{vegan peanut butter banana whole wheat waffles with pb banana sauce} // cait's plate

Hi friends!

Sorry for the two week hiatus – I’ve been buried in summer school work and just haven’t had the time to get together a good blog post.  But I’m hoping these suckers make up for it!


I’m taking a biology course right now and one of my labs required EIGHT ripe bananas.  Truthfully, I could have cared less about the lab – I was just excited for it to be over so that I could bake with them (they were only used for ripening, don’t worry, I’m not using experimented-upon bananas in the recipes I share with you guys).


This recipe knocked out 3 of ‘em – 5 more to go!


These waffles were pretty darn good on their own, but as I was processing the bananas with the peanut butter soymilk and maple syrup, it struck me that making a peanut butter banana sauce to go on top of them would make them even better.


All I can tell you, is that I don’t like bananas and I ate this entire stack, sauce and all.


Whatever way you choose to serve them, sauce or no sauce, these are an awesome weekend brunch recipe that everyone will enjoy.

{vegan peanut butter banana whole wheat waffles with pb banana sauce} adapted from never homemaker

makes 9 waffles

ingredients for waffles:

  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large, ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup soy milk

directions for waffles:

  1. preheat waffle iron
  2. combine bananas, peanut butter, maple syrup and canola oil in a food processor and process until smooth
  3. in a separate bowl, combine white whole wheat flour, baking powder and salt
  4. add wet ingredients to dry and stir slightly just to combine.
  5. add soy milk and stir vigorously to combine (the batter should be thick but not dry, add additional soy milk as needed  to get appropriate consistency)
  6. add 1/3 cup batter to each section of the waffle iron and cook until just browned

ingredients for sauce:

  • 1 large banana
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • a splash of soy milk

directions for sauce:

  1. add all ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth; add additional soy milk as needed to thin the sauce so it will pour.


  • Carly @ Snack Therapy

    This recipe has convinced me that I either need to (a) invest in a waffle maker or (b) get married so somebody buys me a waffle maker.

    • Cait

      Bahaha – definitely go the second route ;) But these could easily be made into pancakes too!

      • char eats greens

        I SECOND THIS!! I can’t believe I don’t own a waffle maker. I seriously am going to have drool all over my keyboard if I don’t close this post soon.!

        • Cait

          Yes! I always say it’s the best investment I’ve ever made! BUT – the good news is that in the meantime, I think these would work perfectly as pancakes :)

  • Ashley

    These waffles look delicious! I am excited to try out your PB banana sauce! Also, I am looking forward to hearing how you use the next five bananas! I am heading to SC tomorrow & just re-read your Charleston post. Great recommendations! I can’t wait to order an espresso at Black Tap Coffee!

    • Cait

      Oh so glad you found it helpful! DEFINITELY visit Black Tap – it was amazing! I would also highly recommend Poogan’s Porch – best meal we ate while there! :)

  • Carley @ Optimistic Health

    Love this recipe and it’s simplicity. I don’t have a waffle iron but will make pancakes… :)

    • Cait

      Definitely do! I don’t see why they wouldn’t work well as pancakes! Perhaps just add a little more soy milk to the batter to thin them out (unless you like thick pancakes!). :)

  • Erica

    I want to eat that sauce with a spoon on the regular :) Looks SO good! You can do so much with browned bananas

    • Cait

      Haha – it was SO good! And yeah you really can – suddenly eight doesn’t seem like enough!

  • Liz @ I Heart Vegetables

    OMG! These look flipping amazing. Now I want breakfast for dinner!

    • Cait

      Haha – I support that! Breakfast is good any time of day if you ask me ;)

  • Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots

    holy yum!! I need to add a waffle iron to my wedding registry!

    • Cait

      Yesssss! Best way to get one ;)

  • Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    These look absolutely scrumptious… I was thinking of making some banana bread with a bunch of over-ripe bananas I had around… but after seeing this stuff I think I’ve changed my mind. Oh My, these must be so tasty!!

    • Cait

      Haha yay! Let me know what you think if you try them out! We loved them over here!

  • Jason @ Cook Train Eat Race

    Seriously I just tripped over myself trying to run to my kitchen as quickly as I could. That is OUT-rageous.

    And to steal from the celebrity chef I have grown to dislike: that is out of bounds!

    • Cait

      Bahahahaha – they’re really delicious and SO easy to pull together. A perfect recipe for your brand spankin’ new waffle iron ;)

  • Katie

    I just want to lick that sauce up…all by itself. Well, the waffles look good too, so maybe I’ll just pour A LOT on there. Yummm.

    • Cait

      That’s exactly what I did! And from one banana hater to another, I can guarantee you (and the little bean!) and A will all love it. If you top it with a steak Meeker might even get on board as well ;)

  • Corrie Anne

    Mmmm… waffles are so on my top 10 list of things to eat after this paleo challenge is over!

    • Cait

      Waffles are a good choice to break paleo with! ;)

  • Brittany

    Such a classic, and so delicious! These look great and I NEED waffles now. Definitely need.

    • Cait

      Haha yes you do! Definitely, definitely need :)

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