The WAFFLE! There's something about it, right?! It screams weekend indulgence to me. It's a step above the pancake, because you need a little extra patience and some special equipment for these guys. The results are so worth it.
Every time we have guests visiting, we try to break out the waffle maker. Of course, C and I have 2 completely different favorite waffle recipes. So often times we have a "waffle-off" for a few travelers. We each make a batch of both our recipes and, of course, we make them pick their favorite.
Well, I hate to be predictable, but mine has been "healthified." C's has a crap ton of butter loaded in his, which is lovely, but it tastes like a funnel cake to me. I know, it doesn't sound bad, but it makes me feel like poo most of the day after. So it's not worth it to me.
These guys are a little more dense, full of warm spices, and super filling. I like to top mine with extra bananas and sometimes greek yogurt with a little maple syrup.
These definitely make a big batch and I hate wasting batter, so I always cook up all the waffles I can make, let them cool, and package them up for the freezer. When you're ready, you let them defrost a bit and pop them in the toaster. Weekday waffles feel so special when I get to do this! They are also perfect for a quick brinner when I have nothing else to make.
Also, these are my go-to Galentine's day waffles!! But we do whipped cream Leslie Knope style on that holiday.
Whole Wheat Banana Waffles
Makes 3-4 large waffles // Adapted from King Arthur Flour
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat white flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons raw sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 cups almond milk, or milk of choice
- 1-2 over ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cardamom
- 1/4 ginger
- Preheat your iron while you make the waffle batter.
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and spices
- In a separate bowl, mash your banana and whisk together the egg, milk, vanilla, and butter
- Mix together the wet and dry ingredients, stirring just until combined. The batter will be a bit lumpy; that's OK
- Spray your waffle iron with some non stick stray and scoop about 1/3 - 1/2 cup of batter onto your waffle iron
- Cook the waffles as directed in the instructions that came with your waffle iron
- Top with more butter, maple syrup, extra bananas, and whatever else you love
Cheers and enjoy!