Breakfast

October 1, 2020

10 Minute Single Serving Peanut Butter Banana Waffle

This 10 minute single serving peanut butter banana waffle is made with oat flour, powdered peanut butter, and mashed banana. It's also naturally gluten-free, dairy-free and easily modified for vegan diets.
This post is sponsored by Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that make Ka Pai Cooking possible!

I remember thinking to myself multiple times that breakfasts like pancakes, waffles, and crepes would be so much better if they didn't take so much time to make. And when I say "so much time," I mean that it's too much time for busy students and busy moms. It's already hard enough to make sure we get a good breakfast in as it is, so finding the time to make 8 pancakes or a batch of waffles is nearly impossible on a weekday (at least for me).

Then I saw my friend Ciarra from the baking blog Peanut Butter Plus Chocolate post a single serving muffin recipe on Instagram and I was fascinated. I had no idea you could whip up ONE muffin! So that go me thinking...what if I figured out how to make ONE WAFFLE?

After weeks of testing and lots of failed attempts, I finally created a Single Serving Dark Chocolate Raspberry Waffle! Weeks later, I partnered with Crazy Richard's Peanut Butter and knew they needed their own single serving waffle recipe, so today's blog post is all about my brand new Single Serving Peanut Butter Banana Waffle!

A single serving banana waffle with peanut butter on top

Why a single serving waffle?

I wanted to make "fancy" breakfast a weekday morning reality! This Peanut Butter Banana Waffle is not only easy to make, it's nourishing and incredibly delicious as well.

Even better, you don't need large amounts of ingredients or even a large bowl to make it! Just 5 minutes of prep and a 3 minute waffle cycle is all that stands between you and the best waffle you've ever had.

Oh, and don't forget that you don't have to worry about leftovers or sharing your breakfast with anyone else!

Single serving waffle batter in a glass measuring cup

Ingredients you'll need

When I was developing this recipe, I wanted as much goodness packed into this single serving waffle as possible, and that's what happened!

Better yet, it's gluten-free, dairy-free, refined-sugar-free, salt-free, and easily vegan, thanks to Crazy Richard's Peanut Butter Powder, but you'd never know. That's the best part! Inside this waffle, you'll find:

  • Mashed banana: provides a small serving of fruit and helps bind the wet and dry ingredients together. Use an overripe banana for extra natural sweetness! This IS a peanut butter banana waffle, after all!
  • Egg whites: for a boost of protein! For vegan diets, just replace with almond milk.
  • Almond milk: just one tablespoon is enough to thin out the batter!
  • Chia seeds: aka nature's magic seed. These are nutrient dense with heart-healthy omega-3 fats and fiber, which we could all use more of! They also act as a pseudo egg to bind the ingredients together.
  • Vanilla extract: to sweeten the batter!
  • Oat flour: my favorite flour. You can make your own by adding 1/2 cup of rolled oats to a blender or food processor, or use pre-packaged oat flour. Either way, I swear by oat flour!
  • Crazy Richard's Peanut Butter Powder: the only brand of peanut butter powder I will buy because the only ingredient is peanuts! That makes this entire breakfast salt-free and refined-sugar-free! You can grab some here on Amazon.
  • Baking powder + baking soda: using both makes sure the single serving waffle binds well and rises just right!

Crazy Richard's Peanut Butter Powder

How to make a single serving waffle

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together oat flour, peanut butter powder, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside. If you need to make oat flour, first blend 1/2 cup of rolled oats in a food processor until you have a fine flour, then proceed.
  2. In a large glass measuring cup, mash half a medium banana until it becomes a puree. Add the egg whites, almond milk, chia seeds, and vanilla. Stir until well combined.
  3. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients (in the glass measuring cup) and mix thoroughly. Batter will be thick. Let sit while the waffle iron warms up.
  4. Preheat your waffle iron per product instructions. When ready, spray with cooking spray.
  5. Pour the batter into the center of the waffle iron, then spread to the edges with the backside of a spoon. Fold down the waffle iron and cook per product instructions.
  6. Serve warm with extra banana slices, peanuts, more peanut butter powder, or sugar-free maple syrup!

Tips for making the best waffle for one!

  • Preheat your waffle iron AFTER you've prepared the batter. This will be your timer for making sure the waffle batter has leavened enough. If you get excited and preheat your iron first, set a 5 minute timer after preparing the batter.
  • Don't substitute any ingredients unless specifically noted. Small amounts of batter have less room for variation, especially in baking, and this single serving waffle is no exception. I kid you not, I tested this recipe NINE TIMES before it finally came out perfect!
  • If you happen to have leftovers, store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer.
  • To reheat from the fridge, simply pop them in the toaster for a short cycle. You can also warm them up in the microwave for 30-45 seconds.
  • Go heavy on the toppings! I love adding Crazy Richard's Creamy Peanut Butter, more Crazy Richard's Peanut Butter Powder, the other half of my banana, or other fruits like diced strawberries (hello PB&J waffle!) or blueberries (my personal favorite!). Oh, and don't forget the sugar-free maple syrup!

A crispy waffle for one with bananas and peanut butter on top

If you are still reading this far, you definitely deserve your Peanut Butter Banana Waffle and if you make this recipe or any other recipe from the blog, be sure to tag @kapaicooking on Instagram and check me out on Facebook and Pinterest!

Also, don’t forget to leave a comment and rating after the recipe card at the bottom. I really love hearing about how your recipe turned out and answering any questions you have!

10 Minute Single Serving Peanut Butter Banana Waffle

This 10 minute single serving peanut butter banana waffle is made with oat flour, powdered peanut butter, and mashed banana. It's also naturally gluten-free, dairy-free and easily modified for vegan diets.

Author:

Brooke Harmer

Prep:

10

min

cook:

5

min

total:

15

min

servings:

1

Ingredients

  • ½ banana, mashed
  • 3 Tbsp egg whites (or more almond milk)
  • 1 Tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ C oat flour (see blog post)
  • 2 Tbsp Crazy Richard's Peanut Butter Powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together oat flour, peanut butter powder, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside. If you need to make oat flour, first blend 1/2 cup of rolled oats in a food processor until you have a fine flour, then proceed.
  2. In a large glass measuring cup, mash half a medium banana until it becomes a puree. Add the egg whites, almond milk, chia seeds, and vanilla. Stir until well combined.
  3. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients (in the glass measuring cup) and mix thoroughly. Batter will be thick. Let sit while the waffle iron warms up.
  4. Preheat your waffle iron per product instructions. When ready, spray with cooking spray.
  5. Pour the batter into the center of the waffle iron, then spread to the edges with the back side of a spoon. Fold down the waffle iron and cook per product instructions.
  6. Serve warm with extra banana slices, peanuts, more peanut butter powder, or sugar-free maple syrup!

Notes

Nutrition facts are a calculated estimate of one waffle, not including any toppings.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 waffle / Calories: 300 / Fat: 5.5g / Carbohydrates: 46.2g / Fiber: 8.8g / Sugar: 7g / Protein: 17.3g