Quinoa & Oat Banana Waffles with Hemp Seeds – Gluten Free
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I was trying to think of a fun new way to eat one of the popular superfoods. By adding hemp seeds to this waffle, you have a healthy, delicious breakfast full of fiber, protein, fruits, and flavor!
Did you know that hemp seeds are a complete protein? And they really aren’t a seed; they are the fruits of hemp plants.
Hemp seeds are becoming very popular as people learn all the health benefits and find more ways to use these little seeds.
*Weight watcher points are 1.25 per 1/4 section of waffle or 5 points for a whole waffle. Hemp seeds have 1 point per tablespoon.
To Make Quinoa & Oat Banana Waffles with Hemp Seeds, You Will Need These Ingredients:
- Gluten-free oats (regular if gluten-free is not needed)
- Quinoa flakes
- Hemp seeds to sprinkle over waffles before cooking
And after 11-12 minutes…you have a great-looking waffle.
You might also like these high-protein waffles, banana protein waffles. Each waffle has almost 8 grams of protein.
Quinoa & Oat Banana Waffles with Hemp Seed - Gluten Free
- 1 1/2 cups Gluten-free oats regular if gluten-free is not needed
- 1/2 cup Quinoa flakes
- 1 Lg Banana ~ Medium or Large
- 2 cups Water
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 2-3 Tbsp Hemp seeds to sprinkle over waffles before cooking.
- Spray the waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray or lightly brush with olive oil.
- Heat waffle iron to medium-high.
- In a blender or food processor, add all ingredients except for hemp seeds.
- Puree ingredients well. You can't over-mix these.
- Let the mixture sit while the waffle iron heats up. I let the batter sit for about 3-5 minutes, but it's unnecessary.
- Pour 1 cup of batter onto hot waffle iron and sprinkle hemp seeds over top before closing.
- Cook for about 11-12 minutes; times may vary depending on the waffle iron. I have a very old standard one that works as great as the day I got it. (25 years ago)
- Remove the waffles with a fork and add your favorite toppings or let them cool on a wire rack.
Waffles will have a somewhat creamy texture to them on the inside and crunchy on the outside. After they reach room temperature, they get a soft, chewy texture.