I love fun and unique breakfast ideas and this is one of our new favorites. These Peanut Butter Banana Stuffed Waffles are so easy and even better, super yummy!
What I love most about these stuffed waffles is that this is a breakfast you can cook up easily. Who doesn’t love hot melted peanut butter? I also love that I am able to make four at a time with my waffle maker, which makes these a nice choice when we have a bigger breakfast crowd.
I love my waffle iron, and I am always looking for new and unique ways to use it. I recently shared my Omelet Waffle Recipe, it’s another one of our family favorites. My favorite waffle iron to use is this Hamilton Beach 26020 Belgian Style Waffle Baker. I love the fact that it stores easy, has four waffle compartments and it also gets great reviews. I love my waffle maker. They make great wedding gifts too!
Peanut Butter Banana Stuffed Waffles
(makes 4 whole waffles)
8 large home-style biscuits (like Grands!)
1 large banana, cut into thin slices
8 tablespoons peanut butter
Maple syrup for dipping
Powder sugar for serving
Turn on your waffle maker, and allow it to heat up.
While the waffle maker is heating up, you can assemble your waffles.
Using your fingertips, flatten and spread out each biscuit until it’s about the size of one grid of your waffle maker. If you’re using a square waffle maker, this doesn’t have to be perfect. These will expand quite a bit as they cook and fill up the entire grid.
After you’ve flattened four of the biscuits, spread each one with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter. Leave about 1/4″ around the edges to seal the biscuit.
Thinly slice your banana, and divide the slices between all four biscuits. I was able to fit 4 to 5 slices on each one.
Flatten the remaining four biscuits and place them on top of the bananas.
Use your fingertips to seal around the edges. Again, the waffle maker does a good job of this, so it doesn’t have to be perfect. Sealing the edges just helps you transfer them without the bananas falling out.
When your waffle maker is ready, spray both sides with nonstick cooking spray, and place each of the prepared biscuits in the center of each grid.
Close the waffle iron, and hold it down for 10 seconds. Continue gently pressing down until the waffle maker locks. If it feels like your smashing the waffles, just hold it tightly and don’t lock it.
Allow the waffles to cook for 60 seconds before you check them. If they’re nicely browned, they’re done. If not, you can continue cooking them until their brown to your liking.
When the waffles are done, carefully remove them and use kitchen scissors to cut them apart.
Place them on a wire rack to cool for a few minutes before serving. The melted peanut butter is very hot!
Pour the maple syrup into a small serving dish, and arrange the waffles on your platter with the syrup and a little powdered sugar sprinkled on top.
I suggest using a larger biscuit, so you have enough dough to spread them out. We used one can of Grands! homestyle biscuits, but you can use any kind you want.
You can also customize these to your liking. If you like more banana or peanut butter, feel free to add it. Chopped nuts would also be delicious! If you like them less “bready” then you can use more filling.