Sometimes I have to come up with recipes with specific needs for my clients, like this AIP (auto immune protocol) waffles recipe that I created for one of my clients who cannot have grains at all in her diet but was craving waffles like crazy!
And because, no matter what your condition is, food shouldn't be about deprivation and because nature is so abundant with endless choices, you can always find a way to enjoy food without jeopardizing your health.
This recipe is so simple, the only thing is that the plantains should be unripe (green) for a good result!
Makes 5 waffles
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
4 plantains (about 2 cups plantains purée)
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1 tsp baking soda + 2 tsp cream of tartar (or 1 tbsp. baking powder)
1 tbsp. maple syrup
To peel the plantains, trim off the ends and run the knife through the peel lengthwise, then pull the skin off using your hands.
Cut the plantains into 3 chunks each and purée in a food processor. (They should be on the green side with some hues of yellow).
Add the rest of ingredients to the food processor and mix briefly until smooth.
Test the batter and adjust sweetness to taste by adding a little more maple syrup.
Let the batter sit for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat your waffler, lightly greased with coconut oil.
Scoop about half a cup of the batter in the middle of the waffler, spreading it a little with a spoon, and cook accordingly to your waffler instructions, normally for 4 minutes or until desired crispiness.
Serve immediately topped with maple syrup, fresh berries, chocolate mint and some love! (or any other toppings you 'd like).
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