Gluten Free Banana Oat Waffles
Healthy Gluten Free Banana Oat Waffles are light, crispy-on-the-outside, fluffy-on-the-inside, clean eating waffles. They will satisfy your waffle craving while you stay on track with health and fitness goals!
This post was originally published on 4/17/2016. It was republished on 4/9/19 with helpful recipe tips and new photos.
Have I mentioned how much I adore waffles? Well, if you weren’t aware, waffles are my breakfast favorite. And I can’t wait for you guys to give these beauties a try! These are so filling and easy. Plus (deep breath) flour-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free – provided you buy gluten-free oats. Add some sliced strawberries, blueberries, a sprinkle of chopped almonds, a drizzle of almond butter and a little maple syrup and you have one dreamy breakfast. And if you have leftovers you can keep them in the fridge (or freezer) and toast them the next day. It’s a full-blown love affair I’m having with these waffles. Give them a whirl and you’ll see exactly what I’m gushing about.
HOW TO MAKE EASY GLUTEN FREE WAFFLES
If you need more convincing, just try these super simple gluten free banana oat waffles! They’re made with only seven ingredients and come together so fast, in your blender.
The recipe itself is pretty straight forward – it’s just a matter of throwing all ingredients into a blender and blending for only a few seconds and just until the batter is smooth. Let the batter rest for about 10 minutes to give the oat flour time to soak up all the moisture. While the batter rests take this time to heat and grease your waffle maker and then you’re all set.
TIPS AND TRICKS FOR THE PERFECT GLUTEN FREE BANANA WAFFLES
- Let the batter rest for 10 minutes while your waffle iron heats up. The resting time gives the oat flour time to soak up some of the moisture, so you get crisp, fluffy waffles when it’s go time. I learned this trick with my banana oat blender pancakes, a recipe that has quite a few fans.
- Cook the waffles for around 5 minutes. Once there is no longer steam coming from the waffle maker, the waffles are generally ready to remove. For a crispier crust, leave them a minute or two longer before removing. Don’t have a waffle iron? You better get one asap! Mine was really cheap, but works like a charm and has been going for over 10 years. It’s similar to this one on Amazon. <—affiliate link
- These waffles are good enough to eat plain, but are especially delicious topped with extras like berries, chopped nuts, almond or peanut butter, whipped cream, powdered sugar, jelly, syrup, chocolate … the possibilities are endless!
- Gluten free waffles can be frozen and reheated. Store in a freezer safe bag or container for up to 3-4 months. When ready to serve, let them thaw in the fridge and heat them in the oven at 350 degrees for 5-8 minutes or until warm throughout. You can also microwave for one minute or use a toaster oven.
If you thought waffles were just a weekend treat thing, think again. Whip these up and you’ll see that these easy, peasy gluten free banana oat waffles are perfect for any ol’ day. They’re:
light and crispy
so simple and come together almost as quick as a bowl of cereal
… but waaaaaay more scrumptious!!
THE INSPIRATION FOR THESE OAT WAFFLES ARE MY BANANA OAT PANCAKES! WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW!
MORE WAFFLE RECIPES TO TRY
- 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats, gluten free as needed
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or other milk product
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 medium ripe banana
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 packet stevia or other preferred sweetener (optional)
- Optional toppings: almond/peanut butter, coconut butter, coconut oil, honey, maple syrup and/or fresh fruit
- Preheat waffle iron and spray with cooking spray.
- Blend all ingredients in a blender until almost smooth.
Pour about 3/4 cup batter onto waffle iron. Allow waffle to cook. I cook mine on the highest setting and a little longer from when the waffle iron goes off, so the waffles are a little crispier, otherwise these will be very soft waffles.
Continue with the rest of the batter. Depending on the size of your waffle iron, recipe should make about 4 waffles. Enjoy with your favorite toppings!
For 21 Day Fix meal plan, 1 waffle (without toppings) counts as 1 yellow and 1/2 purple.
Photos by Sasha at Eat Love Eats.