It's further confirmation that I am obsessed with my melon baller.
This time, bananas were my delicious victim.
I just didn't want to scare away all the health nuts with the "fake butter balls." haah.
Not that I avoid butter or anything - we're actually great friends.
I haven't posted a breakfast recipe in a while. It's about dang time, I say.
Yesterday morning I was craving waffles like crazy. I didn't have any white flour left, only had 2 eggs in the fridge, and had a ripe banana I wanted to use up. This recipe was the first to pop up in my search - and lucky enough, it was from one of my favorite websites: Eat Yourself Skinny. She is a doll, and her recipes rock my socks.
I expected this to taste.... healthy... you know... that grainy not-as-good-as-it-could-have-tasted scene on your plate.
However, this recipe is a complete exception. It tasted perfect. The flavors were all there, and in a tastefully balanced way. And even though I still make fun of my sister when she uses applesauce in her cookies, the applesauce worked just fine in these waffles! I used some canned applesauce my Mom made us last year from her apple tree. Doesn't get any more au natural than that, suckas.
This recipe made quite a few waffles for just the couple of us, but the leftovers froze beautifully. I've been re-heating a couple of them each morning for my son's breakfast.
Whole Wheat Banana Waffles
makes about a dozen belgian waffles
2 C whole wheat flour
2 eggs beaten
1 3/4 C skim milk
1/2 C unsweetened applesauce
4 t baking powder
1 ripe banana, smashed
1 T sugar
1/4 t salt
1/2 T cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
1 t vanilla extract
1. Preheat your waffle iron.
2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment, whisk eggs together until fluffy and bubbles form. Add in the milk, applesauce, and vanilla.
3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Beaet flour mixture into the egg mixture.
4. Add in banana, and blend completely.
5. Spray waffle iron and and by 1/2 C-fulls at a time per batch, add batter into the waffle iron. Cook until golden brown. Repeat with remaining batter until finished. Serve hot with fresh fruit and maple syrup.
recipe source: eat yourself skinny