Recipe >> Vegan Banana Waffles

Looking for a good, healthy vegan waffle recipe?  Look no further.  These waffles are so great!!!

forgetti spaghetti vegan waffle recipe

Just a sidenote:  I only use whole wheat flour.  I won’t use white flour for anything, so these are super awesome whole wheat waffles.  If you want to use white, you can, or you can half and half it.

So here’s what you’ll need:

Dry Ingredients:
3 cups whole wheat flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
a dash or two of salt
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp ground flax seed

Wet Ingredients:
2 2/3 cup coconut or soy milk (this time we used coconut creamer for E’s because we didn’t have coconut milk, and cut out the vanilla in his…and we usually use soy milk for our own)
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp oil (canola or grape seed work well)
1 small banana (to get right size, slice lengthwise, turn and slice again creating four long pieces.  then slice thinly along so you have thin quartered pieces for your waffle mix)

To Make:

Plug in waffle iron and let it heat up.  Combine all dry ingredients, and mix together with a whisk.   Add wet ingredients, and stir somewhat slowly, don’t let it bubble up too much.  Don’t add too much air.  Add banana last. (Of course, you can add whatever fruit you want, or none at all…we used blueberries for E’s)

For E’s waffles, we couldn’t use soy milk, and we didn’t have any other milk on hand for him.  So I used coconut milk coffee creamer, and added a little water to thin it a bit.  We cut the recipe down to 1/4 the size of all ingredients, and it made the perfect size waffle for him.  We added blueberries for his and didn’t add extra vanilla, since the creamer was vanilla flavored.  We gave him half, and froze the other half.

Pour waffle mix onto waffle iron when it’s nice and hot, it will be kind of thick but that’s ok.  As long as it will pour and stir and looks nice and wet.  Don’t try to fill the entire waffle iron, just put a big glob in the middle, then close the lid and press it all the way down.  In about 5-7 minutes, depending on the iron I guess, you will have a perfect waffle.  And they are delicious and healthy!  Of course, I used syrup on mine (I know I know…sugar addiction central).  I should’ve used the jam I just bought or fresh fruit.  Strawberries would be amazing on top!  Paired with a cup of coffee (I’m trying out Trader Joe’s coffee for the first time…not too bad, especially for $4.99!) it was the perfect Sunday breakfast for my family and I.

Jon and I watched the church service today from the computer while eating and the kids played in the other room.  It was kind of wonderful.  And check out this band that played at church today >> A Treehouse Wait >> soooooo good!  I stalked their website and listened to the songs on there afterwards.  I want their EP…definitely worth checking out if you like folksy, laid back music.  Beautiful voice.  Anyway, I digress…..

 

Hope you enjoy these!  Let me know if you try it!

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