I’ve been making a variation of this recipe for probably ten years now! This is my go-to when hosting or providing a dish for a brunch because it never fails to be a crowd pleaser. If you don’t mention they’re healthy, no one will know!
The weekends are the only time I really crave something decadent for breakfast so Josh and I have these pretty much every Saturday for brunch. Did I mention I’ve been eating these waffles nearly once a week for ten years? Yes, they’re that good!
These Belgian waffles are super moist and just sweet enough. If you’re someone who loves dessert for breakfast, but really want to stay healthy, these waffles are for you!
Anti-Inflammatory Waffle Ingredients
The best part about these dessert-like waffles is that they’re healthy! They’re naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and completely free of refined sugar and flour. They’re sweetened entirely with super ripe bananas and gain even more sweetness when they’re topped with the natural sweetener, maple syrup.
I try to always use eggs that are “pasture-raised” and “organic” as much as possible. I get them at our local farmers market most weekends. If you want to make an extra waffle but don’t want to double the recipe, usually one egg per quarter cup of almond flour does the trick. There’s no need to increase the amount of other ingredients for just one or two extra waffles. .
It makes all the difference what bananas you choose to use in this recipe. The more ripe the banana, the sweeter your waffle will be! That means hang onto those bananas with the black spots. The more black spots, the sweeter it is.
This is the key ingredient to keep the waffles flourless and gluten-free. Don’t worry, your waffles will still be Uber fluffy and taste just as good or better as the overly processed kind! (As long as you use those really ripe bananas.)
The addition of water keeps the waffles from becoming overly thick and dense. It’s a texture thing for me. The more water, the more moist the waffles. Too much and they may start to fall apart (but still taste good)!
These waffles wouldn’t be golden or anti-inflammatory without the queen ingredient, turmeric! The rich orange color these waffles have is due to the high curcurmin levels in the turmeric. And it’s the curcurmin which is thought to help with a whole slew of things such as headaches, heart disease, and so much much.
Turmeric doesn’t absorb well on its own. Enter piperine, a compound in black pepper which will help your body assimilate the nutrients.
I don’t know that I’ve ever used turmeric on its own. Ginger always seems to add just the right amount of spice!
I’ve forgotten this a couple of times and the waffles still turns out, albeit a bit flat and more dense in texture than I like. Definitely add this to get those babies to rise.
Toppings for Healthy Turmeric Waffles
Our family loves to top our waffles with maple syrup, fresh berries, and almond butter. Occasionally we go savory and have it with a side of eggs or sausage for something different. You can’t go wrong either way!
The best part about these waffles? They’re kid-friendly! Yep, Beckett is already enjoying them every Saturday.