It’s International Waffle Day!
I was invite to participate in the Hilton Garden Inn Waffle Day Challenge. The task was to post a waffle recipe and get you readers to join in. You get to win a stay at the Hilton Garden Inn, details below.
I don’t need an excuse to eat waffles. I used to have a stash of frozen waffles in the freezer all ready to be toasted for a quick breakfast. I learnt how to make waffles at home for ages, using my mum’s very old waffle maker. Recently I got a couple of new waffle machines, one which was an addon to the newest George Foreman Evolve , a really handy multi purpose machine. Then I got sent this very simple Retro Waffle Maker one in a shiny red colour.
In my usual recipe tweaking, instead of using a regular waffle recipe, I have been trying other combinations. I had a big tub of Almond Butter and wanted to use this in a gluten free option. I have been trying out a lot of alternative flours since my friend turned me onto them. Alternatives like chickpea flour, coconut flour and even something called Tiger Nut flour (yes, really).
You might need to tweak the recipe a bit depending on which alternative flour you use. Just aim to reach a thick batter consistency or it won’t work in the waffle machine.
You can substitute peanut butter or other nut butters in this recipe for a different flavour. You might like to serve it with some seasonal fresh berries too.
Waffles are not just for breakfast, have them as a dessert with a scoop of your favourite ice cream too.
Gluten Free Almond Butter Waffles with caramelised bananas
- 2 tbsp alternative flour you can use coconut, almond, chickpea flour
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 tsp baking soda not baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 8 tbsp or almond butter
- 2 eggs
- 4 ripe bananas
- 2 tbsp raw honey or maple syrup
- 2 tbsp melted butter or cold pressed rape seed oil
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- More butter for brushing on machine
- Preheat waffle maker and brush both surfaces with melted butter.
- In a large bowl, place the dry ingredients together and mix well.
- In a separate bowl or a mixer, whisk together almond butter, eggs, 2 bananas, honey, melted butter and milk until well combined.
- Stir in the dry ingredients and combine until the batter is smooth.
- Ladle batter into waffle machine and cook until steam stops and waffles are golden brown and slightly crispy on the outside. On this machines it took about 4-5 minutes.
- Repeat with remaining batter.
- Meanwhile, in a medium frying pan, caramelise the other 2 banana in a little bit of butter until golden brown on both sides. Bananas get really sweet when you cook them like this.
- Serve the waffles hot with the bananas on top and drizzle with maple syrup of honey.
Note: I was sent a waffle maker and ingredients by Hilton Garden Inn