Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Banana Nut Waffles

Banana Nut Waffles

Start your morning off with a yummy treat.  These banana nut waffles is the perfect start to any day.  Eating fun breakfasts make me feel as though my day will be great, so I decided to make these fun waffles.  The recipe was modified from the Food Network in order to meet my needs.  

The waffles were very moist due to the bananas and fat free sour cream.  They browned very easily due to the sugar in the fruit and if you add extra sugar that also helps with the browning.  When they first came out of the waffle maker they were very soft.  If you let them sit it will get hardened a little if you prefer your waffles that way.

Bananas are full of potassium and carbohydrates.  This is a great meal to have  along with a lean proteins source (ex: eggs) after a intense workout such as, running several miles. The potassium helps prevent cramping by acting as an electrolyte and the carbohydrates are stored in your muscles to prepare for your next workout.

1 1/4 cup flour ( whole wheat or all purpose)
3/4 cup sweetener (sugar or Splenda)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 large ripe banana
1/2 cup canola oil 
1/2 cup fat free sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs

In a large bowl mix flour, sweetener, walnuts, baking powder, baking soda, and spices.

In a small bowl mash banana with a spoon until it forms a puree.  Add the oil, eggs, vanilla, and sour cream and mix evenly.  Transfer to large bowl and mix evenly.

Spare waffle maker with cooking spray and pour about 1/2 cup of mixture on to the center of the waffle maker.  Allow to cook to desire crispness.  

Remove and serve.  Waffles are sweet enough that they do not need any syrup and can be eaten plain.

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