Banana flour waffles are easy, delicious, and grain, gluten, nut and dairy free. Looking for a fruit and vegetable filled breakfast? These are a hit, with young and old alike!
Well, I did it. I wrecked my metabolism. Wrecked it real good in fact. I have had stomach pains and killer heartburn since our trip to Cuba. Maybe even before. Actually… It is possible my metabolism has been shitty for even longer! I had some seriously disordered eating in my teens and 20's. Crazy diets, cleanses, even a little dabbling in restriction and binging/purging. I tried it all. Low fat, no fat, no carb, low carb, carb cycling, replacement shakes, calorie counting, and so much more. Eating or not eating is an emotional thing for me. I live in a state of perpetual stress.
I am secretly high strung.
All this does terrible things to my metabolism. I am stressed, so I forget to eat, and when I do eat it's the wrong stuff because I crave sugar and caffeine. I eat too fast or the wrong things and end up with an upset stomach. It is a vicious cycle.
I went to see my GP who prescribed antacids. That might help my heartburn, but I wanted to get to the root of the problem, not just mask symptoms, so I went to see my naturopath. She told me all the things I already knew. Cut out dairy, bread, and caffeine. Eat lean protein and mostly fruits and veggies. And schedule those snacks and regular meals. I figured since I paid for her advice I would follow it! For the last 3 weeks I have been eating at 8 am (breakfast and a turmeric-based smoothie), 11 am (fruit or veggie snack) 2 pm (lunch), 4:30 pm ( A snack, fruit or veggies, but I am ravenous so I make sure to eat healthy fats too), and dinner by 7 pm.
It's amazing how much better I feel. Now I only get heartburn if I cheat and have a coffee or black tea. I'm still working on reducing stress, I need to learn how to “chill the heck out”. What do you do to relax?
Have you ever reverse dieted? Reverse dieting is where you eat more and do less in order to help heal or fix your metabolism. There's more to it than that, but the main goal is to heal and help my body do what it should be doing. I think that's what I'm going to try next! Depriving and punishing my poor body obviously isn't giving me the results I want!
I am determined to feel even better and shed this extra weight. It starts with a good breakfast, like these Banana Flour Waffles!
Banana Flour Waffles are easy, free from gluten, dairy, and nuts! A hit with young and old alike!
- 1 cup mashed fruit (banana, applesauce, peaches, pears, whatever you have or prefer)
- 2 tbsp coconut oil or ghee
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup banana flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Dash of cinnamon
- Beat eggs, add mashed fruit, coconut oil or ghee, and vanilla, mix till combined.
- Mix together dry goods, banana flour, soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir gently the banana flour is quite dusty.
- Slowly add dry ingredients to the moist, again the banana flour is fine and can be dusty.
- Pour half the batter into a large waffle iron set on medium heat for 4-6 minutes.
- Repeat with the remainder of the batter.
- Top with your fave topping, (maybe this blueberry sauce) and enjoy!