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Banana Waffles with Coconut Whipped Cream & Maple Glazed Pecans (Gluten Free)

  • Author: FitLiving Eats by Carly Paige
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Waffle Iron
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Spoil your partner (or yourself!) with breakfast in bed by whipping up these delicious and decadent banana waffles with coconut whipped cream and maple glazed pecans! This recipe is easy to make, gluten free and will have you going back for more.


Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flax seed (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 over-ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 Tablespoons raw or coconut sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Maple glazed pecans
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients (oat flour, baking powder, flax seed, cinnamon, and salt). Mix until well incorporated. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the almond milk, egg, bananas, coconut oil, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Mix until everything is well combined.
  2. Make a little well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients, mixing as you pour. Mix until the wet and dry ingredients are well incorporated. Set aside for at least 10 minutes to allow the oat flour to soak up all of the liquid resulting in fluffy waffles!
  3. In the meantime, heat up your waffle iron. Once your iron is hot, generously spray with coconut oil cooking spray to prevent sticking (and ensure extra crispiness!). Pour about 1/3 cup of the waffle batter into each waffle section and cook according to your manufacturer’s directions. For my waffle iron, it takes about 5 minutes for the waffle to cook through and crisp up.
  4. Remove the waffle from the iron and place on a baking rack in a 200 degrees oven while making the other batches.
  5. To make the maple glazed pecans, heat a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add the pecans, maple syrup and pinch of salt and toss to coat. Continue cooking until the pecans are toasted and the maple syrup is sticky.
  6. When ready to serve, top with extra banana slices, coconut whipped cream and maple glazed pecans. Enjoy!

Notes

**For a vegan version, I hear flax eggs would work as a wonderful substitute in this recipe.

Keywords: waffles, banana waffles, brunch recipe, gluten free recipe, gluten free breakfast, coconut whipped cream

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