Mocha Banana Bread Waffles {Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Vegan}

Coffee, chocolate, and carbs. Oh my!

Get all your fixings in one delicious and simple to make WAFFLE! Did I mention its also Vegan, naturally gluten free, and full of Omega-3s, anti-oxidants, soluble fibre, etc…. ?

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This is winning breakfast. Plus, its made with 5 main ingredients you probably have on hand:
-Bananas
-Oats
-Coffee! (Cold Brew)
– Flax
-Cacao Powder
…plus a few other pantry staples. If you think I’m crazy and even these 5 ingredients seem like too much, I invite you to try out my super simple 3-ingredient waffles or 4-ingredient Buckwheat pancakes!

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I just love making delicious and satisfying meals out of real, whole foods. There’s no reason for a blood sugar spike and crash every time you want to enjoy a waffle, or for a lethargic feeling after eating a large sweet and carb-heavy breakfast. Simply use natural sugars in place of processed, refined, and chemically-ridden table sugars, and use whole, real grains/foods, like oats, or buckwheat, or coconut flour, in place of processed, nutrient-void white flour. Minimal alteration to taste, HUGE impact to the nutrition of your plate and the way it makes you feel. Like I said, this is a WINNING breakfast!

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Mocha Banana Bread Waffles
By The Granola Diaries

You will need:

  • 1 Flax Egg (1 Tbsp flax + 2.5 Tsbp water)
  • 2 Ripe Banans
  • 1 Cup Cold Brew
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • Optional: 1 – 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil (this helps the waffle not stick to the waffle maker)
  • 1 C Oat Flour
  • 1/4 C Oats
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp Cacao Powder
  • Pinch of salt

What you’ll do:

  1. Make your flax egg and let it gel up in the fridge for 10 – 15 minutes. Mash bananas in a bowl while you wait.
  2. Add mashed banana, cold brew, vanilla, and melted coconut oil to flax egg and stir everything to combine. Add Maple syrup, if using.*
  3. Add the remaining dry ingredients to the bowl and fold in until everything is combined. Mixture should not be very runny – if it seems to runny, add 1 – 2 tbsp more of oat flour.
  4. Let the mixture sit to firm up while you preheat the waffle iron. Grease iron with some coconut oil or avocado oil spray. This amount will make 5 – 8 waffles, depending on size.
  5. Top with some more banana slices, chocolate slices, and maple syrup! Don’t forget to leave a comment if you make this and tag me in your re-creations on Facebook and Instagram!

Notes:
*Maple Syrup – Personally, I like to leave the syrup out, and then I can add it on top if I want something sweeter once they are done. That said, if you know you are looking for something sweet, its always easy to mix it in!

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