Banana Pecan Waffles

by Erin

Skip the banana bread and turn those overripe bananas into these banana pecan waffles instead!

Banana Pecan Waffles topped with more banana slices and pecans

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Breakfast has always been an important meal for me. Even if it is just a bowl of cereal or a yogurt. I would feel lost without it in the morning, especially since I’m am hungry more often than not. And there are so many great options!

Lucky for me, today is National Pecan and Waffle Day, separately. But I decided to make it a joint celebration like a twins’ birthday party. Added in an extra star on the stage (bananas) and the outcome was marvelous.

Waffles made with banana and pecans

Slightly random aside about bananas. Recently I have read that bananas are the fruit that people buy at the grocery store because they feel as though they should buy them, but never actually eat them and end up being thrown away or incorporated into baked goods. I have the opposite problem.

Whenever I plan on baking something with them, I have to buy much more than I need because I eat one every day until they are gone. Or I have to find the most overripe ones at the store and use them right away. Which is what I had to do for these waffles.

Banana Pecan Waffles #thespiffycookie #brunch

I just love fruit! I always eat it before I ever have a chance to bake anything and like bananas have to buy twice as much as I need for a recipe. I cannot get enough. Don’t ask me which is my favorite – it’s a serious dilemma. But forgive me while I ask, what is your favorite fruit?

Post updated 12/20/20, photo above is the original.

Banana Pecan Waffles topped with more banana slices and pecans
Yield: 8 waffles Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1-1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped


  1. Preheat waffle griddle.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the eggs and buttermilk, then add to the dry ingredients and blend until smooth.
  4. Add the butter, bananas, and pecans and mix until well incorporated.
  5. Grease your griddle (and between batches) and ladle over within approximately half an inch of the edges. Cook according to waffle maker instructions.
  6. Serve with sliced bananas and syrup.
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Source: Adapted from my Dad
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Tessa March 25, 2011 - 12:48 pm

I just got a waffle maker so I think I’ll have to make these!

Erin A March 25, 2011 - 10:52 am

I love waffles! I can’t do bananas though, never could develop a taste for them…so instead I do cinnamon or with strawberries/whipped cream.

These look divine! Enjoy!!! :)


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