Nut-Free Sunbutter Banana Waffles

Happy Tuesday everyone! What better way to start the day than with waffles. Am I right? I don’t know what it is about waffles, but they are way better than pancakes in my opinion. Especially the really thick Belgian waffles. I don’t know why but those are so much greater than skinny waffles. Unfortunately, my waffle maker doesn’t make them thick like that. Likely because it’s been around since ‘Nam. And oil leaks out the back sometimes. But, hey it still puts out a good product so I can’t complain. But I was looking at waffle makers the other day at Target. There was one that even makes waffle sticks. Talk about tastes of my childhood. French toast sticks from Market Day? God, those were the bomb.

Speaking of tastes from my childhood, my mom and I were talking the other day about how my “post workout” meal after day-long volleyball tournaments was always cheese cubes and Diet Coke. I would literally sit in the back of the car and chow down on an entire bag of cheese cubes on the drive home every week. Solid. Why can’t I do that now without gaining 20 pounds? Damn you childhood metabolism.

So I went to CrossFit for the first time in a few weeks yesterday. This semester has put kind of a damper on my normal routine, so I’ve been having trouble getting into a new groove with CrossFit workouts. Being  a total Type A personality and routine lover, that’s kind of what I hate about college. Once you finally get into the groove of one schedule you have to change to a new one. I’m sure I’ll regret saying that in about 2 months when I graduate and get into the real world. Whoops. Anyways, It’s pretty bad when your instructor looks at you when you walk in and says “Holy Sh*t!” because you disappeared for a few weeks and they are shocked to see your face. Whoops. We did back squats and I was prettttty frustrated because I could barely squat 25 lbs less than my 1 rep max. Ugh. CrossFit is a humbling sport.

Anyways, back to a less depressing subject than back squat failures. Waffles! These waffles were pretty darn good. AND you can freeze them like store-bought waffles. I adapted the recipe from this Paleo Parents one. But I do have to warn you about something. They turn green on the inside. What??? Yes. I’m pretty sure it has to do with some kind of chemical reaction between the Sunbutter and baking soda. But it is in no way harmful so please do not freak out. They are perfectly safe. And if the color thing is too much for you to handle, use almond butter instead. Kapeesh?

Nut-Free Sunbutter Banana Waffles

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  • Yield: 3-4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Recipe type: breakfast


  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sunflower seed butter (or other nut/seed butter)
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup (add more for more sweetness)
  • 1 tsp vanillia
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot flour
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda


  1. Grease waffle maker with coconut oil and turn on to warm up.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a food processor until you get a smooth consistency.
  3. Once waffle maker is heated, spoon batter into the middle of the waffle maker until it almost reaches the edges (allow a little room for spreading).
  4. Close lid and allow to cook according to your liking/waffle maker instructions.
  5. Remove waffle and serve immediately, topped with fruit, grass-fed butter, maple syrup, etc.
  6. Store extras in freezer and reheat later in toaster!

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Comments: 4

  1. Claire February 25, 2014 at 5:53 pm Reply

    I don’t have a waffle maker :( (yes, I need one, I know…don’t ask why I haven’t bought one, I don’t have a good excuse). Would this work as pancakes? Possibly? I don’t know the rules there.

  2. [...] 6. Nut-Free Sunbutter Banana Waffles Let’s stay on the topic of breakfast and see how to make a Paleo version of Eggo waffles. Waffles are the perfect breakfast food to store in the freezer, which is probably why Eggos are so popular in the first place. These waffles don’t have much in common with Eggos other than they’re both technically waffles. Keep these stored next to the sausage found above and you’ll have a complete breakfast that’s ready in minutes. To reheat, just drop in the toaster for one cycle to thaw, and drop it in a second time to heat. [...]

  3. FitMomPam October 18, 2014 at 8:56 am Reply

    I made these this morning for my kids and their friends and they came out awesome. My kids are paleo/GF and one of the kids is allergic to nuts. I needed a combo paleo/nut free recipe and these were so good I would definitely put them into my rotation. My only question is the batter turned green. Like literally a bright shade of green. I used Trader Joe’s sunbutter and followed the recipe to a T. What do you think caused this reaction? Weird. they still tasted fine and I am freezing the leftovers for later.

    • Taylor October 18, 2014 at 8:57 am Reply

      I’m so glad to hear that!!! The green color happens a lot when baking with Sunbutter. Some sort of reaction between it and the baking soda! Totally harmless :)

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