What should be here is a recipe similar to Liv Life’s PBJ Banana Waffle Sandwiches, except that at this point in MoFo, I’m kinda done with PB & J sandwich iterations. First was the mile-high French Toast Peanut Butter & Sandwiches back on Day 2, and then on Day 10, I served up a gooey mess called a Grilled PB & J. So instead of more sandwiches, I created a crispy peanut butter and banana waffle – since you know I never tire of waffles – topped with a decadent blueberry sauce. (Which also doubles as a delicious smoothie add-in.) Liv’s recipe was listed at Number 17 on Buzzfeed’s 29 Ways to Honor the Glory of Peanut Butter and Jelly.
Peanut Butter-Banana Waffles
2 cups spelt flour
1/2 cup oat flour
1/2 cup rice flour
1 tsp. powdered stevia
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 3/4 cups water
2 very ripe bananas
2 tbsp. flaxseed meal + 6 tbsp. water (whisk together and let sit for a few minutes)
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
Preheat the oven to 200F and get the waffle iron heating as well. Remember to put your breakfast plates in the oven so that they keep those waffles warm as you eat.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, stevia, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
In another bowl, mash the bananas and add the water, flaxseed meal mixture, and peanut butter and stir to combine. Pour this mixture into the flour mixture and stir well. A few lumps are okay.
When the waffle iron is ready, give it a light spray with oil and ladle in some waffle batter. The amount will depend on the size of your iron. Cook for about 4 minutes or until the waffle is crispy and brown. Transfer the waffle to the rack in your oven and proceed with the remaining batter.
Serve waffles with Blueberry Macadamia Nut Sauce (recipe below) or with your usual fixings.
Blueberry Macadamia Nut Sauce
Makes ~2 cups
1/2 cup macadamia nuts, soaked, rinsed & drained
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
4 dates, soaked & drained
3/4 cup non-dairy milk
1/4 cup water
zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp. vanilla
Place all ingredients in a blender or food process and blend until very smooth. Add more milk (or water) to reach desired consistency. This sauce will thicken over time.