Low-carb banana waffles

Low-carb banana waffles

Love waffles? Adore bananas? Waffles plus bananas equals perfection as far as we’re concerned! Try these delicious, dairy-free low-carb waffles and kick off your day in an awesome way. We love them!

Low-carb banana waffles

Love waffles? Adore bananas? Waffles plus bananas equals perfection as far as we’re concerned! Try these delicious, dairy-free low-carb waffles and kick off your day in an awesome way. We love them!
USMetric
8 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 1 ripe bananaripe bananas
  • 4 4 eggeggs
  • ¾ cup 175 ml (100 g) almond flour
  • ¾ cup 175 ml coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp (10 g) ground psyllium husk powder
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp (5 g) baking powder
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • coconut oil or butter, for frying

Instructions

Instructions are for 8 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together and let sit for a while.
  2. Make in a waffle maker or fry in a frying pan with coconut oil or butter.
  3. Serve with hazelnut spread or whipped coconut cream and some fresh berries, or just have them as is with melted butter. You can't go wrong!

Serve with

Tip!

Got extra ripe bananas? Make more waffles and freeze the leftovers for a quick and easy future morning. Wrap each pancake individually in plastic wrap for easy defrosting.

Here's how to whip coconut cream. Let a can of coconut milk sit in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours to separate the cream from the water. Open the can carefully and remove the cream part with a spoon. Place in a bowl and whisk with a hand blender for a few minutes. Save the coconut water for use in smoothies—like these!

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94 comments

  1. Kristina
    Ok, I was with you up to now as these recipes look incredible, but bananas are in no way Keto friendly.
    Reply: #89
  2. Michelle
    I made these waffles for breakfast this morning and they turned out great. I used coconut cream instead of coconut milk since I already had a can of the coconut cream open. In addition to the banana, I added a few drops of banana extract to give it a bit more banana flavor. The waffles did not stick to the waffle iron, but I'm using a ceramic Belgian waffle maker and have had good experiences with waffles not sticking.

    Topped it with butter, homemade whipped cream, pecans, and ChocZero coconut syrup. I'll definitely make these again.

  3. Lori
    I love this recipe!
    I add some chopped up 85% chocolate pieces once in awhile as a treat. So yummy!
  4. Masie
    What’s a cup??? Measurements
  5. Lauren
    Hi there, I thought that bananas couldn't be apart of the keto diet? Is this not true?.
  6. Brendalyn Valdovinos
    Is the psyllium powder necessary?
    Reply: #57
  7. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Is the psyllium powder necessary?

    It will be a much different texture and consistency if you leave it out.

  8. Karim
    Are there any replacements for flour for people who are allergic to nuts and coconut?
    Reply: #59
  9. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Hazelnut flour can replace almond flour in a 1:1 ratio. Coconut flour is harder to substitute as it is much thirstier.
  10. Kelly
    Hi are these ok for Keto diets even though they include bananas?
    Reply: #61
  11. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Due to the fructose from the bananas, these are more suited for those following a liberal low carb diet rather than keto.
  12. Cris
    Does the recipe work as well with the banana omitted. Apart from its fructose, I don't enjoy the taste of banana when it's cooked in a cake or a batter like this. I'm wondering just what the banana adds to the batter, apart from the banana flavour, that is so I've not worked out whether a substitute is required or not.
    Reply: #63
  13. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    The banana is going to add a decent amount of bulk/volume to the recipe as well as texture. You may wish to find another recipe rather than trying to substitute or make this recipe work for you.
  14. Annabelle L Ratliff
    I made this followed the directions but added a dash of nutmeg and 1/2 teaspoon of banana extract to make it more banana flavored. I made them in a muffin maker due to not having a good pan for waffles or waffle iron. They came out so tasty they were like the frozen muffin tops at the store. Everyone loved them which in our house is nothing shy of a miracle. Very soft like banana nut bread :)
  15. Barb
    This is a low carb recipe not a Keto recipe.
  16. Jen
    I love these! I have made them several times and they’re the only keto friendly waffle (still only 4 net carbs per waffle, even with the banana) I have found that actually tastes like a waffle. The first time they were perfect. However I have had an issue in the last couple batches with the waffle being not fully cooked inside- any thoughts on how to fix this? Cooking longer has just led to burned outside, still wet inside.
  17. Kristina Singh
    Is the batter supposed to be really liquid?
  18. Johnda
    1 cup is 8 ounces
  19. Irene
    I made these and they were delicious. I had me with a couple rasher of bacon but next time will try berries and cream. I followed the recipe and had no problems and they cooked beautifully in my waffle maker. I will freeze the extras I made but will try leaving the mixture in the fridge and making them fresh as I need them.
  20. Madlein
    I've cuestions I don't understand if the recipes for breakfast are for 2 days or 1?
    Reply: #71
  21. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I've cuestions I don't understand if the recipes for breakfast are for 2 days or 1?

    This recipe as written makes 8 total servings.

  22. Raeann
    I tried making these in a skillet and it does not work. You have to use a waffle iron otherwise they are soggy in the middle and perfect on the outside. I tried making them super thin and they were still kinda soggy. Will not make again until I have a waffle iron.
    Reply: #74
  23. Karina
    Just made these in a waffle iron and they worked out perfectly. Oh and they taste amazing!
  24. Karla
    If you put a lid on while it cooks on one side it will make your life easier at the time to flip then you can take it off. :) I had trouble flipping them when I tried the pancake recipe
  25. Amanda
    Probably shouldn't complain about the one, singular banana (25 net carbs) spread out over 8 servings of these pancakes. So unless you intend to sit and eat the entire 8 servings, I wouldn't consider it an issue.
    Reply: #82
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  27. Susanna
    Love them but how many Carbs. ???
    Reply: #79
  28. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Love them but how many Carbs. ???

    These are 4g carbs per serving. The number in the orange circle indicates the carb count. Additionally, the full nutrition information is listed in the Nutrition+ tab under the list of ingredients.

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  30. Nicole Cijs
    A lot of the recipes I tried I didn't like, but this one? Oh, wow! Love it! Yummm :)
  31. Franky
    That makes sense when you divide it by 8 servings
  32. Maria
    Very good, nice sweeteness and subtle taste of banana. Substituted almond flour with half a cup of coconut flour, worked well. After 40 days of strict keto theese taste sweet to me without adding sweetener. Will make theese again!
  33. Janelle
    If you freeze them what is the best way to de-frost and reheat?
    Reply: #86
  34. Isa
    Can it be made as pancakes? I don't have a waffle grid
    Reply: #87
  35. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    If you freeze them what is the best way to de-frost and reheat?

    You can thaw them and then reheat in a toaster oven.

  36. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can it be made as pancakes? I don't have a waffle grid

    We have not tested these as pancakes, I am not sure how the batter would react.

  37. Lorelle Parker
    Fricken delicious and so easy to prepare! Cooked as pancakes :)
  38. KellyKat
    Yes I am also confused... I thought bananas were a no no...
  39. Arnie Francis
    The picture looked yummy. But the waffles were not a hit! Perhaps my waffle-maker wasn't up to the task. As pancakes they were fine, but hardly flavourful, I'm afraid.
  40. bassem.sabagh
    A
    Hi
    Any guidance for oven baking?
    Reply: #92
  41. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    A
    Hi
    Any guidance for oven baking?

    We would not recommend cooking these in an oven. However, they can be reheated in a toaster oven!

  42. Kevinraymund
    Hi! An avid follower here. How long is "let it sit for a while" take?
  43. Hailey
    I need some help! I made these as pancakes but they are so thin they are falling apart everytime I flip them on the pan. What am I doing wrong? Any suggestion?
    Reply: #95
  44. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I need some help! I made these as pancakes but they are so thin they are falling apart everytime I flip them on the pan. What am I doing wrong? Any suggestion?

    You may want to try using less coconut milk. They may have been too thin for pancakes.

  45. Christine
    Can I ask why these are just 4g of carbs a serving, but the number is within the orange circle rather than the green or yellow? There are a few recipes I've seen with a much higher carb count but have a green circle.
    Reply: #97
  46. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can I ask why these are just 4g of carbs a serving, but the number is within the orange circle rather than the green or yellow? There are a few recipes I've seen with a much higher carb count but have a green circle.

    In order for a recipe to be keto, it needs to have specific percentages of fat and protein. This recipe only has 5g protein. If you have it with some sausage or bacon, it could make a well rounded keto meal! You can read more about this in footnote 3 at this link:
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/how-low-carb-is-low-carb

  47. cath.bernard
    I just made these they are delicious I made some more to freeze this will be a quick breakfast for on the go 😺
  48. Ahmad
    Is the batter supposed to be very thick or did i do something wrong?
    Reply: #100
  49. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Is the batter supposed to be very thick or did i do something wrong?

    It is supposed to be thick, but if you find that it's too thick, you might try adding a little more coconut milk.

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