Banana flour is a great option to use for making gluten free recipes. These light and fluffy banana flour waffles are perfect for a healthy breakfast. Banana flour recipes don't have to be just for breakfast, but this paleo waffle recipe is one you should make soon.
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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.
Today, we are enjoying these banana flour waffles. Since banana flour is gluten free and this recipe uses no refined sugar, this is a paleo waffle recipe! I can't wait to serve these waffles to my kids, I am curious to see if they can tell these waffles are different.
What do you do with banana flour
Banana flour is quite literally ground up bananas. It is a fine powder that is much lower calorie than many other gluten free flours. This four is full of nutrition including potassium, vitamins, and minerals.
Banana flour is considered a resistant starch, which means is that your body processes it a lot slower than a regular starch. It is great for controlling your blood sugar, and it is a good prebiotic. Because it doesn't break down immediately, it nourishes your gut bacteria.
When you bake with most gluten free flours, it is important to mix a couple of different flours together with a 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 flours!
Add the dry ingredients to a bowl, whisk to blend. Add the wet ingredients and whisk to mix. The paleo waffle batter should be runny like in the above picture.
Preheat the waffle iron as directed. For my waffle iron, once the green light turns on, it is ready for the waffle batter.
Add the banana flour batter to the waffle iron and close the lid. Allow to cook for 3-5 minutes (depends 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, feel free to use this batter to make paleo pancakes instead.
- 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!!
Things You Need to Make This Paleo Waffle Recipe:
- Pereg Banana Flour...it is gluten-free, non-GMO, Fair Trade, and so easy to use.
- Waffle iron, but again, you can also use this batter to make pancakes :-).
- 1 cup banana flour
- 1/3 cup almond flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- dash salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons oil, (I used Avocado)
- 3/4 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
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 133mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 4g
Please note this nutrition information is calculated by a recipe plugin and is an estimate based on the ingredients used in this recipe.