Friday, December 12, 2014

GF Banana Bread Waffles


Our Kia's tummy hasn't been quite right for the past while.  Plus, lately I've noticed dark circles under her pretty eyes.  Tuesday we were mentioning some of these things to our chiropractor, who muscle tested her with gluten and dairy.  Both tested as things that are weakening her system.  Sooo... we are back on the gluten free, dairy free bandwagon for a minimum of the next three weeks.  At least for Kia, but I'm sure it won't hurt the rest of us!

On our way home from the chiropractor, we stopped in at the library and checked out some allergen-free cookbooks to give us some fresh inspiration. She was quite overcome by the picture of banana bread waffles and I promised to give it a try.  Once home, the recipe seemed rather long and complicated.  So we googled a few other banana bread waffle recipes for the basics, then made up our own gluten free version.  

Would you like to try it?

 

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups GF Baking Mix (available at Costco)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground sea salt 
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 cup water 
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans
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Instructions:  Mix the dry ingredients (except nuts) in a large bowl.  Combine all wet ingredients and pulse in blender.  Once wet ingredients are mixed, add the nuts and pulse briefly, just to break up the biggest pieces.  

Pour wet ingredients over dry and stir with a fork until thick and wet.  Place approximately 1 cup of batter in a hot, prepared waffle iron and bake til puffed and golden.  

Well, the results are in.  Kia was delighted and gobbled hers down happily after drizzling with a little maple syrup.  Ry made grumpy faces and recommended more chocolate and that he would prefer his banana bread in loaf form.  And so it goes.  I found they were very soft and puffy, no crunch to the edges which I like in a waffle, but the flavor was great.  I'll definitely make these again for my hungry little gluten-free carb lover.

I have this dream of someday producing a cookbook of yummy gluten and dairy free food.  So I'll be experimenting with more of the same and will report the results to you here.  Please let me know if you try any of the recipes and how it turned out for you!