We’ve been having quite the busy summer around here! One of the highlights was when my sister Archaa (the person who inspired me to be vegan) visited from Oakland and stayed with us for a whole week! I knew Amaris and I had to treat her to tons of homemade vegan food, and these fantastic vegan strawberry banana waffles were a top hit! They’re naturally sweetened, whole/multigrain, and have 2 fruits. I can’t wait for you to try them out at home!I have always loved waffles over pancakes… I love that they’re crispy and light and they don’t just soak up syrup and get soggy right away. Also I kind of suck at making pancakes. Maybe it’s the equipment, maybe it’s the recipe, but, probably, it’s just me. Waffles are definitely harder to mess up and they freeze and reheat very well! I try to to be minimalist with kitchen appliances, so I was torn about buying a waffle iron, but it has been totally worth it!First we whisk together the wet ingredients in a mixing bowl. Then add in the dry ingredients and fold in the strawberries.Then pour into the waffle iron per your machine’s specific instructions. Place the waffles immediately on a wire cooling rack so they stay crisp!You may also sub the banana for another fruit puree such as apple, and sub the strawberries for another fruit or chocolate chips, and add in a spoon of your favorite nutrient booster, such as hemp seeds, chia seeds or flax powder. I hope you enjoy these naturally sweetened, light, crisp waffles as much as we do!
- ¼ cup banana mashed
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour OR gluten free flour blend
- ⅓ cup almond flour*
- ⅓ cup oats (or oat flour)
- ½ cup chopped strawberries
- Whisk together the banana, water, oil, syrup, vanilla, and baking powder in a mixing bowl.
- Mix flours/oats together and add to wet mixture. Stir until well combined, smashing lumps against the side of the bowl. The batter should be easy to pour, but thick and not too watery.
- Fold in strawberries.
- Heat up waffle iron, allowing batter to rest for about 5 minutes.
- Liberally spray iron and pour in appropriate amount of batter for your iron. (You will need to spray each time)
- Cooking time will vary based on waffle irons, but I like to keep mine in a bit longer to make sure they are crispy.
- Place on wire rack to cool and so they will not get soggy. Continue until all the batter is used up.
- Uneaten waffles can be stored in the freezer and can be toasted directly from the freezer!!
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