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Gluten-Free Blender Waffles with Cinnamon Pan-Friend Apples

Gluten-Free Blender Waffles are slightly sweet and allergy-friendly so everyone can enjoy!

  • Author: Jessica Beacom
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 8 large waffles
  • Category: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Nut-Free

Ingredients

For the Waffles:

  • 2 cups oat flour (we used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Oat Flour)
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 small yellow banana
  • 2 Tbsp. flax meal + 5 Tbsp. water (we used organic golden flax meal)
  • 2 Tbsp. oil (avocado oil, algae oil or melted coconut oil work well)
  • 1½ cup milk of choice (may substitute non-dairy milk; we tested the recipe with oat milk)*
  • 1½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup

For the Cinnamon Pan-Fried Apples:

  • 4 medium apples, thinly sliced (any kind will do, we used Pink Lady apples)
  • 1 Tbsp. oil (avocado oil, algae oil or melted coconut oil work well)
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

*Non-dairy milk without added gums and thickeners produce the best results. Other nut-free milk options include flax milk or rice milk (if you need this recipe to be nut-free) or almond, coconut or cashew milk.

Instructions

For the Waffles:

  1. Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions.
  2. Combine flax meal and water and allow to rest for 3 minutes while you measure the other ingredients.
  3. Place all ingredients into the blender.
  4. Blend on high, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed, until well blended.
  5. Spray grids of preheated waffle iron with oil spray or brush with oil, ghee, butter, etc.
  6. Pour ¼-⅓ cup batter onto the waffle iron, being careful not to overfill.
  7. Lower lid of waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer’s directions (see notes below regarding cooking time).
  8. Repeat with remaining batter adding a little water to thin the batter, if needed.
  9. Remove waffle and serve immediately. Waffles will soften when cooled but crisp up again when reheated in the waffle iron.

For the Cinnamon Pan-Fried Apples:

  1. Place a large skillet (a cast iron skillet works great) over medium heat. Add ghee or oil to hot pan then add apples.
  2. Toss apples with lemon juice, cinnamon, and maple syrup.
  3. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until apples are softened, about 10-15 minutes depending on how thick your slices are and how hot your pan is.

Notes

  • These waffles are best made in a classic waffle iron (rather than a Belgian-style waffle iron)
  • Avoid using ripe bananas (yellow with black spots). Yellow bananas work best.
  • These waffles do best when you cook them a little longer than you would other waffles. The surface should be crispy and deep golden brown when you remove them from the iron.

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Nutrition

  • Serving Size: ⅛ recipe (1 large waffle + ⅓ cup apples)
  • Calories: 256
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Sodium: 40mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 37g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 7g