Cornmeal Banana Oatmeal Waffles – Vegan & Gluten-Free

Banana Cornmeal Oatmeal Waffles
Banana Cornmeal Oatmeal Waffles

My love for waffles is never-ending, and these Cornmeal Banana Oatmeal Waffles are my latest creation! (You can also check out the recipe for my Strawberry Banana Waffles).

I often have waffles more than once a day. If it’s not for breakfast, it’s as the base for a savory lunch waffle sandwich. Lately, I’ve been looking for ways to add fiber and protein to my diet. When I saw that 1 cup of yellow corn meal contains about 9 grams of fiber and about 10 grams of protein, I got very excited. I spent some time subbing out part of the flout for cornmeal, and came up with this recipe.

Cornmeal gives food a crunchy texture that you either like or you don’t. I’m a huge fan of cornbread as well as any Middle Eastern desserts that contain semolina or cream of wheat. The texture is satisfying for me. So, I didn’t need much convincing to make these waffles part of my weekly meal prep. I make these cornmeal waffles, store them in the fridge, and toast them for meals.

Although photos on my blog and Instagram include syrup, I rarely eat the waffles with syrup. Syrup is for extra special occasions! I usually eat my waffles plain, like a piece of toast, and add fruits when I have time.

Banana Cornmeal Oatmeal Waffles
Banana Cornmeal Oatmeal Waffles

These cornmeal waffles are made with bananas instead of eggs, your choice of milk, quick oats, and flour. I have made the recipe dairy and gluten free by using soy or almond milk as well as gluten-free flour. I’ve also used regular large-flaked oats. It’s up to you, your preferences, and what you have in your pantry.

Banana Cornmeal Oatmeal Waffles
Banana Cornmeal Oatmeal Waffles

Here’s the recipe for my Cornmeal Banana Oatmeal Waffles:

Cornmeal Banana Oatmeal Waffles

1 1/2 c milk
2 T canola oil
2 T sugar
1 t vanilla
2/3 c mashed banana
3/4 c cornmeal
3/4 c flour
1 c quick oats
1 T baking powder
1/2 t salt

Banana Cornmeal Oatmeal Waffles
Banana Cornmeal Oatmeal Waffles


  • Measure out the wet ingredients into a bowl, and add the dry ingredients
  • Mix well
  • Pour on to waffle iron and cook until golden


  • Feel free to substitute applesauce instead of the bananas
  • If you want to use large flake oats, add the oats to the wet ingredients and let sit for 5 minutes, then add the rest of the dry ingredients.

Have you ever had cornmeal waffles? Let me know how you make yours!

Banana Cornmeal Oatmeal Waffles
Banana Cornmeal Oatmeal Waffles


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4 thoughts on “Cornmeal Banana Oatmeal Waffles – Vegan & Gluten-Free

  1. Looks delicious!! And thanks for the gluten free option as well. Our son has celiac but he loves waffles – so he will be thrilled to know he can have these! We will make these when he is back from college on his spring break. Thank you!!

    1. I’m glad you think this recipe will be good for your sone and I hope you try it soon! They’re dense, yummy waffles and best eaten hot and reheated.

  2. First cornmeal waffles I made was an adaptation of cornmeal pancakes recipe found on a bag of cornmeal. I made pumpkin cornmeal waffles with spices and mini chocolate chips. I prefer crispier, but all 5 sweetest grands prefer softer – and they all love them! ? I/they will be trying yours, too! TNX

    1. Hi Mimi,
      I’m so glad you will be trying these! I hope you like them as much as I do. I use them as the base for lunch sandwiches as well!

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