Low Carb Waffles with Caramelized Banana and Fresh Strawberries
29 August 2016
One thing that I often miss on this healthy journey of mine is none other than the good old waffle. There is just something about a hearty crisp waffle that really gets my taste-buds worked up…even the thought of a waffle can trigger cravings second to none. And so off to the kitchen I went to work on a healthy waffle recipe (obviously..wink wink). What makes my heart sing even more is that this particular recipe is low carb too. Such a win! In this recipe I do use caramelized bananas as a topping which may increase the carb content, so for those of you who are watching your carbs, you can leave out the banana and just use the nut butter and strawberries as your main toppings. I hope you love this one as much as I do.
Makes 1 large waffle | Ready in 15 mins
3 egg whites, or 2 egg whites plus 1 whole egg
2 tbsp. almond flour
2 tbsp milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond milk)
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 tbsp xylitol (or stevia)
3 tsp. xylitol
1 banana cut into slices
3 strawberries – cut into slices
Macadamia nut butter
Whip 2 of the egg whites to stiff peaks. You can either use a hand mixer, an egg beater, or a whisk if you want a workout.
Once you have stiff peaks, stir in the almond flour, milk of choice, baking powder, xtlitol, and either 1 whole egg. Heat up your waffle iron to the highest temperature, and grease or spray it with nonstick olive oil / coconut oil spray.
Pour in the batter (You can do it in two batches if you need to.), and cook in the waffle iron until browned, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from waffle iron using a spatula and allow to cool a little before adding toppings.
Place xylitol in a heated pan and allow to melt. Add sliced bananas and cook on medium heat until xylitol starts to caramelize over bananas. Once slightly browned, remove from heat.
Top waffles with generous caramelized banana, generous spoonfuls of macadamia nut butter and freshly sliced strawberries
Yours in health Always,