This morning I had 4 ripe bananas sitting on the counter. I thought of waffles and Sunday. Growing up my Dad always made waffles from scratch every Sunday morning before church. He never made them from a box or frozen. The waffles he made were the kind where you whip the egg whites until they form peaks, making your waffles so light an airy. It is nostalgic to me. I still love waffles, and came up with the best paleo waffle recipe! It will keep my kids full for hours. I notice a big difference on how many they eat of these compared to a box mix. They eat less of these paleo waffles. Not because they don’t love them. But because they actually fill them up!! They are whole ingredients, that help them as they go to school and are in need of all the energy and focus they can get.
I like to double this recipe and freeze them. Then we can eat them all week just by popping in the toaster. Makes me happy to feed the girls a well balanced, healthy breakfast. In our house cereal is a treat or something they get a grandmas. I have actually created high-maintance breakfast eaters. Always a nice warm breakfast to start the day.
We now have THESE mini waffle makers. That we love! I like that they are a good portion size. That kids can easily operate the waffle machine on their own. Ella wakes up and makes them herself! We just got a teal one. So the girls both have them and it helps that you cab make them a lot faster. (PS- these waffle makers make the best gift!! My mom bought 4 the other day to keep on hand for gifts).
Healthy Waffle Recipe- Paleo
- 2 Ripe Bananas
- 1/2 cup Pumpkin puree
- 1 Egg
- 4 Egg Whites
- 1/2 cup Almond Butter
- 1/4 cup Coconut Flour
- 1/4 cup Protein Powder
- 2 tablespoons Vital Collagen Peptides
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 pinch Salt
- Mash Bananas. Combine all the wet ingredients first then add in the dry.
- Fill and bake your waffle according to your manufacturer instructions.
I like to top them with some fresh blueberries or raspberries or strawberries!
PS- I wrote a little more about Vital Collagen Peptides on THIS Smoothie Blog Post!