Friday, January 20, 2012

Dairy Free, Grain Free Waffles with Banana Coconut Whip

Welcome to the new and improved Almond Flower blog!  My wonderful husband with his graphic design skills recently re-designed The Almond Flower look and we hope to continue enhancing the site.  I will be launching a twitter account soon, I hope you will check me out there and continue reading the blog.  Thank you for your continued interest and support! 

And now this delicious waffle recipe.  Bananas are part of the SCD and GAPS diets once they are very ripe.  I ripen mine in a paper bag to speed up the process.  Once they are black, use them immediately or throw them in the freezer.  When you're ready to use them, simply defrost in the microwave or on the counter in the morning.

As for Coconut Milk- it can be hard to find an appropriate Coconut Milk free of sugar, chemicals and thickeners.  Well people, I have found it!  Aroy-D brand offers a 100% coconut milk in a large container, not canned.  I can't even believe it!  Bangkok 54 is a great Thai Restaurant on Columbia Pike, and they have a food store right next store.  Stocked next to the 5 other coconut milk brands that all contained the above mentioned no-nos, I read the ingredients on this package and was pleasantly surprised.  It tastes great and looking at their site, they offer a coconut cream- I will be trying this next. 

It's also a great option to get away from using canned coconut milk.  BPA is in the lining of canned food produtcs, and fatty and acidic foods cause it to leach into the food product.  For more insights into why pure coconut milk is best and why some people may still not be able to digest it, read this article. 

Dairy Free, Grain Free Waffles with Banana Coconut Whip
makes 6 waffles

Grain Free Waffle Batter:
1/4 C coconut oil
1/4 C coconut flour
1/2 C blanched almond flour
5 eggs
1/4 C mashed ripe banana (1 medium banana)
1/4 C honey
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

Banana Coconut Whip Topping:
1 C mashed ripe bananas (4 medium bananas)
2 T honey
1 C coconut cream
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat the waffle iron to a medium heat setting
First make the batter by whisking the melted coconut oil, eggs, banana, and honey 
Mix in the salt, baking soda, coconut flour and blanched almond flour until there are no lumps

Begin pouring 1/2 C batter into the waffle iron to make the waffles

To make the topping, mix the bananas, honey, vanilla, coconut cream and salt with an electric mixer for 5 minutes until well mixed, thick and slightly fluffy.

Serve the waffles with the Banana Coconut Whip and bacon.


Sara said...

Love the new site!!!

Francise said...

These look delicious. I'll be trying them soon. I love the new look!