Perfect Paleo Waffles
These are life changing.
I got this recipe from Dr. Sarah Ballantyne over at thepaleomom.com. Her recipe is actually for pancakes, but my husband really isn’t a pancake person. He much prefers waffles, so I tried out Sarah’s recipe in my waffle iron, and they were ahhhmazing.
The result was nice, light, crispy paleo waffles! The green plantains take the place of the grains in this recipe. They have a nice neutral flavor, and they provide an excellent source of resistant starch, which helps feed the probiotics in your gut!
There are no added sweeteners, so they are completely paleo-friendly. You can top them with whatever fits your current dietary regimen. I usually use coconut milk whipped cream and berries or almond butter when I need to be strict with my diet, but when I am cutting loose I like to use kerrygold butter and maple syrup. (So. Good.)
I almost always make a double batch and freeze the leftovers so that I can pop one in the toaster oven when I want a quick breakfast/snack/dessert. They definitely taste best when they are fresh off the waffle iron, but the leftovers are still delicious.
My husband is my litmus test for whether or not my paleo concoctions are actually good (because he hasn’t forgotten what gluten tastes like yet) and he loves them! I make these every time we have guests over, and they are always a hit.
So a big thanks to Dr. Ballantyne for coming up with this recipe!! If you’re interested in checking out any of Dr. Sarah’s other recipes, she has a few wonderful cookbooks: The Paleo Approach, and The Healing Kitchen. Both are highly recommended!
P.S. Aren’t those waffle photos amazing?? My friend Jimmy used to be a professional photographer… He came over for a visit and I made him waffles in exchange for his photo skills. Thanks Jimmy!!