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Spiced Banana Nut Waffles for #SundaySupper

Spiced Banana Nut Waffles by Magnolia Days

A little girl sat and watched the Sunday morning routine. Her mom was in the kitchen mixing up the batter. Her dad was pouring coffee and finishing up the bacon. Then they gathered at the table and chatted while dad made waffles. That little girl was me and I treasure the memories of those Sunday mornings long ago. I wonder if my dad would like different waffle flavors such as these Spiced Banana Nut Waffles.

My parents made the same waffles for many years. When their trusty old waffle iron quit working, a hunt for a new one took a while. They tried several ones and it was never the same. Then finally I found one that was just right and gave it to them for Christmas. Later after my dad passed away, my mom gave me that waffle iron. It is the one in the photos. Unfortunately it’s not made anymore. I hope it keeps working for many years.

Spiced Banana Nut Waffles are flavored with warm spices, pecans, and sweetened with molasses. Top with bananas, pecans, and syrup for a delightful breakfast.

I’ve never made waffles with my parent’s recipe. Why? No big reason, I suppose it’s simply because I like to try new things. Ones I’ve made and shared before are Buttermilk Sourdough, Cornmeal Buttermilk, and Honey Nut Oatmeal. This latest batch is definitely different than plain old ordinary waffles.

Spiced Banana Nut Waffles are packed with flavor. It starts with the base of banana and pecan. Then warm cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom spice it up nicely. To bump it up even more, the waffles are sweetened with both brown sugar and molasses. There’s richness and warmth in every bite.

Spiced Banana Nut Waffles by Magnolia Days

The waffles are thick, dense, and hearty. Imagine a spiced banana nut bread in waffle form. One of these waffles topped with banana slices, pecans, and syrup will keep you going for a while.

Are you a fan of waffles? How about a whole bunch of waffle recipes? All you have to do is scroll down past the recipe and big collage photo to find a list. Sunday Supper tastemakers are sharing ones to celebrate National Waffle Iron Day on June 29th. How fun! Thanks to Sue of A Palatable Pastime for hosting this tasty event.

Spiced Banana Nut Waffles by Magnolia Days
3 from 2 votes

Spiced Banana Nut Waffles

Spiced Banana Nut Waffles are flavored with warm spices, pecans, and sweetened with molasses. Top with bananas, pecans, and syrup for a tasty breakfast.
Course Waffles
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 4-inch waffles
Author Renee Dobbs


For the waffles

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup milk whole recommended
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ripe banana mashed
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted

For serving:

  • 2 bananas sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • Maple syrup


  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom in a large bowl. Whisk in pecans.
  2. Whisk together milk, eggs, banana, brown sugar, and molasses in a medium bowl. Whisk in butter.
  3. Add liquid mixture to flour mixture and stir to until dry ingredients are moistened.
  4. Heat waffle iron. Lightly spray waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Ladle and spread 1/2 batter onto waffle iron and bake according to the manufacturer's instructions. Repeat with remaining batter.
  6. Serve waffles immediately or keep warm on a rack in the oven on the lowest heat setting.
  7. Serve with banana slices, chopped pecans, and syrup.

Recipe Notes

For thinner waffles, ladle 1/3 of the batter for each batch to make 12 waffles.

Recipe adapted from Southern Living 1986 Annual Recipes cookbook (out of print).

Spiced Banana Nut Waffles are flavored with warm spices, pecans, and sweetened with molasses. Top with bananas, pecans, and syrup for a delightful breakfast.

It’s time to get out the waffle iron! Just look at all the waffle recipes by Sunday Supper tastemakers. You’ll be making waffles for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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Recipe Rating

Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

Thursday 14th of July 2016

I LOVE all the flavors at play here!! It's like cereal in waffle form-which is of course superior :D

Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook

Thursday 30th of June 2016

I think my mom's waffle iron makes waffles differently than mine. I doubt they still make it. I should probably "call dibs." ;-) Your recipe sounds like a wonderful morning.


Sunday 26th of June 2016

What a gorgeous, delicious stack of waffles! I have memories of my mom making waffles and my dad manning the bacon, too. Sunday mornings were the only times my dad did any cooking in the kitchen :)

Cindys Recipes and Writings

Sunday 26th of June 2016

I was so curious to see which spices you added. What a great sounding flavor combo and with bananas!


Sunday 26th of June 2016

Oh how I love hearing about your memory of weekend mornings I hope and pray my kids will have the same memories of me decades from now