The Ultimate Banana, Oat & Walnut Waffles
Seriously – a genius recipe! Place ingredients in a blender, whirl until smooth – heat up the waffle iron… and the ultimate, healthy waffles are minutes away! Gluten Free – the recipe contains no flour, use alternate milks for a Vegan version.
- 3 cups organic rolled oats, gluten free is desired
- 1 ½ cups milk, dairy or non-dairy type
- 3 large eggs
- 1 ½ medium bananas
- 5 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
- 2 teaspoons natural vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 ½ tablespoons neutral oil*
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ⅓ cup walnut halves
Place the first 10 ingredients (oats through sea salt) in a blender and blend until smooth, from low speed to high; about 20 seconds.
Add the walnuts, pulse in until chopped medium-fine. Alternately, chop them and fold into to batter.
Brush the insides of top and bottom of waffle iron with neutral oil – turn on, heat until very hot.
Add 3/4 cups of batter (use a pyrex measuring cup for exact amount) – to a 7″ waffle iron. (Fill quickly until totally covered with batter.)
Close the iron, cook until very golden – will depend on your iron. Ok to peek at the first one, so you know the timing!
I added a sprinkling of extra oats and walnuts before closing the iron for a pretty look on the outside of the waffle.
Cook until golden and cooked through.
Remove the waffle to a baking pan. Repeat – oiling the iron (this ensures a crispy waffle), adding the batter and cooking.
HINT: The waffle will be crispy on the exterior and tender on the inside. Serve these immediately out of the waffle iron.
TO REHEAT: These reheat/ crisp great in the oven. Place them on a sheet pan and heat at 375 degrees until crispy and warmed through.
YES – YOU CAN FREEZE: Cut the waffles in half, wrap in waxed paper and add to an airtight container. Semi-thaw and bake until crisp and warmed through.
For each serving: add a few slices of banana, dust with confectioner’s sugar, sprinkle with chopped walnuts and pour over a good quality, natural pure maple syrup.
* with concerns about gmo’s and processing of oils, use a vegetable oil which has not been chemically treated, this is called “expeller pressed”.
See BLOG for many photos of this recipe, and more information.
This recipe may not be reproduced without the consent of its author, Karen Sheer.
Makes 5, 7″ waffles. Serves 5 – 10.