Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Banana Berry Waffles

  I've been searching for healthy, easy, make ahead breakfast option to serve to the kids before school, and have been experimenting with my Belgian waffle maker. Waffles freeze really well, and lend themselves to all sorts of flavor combinations. I had ripe bananas and a small amount of raspberries, blueberries and blackberries to use up. Chopped strawberries would work well too. The milk of your choice can be substituted. I like almond milk and it's high in calcium. I chose to use the "white" whole wheat flour, but regular whole wheat can be used if you prefer. This recipe makes 4 large Belgian waffles, which I think of as 8 servings. Easy to freeze and heat up in the toaster oven.

1 cup AP flour
1 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 pinch nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup almond milk
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 tbsp agave syrup
1 cup assorted berries (chopped if large)

  Preheat waffle iron per manufacturers instructions. Spray with cooking spray.

  In a large bowl, mix flours, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Stir in egg milk, mashed banana and agave syrup. When combined fold in berries.

  Cook batter per waffle iron instructions for amount of batter, until waffles are golden brown and easy to remove from iron.