Last Sunday was absolutely glorious – It was sunny outside, the day was free to do whatever I wanted and I started the day with a big beautiful big glass of Kickin’ Kale Juice … just before enjoying these OMG SO GOOD waffles.
(FYI – I always wait about 20 mins after drinking juice before having anything else because I like the juice to do it’s magic. Consuming other foods at the same time complicates the digestion of the nutrients in the juice. Following this principle allows the vitamins and minerals in the juice to reach the cells of your body faster…which always gives me an immediate burst of energy – the wait is worth it!)
This waffle recipe uses almond flour which is an amazing substitute if you are trying to eat less wheat products and/or gluten free. I do include eggs in this recipe (if you are vegan, please don’t freak out on me) – like I’ve said before – I eat about 90% plant-based but do include the occasional high quality fish/meat and/or organic dairy products in my diet.
I haven’t tried these waffles using an egg substitute like flax or chia…. so if you decide to – please let me know how they turn out!
This recipe takes less than 10 mins and you got sweet & nutty WAFFLES! Yum.
- 4 eggs slightly beaten
- 2 mashed ripe bananas
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup water
- 1 cup almond flour
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ cup walnuts chopped
- 4 tbsp maple syrup for serving
- Preheat waffle iron
- Whisk together the eggs, banana, water and vanilla
- Add almond flour, cinnamon, walnuts and baking soda into the egg mixture
- Grease preheated waffle iron with cooking spray or coconut oil (it depending on what type of waffle iron you have)
- Spoon batter onto hot waffle iron
- Cook until golden or timer goes off (~4mins)
- Serve hot with a dash of maple syrup, coconut oil or butter
Much to my surprise and delight, KitchenAid recently sent me their (very fancy) waffle baker to try out and my goodness – this thing is CRAZY. It’s like the Ferrari of waffle bakers – industrial strength if you will, and has all the bells and whistles you could ever want. If you have a family or want to invite people over to brunch – this appliance is for you.
It makes 2 huge Belgium waffles (or 4 servings) in about 4 mins, has a timer so you don’t burn your waffles and a perfect gauge to tell you when it is warmed up just perfectly. It’s really fun to flip sides once the batter is in too.
My waffle recipe turned out PERFECT using it…so I (kindly) asked KitchenAid to host a giveaway…I was super HAPPY they said yes!
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P.S. If you know someone who needs some yummy waffles in their life – share this giveaway and recipe with them. I’m sure they would be very appreciative, especially if they win and who knows, maybe they’ll invite you over for brunch! 🙂
Congrats to Lauren for winning the waffle baker!
lauren on March 5, 2013 at 8:01 pm said: Edit
I LOVE your site! You have such great information and suggestions! Can’t wait to try this recipe Keep up the great work!