Gluten free Plantain Teff Waffles

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Ever have a plantain in your kitchen get too ripe? You know when it becomes so ripe that you can no longer fry it but you know it will taste amazing in some dish? Well that’s how I came up with my recipe for gluten free plantain waffles. It turns out plantains and teff go together perfectly, the super ripe plantain adds moisture and flavour to the nutty and nutritious teff & almond flour mix.  I used Berhan Teff for this recipe, Berhan Teff sources it’s high quality nutrient dense grain from Africa. Teff is an ancient gluten free grain native to Ethiopia. It’s the main ingredient in tradition Ethiopian flatbread injera but it lends itself well to baked goods, salad bowls, smoothies and more. And now, we’ve added waffles to the long list of delicious foods you can make with Teff.

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  • 1 super ripe plantain
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Berhan Teff Flour
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • a dash of allspice



Peel and blend a ripe plantain into smooth consistency. Your plantain should be black on the outside and super sweet.

Next mix in the milk, vanilla and egg with the plantain mixture.

In a separate bowl mix the Berhan Teff flour, almond flour, baking powder and allspice.  Finally mix the wet and dry ingredients.

Heat and grease your waffle maker. We used the Wonderffle waffle maker for this recipe and just used half the tool (it can be separated in to 2 parts).

Serve with fresh fruit and real maple syrup.


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