Banana Flour Waffles (nut-free, dairy-free, grain-free + paleo)

Banana Flour Waffles #nutfree #dairyfree #paleo #grainfreeCrisp, nut-free and grain-free waffles made with banana flour and topped with dairy-free coconut cream. Absolutely no coconut flour or almond flour.

Banana flour, what? It’s a carbohydrate, it’s a fruit, it’s a… flour? Before I get too carried away on you, lets go over the basics.

First, I’m going to introduce you to banana flour (and why you may want to grab a bucket for yourself – yes, they come in little buckets) and then I’m going to explain why it’s important on a low carb diet… even though it’s a high-carb food. Hang in there, it’ll all make sense.

Banana Flour Waffles #nutfree #dairyfree #paleo #grainfree

Banana flour is… a flour. Shocker, right? It’s made from dried green bananas. And; because it’s made with green bananas, it has a very mild banana flavor. If you hate bananas, that’s okay. This stuff doesn’t taste like banana at all. For well-versed bakers out there, it’s not as dry as coconut flour, but not as starchy as potato starch. It’s somewhere in the middle.

You can bake with this gluten-free flour, eat it raw, cook with it, pretty much do anything you’d like with it! It’s grain-free, paleo-friendly and… builds a strong, healthy, happy gut.

Banana flour is… a resistant starch (about 17.5% content). Resistant starch refers to a type of starch that our stomachs cannot easily digest and so, because of this, resistant starch acts similarly to soluble and insoluble fiber. It eases the passage of food through the digestive system like insoluble fiber while also is slowly digestible like soluble fiber. More about resistant starch.

Preliminary research has shown that increased resistant starch intake may reduce risk of obesity, diabetes, and colon cancer.

If you’re looking for the full benefits of resistant starch, definitely enjoy banana flour raw. If you’re looking to incorporate a clean high-carb flour if you’re practicing cyclical ketosis or are looking for a nut-free, grain-free flour alternative, heating is okay because you’re after more than JUST resistant starch.

Banana Flour Waffles #nutfree #dairyfree #paleo #grainfree

For low carb enthusiasts: How does this high-carb flour fit into a low carb life? If you follow Healthful Pursuit on YouTube, I’ve mentioned “cyclical ketosis” quite a bit lately. For the last 3 months, I’ve been “carbing up” once a week (AT NIGHT!) to reset hormone levels, bust plateaus, and basically live more badass. And? It’s working! Basically, I eat low carb all week long, and then 1 night a week, I eat 1 high-carb paleo-based meal with 1 dessert. I’ll share the FULL details in the coming months once I’m 100% confident in what I’m doing. In the meantime, if you’re interested in the cyclical practice of ketosis, healing your gut, and playing with resistant starch, grab a bucket of banana flour and lets get baking! Check the NOTES in the recipe on why I’m okay with eating maple syrup on my carb-ups.

For all other health-seekers not low carbing it, grab a bucket and make these waffles, then tell me how you feel. I love how happy my tummy feels after eating them.

Banana Flour Waffles #nutfree #dairyfree #paleo #grainfree

Banana Flour Waffles
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Recipe type: Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Refined sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Paleo
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Serves: 2
 
Crisp, nut-free and grain-free waffles made with banana flour and topped with dairy-free coconut cream.
Ingredients
Dry Ingredients
Wet Ingredients
Toppings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your waffle iron to levels 4 or 5, depending on how dark you like your waffle.
  2. Meanwhile, combine dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Set aside.
  3. Add wet ingredients to the jug of your high-powered blender and blend on high for 20 seconds. Pour into dry mixture, mix and allow to sit until waffle iron is ready.
  4. Divide mix into 3 and drop onto prepared waffle iron. Close and cook until done. Once complete, top with chilled coconut milk.
Notes
Maple Syrup: fructose is the thing I’m avoiding above all and maple syrup is low in free fructose but high in the fructose-glucose disaccharide sucrose. I feel better eating it than fructose-rich sugars like agave, honey or coconut sugar. If you want to know everything there is to know about maple syrup, read this.


Waffles vs. Pancakes: This recipe can also make banana flour pancakes.

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Banana Flour Waffles #nutfree #dairyfree #paleo #grainfree

This is what banana flour looks like. Not too scary, right? Add all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Easy!

Banana Flour Waffles #nutfree #dairyfree #paleo #grainfree

Once you’ve blended the wet ingredients, drop them into the bowl with the dry ingredients.

Banana Flour Waffles #nutfree #dairyfree #paleo #grainfree

Allow to sit while your waffle iron heats up. The consistency will be like this…

Banana Flour Waffles #nutfree #dairyfree #paleo #grainfree

It’s fair to say that I (seriously) love my waffle iron with a moat. It catches all the drippings so I don’t need to worry about spillage. They only come as square versions in the USA, but still equally as awesome.

Banana Flour Waffles #nutfree #dairyfree #paleo #grainfree

Crisp perfection!

Banana Flour Waffles #nutfree #dairyfree #paleo #grainfreeBanana flour. Think you’ll try it out? If not, that’s okay… what’s your favorite grain-free flour?

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  1. For those who may be following AIP, this recipe does NOT work replacing the eggs with gelatin egg. I opened my waffle iron and the batter had evaporated to almost nothing.

  2. I can now find banana flour in my local health food store. I’ve been waiting for it to arrive to Canada for a long time.

  3. Hi Leanne,
    The recipe looks great and accompanying information is very interesting for anyone looking for gluten free cooking and baking recipes . All three Breville waffle makers(4-slice, 2-slice and the classic round waffle) are available via amazon.ca or on breville.ca.
    Regards,
    Elaine

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