I have been on a serious breakfast kick around here. Between my Orange Banana Breakfast Smoothie, 100% Whole Wheat Waffles, Tropical Fruit & Yogurt Parfait, & Strawberry & Banana Overnight Oats I’d say I’ve been giving you some pretty tasty options! Today is National Waffle Day and I’m back with some of my blogging friends to give you a selection of fantastic waffle recipes! If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw recently that I was sent an AMAZING new Blendtec Designer 625 Blender. Love, love, LOVE it! I’ve been a fan of Blendtec for years (if you haven’t checked out my Why I Love My Blendtec: Blendtec vs. Vitamix post, it’s a must read). I’ve had so much fun these past couple of weeks playing around with it.
You are probably wondering what my blender has to do with this recipe? Well, in the next couple of weeks I will be bringing you a pretty awesome series of how to make your own flours and nut milks. In these Gluten Free Banana Nut Waffles I actually made the oat flour as well as the almond milk that I used. It is SO easy to do and I can’t wait to share with some really fun posts AND a video! Stay tuned, you are NOT going to want to miss it. Until then, you can pick up some oat flour on the shelf or in the bulk bin section of your grocery store. You won’t want to wait to make these waffles. They are DIVINE!
Gluten Free Banana Nut Waffles
These healthy & delicious Gluten Free Banana Nut Waffles are the perfect way to start your morning. Made with oat flour, you can have your favorite waffles without any wheat! Topped with maple candied pecans and bananas, they are a treat you don't want to miss!
Gluten Free Waffles
- 1 1/2 c. oat flour
- 1 tbsp. baking powder
- Pinch salt
- 1 c. almond milk
- 2 tbsp. maple syrup
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 2 eggs
Maple Candied Pecans
- 1 tbsp. unrefined coconut oil
- 1 1/2 tbsp. pure maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 c. chopped pecans
- 1 banana
Whisk all the waffle ingredients to combine. Ladle batter on to heated waffle iron sprayed with cooking spray. Cook until golden brown.
In a skillet over medium-low heat, melt coconut oil . Add maple syrup and vanilla; stir well.
When bubbling, add chopped pecans and stir to coat evenly. Stir constantly for about 5 minutes, being careful to not burn them.
Remove pan from heat and transfer pecans onto wax or parchment paper to cool. Cool completely.
Serve waffles with banana slices and pecans. Drizzle with real maple syrup if desired.
Adapted from Girl Makes Food
But wait! There’s more! Check out my friends that also have wonderful waffle recipes for you to help celebrate!
Liege Belgian Waffles – RealMomKitchen
Lemon Poppyseed Waffles w/ Lemon Butter Syrup – Jamie Cooks It Up!
Coconut Liege Waffle Recipe – Ashlee Marie
Golden Butter Waffles – Like Mother, Like Daughter
Whole Wheat Raspberry Leige Waffles with Lemon Syrup – Happy Food Healthy Life
Vanilla Orange Waffles with Butter Syrup – Butter with a Side of Bread
Cinnamon Roll Waffles – Creations by Kara
Churro Waffles – Cupcake Diaries
Waffles with Maple Nut Buttercream Sauce – Summer Scraps
And if that’s not enough, how about one more waffle for you?!?
Want more inspiration from around the web? Check out a few of my favorite sites!
Super Healthy Kids
100 Days of Real Food
Feel Great in 8
Or check out these delicious recipes!
Fluffy Cauliflower Pancakes | Super Healthy Kids
Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake | My Whole Food Life
Whole Wheat Blender Waffles | Feel Great in 8
Can I use a different oil than coconut oil for the waffles? What other oil can I use and is the measurement one for one?
Yes, you can also use vegetable or canola and use the measurement one for one! I don’t think you’d even be able to tell a difference because it’s such a small amount! I always swap coconut oil anytime another oil is used in a recipe, so they are pretty interchangeable! Hope that helps!
Can I use old fashioned oats and almond milk and blend together to make the base?
If you use the oats rather than oat flour, you’ll have a really lumpy batter.. and not really the texture you are looking for in a waffle – BUT I haven’t ever tried it, so it’s certainly something you could test out!
I’ve never made gluten free waffles, but this recipe makes me want to. They look delicious! Can’t wait for your post about making oat flour. :)
Oh man, they taste identical to waffles made with regular flour. Dare I say they taste even BETTER! The series for making your own flour begins a week from today – wahoo!
Banana Nut is one of my favorite combos! These look fantastic!
Isn’t it so great? With this healthy version I could totally eat it up!
Yvonne, Your photography is absolutely stunning. So beautiful. :)
Jamie, thank you so much! It’s become something I really enjoy!