Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Whole Wheat Banana Waffles

Banana Whole Wheat Goodness

My best friend recently got married and as a gift for being a good maid of honor, her mom gave me a waffle maker. It's pretty much the best present ever (along with the fancy garlic press she gave me, of course).


We decided to give the waffle maker its inaugural run this weekend. After a couple mishaps that involved me spilling batter on the floor, we succeeded. The waffles were pretty damn good too.

Eat Rating: Good. The two bananas give it just a hint of banana. CCO thought they could've used some more sugar, but I think that's what syrup is for.
Difficulty: Medium. Requires waffle maker, whisk.

Adapted from Alton Brown's Basic Waffle Recipe

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp sugar
3 whole eggs, beaten
1/4 cup canola oil
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
1 1/2 cups buttermilk

In a medium bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, powder, salt and sugar. Stir until combined. In a separate bowl, add the remaining ingredients and whisk. You want the banana pieces as small as possible. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until combined. Let sit 5 minutes. Spray waffle iron with cooking spray and pour about 3/4 cup batter onto the iron. Cook according to the directions for your waffle maker (mine only takes about 2 minutes per waffle).

Serve with butter and maple syrup or fruit spread.


  1. These were really good. I added choco chips, too. We ate them tonight for dinner. Thank you!