We don’t know about you, but one of our goals for 2017 is to cook more at home—but that is easier said than done! And no one knows that better than Katie Wells, creator of The Wellness Mama website and author of The Wellness Mama Cookbook. But she became determined to find a way to create and serve meals for her family that were wholesome and easy to prepare. Her cookbook is a compilation of all that she has learned, with simple, delicious recipes using all-natural ingredients. Her recipes eliminate processed foods and most can be made in thirty minutes or less. And in this recipe, it’s definitely less! These Ten-Minute Blender Banana Waffles —a sneak peek recipe from The Wellness Mama Cookbook— are not only wholesome, but also tasty and family-approved.
Check out this recipe (and cookbook!) if one of your New Year’s resolutions is incorporating healthy eating into your daily practices. Enjoy!
Ten-Minute Blender Banana Waffles
What could be simpler than making waffles in the blender? These are made with bananas, coconut flour, and almond flour for fluffy and naturally sweet waffles—and you can make them in just minutes!
TOTAL TIME 20 min.
ACTIVE TIME 10 min.
2 overripe bananas
½ cup coconut flour, plus more if needed
½ cup almond flour
1 cup Coconut Milk (page 278) or whole milk
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ cup pure maple syrup, for serving
Preheat the waffle iron.
Place the bananas, eggs, coconut and almond flours, coconut milk, baking soda, vanilla, and cinnamon in a blender and pulse until smooth. Let the batter sit for 5 minutes to allow the flours to absorb the liquid. Coconut and almond flours can vary by brand, so if the mixture is too thin, add 1 additional tablespoon of coconut flour. If too thick, add extra coconut milk.
The final mixture should be thick and scoopable but not pourable. Lightly grease the waffle iron with coconut oil or butter using a brush. Scoop enough waffle batter into the waffle iron to fill (amount will vary by waffle maker). Bake for 2 to 4 minutes, until golden brown. Repeat until all the batter is used. Serve with maple syrup on the side. Fresh fruit makes a nice accompaniment.
Reprinted from The Wellness Mama Cookbook © 2014, 2016 by Wellness Mama (Harmony Books, Penguin Random House LLC). Photo from iStock, copyright nebari.