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Spiced Banana Nut Waffles by Magnolia Days

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.