Take your weekend waffles to the next level with these Peanut Butter and Banana Waffles! Here, a dreamy, creamy peanut butter sauce pairs up perfectly with sliced bananas on top of fresh and hot buttermilk waffles.

Peanut Butter and Banana Waffles on a round white plate. Two overnight yeasted waffles are stacked up, drizzled with peanut butter sauce, and topped with sliced bananas.

Remember a few weeks back when I mentioned that I had a non-existent Mother’s Day menu for my mom? The one I had a few ideas for but hadn’t yet discussed with my brother? 

Well, we compromised. I was thinking a stuffed French toast. He was thinking waffles. 

To me, there’s no contest here. I guess it also helps that Mom loves waffles. I am my mother’s child, after all.

She also love love loves the pairing of peanut butter and banana! As kids, our peanut butter sandwiches included either jelly or bananas. I didn’t even know about Fluff until college or that peanut butter and Fluff was even a thing. 

Our fresh homemade banana bread was slathered with peanut butter too.

It’s a natural combination that Mom flips over and so we made peanut butter and banana waffles for her for Mother’s Day breakfast.

Without getting too crazy with the waffle recipe itself, we made buttermilk waffles and topped them with this creamy peanut butter sauce and sliced bananas. And let me tell you: we’re talkin’ dream breakfast here!

This was definitely one of the highlights of the day for all of us and I know they helped make Mom’s day pretty special.

Peanut butter sauce in a small mason jar. The jar is set on a gray striped napkin. Some of the sauce is dripping down the outside of the jar. The sauce is perfect for drizzling on banana waffles.

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Sauce

You will not believe how easy it is to make this creamy peanut butter sauce recipe! All you need is 3 ingredients, all of which you probably have in your kitchen already!

Here’s what you’ll need – keep scrolling to check out the recipe card below for the ingredient amounts you’ll need:

  • creamy peanut butter
  • half-and-half – or you can use a equal mix of milk and heavy cream
  • confectioners’ sugar

Making This Outrageous Breakfast

These are the basic steps for making these peanut butter and banana waffles. For the full set of instructions, be sure to keep scrolling down to the recipe card below!

STEP 1: Make your waffles. Homemade waffles are my choice but if you’re in a pinch or some picky kids who love their frozen waffles, any frozen variety will work too. Keep the waffles warm in the oven while you make the peanut butter sauce.

STEP 2: Make the peanut butter sauce by heating the peanut butter and half-and-half in the microwave. Whisk them until they come together and then whisk in the confectioners’ sugar.

STEP 3: Top your waffles with sliced bananas and drizzle the peanut butter sauce over the top. Serve while still warm, cozy, and amazingly delicious!

Other Ideas for this Peanut Butter Sauce

Peanut Butter and Banana Waffles on a round white plate. Two overnight yeasted waffles are stacked up, drizzled with peanut butter sauce, and topped with sliced bananas.

Peanut Butter and Banana Waffles

Yield: 6 servings
Peanut Butter Sauce Prep Time: 5 minutes
Waffle Prep & Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Peanut butter and banana waffles are a truly decadent breakfast treat for all of the waffle lovers in your family. Skip the jarred and bottled peanut butter sauces and make your own without high fructose corn syrup! See the Notes below for my brand suggestions.

Ingredients

  • 1 waffle recipe
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ - ¾ cup half-and-half
  • 3 ½ tbsp confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 3 bananas, sliced

Instructions

  1. Prepare waffles according to recipe instructions, keeping cooked waffles warm in a 250° degree oven while you make the rest.
  2. To make the peanut butter sauce: Combine peanut butter and half-and-half in a medium heatproof bowl. Warm in the microwave for 1 minute, stir, then heat again for 30 seconds. Whisk the mixture together until the peanut butter completely combines with the half-and-half. This will take a minute or so of whisking and at first, the peanut butter will look really separated - it will come together. Whisk in the sugar. At this point, if the mixture is too thick for a sauce consistency, whisk in some extra half-and-half by the tablespoon until you reached your desired consistency, up to ¾ cup.
  3. Spoon peanut butter sauce over waffles then top with sliced bananas. If you want to get really crazy, a little pure maple syrup is also excellent drizzled on top of the sauce and bananas.

Notes

Whole Foods brand of creamy peanut butter is an all-natural option and some mainstream brands like Peter Pan are now skipping the HFCS as well. Skippy Natural has too much oil for this recipe so stick with a peanut butter that doesn't have to be stirred.

Double the peanut butter sauce recipe and refrigerate the leftovers if you want to use it as a topping for ice cream or brownies...or brownie sundaes.

peanut butter sauce adapted from Martha Stewart

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  • Warm Vanilla Sugar
    May 29, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    These waffles are dreamy! Love this recipe!

    • taraliptak
      May 30, 2013 at 9:03 AM

      Thanks, Katrina!

  • May 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Love the peanut butter banana combination with waffles! That peanut butter sauce sounds wonderful!

    • taraliptak
      May 30, 2013 at 9:03 AM

      Thanks, Jessica! Yup, the peanut butter sauce is completely addicting!

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
    June 2, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    bananas and peanut butter are heeeaven, especially for breakfast!!! These waffles are craaazy amazing and omg that pb sauce

    • taraliptak
      June 3, 2013 at 9:20 AM

      Thanks, Kayle!

  • June 5, 2013 at 3:44 AM

    I could honestly indulge in these waffles every single morning!

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  • Aaliyah
    September 27, 2020 at 11:37 AM

    I liked it so much 😊

    • Tara
      September 28, 2020 at 10:28 AM

      Thanks!

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