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Plantain Waffles

Finally, there’s an AIP friendly waffle for all you brunch lovers out there. These Plantain Waffles are made from green plantains and bananas! The green plantains make these waffles light and the bananas add a natural sweetness. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.

I’ve gotten used to having dinner for breakfast on the AIP diet but it’s really nice to enjoy these Plantain Waffles with your family for Sunday brunch. Every time I find green plantains, we bust out the waffle maker and cook a yummy spread for breakfast or brunch.

Finally, there’s an AIP friendly waffle for all you brunch lovers out there. These Plantain Waffles are made from green plantains and bananas! The green plantains make these waffles light and the bananas add a natural sweetness. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.

The waffles are naturally sweet from the banana to the point where you don’t even need maple syrup. My husband and son will gobble down a few waffles and neither needs the extra sweetness of syrup. I like a little bit of syrup because it just goes so well with the cinnamon and cloves.

I used the Hamilton Beach Waffle Maker. It makes four waffles at one time, which is nice because that’s this entire recipe. If you have a single waffle maker, you’ll need to repeat the waffle making process four times. The Hamilton Beach waffle maker is pretty nice. The only complaint I have is that it doesn’t have removable waffle irons, which makes it hard to clean. You have to be very careful, as you can’t run it under water.

Finally, there’s an AIP friendly waffle for all you brunch lovers out there. These Plantain Waffles are made from green plantains and bananas! The green plantains make these waffles light and the bananas add a natural sweetness. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.

When picking out plantains, make sure they are green. They will stay green for a few days but they need to be firm when you use them otherwise this recipe will fail. Also, plantains keep in the refrigerator if you want to extend out their usefulness.

Green plantains have a sponginess to them, which keeps the waffles light but also allows them to crisp up on the outside. I’ve tried using plantains that have turned yellow and they just don’t stay formed. You end up with a goopy mess.

Finally, there’s an AIP friendly waffle for all you brunch lovers out there. These Plantain Waffles are made from green plantains and bananas! The green plantains make these waffles light and the bananas add a natural sweetness. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.

When you’re making the batter, it should be wet and slightly lumpy. You’re not going to get green plantains totally smooth. The batter shouldn’t be runny either. The waffle won’t stay formed if the batter is too wet.

Finally, there’s an AIP friendly waffle for all you brunch lovers out there. These Plantain Waffles are made from green plantains and bananas! The green plantains make these waffles light and the bananas add a natural sweetness. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.

Plantain Waffles
 
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Finally, there’s an AIP friendly waffle for all you brunch lovers out there. These Plantain Waffles are made from green plantains and bananas! The green plantains make these waffles light and the bananas add a natural sweetness. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups Green Plantains, peeled and sliced
  • 1½ cup Bananas, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon White Vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ¾ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • Spray Oil or additional Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Heat your waffle iron.
  2. Place the plantain and bananas to a high speed blender and blend until smooth or as smooth as possible until it becomes too difficult to blend.
  3. Add the oil to the plantain mixture and blend again, now until completely pureed.
  4. Add the cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, vinegar, salt and baking soda to the blender then blend again for a few seconds to mix well.
  5. Oil your waffle iron and place ¼ of the batter into the center of your waffle iron. The amount of batter you use may vary depending on your waffle maker. I have a waffle iron that makes four waffles at a time so I just pour equal amounts of the batter on each waffle.
  6. Cook the waffle for about 5 minutes or when the waffle iron stops steaming.
  7. Transfer the cooked waffles to a wire cooling rack, which will help them crisp instead of getting soggy on a plate.
  8. Serve immediately with maple syrup, fresh fruit or both!

Finally, there’s an AIP friendly waffle for all you brunch lovers out there. These Plantain Waffles are made from green plantains and bananas! The green plantains make these waffles light and the bananas add a natural sweetness. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.
If you like this recipe, be sure to share it on Pinterest or leave a comment below!

 

 

 

Finally, there’s an AIP friendly waffle for all you brunch lovers out there. These Plantain Waffles are made from green plantains and bananas! The green plantains make these waffles light and the bananas add a natural sweetness. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.

Persimmon Chai Smoothie

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This recipe for Persimmon Chai Smoothie use uses only a few ingredients to create a healthy and delicious drink. Persimmons have a rather short season so take advantage and blend this seasonal smoothie. This drink is vegan and paleo/AIP.

Unsweetened ice tea is one of my favorite drinks. I keep it chilled in the refrigerator so that I can sip on it all day. I like the spiciness of Chai during the winter. It has tons of winter spices like cinnamon and star anise so it goes really well in this Persimmon Chai Smoothie alongside bananas, persimmons and maple syrup.

This recipe for Persimmon Chai Smoothie use uses only a few ingredients to create a healthy and delicious drink. Persimmons have a rather short season so take advantage and blend this seasonal smoothie. This drink is vegan and paleo/AIP.

We drink a lot of smoothies around here so I keep frozen bananas in the freezer. If you’re anything like me than the prep is really simple for this smoothie. You just pull the frozen bananas out of the freezer and the cold tea from the fridge. All you really need is a ripe Fuyu persimmon and you’re good to go. This smoothie couldn’t be much easier.

This recipe for Persimmon Chai Smoothie use uses only a few ingredients to create a healthy and delicious drink. Persimmons have a rather short season so take advantage and blend this seasonal smoothie. This drink is vegan and paleo/AIP.

I talk about freezing fruit for smoothies in my Skillshare class called ‘How to Make Healthy and Delicious Smoothies.’ If you’re looking for more information about making smoothies and new recipes, you can find it over at Skillshare.

This recipe for Persimmon Chai Smoothie use uses only a few ingredients to create a healthy and delicious drink. Persimmons have a rather short season so take advantage and blend this seasonal smoothie. This drink is vegan and paleo/AIP.

I used my trusty Vitamix blender for this recipe. I’ve actually been using the blender for lot more than just smoothies. I’ve used in for my Slow Cooker Applesauce, Vegan Basil Pesto, Spicy Persimmon Sparkler and all the baby food I’ve been making. It’s a wonderful blender and highly recommend it.

This recipe for Persimmon Chai Smoothie use uses only a few ingredients to create a healthy and delicious drink. Persimmons have a rather short season so take advantage and blend this seasonal smoothie. This drink is vegan and paleo/AIP.

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This recipe for Persimmon Chai Smoothie use uses only a few ingredients to create a healthy and delicious drink. Persimmons have a rather short season so take advantage and blend this seasonal smoothie. This drink is vegan and paleo/AIP.
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Recipe type: Drink
Cuisine: American, International
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 Bananas, chopped and frozen
  • ½ cup strong Chai Tea (I used 1 teabags for ½ cup of water), chilled
  • 1 Fuyu Persimmon, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Maple Syrup
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in the blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve immediately.
Notes
If you have frozen bananas and chilled chai tea ready to go then your prep time will only be 10 minutes.

This recipe for Persimmon Chai Smoothie use uses only a few ingredients to create a healthy and delicious drink. Persimmons have a rather short season so take advantage and blend this seasonal smoothie. This drink is vegan and paleo/AIP.
If you like this recipe, be sure to share it on Pinterest or leave a comment below!

 

 

This recipe for Persimmon Chai Smoothie use uses only a few ingredients to create a healthy and delicious drink. Persimmons have a rather short season so take advantage and blend this seasonal smoothie. This drink is vegan and paleo/AIP.