Extra Fluffy Vegan Banana Pecan Waffles

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Crazy delicious vegan waffles that require 15 minutes from start to finish to make! These waffles are like a cross between a crispy waffles and warm banana bread. Super satisfying and absolutely delicious.

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Waffles are definitely the breakfast item of choice in our house… enter: these waffles that actually melt in your mouth, or these strawberry cornbread waffles that are sweet and savory heaven, or these browned butter blueberry waffles. Yeah. We like our waffles.

Lately I’ve been experimenting with vegan waffles and oh my gosh these waffles are so light and fluffy I can barely stand it. So much so that I had these waffles as my last meal before I moved into college. Yes. You read that right… I am officially a college student!! Class starts tomorrow and I am kind of freaking out. But I am also so overly excited for this new chapter in my life… everything right now seems so new and foreign, but I know in these next couple of weeks I will get in my groove.

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These are the kind of waffles you could make and eat with friends for brunch on the weekend, or make and eat before school. There’s only 15 minutes needed to make these waffles.

These waffles are also super customizable. The banana in the waffles aren’t mashed up, only diced, so if bananas aren’t your thing, throw in some other fruit or even chocolate chips.

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These waffles are like a cross between crisp waffles and warm banana bread. I like my waffles crispy and the amount of coconut oil in this batter gives these wonderful waffles the perfect amount of crispness on the outside, with a soft fluffy inside.

I love making a double batch on the weekends and freezing the leftovers for breakfast during the week. Even though they are so quick to make… they are just as yummy reheated in the microwave, so why not kill two birds with one stone. Right?

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For these waffles, we used Blue Diamond Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Coconut Milk… the almond milk keeps the waffles vegan, and also adds a super yummy layer of texture that regular almond milk doesn’t have!

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These are perfect with some syrup drizzled over top and a sprinkling of powdered sugar for good luck. 🙂

Extra Fluffy Vegan Banana Pecan Waffles

Crazy delicious vegan waffles that require 15 minutes from start to finish to make! These waffles are like a cross between a crispy waffles and warm banana bread. Super satisfying and absolutely delicious.

Ingredients:

1 cup pecans, halved
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup almond flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups almond milk (such as Blue Diamond Coconut Vanilla Almond Breeze)
3/4 cup coconut oil, melted
3 Tablespoons applesauce
2 large ripe bananas, quartered lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons light brown sugar
For serving: sliced bananas, extra pecans, maple syrup, powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions and preheat oven to 225F degrees.
  2. In a small skillet, toast pecans over medium heat until you can smell the nuts. Be careful not to burn them.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk flour, almond meal, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together almond milk, melted coconut oil, applesauce, sugar, and brown sugar. Slowly stir the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients just until moistened – lumps are okay. Fold the banana pieces and pecans into the batter.
  4. Spray the waffle iron with nonstick spray. Pour 1/3 cup batter onto each section of the grid rather than placing it in the middle. The grids should be full but not overflowing, or the batter will seep out the sides of the iron when the top is closed. Bake until the waffle is golden, about 6 minutes, depending on the iron. Carefully lift the lid; if the waffles resist at all, they need a bit more cooking time. Transfer the waffle to an oven rack to keep warm. Repeat process with remaining batter. Don’t forget to degrease waffle iron in between each batch.
  5. Keep waffles warm in preheated oven. Serve with the extra toasted pecans, banana slices and warmed maple syrup.