{easy banana bread waffles}

by Cait on February 4, 2013

Easy is the name of the game for me lately when it comes to food intake. As much as I would love to be able to spend all day in the kitchen developing intricate, detailed recipes, I unfortunately just don’t have the bandwidth.

Six classes, an internship and multiple volunteer opportunities have left me incredibly short on leisure time.

That’s where things like this come in!

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They taste delicious.

They’re relatively healthy.

They will make your entire house smell like freshly baked banana bread.

And most importantly, they’re done in a matter of minutes.

When every moment of your day needs to be utilized in the best way possible, you just can’t beat the simplicity of options like this.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

I know, it seems too good to be true, but I swear to you, that’s all I used.

Here’s what you need to do (or, if you don’t have time to do it, your 2 year old…or maybe even your dog, could probably handle it given the complexity of this recipe):

  • Preheat waffle iron (if you don’t have one, you can easily make these pancakes)
  • Prepare pancake mix according to instructions (I used 2 eggs, 2 tbsp. canola oil and 1/2 cup water for 1 cup of mix)
  • Mash banana and whisk into mix.
  • Pour 1/4 cup of batter into each waffle mold and close the lid.
  • Wait until the machine beeps at you, letting you know it’s done.
  • Remove, top with butter and warm syrup.
  • Serve.

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hillary | nutrition nut on the run February 4, 2013

holy yum! waffles just aren’t the same w/o banana.

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Cait February 4, 2013

Agreed!

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Carly @ Snack Therapy February 4, 2013

Why oh why do I not own a waffle maker? Sad day. These look so pretty and tasty (and ridiculously easy)!

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Cait February 4, 2013

Haha – I don’t know but you should get one! Though I bet these would be just as good as pancakes :) And yes! SO ridiculously easy (obviously the best part about them!)

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Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots February 4, 2013

oh yum, I love waffles, I need a waffle maker!!

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Cait February 4, 2013

Yes you do! I used mine SO often – well worth the investment! :)

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Lauren February 4, 2013

2 Ingredient Pancakes that look like that? Love it!

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Cait February 4, 2013

Right!? Plus they’re healthy! What could be better?!

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Erica February 4, 2013

What a great, easy idea!!!!

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Cait February 4, 2013

Thanks Erica :) It’s SUPER easy and so tasty – I highly recommend it!

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Rachel February 4, 2013

what kind of waffle maker do you have? They look so cute!

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Cait February 4, 2013

I have the 4-slice belgian waffle maker by Cuisinart (http://www.cuisinart.com/products/waffle_makers/waf-100.html) – I love it!! :)

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Katie February 4, 2013

I’m so in. (even though I “don’t like” bananas.)

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Cait February 4, 2013

Hahaha – you and me both friend. It’s perfect for the ‘banana haters’ in us ;)

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kayla February 5, 2013

beautiful photography cait! these look amazing!

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Cait February 5, 2013

Thanks Kayla! :)

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Kelly February 5, 2013

Oh. My. :)

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Cait February 5, 2013

Couldn’t have said it better myself :)

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Allison @ Life's a Bowl February 6, 2013

Pancakes, waffles, french toast… Anything sweet is the best way to start the day IMO :D I’ve been hoping to get my hands on Kodiak Cakes but haven’t seen them anywhere [Target ran out a while ago and hasn't restocked]. I’ll have to try Bob’s Red Mill!

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Cait February 9, 2013

Definitely give them a try – it’s an awesome mix! :)

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Brittany February 7, 2013

These waffles are gorgeous!! OH my gosh they look so good.

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Cait February 9, 2013

Thanks Brittany :)

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Alison February 10, 2013

Firstly, I LOVE the photographs. Secondly, what a great recipe!! You’ve combined two of my favourite things. Sadly I don’t have a waffle maker with me (I moved to the middle east and only brought what fit in suitcases!), BUT I think I could make this into some yummy pancakes… perfect for a Saturday morning!

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Cait February 12, 2013

Aw thank you! And these would DEFINITELY work as pancakes – I think that might even be my next project :)

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish February 11, 2013

I almost fell out of my chair as I was scrolling through these pictures! YUM! The simplicity of the recipe was the icing on the cake (err, syrup on the waffle?) :) Thanks for the great idea, Cait! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! <3

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Cait February 12, 2013

Thanks Sara – so glad you liked it! :)

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Sky @ The Blonde In Black February 16, 2013

These waffles look amazing!! Great natural looking pictures too. I’ll probably have to try it out in pancake form too.

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Cait February 21, 2013

Thank you! :) Let me know what you think if you give it a try!

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Erica February 20, 2013

I miss seeing your blog posts ;)

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Cait February 21, 2013

Aw thanks! I miss doing them! Hopefully things will settle down soon and I can get back to it!

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Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run March 5, 2013

I miss ‘em, too. Hope to “see ya” soon!

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Cait March 11, 2013

Aw thanks lady. I promise to make my return as soon as I can!!

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London February 27, 2013

These sound positively delicious! And they are so interesting looking.

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Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! March 8, 2013

Oh how I love my waffles, or pancakes, or eggs! Breakfast for all meals of the day works for me!

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Cait March 11, 2013

A girl after my own heart :)

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