Gluten free Banana Waffles

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These warm and delicious gluten free banana waffles are the perfect weekend breakfast or holiday brunch!

Gluten free banana waffles - Realistic Nutritionist

There are few things I love more than waking up on a Saturday with absolutely nothing to do. No work, plans or looming deadlines. A morning where the only thing I have to worry about is what I’m going to make for breakfast. With how busy my life has been these best few weeks, such a day seems like a fairytale, something I vaguely remember experiencing but can’t pinpoint when exactly it happened.

gluten free banana waffles

Now, I absolutely love my life. I know how lucky I am to have the opportunity to travel around the world and tell my stories. But there are days, hours and moments where I wish things would stop so I could actually take a breath. Where I could look around and take everything in without rushing to the next place or trying my best to capture the moment with my camera or my phone. Sometimes all I need is a moment to realize just how incredibly lucky I am. When constantly on the run, you sometimes get so caught up in the race you forget why you’re running in the first place.

gluten-free waffles

I haven’t had one of those no-plans, no stress Saturday mornings in a very long time. And instead of waiting for one to magically appear (maybe in March?) I’m trying to recreate those mornings and those feelings of peace, serenity and calm every day of the week. Even on days I have 9 recipes due and 600 photos to edit. I’m allowing myself to have 30 – 60 minutes to relax without stress, anxiety or fears.

I’m not a natural relaxer. I can’t do yoga because I don’t know how to shut my mind off. So carving these moments out of my craziest days hasn’t been easy. But I’ve found a way. Instead of guzzling down coffee and mindlessly stuffing a bagel into my mouth, I make breakfast. A real breakfast, like a veggie omelet, whole wheat pancakes or these gluten free banana waffles. I make something that I’d eat on those no-plan, no-stress Saturdays. And every bite brings a wave of calm, no matter what my day looks like.

Easy gluten free waffles

So I challenge all of you to take a moment, whether it’s 5 or 60 minutes, and relax. Let yourself enjoy this amazing life you have before you get too busy to realize it’s happening.

Gluten free Banana Waffles

Delicious gluten-free waffles

Serves about 6 -7.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 6-8 minutes


  • 1-3/4 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract (gluten-free)
  • 1-1/4 cups almond or soy milk
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

For the instructions on how to make these fluffy and delicious pancakes, grab the recipe here on SheKnows!

Nutritional information per serving (1 waffle):

Calories: 275
Fat: 12.1 grams
Carbohydrates: 36 grams
Fiber: 1.5 grams
Protein: 4.2 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 7

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  1. Posted by Marnely Rodriguez-Murray on
    Monday, November 4th, 2013
    You've inspired me to break out the waffle maker! These look great Claire!
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
      YAY!! I'm happy to have done that :)
  2. Monday, November 4th, 2013
    I've been dreaming about waffles lately! These look amazing, lady ;)
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
      Thank you darling!
  3. Posted by carrie@bakeaholicmama on
    Monday, November 4th, 2013
    My kids have been begging me to break out the waffle maker every weekend for WEEKS. I think banana waffles is a good excuse to do so!
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
      I'm always happy to be an enabler, especially when it comes to waffles!
  4. Monday, November 4th, 2013
    I am lovin' these waffles! Even more so since they're GF! :)
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
      Thank you!! :)
  5. Posted by Kristin on
    Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
    These sound delicious! We're kind of in love with waffles around here, and I'll bet these are so warm and fallish tasting with the pumpkin pie spice!
  6. Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
    We love taking the time for waffles on Saturday mornings! It's great to just slow down sometimes!
  7. Posted by Laura (Tutti Dolci) on
    Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
    I've always loved banana pancakes so I know I'd love these waffles - they look scrumptious!
  8. Posted by Jema Lee on
    Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
    OH MY, Waffles that are gluten free YUM!
    I haven't had a need to make gluten free waffles until now and I am going to give this one a try for sure. I also sometimes use banana flour which might be a good mix to the recipe. Thanks for the post :)

    Cheers Jema Lee