you may be thinking, “liz, you make too many waffles”.
i make a lot of waffles, yes. but i just feel compelled to share my waffling success stories with you, that’s all. besides, the waffles i make are way different from that boxed mix your college roommate thought made them such a great cook. really. these are waffles you can feel really good about. honest. they are packed with protein. like, a ton of it. 24g protein! and the recipe for one clocks in at around 350 cal, which is pretty modest for waffles.
the banana chunks caramelize really well in the waffle iron, but be sure to use enough oil so they don’t stick. also, you could add more honey if you have a real sweet tooth, and might also consider incorporating chocolate into this somehow… i’m thinking melted chocolate on top of the warmed peanut butter? -just sayin…
oh, and a quick tip: this recipe did not work well with a flax egg. don’t say i didn’t warn you.
i made these waffles for one last week when brian had a last-minute meeting and wouldn’t have dinner ready for me when i got home from work. we are normally prepared, but not in this occasion. i brainstormed based on the things that needed eaten in our house, which came to a rotting banana, and decided “WAFFLES FOR 1!!” -yep, officially bachin’ it. this recipe would double really well for waffles for 2, if you are sharing a meal with someone.
but for me, i made these bad boys for one.. for dinner. alone. waffles for dinner.. then played bubble bobble on WII for a few hours..
peanut butter banana waffles (for one)
2 tbsp peanut flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp milk or coconut milk
1 tbsp peanut butter (i like to use super-chunk)
1 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/2 banana, or more if you wish, cut into tiny chunks
oil for greasing waffle iron
tbsp or so of your favorite peanut butter, melted slowly on the stove
melted dark chocolate -hey, just sayin’!!
get your waffle iron hot.
mix all ingredients together and let it sit for 5 minutes or so to soak all the ingredients up. if batter seems thick after 5 minutes, add a little more milk to thin it out. i have also used yogurt here.
pour batter into waffle maker and cook for 2 minutes, no longer. carefully separate waffles from surface and top with warm toppinz.
i know you will enjoy this one!