This post is sponsored by SunButter. All opinions are mine.
Dense, soft waffles are packed with your favorite allergy-friendly combo: SunButter and banana. These couldn’t be easier as you literally put all of the ingredients in a blender and then pour into your waffle maker. Great for busy mornings, or on a weekend when you want a hot breakfast. These Blender Buckwheat SunButter & Banana Waffles are free of: gluten, dairy, egg, soy, peanuts and tree nuts. They’re also top-8-free and vegan too!
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If you can’t do oatmeal like my son can’t–in fact he can do hardly any grains–then it makes it difficult to have the traditional breakfasts. I find a lot of gluten-free breakfasts use oats as the base–and while delicious for me, it could be disastrous for my son. (I actually really miss oats!) So, I had to search for another type of grain that I could substitute and I’ve found that in buckwheat.
If you’re like me, the name threw me off. Besides the character on the movie The Little Rascals, I knew little about it. And, because it has the word “wheat” in it, I just automatically wrote it off. Man–do I wish someone had told me how great this grain is and that it doesn’t actually have any wheat or gluten in it (confusing job whoever named this!!) All of these years wasted. Don’t be like me!
I also used to love a quick and filling toast back in our pre-food allergy days with peanut butter and bananas on it. Besides loving bananas because of the nostalgia, I also love them because they act as a sweetener, which means you only need a little bit of brown sugar to make these waffles just right. Also–if you’re egg-free like we are, or you’re vegan, it’s a perfect egg substitute so you don’t need any eggs for this recipe! It’s a total two-for-one!
So, this breakfast has that classic flavor combo of my beloved toast (but allergy-friendly thanks to my favorite peanut butter substitute: SunButter), AND with the incredible grid of waffles–which allows for pockets of delicious syrup to spill into it. Talk about way better than toast!
And, because it takes a minute to wait for the waffles to cook in the waffle iron, I wanted to make up for that time in the prep. So, I made this recipe as simple as possible by putting everything in the blender. I’m talking every single ingredient and press “blend”. No joke. There’s not even blending this first and then adding that next. Put the entire ingredient line up in that blender. So easy–even kids can help with this part!
If you watched my Insta Stories I showed my son eating a waffle on the couch. I made the recipe while they were at school and had him try a bite when he got home. He of course didn’t want to stop there, so he had to steal the whole rest of the waffle to eat. I didn’t mind because it’s got protein (thanks SunButter!), whole grains and fruit in it. So I let him munch away! You can of course, add additional bananas, or my favorite (as shown) strawberries on top. Or, go with some powdered sugar, maple syrup–or even plain–totally up to you!
So, this weekend, when it’s chilly and you want a warm breakfast but don’t want to go to too much work be sure to whip up these waffles. Besides being allergy-friendly waffles, they’ll be delicious and you’ll be glad you did!
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Blender Buckwheat, SunButter & Banana Muffins (Gluten, dairy, egg, soy, peanut & tree nut free; top-8-free; vegan)
Dense, soft waffles are packed with your favorite allergy-friendly combo: SunButter and banana. These couldn't be easier as you literally put all of the ingredients in a blender and then pour into your waffle maker. Great for busy mornings, or on a weekend when you want a hot breakfast. These Blender Buckwheat SunButter & Banana Waffles are free of: gluten, dairy, egg, soy, peanuts and tree nuts. They're also top-8-free and vegan too!
- ¾ cups vanilla rice milk
- ¾ cup buckwheat groats
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cupcreamy SunButter
- 1 banana, ripe
- Place the ingredients, in the order above, in a blender. Blend well until everything is smooth. Pour batter into a greased waffle iron. Cook until the dough is cooked through. Waffles will be soft and thick and slightly brown when done. Serve warm with your favorite vegan butter, maple syrup, fruit or powdered sugar. Follow your waffle iron manufacturer's directions.
Adapted from: Joy Food Sunshine
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SunButter Honey & Banana Muffins (GF, DF, egg, soy, peanut & tree nut free; top-8-free; refined sugar free; vegan)
Chocolate Banana SunButter Breakfast Shake (Gluten, dairy, egg, soy, peanut & tree nut free; top-8-free; vegan)
I just came across your site and was excited. My 14 month old is allergic to egg, peanut, tree nut, soy, dairy, wheat, and sunflower (so far).
Any recommendations for a sunbutter replacement?
Hi Kate, any seed butter should work. If you can’t do any seeds or any type of butter, then I’d recommend looking into my other allergy friendly breakfast options: https://allergyawesomeness.com/category/older-posts/breakfast/
This was great! I have a 9 cup Ninja Blender and was easily able to double it. To met our allergy needs, I also used wowbutter and oat milk with great success! Thanks!
Thank you! I love it when people take the time to let us know what other substitutions work. I’m so glad your family enjoyed it!
Hi, I discovered your Instagram through the Enjoy Life account (I think that’s where it was lol) and am loving your recipes! We’re been struggling to cope with many allergies for my toddler, and your website has been a godsend! I’m curious about this recipe, because it’s labeled as muffins but it’s actually waffles. I was wondering, can you make this as a muffin recipe? Or even pancakes?
Vanessa! Hi! Happy to have you here. I’m so glad my site has been able to help you. I apologize I have it labeled wrong. I have only ever made these as waffles. Enjoy!
Sharon @ What the Fork
These waffles are impressive looking! I love how you made them!
Thank you–they were a lot of fun to photograph.
love seeing buckwheat in your recipe! The glycemic index is so much better than that in most multi purpose gf mixes and flours.
And it’s nice to buy one flour, instead of a blend! I’m in love!
These look like the perfect balance between crisp an tender. My idea of a perfect waffle!
Thanks! Yes, due to the banana and SunButter the thick batter helps the waffles stay quite soft.
I used to make blender waffles all the time, but it’s been years! Our waffle maker seems to hate us now. I need to get a new one to try these – LOVE buckwheat.
Perfect timing to get a new one with Black Friday around the corner!
We just love making pancakes with our blender. Saves time and clean up!
seriously–how did people live without them??
The little pockets full of syrup are the best! So glad you were able to develop a recipe for your son to enjoy 😀
Thanks–me too! So worth it to see him gobbling something up!
these sound SO good – and I love the big waffle – I want your waffle maker! 🙂
What’s funny is it’s from my husband’s single days–don’t even know how it’s still working!
Woah, these look spectacular! I still don’t have a waffle maker!!! Have to get on that. 😉
Perfect timing with black friday around the corner!
Chrystal @ Gluten-Free Palate
Beautiful photos Megan! Really helps me know how amazing these waffles are going to taste.
Thanks Chrystal! I’ve been having a lot of fun with photo shoots lately and trying to constantly improve!
I too am a big fan of the PB toast flavor profile, and always love something that’s made in a blender 🙂
Yes, I”m kind of addicted to my blender!
Hi! For the buckwheat waffles could I use buckwheat flour? I already have it in hand
Good question! I’ve never tried it, so if you do–please come back and comment to help other readers out. I would think so, but you may have to adjust the amounts a little since the grouts are bigger than the flour.