Video/Recipe: Grain-Free Banana Waffles (SCD/GAPS)

Baked Goods

Oct 23

GF waffles, coconut flour waffles

Waffles go back to ancient Greece, Medieval France and are mentioned in the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (14th century) as a tool for courtship…”He sent her sweetened wine and well-spiced ale/ And waffles piping hot out of the fire.” What a guy!

Waffles were first introduced to North America in 1620 by Pilgrims from Holland. Thomas Jefferson brought a waffle iron from France, and waffle parties became popular in the late 18th century. Americans got their first taste of Belgian waffles — which are leavened with yeast and egg whites — at the 1964 World’s Fair. My husband remembers that as if it were yesterday because that is where he fell in love with waffles.

When we went grain-free it became a challenge to come up with a suitable waffle recipe — one that was light and tasty. We found that nut flours made the batter too heavy so we started experimenting with coconut flour. This recipe is a winner: light and sweet, it is good as a breakfast or dessert depending on what topping you choose.

Ingredients

Equipment

Instructions

  1. Separate the eggs
  2. Whip up the whites with an electric hand mixer
  3. Add the honey, vanilla and mashed banana to the egg yolks and mix by hand
  4. Add baking soda and salt to the coconut flour and mix
  5. Add the dry mixture to the wet and blend together
  6. If the dry mixture is very thick add water (up to 1/2 cup), a little more banana or more apple sauce
  7. Fold in the whites being careful not to over mix
  8. The batter should be loose
  9. Using a large serving spoon, add the batter to the preheated and oiled waffle iron
  10. Remove when indicated by the waffle iron
  11. These are not really crisp but satisfying none the less

Toppings

  • Honey
  • Ghee or butter
  • Maple syrup
  • Yogurt
  • Fruit, etc.

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