Everybody loves these (not just people on special diets)! For a special treat, substitute blueberries or vegan chocolate chips for the nuts.
- 1 large banana, mashed
- 1 3⁄4 cups soymilk or 1 3⁄4 cups rice milk
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon honey or 1 tablespoon agave nectar
- 2 cups gluten-free flour (I use Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free All-Purpose Baking Flour)
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup chopped almonds or 1⁄2 cup walnuts or 1⁄2 cup pecans
- Heat waffle iron.
- Beat bananas, milk substitute, oil, and sweetener with a wire whisk or electric mixer.
- Stir in flour, baking powder and salt until just mixed. Batter may be lumpy.
- Fold in nuts or berries or chocolate chips.
- Spray waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour about 2/3 cup of batter onto the center of the iron. Close lid.
- Bake about 5 minutes or until steaming stops. Carefully remove waffle and serve with non-hydrogenated margarine (I like Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread) and real maple syrup or honey. Other serving suggestions: spread with peanut butter or top with fresh berries and vegan whipped cream or vegan ice cream.
- If you have extra batter, either store it in an airtight container in the fridge for a day or two OR go ahead and cook up some more waffles and freeze them in Ziploc bags. Then toast for a weekday morning treat!
My batter came out really thin. I used the 1 3/4 cups milk as recommended. I would definitely start out with less milk. I didn't use banana so I used about a 1/2 cup applesauce in it's place. The batter was still really thin so I put in about a tsp of xanthum gum to thicken it up. The last waffle turned out ok. It tastes a little oily. But I'm glad that it's vegan and gluten-free. I know I didn't use the banana so maybe that thickens it up.
The taste was yummy. Mine stuck nto the waffle maker so I made pancakes with the rest of the batter instead but I will not blame the recipe since I made a some changes. The main change was using organic coconut oil to be a lot healthier but it clumped because my milk was cold (I'm kind of new to coconut oil in anything but smoothies). Like another reviewer I found the waffles quite oily. I used water and Carnation evaporated milk in a small amount for the milk, RAW honey to hopefully be corn free, my own gluten-free flour mix (white rice flour, brown rice flour, tapioca starch & guar gum), baking soda and 1 tbs organic apple cider vinegar in place of the baking powder to be corn & cream of tartar free, sea salt, & chopped walnuts.
Made these for dinner :) Both my sons age 8 and 15 who are against going GF both loved them. I halved this recipe thinking it would make to much for 3 of us but then had to make more. I used honey and Jules GF flour mix. Next time I will make the full amount. Some mentioned that their waffle maker left the waffles a bit soft, mine did the same so on the second round even after the done light came on I left them in another minute and it helped a lot.