multi mini waffle maker to small eggo-sized waffles and no spraying is needed!
Spinach banana waffles served with a banana and strawberries

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Spinach banana waffles served with sliced bananas and raspberries
4.82 from 16 votes

Spinach Banana Waffles

These Spinach Banana Waffles are a great first food for baby-led weaning. They are soft and fluffy with great benefits of spinach packed in every bite!
Prep: 3 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 8 minutes
Servings: 8 mini waffles

Ingredients 

  • 1 large overripe banana
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 tbsp oil, mild tasting
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions 

  • Preheat a waffle iron.
  • Blend all of the ingredients together until smooth.
  • Pour the batter into the pre-heated waffle iron and cook according to your waffle maker instructions.
  • Slice into strips, or serve as is!

Notes

  • Maple syrup is optional in this recipe, but it adds a nice touch to the waffles. If you are omitting maple syrup, be sure to use an overripe banana to get the most natural sweetness.
  • I use this nutribullet blender to blend the ingredients into a smooth batter.
  • Do not overfill your waffle maker with batter. The waffles will rise slightly during cooking and may not cook properly if overfilled.
  • You may need to spray your waffle iron with a little cooking spray depending on the type of waffle maker you have to prevent sticking. I love using this mini waffle maker or this multi mini waffle maker to small eggo-sized waffles and no spraying is needed!

Nutrition

Calories: 101.97kcal, Carbohydrates: 11.21g, Protein: 3.01g, Fat: 5.28g, Saturated Fat: 0.73g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.45g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2.82g, Trans Fat: 0.02g, Cholesterol: 40.92mg, Sodium: 72.38mg, Potassium: 134.44mg, Fiber: 1.61g, Sugar: 2.25g, Vitamin A: 422.29IU, Vitamin C: 2.54mg, Calcium: 46.63mg, Iron: 0.83mg
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Until next time, Lily!

About Lily Payen

Hi, I’m Lily! The mama behind Feeding Tiny Bellies. I’m here to help you take some of the stress out of meal times for your little ones. My goal is to create simple recipes with baby in mind that can easily be adapted for the entire family.

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31 Comments

  1. I see in the notes you say that the maple syrup can be omitted, but I don’t see it listed anywhere in the ingredients.

    1. Hi Brittany! I usually add in a tablespoon of maple syrup for a touch of added sweetness but they’re also have slight sweetness from the banana😊

  2. 5 stars
    I made the spinach banana waffles for my grand baby and she loved them.
    I love that all the ingredients are good for you. I am making another batch for her. I’m looking forward to making some of your other recipes. Thank you for the recipe.

    1. I’m so glad to hear that your grand daughter enjoyed these waffles! Thank you for sharing your feedback, Nancy!😊

  3. How long do you cook them in the mini waffle make? I have the same one, but I’m not sure how long to let them cook so they don’t burn. Thanks!

    1. Hi Jennifer! I usually cook them for 3 to 4 minutes in this mini waffle maker! When I have maker super mini sized waffles (like the one shown on the first image in this post), I usually cook them for 3 minutes and when I am making 4-inch waffles (filling the entire waffle iron with batter), I cook them for 4 minutes. I hope that helps!😊

  4. 5 stars
    Another simple yummy recipe! My 3 yo hasn’t been a fan of vege for months…. Like almost a year? But I can count on these spinach waffles to add some vege in his tiny belly! He loves it!