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Banana Waffles

Updated: Aug 25, 2023

Don't throw out those overripe bananas! You will go bananas for these deliciously healthy Banana Waffles!

By Adam Fisher | Chef Tested by Jami Bassman Pitkow | Dietitian Reviewed by Christina Wright, RD, LDN

Banana waffles with maple syrup and fresh bananas

Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 12

Serving Size: 1 waffle

Say goodbye to breakfast monotony with these heart healthy and gluten-free Banana Waffles! These delightful waffles are a fusion of heart-healthy ingredients and the sweet charm of ripe bananas. In this recipe, we'll explore the secrets to crafting perfect waffles, ensuring they're not only delicious but also crispy and 100% gluten-free.

The Secret to Making Good Waffles

The secret to crafting outstanding waffles lies in achieving the ideal balance of crispiness on the outside and a tender, fluffy interior. A key factor is the waffle batter's consistency – it should be thick enough to create a substantial waffle while still providing that coveted fluffiness. The use of wholesome ingredients like bananas not only contributes to flavor but also enhances the texture.

Making Waffles Crispy and Not Soggy

Creating waffles that are crispy on the outside and not soggy can be achieved through a few simple tricks. Preheating your waffle iron is crucial; it ensures that the batter cooks quickly upon contact, promoting that desirable crispiness. Additionally, allowing the waffles to cool on a wire rack after cooking prevents steam buildup and maintains their crunchiness.

Should You Let Waffle Batter Rest?

Yes, allowing waffle batter to rest is a game-changer. Resting the batter, preferably for about 10-15 minutes or up to 30 minutes, gives time for the gluten-free flour to absorb liquids, resulting in better texture and flavor. This resting period also lets any air bubbles escape, contributing to a smoother batter consistency.

Can You Over Mix Waffle Batter?

Absolutely, overmixing waffle batter can lead to denser waffles. When combining wet and dry ingredients, gently fold the mixture until just combined. Overmixing can overdevelop the gluten in the flour, making the waffles tough rather than light and airy. For gluten-free waffles, this principle remains essential to achieve the desired delicate texture.

This heart-healthy and gluten-free Banana Waffles recipe embodies the notion that health and indulgence can coexist harmoniously. By understanding the secrets to creating perfect waffles – from batter consistency to the cooking process – you can ensure that each bite is a delightful combination of crispy, fluffy, and delicious.

So, the next time you're seeking a breakfast that caters to both your taste buds and your well-being, consider the wholesome goodness of banana waffles. With their sweet allure and gluten-free appeal, they're an inviting addition to any morning routine.

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Nutrition Facts

Calories: 153

Total Carbohydrate: 12g

Total Fat: 1g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Saturated Fat: 0g

Total Sugars: 7g

Cholesterol: 32mg

Protein: 3g

Sodium: 169mg

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