The first week of September marks National Waffle Week. You probably didn’t have that written on your calendar, but it’s not too late. There’s still time to celebrate. Pull out the waffle iron and try this recipe below. Don’t have an iron? You can still use the recipe to make delicious pancakes.
This recipe can be adapted to be gluten free or can be eaten as is. Feel free to double or triple the recipe to make extras to freeze and have on a busy morning.
Banana Nut Waffles
- 2 overly ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- ½ cup oats (old fashioned, quick, steel cut, etc.)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 1 egg
- ½ cup milk
- ⅓ cup pecans or walnuts
- In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, oats, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Stir mixture until well incorporated.
- Add in mashed bananas, vanilla extract, sour cream, beaten egg, and milk. Stir until everything is combined well.
- Lightly stir in nuts.
- Heat waffle maker accordingly. When ready, place a heaping spoonful of batter in the center, close lid until waffles are golden brown and steam has stopped coming from your waffle maker.
- Great served warm or cold and can be topped with fresh fruit for added flavor
- Makes approximately 16 small waffles, or 8-10 large waffles
Recipe courtesy of Maebells and has been slightly modified: http://www.maebells.com/banana-nut-oatmeal-waffles/
Adrien Paczosa is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian practicing in Austin, Texas and the surrounding counties.
She is the owner and founder of I Live Well Nutrition her Dietitian practice which started in 2007 and serves clients in the Austin, Texas area in two locations. Fearless Practitioners, the division of her business that offers training to dietitians and wellness professionals.