Host The Best Brunch Ever With These Banana Coconut Waffles

Host The Best Brunch Ever With These Banana Coconut Waffles

Looking for that perfect brunch dish that will get everyone coming back for seconds? Forget the simplicity of pancakes, it’s time for something with a little more sophistication, a little more…complexity. Let’s all give a round of applause for thefirstmess.com, because their recipe for waffles will not only leave you satisfied, it will leave you with the feeling that you’ve just returned from a tropical escape. Get ready to sail away, as we make banana coconut waffles.

The first thing you’ll need is to gather up your ingredients. Warning: There are a lot, but don’t let that deter you–the gathering is the hardest part!

Ingredients

  • 2 T. Ground flax or chia seeds
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 ¼ cup non-dairy milk
  • ¼ cup coconut oil plus more for griddle greasing!
  • 2 T. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • ¼ rice flour or sweet sorghum flour
  • 1 T baking powder
  • ½ T arrowroot powder
  • ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Dash of salt

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Take deep breath. Now that you’ve got all your goodies gathered, preheat your oven to 225℉. We’re going to use this to keep the waffles warm after they’ve cooked. In a large bowl, whisk together your ground chia or flax seeds, and mash in your banana, pour in your milk and coconut oil and finally, add your syrup and vanilla.

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In a separate bowl, we’re going to prepare the dry ingredients. Mix up all your flours: almond, oat and sorghum. To this, add baking powder, arrowroot, cinnamon, coconut and salt. Once both of your bowls are well mixed, begin adding your wet ingredients to your dry bowl little by little until a stiff dough forms.

Heat up your iron and grease it using your extra coconut oil.

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In precise ½ cup measurements, pour the dough into your waffle iron and allow to cook.

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Keep an eye on them, and when they’re done, remove it and place in your oven to keep them warm until you’re ready to serve.

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Add a little maple syrup, grab a cup of joe, and sit back and enjoy.

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Enjoy!