Gluten Free Banana Bread Waffles

Banana Bread Waffles {gluten free but you’d never know!}

Published On 1 August, 2014 | BBQ, Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Kosher, Vegetarian

Those of you who know me in real life will be surprised to see this recipe coming from my kitchen.  There are very few foods that I dislike, but the king of the list is the banana. No banana for me.  Not in a smoothie, not in a cake, not on the grill.  No thank you.  So of course, our kids love bananas.

You can make these ahead warm them up for breakfast, enjoy them as a snack or keep them in a cooler next time you go on a road trip.  What’s best is how simple these are.  Made entirely from ingredients that I had in the pantry. If you want to scale the recipe up or down, use two bananas and two eggs for make six waffles.

Banana Bread Waffles

Preparation is very quick.  Once you have all the ingredients, you’ll want to mash them, not mix them, so that you can really squish that banana into the batter (I like this masher because the ingredients don’t get stuck in between the metal). I’ve made these with almond milk and quinoa milk and they were successful both times.

Banana Bread Waffle Recipe

Now here is the real treat. No waffle iron needed, thanks to Lékué.

My wife came across the Lékué brand of cookware last week.  This is an entire range of silicone cookware that is oven and microwave safe.  She was particularly excited about the microwave omelette maker, and looking back now, perhaps we should have bought one of those too! The good news is that much of their product line is available from Amazon and is eligible for free Prime shipping. Hey… if enough of you want to know more about Lékué, leave a comment in this post and I’ll reach out to them and let them know.

The waffle baker looks like this, and each waffle mold holds a little under half a cup of batter.

Banana Bread Waffle Batter

These come out looking just like waffles.  These are a little more moist than typical waffles and their rich with all the flavors you’d enjoy in Banana bread, while being as fun to eat as a waffle.  Now that I have these waffle bakers, I am tempted try and adapt Melinda’s Chicken and Red Velvet Waffles recipe into a gluten free version.

Here’s the final product.

You can make these waffles in the oven (no need for a waffle iron) with a Lékué Waffle Baker. Click on this image to get yours!

You can make these waffles in the oven (no need for a waffle iron) with a Lékué Waffle Baker. Click on this image to get yours!

Gluten Free Banana Bread Waffles

Ingredient to make 12 waffles

  • 4 Bananas
  • 4 Eggs
  • 3/4 cup Almond Meal
  • 3/4 cup Corn Meal
  • 2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Almond Milk (or other non dairy milk)
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Honey (can replace with agave if you want to keep these vegan)
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon

Preparation and method

Pre-heat the oven to 420.

Peel the bananas, crack the eggs and put in the bottom of a bowl.

Add the almond meal, corn meal followed by the rest of the ingredients, then mash with a potato masher.

Put the Lékué Waffle Baker on a cookie sheet to make it easier to take them in and out of the oven. Using a half-cup measure, fill the molds with the banana bread waffle batter.

Bake for ten minutes. Remove from the oven and turn the waffles out of the mold and on to the cookie sheet.  Put them back in the oven for five to six minutes, until the second side of your waffles are golden brown.

 

Change up your Sunday Brunch with these Banana Bread Waffles

Change up your Sunday Brunch with these Banana Bread Waffles

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