June 16, 2012

Banana, oatmeal, brown sugar waffles recipe (no syrup required!)

Since we happened upon 63 pounds of bananas, we’ve been enjoying all things bananas this week –  Roasted Coconut Banana Bread, banana chocolate chip cookies, banana smoothies and dried banana chips! Today we kicked off the weekend with banana, oatmeal, brown sugar waffles – and seriously, they were so good we didn’t need to use an ounce of syrup.

This recipe comes from Waffles: Fun Recipes for Every Meal.

INGREDIENTS

Eggs, 2 large

Whole milk, 1 1/2 cup – We ended up combining mostly 1% milk with a little half and half.

Unsalted butter (melted) 1/2 cup or canola oil 1/2 cup 

Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon

All-purpose flour, 1 cup

Whole-wheat flour, 1/2 cup – We just used all-purpose.

Rolled oats, 3/4 cup

Golden brown sugar, 3 tablespoons (plus 2-3 teaspoons for sprinkling)

Baking powder, 1 tablespoon

Cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon

Salt, 1/4 teaspoon

Ripe bananas, 2 large, chopped into 1/4 inch slices

optional: syrup (we didn’t need) 

 DIRECTIONS

1.) Preheat waffle maker

2.) In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, milk, butter and vanilla

3.) In a large bowl, mix together the flours, oats, 3 tablespoons brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

4.) Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients, add eggs

5.) Whisk until smooth, with a few lumps. Fold in three-fourths of the bananas (we’ll use the rest later)

6.) Spoon about 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup waffle batter into the waffle maker for each batch. Before closing waffle maker sprinkle 1 teaspoon brown sugar and top with 1-2 slices of banana.

7.) Cook until waffles are crisp and brown, 3-4 minutes. Spray waffle maker with non-stick spray before putting on next batch.

8.) Remove waffles and serve right away. Or keep them on a baking sheet at 200 degrees F for up to 20 minutes before serving.

9.) You can serve with syrup, but honestly I think the brown sugar and caramelized bananas make it plenty sweet.

Last month we made homemade waffles with enough butter to make Paula Deen proud, check those out!

Do you have a favorite waffle recipe? 

This recipe comes from Waffles: Fun Recipes for Every Meal
Waffle maker from Amazon for $39.99 – Cuisinart WMR-CA Round Classic Waffle Maker

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