in my world, autumn always brings warm flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg, slow weekend breakfasts while we wait for the day to warm up, and cravings for hearty sweets, like banana bread.
brian and i love waffles and pancakes, and i am here to say that these are amazing both as a waffle or a pancake recipe. they are super sweet without any added sweeteners, and flavored perfectly like bananas. they are super moist, thanks to the creamy fruit, and the taste is reminiscent of banana bread. i topped mine with almond butter and more bananas, and have also thrown in a handful of chopped walnuts into the batter for more of a banana bread type recipe. feel free to play around with additions, especially if using this as a pancake batter. i wouldn’t recommend using things like raisins or berries with the waffle iron, but pancake batter would be a perfect candidate for squishy add-ins.
this recipe is a great way to use up that black banana sitting on the counter, but feel free to also pull one from the stash in your freezer. just be sure to defrost it first by sitting the banana, fully peeled, into hot water for 10 minutes.
this recipe serves 2 people
1 black banana, liquified in the food processor
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup almond flour
2 tbsp coconut flour or whey protein powder, maybe more as needed to thicken finished batter
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
method: plug in waffle iron to preheat.
whisk together all wet ingredients in a bowl.
separately, combine all dry ingredients, breaking up clumps with a fork or whisk..
combine wet with dry ingredients, preferably in a bowl with a pour spout.
allow batter to sit for 5-10 minutes. batter will bubble a little and thicken during this time. if after 10 minutes batter seems way too runny, add another 2 tbsp of coconut flour or whey protein powder. allow to set for another minute or so.
pour batter evenly into heated waffle iron. close the lid and allow to cook for 2 minutes before checking them. they should be golden brown when they are done. do not open the waffle iron before 2 minutes or you will have a tragic, inedible mess on your hands (and counter-top)
carefully remove cooked waffles. i use a butter knife to separate them from the edges of the waffle iron.
serve hot with your favorite toppinz. -more bananas, warm syrup, and almond butter is liz-style.
a side of bacon is a must with waffles and pancakes.