Banana flour is a great option to use for making gluten free recipes. Nobody will know these light and fluffy banana flour waffles are healthy! What are you waiting for if you haven't tried banana flour yet?
I did a double-take when I saw a bag of banana flour in the store. Have you seen it in stores near you yet? I had no idea what to expect. Banana flour is perfect for paleo baking!
After a bit of experimenting with banana flour recipes, I was surprised to see that your baked goods don't have a strong banana flavor. The next time I make this recipe, I may mash a ripe banana in just to get that banana flavor into the waffles.
Why this recipe is great:
Banana flour is the latest craze in grain-free cooking and baking. It is easy to use and tastes delicious!
I love that banana flour is gluten free, and my recipe uses no refined sugar. These waffles make a great paleo breakfast recipe! I can't wait to serve these waffles to my kids; I am curious to see if they can tell they are different.
If you love breakfast as much as we do, you will want to check out my delicious, family-friendly gluten free breakfast recipes!
What do you do with banana flour?
Banana flour is quite literally ground-up bananas. It is a fine powder much lower in calories than many other gluten free flours. These four contain nutrition, including potassium, vitamins, and minerals.
When you bake with gluten free flour, it is important to mix a couple of different flours with starch so that the baked goods hold together. This isn't the case with banana flour recipes. You can use banana flour by itself with no other flour!
I bought this waffle iron back in 2015, and it is still going strong. This waffle iron may be inexpensive, but it works really well!
Recipe step-by-step directions:
Step 1: Add the dry ingredients to a bowl and whisk to blend.
Step 2: Add the wet ingredients and whisk to mix. The paleo waffle batter should be runny, like in the above picture.
Step 3: Preheat the waffle iron as directed. Once the green light turns on, my waffle iron is ready for the waffle batter.
Add the banana flour batter to the waffle iron and close the lid.
Step 4: Allow cooking for 3-5 minutes (depending on your waffle iron.) Use a fork to remove the waffle from the waffle iron.
Stack up on a plate and enjoy hot with maple syrup!
Substitutions and Variations
- If you don't have a waffle iron, use this batter to make paleo pancakes.
- Add mashed ripe bananas to the batter so you get more banana flavor.
- Add pecans to the batter for extra protein.
- Feel free to whip coconut cream into coconut whipped cream to top your waffles.
I can't wait to come up with more banana flour recipes soon!!
More delicious gluten free waffle recipes:
Paleo Banana Flour Waffles
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- 1 cup banana flour
- ⅓ cup almond flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- dash salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons oil (I used Avocado)
- ¾ cup almond milk
- Preheat the waffle iron.
- In a large bowl, add dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well.
- When the waffle iron is heated, add waffle batter and close the lid.
- Allow to cook 3-5 minutes. Remove from the waffle iron with a fork.
- Serve with pecans and maple syrup
Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn't test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
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