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May 10, 2015

by Alyssa Rimmer

Strawberry Banana Quinoa Waffles

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These healthy, gluten-free quinoa waffles are studded with banana and strawberries, are made in a blender and make a perfect weekend breakfast!

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One of my favorite things about summer is fresh berries.

Seriously. There’s almost nothing that makes me happier than seeing those first quarts of strawberries at the farmer’s market. It means that summer has officially begun and my world is about to be filled with berry-flavored everything.

While we might still be a few weeks away from berry season, I couldn’t hold off in sharing this recipe with you.

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For one, today is mother’s day and this is the ultimate breakfast to serve her (preferably with a hot cup of coffee or tea, the newspaper AND while she’s still in bed). <– brownie points!

To me, berries make any dish better. Whether it’s a simple bowl of homemade granola or these decadent quinoa waffles, garnish with a few fresh berries and it instantly becomes special. Like totally Mother’s Day kind of special.

So why not whip up a batch of this ultra-fabulous strawberry + banana quinoa waffles, wow your mom and show her how much you love and appreciate her!

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The great thing about these waffles is even though they sound a tad bit unhealthy, they’re actually not! I used the recipe for my banana quinoa pancakes as a guide, added in some cooked quinoa and chopped strawberries, then just made them in a waffle iron instead.

And obviously drizzled them with a generous amount of maple syrup 🙂

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If you haven’t made those pancakes (and I highly suggest that you do!), they’re made in the blender (woo hoo!) and use just oats, plant-based milk, a banana, some eggs, some baking powder and a touch of salt. And that’s it!

Then, to make them the perfect Mother’s Day breakfast, I added in my chopped strawberries and cooked quinoa. The quinoa for some protein and the berries for that sweet, tart, burst-of-berry-flavor with every bite.

And I have to tell you, out of all the waffles I’ve made, Matt and I both agreed these are the best.

Next time? I’m going to add in some coconut!

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the awesome moms out there. And a special shout out to my amazing mom who constantly inspires me, encourages me to chase after my dreams and is my best friend. I love you, Mom!

xx Alyssa

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Strawberry Banana Quinoa Waffles

Why not whip up a batch of these ultra fabulous strawberry + banana quinoa waffles, wow your mom and show her how much you love and appreciate her!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 Waffles
Calories 130kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add 1 1/2 of oats into a blender and blend on high until fine and powdery. Pulse in baking powder, salt and sugar if using.
  • Add milk, banana and egg. Blend on high until smooth.
  • Pour batter into a mixing bowl and fold in quinoa, remaining oats and strawberries.
  • Preheat the waffle iron to medium-high heat. Grease with nonstick spray (or coconut oil) and scoop 1/4 - 1/3 cup of batter onto the iron. Cook until waffle maker indicates they're done.
  • Transfer to a wire rack and repeat until no batter remains.
  • Serve with additional chopped strawberries and warm maple syrup. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 14.6mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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About Alyssa

Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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  1. […] Strawberry Banana Quinoa Waffles from Simply Quinoa  […]

  2. These waffles look SO good! I love the creativity with the ingredients – I NEED to make these this week!

  3. YES!!!! These look amazing – so healthy and a great flavor combo. I always make my mom waffles when I see her so I’ll have to make her these! xo

  4. These look so good! I love the addition of quinoa into the batter. I definitely want to try these out. Also, your pictures are gorgeous!

  5. I love the addition of quinoa with the oat flour! So satisfying! I love my waffles <3 And strawberry banana is such a classic flavor combo!

  6. Hi, Alyssa. In your Strawberry, Banana Quinoa Waffles recipe, please tell me what you do with the remaining oats after dividing them…I don’t see it listed in the instructions. Thank you.

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