Nothing says breakfast like a warm, fluffy waffle. Typical waffles however, can be loaded with refined sugars, tons of fat and simple carbohydrates. While these things aren’t always necessarily a bad thing, they don’t always come together to provide you with an energy-boosting, healthy breakfast like banana waffles do.
These waffles on the other hand are low-carb, high in fiber and high in protein. They also require no refined sugars, using honey as an all-natural sweetener. Made from almond flour instead of white flour or even whole wheat flour keeps these waffles gluten-free, but they are still brimming with nutrients. Rich in iron, riboflavin, magnesium, potassium, calcium and vitamin E, almond flour might just become your new favorite flour.
Here are some quick stats on almond flour. A quarter cup serving of almond flour provides:
- 6 grams of carbohydrates
- 2 grams of protein
- 3 grams of fats
Fitting these waffles into your diet plan or macros for the day shouldn’t be tough with these kind of stats!
Low Carb Banana Waffles
Makes 6 waffles
- 2 cups almond flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- pinch sea salt
- 4 eggs
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- Heat your waffle iron. Spray with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, mix together the almond flour, baking soda, sea salt and cinnamon.
- In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, Greek yogurt, mashed banana and raw honey.
- Add the wet ingredients into the dry, mixing until all of the ingredients are combined.
- Using ½ cup worth of batter at a time, spread the batter onto the heated waffle iron and cook as directed.
While these waffles are plenty delicious by themselves, they are even more delectable with the following additions!
- Maple syrup
- Fresh fruit
- Fat free whipped cream
- Warmed jelly or jam
- Natural peanut butter or almond butter