Banana Nut Waffles. They’re like Banana Waffles…only BETTER.

September 30, 2012

in Encore Worthy, Sound Bites

National pancake day is February 28th. But the internet told me it was this past Thursday. So on Thursday, we had Banana Nut Waffles for dinner.

Which makes total sense, if you think about it. I was PMS’ing and had thus already fallen off the day’s “healthy lifestyle” bandwagon, and it was guaranteed to end yet another joint-mini-hunger-strike by the Littles.

What would YOU do?

 

And since I don’t know how to make pancakes, waffles seemed like the next best thing. And who would want to eat a light, fluffy, yet crispy around the edges pancake fried in butter and smothered in syrup when they could eat these?

Banana. Nut. Waffles.

I know. I already gave you a rockin’ banana waffle recipe last month. But that was BEFORE I bought another 5lbs of bananas. And realized my Sam’s club stock of walnuts will actually expire before the Mayan calendar does. So, sure, I probably should have been a good food blogger and saved it for next year. Except we might not even be around next year. And then you’d be holed up in your Zombie Apocalypse shelter, just wishing you’d had one last, glorious banana-y, nutty, syrupy bite of deliciousness before getting down to business with a can of SPAM.

So, really, I’m doing this for ya’ll. Because no one should have to trip their best friend in sacrifice to the hordes while fleeing on an empty stomach. It just isn’t done.

Banana Nut Waffles
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Dish: Breakfast
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Feeds: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 1¾cups Flour
  • 2Tbsp Sugar
  • 1Tbsp Baking Powder
  • ¼tsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1¼cup Whole Milk
  • 3 Ripe Bananas
  • ½cup Butter, Melted
  • 1tsp Mexican Pure Vanilla Extract
  • ½cup Walnut Crushed Pieces
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, sift together 1¾cups flour, 2Tbsp sugar, 1Tbsp baking powder, and ¼tsp salt. Build up around the sides to make a well in the center of flour mixture.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the two eggs together just a little until only slightly beaten, then mix in 1¼cup whole milk, ½cup melted butter, and 1tsp vanilla.
  3. In a small bowl, mash 3 bananas as well as you can.
  4. Add egg mixture, mashed bananas, and ½cup crushed walnut pieces to flour mixture and mix to combine, leaving the dough slightly lumpy.
  5. Pour mixture, ¾cup at a time, onto waffle maker and cook for 6½ minutes each until golden brown (this is 2 cycles on my waffle maker).
  6. Serve immediately with all the fixin's.
Notes
If you give one toddler the mallet to help crush the walnut pieces to smithereens yet, you might want to make sure the bag is zipped closed first...

 

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Marcie October 1, 2012 at 7:26 am

HAHA! Love the vegetable/pancake pictures!!

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