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Banana Hazelnut Waffles

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch


12 waffles (1-1/2 cups syrup)

This recipe was created from my love of hazelnuts. My family loves these light, crisp waffles.—Karen Bomberger, Auburn, Alabama


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 1-1/2 cups maple pancake syrup
  • 1 tablespoon hazelnut Belgian cafe coffee drink mix
  • Sliced ripe bananas and hazelnuts, optional


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flours, flax, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks, milk, banana, orange juice, butter and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Stir in hazelnuts.
  2. In a large bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter. Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine syrup and coffee drink mix; heat through. Serve with waffles. Garnish with bananas and hazelnuts if desired.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 493 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 431mg sodium, 86g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 4g fiber), 10g protein.

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