Gluten-Free Waffles

It's true – breakfast is the most important meal of the day for various reasons, including its ability to fight obesity and diabetes. This gluten-free waffle recipe is a fun and nutritious morning option, with no added sugar and a good amount of protein and fiber to keep you full until lunch. Top with fruit or compote and create endless flavor combinations.   

1 1/3 cups Gluten-free flour
2 1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Ground cinnamon
1 cup Water
1 tbsp Chia seeds
1/2 cup Orange juice
1 Peeled ripe banana (about 9 inches)
1 tbsp Vanilla extract
1/4 cup Walnuts (toasted, chopped)
1/4 cup Pecans (toasted, chopped)
1/4 cup Almonds (toasted, chopped)
1/2 cup Water (as needed)
Vegetable cooking spray (as needed)

Preheat waffle iron.

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Mix well and set aside.

In a small bowl. combine 1 cup water, orange juice and chia seeds. Mix well and set aside to allow chia seeds to swell.

In another mixing bowl, mash banana with vanilla extract until loose and fairly smooth.

Add toasted nuts to dry ingredients.

Fold all remaining ingredients into banana mixture. Use additional water to loosen if batter is too thick.

Spray waffle iron with vegetable cooking spray, add batter and cook waffles in iron until golden brown on both sides.

Remove and serve with fresh fruit or fruit compote.

Serving size: 1 waffle; makes 5 servings