Do you have a hard time getting your kids away from a breakfast full of gluten? We’ve got a a GREAT waffle recipe, gluten free, from the Paleo Parents. You’ll be amazed that you can turn an apple and banana (with some other ingredients) into a very tasty waffle.
First let’s get to know a little bit about the Paleo Parents: Stacy and Matthew. These two authors of “Beyond Bacon, Paleo Recipes that Respect the Whole Hog” and “Eat Like a Dinosaur, recipe and guidebook for gluten-free kids”, are parents to 3 adorable boys: Cole, Finian, and Wesley. Together they made a decision as a family to eat paleo, all because mom Stacy made the first move.
Stacy, who had been obese for most of her life, felt miserable, exhausted and defeated, decided enough was enough. She found the “Paleo Diet” and committed to it. Matthew, along with all their friends and family, began to see the physical, mental, and emotional changes in Stacy, so Matthew jumped on board. After both parents saw and felt the changes in their self, they thought “Well, if it’s good for us…”, and so the Paleo Parents came to be.
Now that you know a little bit about where today’s recipe is coming from, let’s get to it:
Paleo Parents Waffles (Frozen Waffles)
- 1 medium banana
- 1 medium apple, peeled and cored
- 1 C smooth almond butter (or a grainy-brand of sunflower seed butter for nut-free)
- 2 medium eggs
- 1 TBSP arrowroot powder
- 1 TBSP vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- oil for greasing waffle iron (melted coconut oil with a silicon pastry brush works best)
- Puree apple and banana in a food processor.
- Use the whisk attachment on your electric mixer and whip almond butter on high for 2-3 minutes until smooth and fluffed.
- Add puree and remaining ingredients to whipped almond butter and continue to whip until combined.
- Grease your hot waffle maker (for each waffle you make).
- Use about 1 ladle of batter per 8-by-4-inch waffle onto hot waffle iron for 3-5 minutes until browned. Do not fill up entire waffle maker, leave about 40% unfilled so that the batter can spread. If your waffle is soft or floppy, it’s not ready yet – keep cooking for another minute or two!
- Eat immediately or store flat in freezer and make your own breakfast by reheating in toaster – the waffles will be firm enough!
For toppings I recommend: butter, warm blueberries (or any berry); coconut milk (from a can, because of it’s fat content). No maple syrup necessary.
Want to see how easy these tasty waffles are to make? Watch this video of Nom Nom Paleo in action making these tasty breakfast treats!