Grain-Free/ Nut-Free Plantain Waffles... Have you ever had waffles made with plantains? Ok, do you find yourself even buying plantains? Well, if you're anything like me, you would be curious to find out that plantain waffles are possible. Ok, so these waffles are a bit softer than the traditional crisp waffles.... but waffles nevertheless:). Actually, they do crisp up rather nicely if you place them in the toaster oven to bake further.
The first time I had plantain waffles was maybe about a half year ago, when my husband and I were visiting family. We had on overnight flight and were arriving early in the morning hours. My sister-in-law greeted us with these freshly made and delicious plantain waffles. Along with maple syrup and some great coffee we were set for the day.
I was so amazed with the waffles that I knew I was going to make them when I got home. While my sister-in-law used some almond butter and some other good stuff, I have provided the basic recipe.You can adjust to your liking by adding some chia seeds, flax seeds, etc.
Yes, these waffles are gluten-free, and contain no flour of any kind. While these are great for breakfast as a sweet alternative, you can easily turn them into something a bit more savory... and serve them when you need some type of "bread". I think they'd be especially good as a sandwich, for those days when you need something on the go.
I should mention, that if you don't have a waffle maker... you can just turn them into pancakes:). Hope you enjoy...
Ingredients: adapted from PaleoMom
3 large green * plantains (about 2 cups pureed), mine were on the small side and I used 4
4 large eggs
2 tsps vanilla
3 TBS extra virgin coconut oil/butter, I used a combination
2 TBS coconut sugar, can be optional, you can add more if you like
1/8 tsp salt, or to taste
½ tsp baking soda
cinnamon, nutmeg, or any other flavorings you like
*Note:While I specify green plantains, I've also made the waffles using somewhat yellow plantains, which also works... in case you buy the green and don't get the chance to make the waffles then and there:)
1. Quarter and peel plantains.
2. Place plantain pieces in blender and blend till smooth, or until consistency of play-dough.
3. Add eggs and blend again till you get a smooth batter.
4. Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender and process on high for an additional 1-2 minute or until you get a really good smooth batter.
5. Preheat waffle maker and add about 1/2 cup batter, or as much/ little as your waffle maker takes.
6. Repeat with remaining batter.
7. Serve with maple syrup and fruits if desired.