These green smoothie waffles are easy, delicious and veggie-loaded twist on classic banana waffles! Loaded with oats, spinach, and protein from eggs, they are easily mixed in your blender. Kid-approved, freezer friendly, naturally dairy-free and easily gluten free….the perfect healthy breakfast recipe!

Green smoothie waffles on a plate with butter, strawberry and black berry on top.

Spinach Banana Waffles

I’m a sucker for anything green…..especially a breakfast food.

Weird. I know. I own the weirdness. But it’s true. So when I saw green waffles hanging out in the freezer section of a health food store while on vacation… I was transformed into the grown-up equivalent of child standing in front of the world’s largest gum ball machine.

Awestruck. Giddy. Maybe a little too giddy. I mean, they were green waffles, after all. Not a one-way ticket to Paris. But to a lady who spends many hours of her life trying to think up ways to get veggies into all the recipes, I was pretty jazzed.

I flipped over the package to read the ingredients. Eggs. Oatmeal. Banana. Spinach. Baking powder. 

Hmmmmm. That looks a lot like the ingredients in my Oatmeal Green Smoothie Muffins. It wasn’t exact, mind you. But enough to get the wheels in my head turning.

Did you make these waffles and now you have leftover spinach? Check out How to Store Spinach (and keep it fresh all week long).

Oatmeal Green Smoothie Waffles

Oatmeal Green Smoothie Muffins has, hands down, been one of my most popular recipes EVER.

Especially among kiddos. Which, of course, made them super popular with moms, dads and caregivers. I can’t tell you how many adorable pictures of toddlers with cheeks full of green smoothie muffin I have received over Instagram DM. Its a heartwarming bonus I get in this food blogging gig.

When I saw that these (wildly expensive, yet wildly healthy) frozen waffles reminded me so much of a recipe I knew I could easily make, I tossed them back into the freezer and went home to heat up my waffle iron.

Why these green smoothie waffles are amazing!

  • Freezer friendly! Move over Eggo. There is a new freezer waffle in town!
  • Veggie-loaded with spinach. But of course! These waffles are a great way to wiggle veggies in at breakfast.
  • Kid-approved. Like, woah! Kids adore these waffles, they make great finger foods AND they can help kiddos warm up to other green foods by seeing how tasty these waffles are!
  • Mixed in your blender. So easy and fast!
  • Naturally sweetened with banana (or applesauce) and a little maple syrup.
  • Perfect to make during meal prep. These waffles store easily in your fridge and reheat quickly!
  • Naturally dairy-free and can easily be made gluten free for those who need that option.
A green smoothie waffle cooking on the waffle iron. One waffle is on the cooling rack next to it and a bowl of blackberries is on the side.

Kitchen gear I used to make these spinach banana waffles

I get asked all the time what blender and waffle iron I use and suggest. And, trust me, I have tried many! These two products are what I used to make these Oatmeal Green Smoothie Waffles and many other veggie-loaded recipes!

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Green smoothie waffles stacked on top of one another on a cooling rack.

Suggested Adaptations

  • Replace the banana with applesauce.
  • Up the spinach by tossing in an extra handful of the greens! Just don’t go overboard! Veggies hold on a lot of water and adding too much spinach will change the texture of these healthy waffles.
  • Make them as pancakes. Remove one egg from the recipe and cook them on your griddle.
  • Make them gluten free by using certified gluten free oats.
  • Use kale instead of spinach. Just be sure to remove the tough rib from the middle of kale leaf before tossing them into the blender batter.

Other spinach loaded breakfast recipes..

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Oatmeal Green Smoothie Waffles

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast
These green smoothie waffles are easy, delicious and veggie-loaded twist on classic banana waffles! Loaded with oats, spinach, and protein from eggs, they are easily mixed in your blender. Kid-approved, freezer friendly, naturally dairy-free and easily gluten free….the perfect healthy breakfast recipe!

Ingredients
 

  • cups rolled oats, uncooked, use certified gluten free in gf is needed
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted + extra for greasing
  • ¾ cup mashed ripe bananas, can sub unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup maple syrup or honey
  • ½ tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup loosely packed spinach

Equipment

Instructions
 

  • In your blender, combine oats, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Pulse until the oats are broken down into a flour-like texture. Pour into a medium bowl and set aside.
  • In your now-empty blender, combine banana, eggs, oil, maple syrup/honey, spinach, and vanilla. Blend until very smooth and spinach is completely pureed.
  • Pour oat mixture back into the blender and blend to combine. You might need to scape down the sides of the blender once or twice to ensure everything is incorporated.
  • Heat up your waffle iron. Heat up your waffle iron (see above for which iron I use). If needed, put a little oil on the iron's plates to prevent sticking. Once hot, pour 1/2 cup of batter onto your hot iron.
  •  Depending on your waffle iron, cook for 4-6 minutes or until golden and crispy.
  • Remove the cooked waffle from the iron. To keep it warm while you cook, place cooked waffles on baking sheet in a 200℉ oven.
  • Enjoy warm or let cool and store in fridge or freezer until needed.
Serving: 0.5waffle, Calories: 229kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 70mg, Sodium: 214mg, Potassium: 252mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 817IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 104mg, Iron: 2mg