Green Banana Waffle with Sunny-Side Up

When we started to avoid gluten and processed food, breakfast was the biggest challenge for me at the beginning. Before it was very easy and fast to make a sandwich with some slices of salami and cheese. I had to find delicious alternatives of bread without eggy taste. I do not like eggy taste in bread and rolls. This recipe is one of the many solutions I found to my problem. I’ve found a great substitute of wheat flour.

This savory waffle from green banana flour is very nice with sunny side up, pate or artichoke basil pesto, baba ghanoush, guasacaca too.

With some trials I discovered the potential of green banana flour. A few things you should know, it does not have banana taste and it is not sweet, because it is made from green banana not from ripe one. Bananas produce high amount of natural sugar during ripening. This is the reason of low glycemic index of unripe green bananas.

Banana flour is made of green bananas, it has been used in Africa as a cheaper alternative to wheat flour. In Europe it’s not cheaper than wheat flour, but it’s cheaper than almond flour which is what gluten-free eaters most often consume. It is a useful source of resistant starch, which means this starch is not broken down in the small intestine, but reaches the large intestine, where it functions as a fermentable dietary fiber. It is a prebiotic resistant starch which promotes and increases growth of good bacteria in the gut and helps healthy digestive function.

It’s a good gluten free alternative specially for people who have nut allergies. I will share other recipes that I’ve made with green banana flour soon.


Green Banana Waffle with Sunny-Side Up

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: eggs, waffle
Servings: 4
Author: Andrea


  • Waffle maker



  • 130 gram green banana flour
  • tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder or any other dried herb
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp konjac tree flour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 400 ml cashew milk or almond milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper

Sunny-side up

  • 8 eggs
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • chives or parsley for decoration


  • Heat up your electric waffle maker. (Mine is very simple, just one factory temperature, when the lights off, it's ready to bake.)
  • Combine dry ingredients in medium bowl.
  • Mix liquid ingredients with eggs together in other bowl.
  • Add liquid mix to dry mix and combine them very well with an electric hand mixer or with a hand whisk. Leave batter to rest for 5 minutes. You will have a creamy mixture.
  • Put one heaped tablespoon batter into both parts of waffle maker. (I can make two waffles same time, maybe yours is different.)
  • I bake them for 8-10 minutes, until they are golden brown and a bit crunchy. (Lot of types of waffle makers, maybe you need less or more time, you have to check the first piece then follow the procedure until you have mixture. 
  • Heat up oil in the frying pan.
  • Crack one egg into a small bowl first then pour into the frying pan. Make sure the oil is hot enough to pour in the egg. I used egg rings to make circle shape.
  • I could cook one or two eggs at a time. Cook the eggs for 30 to 60 more seconds and you will get medium eggs, the yolks remain soft inside.
  • Repeat with additional eggs. Add a drizzle of oil before each egg.
  • Place waffle on a plate, put the egg on the top of it, season it with salt and freshly ground pepper and decorate a bit of finely cut parsley or chives.