Waffles with sliced strawberries and chopped almonds on two patterned plates
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5 from 2 votes

Healthy Banana Oat Waffles

These healthy banana oat waffles are gluten and refined sugar free and can be made dairy-free by replacing the buttermilk with soy milk.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Breakfast waffles
Servings: 4
Author: Lucy Parissi


  • Dry ingredients
  • 170 g | 6oz gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Wet ingredients
  • 140 ml | 4.7fl oz low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 ripe medium banana chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cooking spray
  • strawberries almonds, maple syrup, dusting of icing sugar, to serve


  • Put all the dry ingredients in the Vitamix container and blitz in short bursts until you have a fine powder. Tip this into a large bowl.
  • Put all the wet ingredients in your blender container and blitz until well blended.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ones and use a hand whisk to stir everything together until just combined. You will end up with a fairly thick batter. Set aside while the waffle maker heats up.
  • Preheat the waffle maker until the ready light indicator comes on and spray with a little cooking spray.
  • Pour enough batter to coat the centre of the waffle maker (about 1/2 cup) and then close. The batter should sizzle and will spread out as you close the machine. Cook for 4-6 minutes or until crisp. Repeat until you have used all of the batter.
  • Serve the waffles warm with a little maple syrup, sliced strawberries, a handful of chopped almonds or the toppings of your choice.


You can use soy milk instead of the buttermilk if you want to keep these dairy-free.