Not Quite Belgian: Gluten-Free Waffle Sandwiches

Paris-Roubaix is this weekend, which means Belgian bike racing fans (that is to say, all Belgians) will practice their other national pastime: eating delicious waffles and frites and washing both down with that beer they brew there (what’s it called again?).

If you are not among the Belgians this weekend, perhaps it will be less of a travesty to make the Feed Zone spin on waffles: these gluten-free waffle sandwiches. They’re darn tasty, especially when you glue them together with your favorite topping: peanut butter, Nutella, preserves. Go nuts!

Feed Zone Portables recipe Gluten-Free Banana Waffles by Chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim FZP

And for those who own Feed Zone Portables, don’t forget Biju’s simplified recipe for Liege Waffles, found on p. 239. You’ll need to make them the night before consuming to get that delicious tang and fluffy flavor.

Try this recipe yourself!

Gluten-Free Banana Waffles from Feed Zone Portables

TIME› 20 minutes

1 cup coarse gluten-free bread crumbs
½ cup white rice flour
¼ cup ground almonds
pinch of ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
¼ cup almond milk
1 large ripe banana
Heat the waffle iron.

Place the dry ingredients in a food processor and pulse quickly to combine.

In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine the eggs and almond milk and stir briskly. Pour this into the food processor, add the banana, and pulse. Batter should be smooth and somewhat dense.

Pour enough batter into each waffle form to nearly fill all the squares (the batter will expand when pressed). Cook until the outside of the waffle feels crisp. Repeat, using the remaining batter.

Makes 4 large waffles. Cut each waffle into quarters and top with your favorite spread(s) to make 8 mini waffle sandwiches. Let cool before wrapping.

In a recipe like this one, Gluten-free bread shortcuts some of the extra flours and makes for a unique texture. The water content of bread is somewhat lower than other carbs, though 43 percent is still well above pre-packaged foods.

PER SERVING› Energy 112 cal, Fat 3 g, Sodium 60 mg, Carbs 17 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 4 g, Water 43%

Or you can watch Biju demonstrate in this video:

In the Feed Zone, the menu has changed and no one can argue with the results: real food is better. Real food tastes better, digests quickly, and helps you perform at your best.

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