Gluten Free & Vegan Bananas Foster Waffles only require 1 bowl, and that’s your blender! These banana bread waffles are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and smothered with a quick, healthy bananas foster topping. It’s one decadent (yet healthy) breakfast you don’t want to miss!
| vegan + gluten free + dairy free + flourless |
Out of the millions of banana waffle recipes on the Internet, this one is about to be your new favorite.
Not only are we having banana bread waffles, but then there’s bananas foster on top!
Don’t tell me you aren’t excited!!!
These Vegan Bananas Foster Waffles are
- flourless, and instead made with gluten free rolled oats!
- infused with omega-3 flax seeds
- made right in your blender
- crisp, yet fluffy at the same time
Have I convinced you to go make these right now? It’s like biting into a piece of banana bread for breakfast!
I will most certainly never complain about dessert-style food for breakfast, especially if it’s a little better for you. Just like…
- Honey Strawberry Streusel Muffins (GF / DF)
- Chocolate Coconut Latte Chia Pudding (V / GF / DF / Paleo)
- Dirty Chai Cinnamon Rolls (V / DF)
- Chocolate Marbled Banana Bread
When it comes to breakfast, are you all about the sweet or the savory? As a kid, I totally went for the sweets – French toast & pancakes galore. Now my taste buds are more adapted to complex flavors, and it’s always hard for me to pass up a good breakfast hash.
Anyway, today we are having waffles.
How to make Vegan Bananas Foster Waffles
Grab your high powered blender and a spatula – they’re the only tools you’ll need (besides your waffle iron and a skillet if you’re making the foster topping). And I highly recommend a good quality blender like Vitamix. I only say that because my old Ninja blender completely died in the process of making these waffles. I was so not happy. Vitamix is where it’s at!
You can either start with gluten free rolled oats or gluten free oat flour. Since we’re using a blender, the rolled oats would get ground up along with everything else! Add the rest of the ingredients into your blender and blend away! The batter is relatively thick but definitely pourable – not as thin as pancake batter. If it feels too thick for you, add another 1-2 tablespoons of almond milk.
I love using oat flour as a healthy substitute for all-purpose flour. I think so many of us adversely react to gluten that I really try to shy away from it now. Oat flour can be used as a 1:1 substitute for some things, but not everything. And I’m still working on a Paleo waffle recipe for you!
Tapioca flour helps keeps these waffles crispy on the outside, but if you don’t have it, feel free to substitute more oat flour or cornstarch instead.
I mean, is that not the easiest waffle recipe on the planet?
What is bananas foster?
Traditionally, bananas foster consists of bananas sauteed in butter and brown sugar with a little bit of rum. And it’s usually served over ice cream (I totally wouldn’t blame you if you wanted some epic dessert waffles with ice cream on top…). I’m giving it a twist, though. We’ll use coconut oil instead of butter (or dairy-free butter) and coconut sugar instead of brown sugar. I’ve also omitted the rum, but feel free to add 2-4 tablespoons if you want to!
I also took the liberty of putting walnuts and hazelnuts in your foster for an extra boost of omega-3’s.
If you aren’t feeling up to the bananas foster topping (because I know banana nut isn’t really an early summer kind of food…), these vegan waffles would also be great with…
- Sliced berries, like strawberries, blueberries, blackberries
- Sliced bananas
- Infused maple syrup (these are my favorite!)
- Toasted walnuts, hazelnuts, or pecans
- Coconut whipped cream
So really quickly, let’s chat health!
Oats are high in fiber and are considered a complex carbohydrate. They certainly keep you full and satisfied all through the morning. It’s one of the reasons oatmeal is one of my favorites!
Bananas are rich in potassium, Vitamin C, and manganese. While they’re higher in carbohydrates than fruits like berries, bananas are fabulous for digestive health because they’re rich in pectin, a type of fiber.
Walnuts and flax seed are both powerful sources of omega-3 fatty acids. These antioxidant foods can help lower inflammation and boost brain health. I like to remember that walnuts are good for your brain because they’re shaped like one! One quarter cup of walnuts has almost your entire RDI of omega-3 fats!
Let’s have breakfast together, shall we?!
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These vegan and gluten free waffles are crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and topped with a healthy bananas foster, walnuts, and hazelnuts for a sweet breakfast!
- 2 c. oat flour (or gluten free rolled oats)
- 2 Tbsp. flax seed
- 2 Tbsp. tapioca flour or arrowroot*
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 large ripe banana
- 1 1/2 c. unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 c. coconut oil, melted and cooled
- 1/4 c. maple syrup (plus more for serving)
- 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
- 2 large ripe bananas, sliced
- 3-4 Tbsp. coconut sugar, depending on how sweet you want it
- 1/4 c. walnut pieces
- 1/4 c. toasted hazelnuts (or more walnuts)
- 1 tsp. vanilla
Add the oat flour (or rolled oats), flax seed, tapioca flour (or cornstarch or more oat flour), baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt to a high-powered blender. Then add the banana, milk, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla. Blend on high speed until the batter is smooth. You may need an additional 2-4 Tbsp. almond milk if it seems too thick.
Preheat a waffle iron. When it's ready, spray lightly with coconut oil spray. Pour the batter into the waffle iron (about 1/3 - 1/2 cup) and close the lid. Cook according to manufacturer's directions. Repeat with the remaining batter and keep waffles warm. You should end up with 6-8 small-ish waffles.
To make the bananas foster, heat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add the coconut oil and banana slices. Saute the bananas, stirring occasionally, until just beginning to caramelize. Stir in the coconut sugar, walnuts, hazelnuts, and vanilla extract. Saute another 2-3 minutes or until caramelized.
Serve waffles with bananas foster and more nuts or banana slices!
Nutrition information per serving:
Calories: 470 Protein: 10g Carbs: 61g Fat: 22g