I love waffles and pancakes! Who doesn't? They are one thing that has been hard for me to give up in this new clean eating lifestyle. I have managed to clean up many of my favorite dishes, so I figured I would give waffle/pancake batter a try. I'm going to be honest when I say that I was expecting them to taste a bit like cardboard (not that I have experience tasting cardboard, haha). We were snowed in a good majority of last week and when I get board, I cook. I spent some time in the kitchen this weekend toying with several different ingredients and I am happy to say that I came up with a delicious recipe for waffle/pancake batter that not only did I love, but so did my 5 year old daughter. Win, win in my eyes! Enjoy!
Clean Waffle/Pancake Batter
2 cups oat flour (grind up steel cut oats until they are the consistency of flour)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 ripe banana, mashed
2 tsp pure honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
Coconut oil for the pan, griddle or waffle iron
Optional toppings: Pure maple syrup, nut butter, fresh fruit
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, mix well. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter onto a coconut oiled pan, griddle or waffle iron and cook until golden brown on each side. Top with optional toppings.