Berry Banana Oat Waffles
- March 10, 2019
- Last Updated: May 11, 2022
- 27 Comments
Banana Oat Waffles, made with bananas, oats, flaxseeds and berries, are perfect as freezer meals for new moms, as lactation waffles and freezer-friendly meals.
I love these banana oatmeal waffles as a postpartum mom. Fluffy, yet full of protein and fiber, topped with a sweet syrup and fruit of your choice.
I’ll tell you, this oat waffle recipe makes delicious high protein waffles that make for good breastfeeding snacks or meals, made with healthy, filling ingredients.
What’s special about these lactation waffles is that they contain some secret ingredients that act as lactogenic foods to help with milk production!
I am planning on breastfeeding for as long as possible. Since updating this post, I’ve written about being starving while breastfeeding and my favorite healthy breastfeeding snacks.
Eating enough calories and drinking enough liquids were so important in my breastfeeding journey.
These easy protein waffles are great as lactation waffles. It’s difficult to find palatable brewers yeast recipes, unless it is hidden in baked goods or smoothies, but these oat banana waffles won’t let you down!
Products Needed for this Recipe
Ingredients For Banana Oat Waffles
Here’s what you need for these lactation waffles.
- waffle maker
- all purpose flour
- rolled oats
- brewers yeast (add’s extra nutrients and helps with lactation)
- baking powder
- ground cinnamon
- ground flaxseed
- coconut sugar or maple syrup
- coconut oil or butter
- vanilla extract
- mixed berries (I used frozen) or choice of fruit
If you’ve never had brewer’s yeast, it can be kinda bitter. I recommend this brewer’s yeast which is made by and for nursing moms. It doesn’t make these healthy protein waffles overly bitter, like some brewers yeast breastfeeding recipes.
You can read more about what brewer’s yeast is here.
We truly use our waffle maker all the time to make the best homemade belgian waffles. I use mine for this banana oatmeal waffle recipe and these baby waffles.
I started making some easy freezer meals for new moms in late February to prepare for postpartum, and I already know these oat waffles will play a HUGE role in making my life easier.
Reheat breakfasts are going to be key, especially when I’m breastfeeding and running.
Eggs are also very healthy for pregnancy.
If you’ve been reading my pregnancy post updates (20 weeks, 25 weeks, 30 weeks, 35 weeks, 38 week pregnancy update), it’s no surprise that eggs have always appeared as one of the foods I’ve craved throughout pregnancy.
They offer so many essential micronutrients, such as choline, which is great for brain health and more for baby.
How To Make Healthy Banana Oat Waffles
These oat banana waffles are special because they are waffles with fruit inside and on top!
Since they freeze well, I also like to reheat them, add some peanut butter, and eat them one-handed. Like, when I’m nursing and have insatiable breastfeeding hunger.
Start by preheating your waffle maker. In a large bowl, whisk your dry ingredients (flour through coconut sugar).
Mix your wet ingredients in a separate bowl, and add them into the dry ingredients.
Allow the batter to sit to thicken, and last, add in the mixed berries and bananas.
Pour the batter onto your waffle iron and cook according to directions. Save extra fruit for a fruit topping for waffles.
These healthy oatmeal waffles are an easy meal prep breakfast recipe.
Yes, they should. Even if these worked only a little bit for milk production, high protein waffles with oatmeal and a fruit topping makes for a delicious, hearty breakfast. This oat waffle recipe combines three of the healthy galactagogues:
– brewer’s yeast
Yes. These healthy high-protein waffles are also high in fiber, B-Vitamins, selenium, iron, magnesium and more. Plus, when topped with or mixed with berries, you’re also getting ample Vitamin C and antioxidants.
To freeze, let waffles cool completely. Once cooled, transfer into a freezer-friendly ziplock bag or stasher bag. If placing multiple waffles in one bag, I like to use parchment paper to keep them all from sticking. Freeze for up to 3 months.
When ready to eat, thaw the lactation waffles in the microwave or heat in the toaster or toaster oven (just like you would Eggo’s)! Add an extra fruit topping for the waffles if you want to!
More Healthy Breakfast Recipes:
- Baby friendly french toast sticks
- Sweet potato egg casserole
- Oatmeal bake with blueberries
- Vegan sweet potato kale hash
- The best lactation smoothies.
- Almond flour banana muffins
Banana Oat Waffles
These Banana Oat Waffles are perfect for new moms as lactation waffles and are great freezer-friendly meals.
- 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 Tbsp brewers yeast
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup mixed berries (I used frozen)
- powdered sugar for topping, optional
- Preheat waffle maker.
- In a large bowl, whisk dry ingredients (flour, oats, brewer’s yeast, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, flaxseed and coconut sugar).
- In a separate bowl, mix your wet ingredients (maple syrup, milk, eggs, coconut oil, vanilla extract).
- Add wet into dry ingredients and mix. Allow batter to sit for a couple of minutes to thicken. Add mixed berries last to prevent staining.
- Pour batter onto hot waffle iron and cook for a few minutes, or according to waffle maker directions.
- Once done, top with more fruit and powdered sugar, if desired.
Note: To freeze, let waffles completely cool. Keep waffles in freezer friendly ziplock bag. If placing multiple waffles in one bag, I like to use parchment paper to keep them all from sticking. When ready to eat, thaw in microwave or heat in toaster!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 427Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 359mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 4gSugar: 24gProtein: 7g
The recipe doesn’t say how much banana to use or how to to incorporate it into the batter. I assume it’s mashed, but how many bananas/cups should be used?
You can add them as a topping!
These sound so amazing!! I love making my kids a big breakfast on the weekends. They will really enjoy this!!!
Bananas berries and waffles are always a fantastic combo! Now I am craving some of these
Ooo, I’m all for fresh berries right now and these look amazing!! Can’t wait to try em’ out!
These look so delicious! I’m sure my kids will love these in the morning!
THese are such a great breakfast idea. I love the berries on top and how they have great ingredients for new Moms.
We make pancakes all the time but I have not made waffles in forever! Great reason to change that
Surprisingly good. Made these for freezing before my baby arrives and had to try one fresh. I used kefir instead of milk because that is what I had on hand. Potentially caused the waffle to be a bit heavier, but they crisped up after I took them out of the waffle iron. Used fresh berries. Did take some time to clean my waffle iron from the berry juice. Definitely will make again.
These sound so delicious, and I think I have everything I need to make them!
I’m allergic to coconut. So I’m wondering: if I wanted to sub some non-dairy butter/margarine (I usually use Earth Balance) would the quantity be the same? Thanks!
Hi Jessica, I would think you would be able to still use it in a 1:1 ratio though I didn’t test it. Since it is also solid at room temperature to begin with, I would think it is similar.
In the ingredients section maple sugar is mentioned yet in the instructions maple syrup is mentioned. Which is correct?
Hi Cassie, I’m not sure I understand your question. Maple syrup is used in the recipe.
Under ingredients you have 1/4 cup Maple Sugar and in the directions it says maple syrup.
Ooh, yum! What a delicious and nutritious recipe! I’ve never cooked with brewer’s yeast before!
This was my first time!
I have never tried brewer’s yeast, and although I’m not pregnant or nursing, these look just too good to pass up! 🙂 Hoping to make more waffles soon. :)))
You could even leave out the brewer’s yeast if you want – they are so good!
I’ve never seen a better looking waffle!!!!
Thank you, Steven. I think they will be life savers for those first few weeks of momhood!
I just had to throw out my waffle maker and am getting a refund. Sad face. Waffle machines and I do not mix!!! But I’ve bookmarked the one you have suggested and am going to shell out on something that is sure to work for me next time. Unless I’m just cursed with ALL waffle machines. Pancakes vs waffles is a tough call, but I think those butter crevices in waffles will always win me over.
I have no idea what brewer’s yeast is and have never had it. Is it just like… a powder meant to bake or cook with? Like nutritional yeast? It’s funny/confusing how there are so many “yeasts” out there…. and not all of them to be consumed!
These look great. Great nutritional powerhouses for a new mom.
I’m sorry your waffle maker didn’t work out! I love having one for those mornings when I just neeeed waffles. Brewer’s yeast is a type of yeast, and it’s in powder form! Yeah, you can cook and bake with it. This was actually my first time using it! It is a little bitter, but it’s chock full of protein and B12. I learned alot 🙂
I didn’t own a waffle maker when I found this, I just make it in to pancakes my wife loved them!
So glad she enjoyed them!
These sound so good and I definitely want to make them! Now I just need for it to be berry season…
I can’t wait for berry season! I’ve been using frozen berries in the meantime – they work well!