I’m shamelessly obsessed with waffles. It all started one day in college when I had breakfast in Ocean Beach at a little cafe where they sold bumper stickers saying: “The weather is here, wish you were beautiful.” Yes I know. So bad it’s good. Well, waffles might be delicious, crispy, sweet, and buttery — they are certainly not very good for you. I can’t be eating the OG waffles on the reg, I’d like to but let’s be serious here, that’s a ticket to Type 2 Diabetes and a host of other health issues. What’s a girl to do? Well I decided to seek out recipes that do not skimp on flavor but leave out the refined sugar and processed carbs.
So — the latest and greatest are my Banana Matcha Waffles. Using Wedo Banana flour, which is made from green bananas. Not every one has a waffle maker and these make a great pancake too. Clearly I need one in mine and if you’re going to buy one, don’t buy a cheap one, they suck and waffles come out steamed. Been there done that. Gross.
I’m not really sure if Whole30 would consider this compliant or SWYPO; I don’t think this is SWYPO. When I eat them I’m not like, that was just okay, meh – I eat them and think, I’m never going back to the flour version. This recipe is an adaption of the recipe on the Wedo Banana Flour container, I’ve omitted the sweetner and added the matcha.
This is what you need, serves 4:
1/2 cup Wedo Banana flour
2 tablespoons of Matcha powder
1.5 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup Nut Milk (Almond or cashew – I’m sure you can use dairy milk)
3 eggs (we prefer pasture eggs, more spend but those yolks!)
1 tablespoon of vanilla
1/2 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar or lemon (I’ve done both)
2 bananas – sliced.
Ghee, coconut oil, or non-stick spray (I use olive oil) for your frying pan and waffle maker
Time to cook:
Pre-heat you waffle iron or frying pan.
Option 1 – put everything excluding the sliced bananas into a blender and blend until smooth.
Option 2 – put everything excluding the sliced bananas into a bowl and stir until smooth.
Once the mixture is smooth and silky (this is a little thinner than you’re used to) stir the sliced bananas into the mixture, I like to mash them a little bit.
Cook, the pancakes, 60 minutes each side and waffles until ready as indicated on your waffle iron.
Serve with sliced almonds, shredded coconut, cinnamon and ghee or go traditional with maple syrup.
Obviously it’s not a deal breaker if you don’t have matcha, you can omit it.