Valentine’s Day is just days away, and if you’re planning breakfast in bed for your special someone (or hoping YOU get breakfast in bed), we hope you’ll try our delicious new Banana Brownie Waffle recipe. Read on for the recipe or listen to this week’s Cooking with the Moms radio podcast to hear all about it.
Ah, but what if you want to make our recipe but don’t own a waffle maker? No worries because our latest blog giveaway features a fabulous Cuisinart 4-Slice Belgian Waffle Maker. To enter, all you have to do is post a comment telling us about your favorite waffle recipe or why you want to win the giveaway.
Our Banana Brownie Waffles blow the doors off frozen waffles because they’re made with good-for-you ingredients — things like whole wheat flour, wheat germ, bananas, and omega-3 eggs — and they’re so delicious your family will request them again and again. The recipe makes eight waffles (or more depending on the type of waffle maker you use), and they freeze really well. We suggest you cook up a batch, freeze a bunch, and then reheat whenever the waffle mood strikes!
Banana Brownie Waffles
Makes Eight 4 ½ x 4 ½-inch Waffles
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder, sifted
- 1/4 cup wheat germ
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1½ cups 1% low-fat milk
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Pure maple syrup or light whipped cream, optional
1. Preheat the waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
2. Whisk together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, wheat germ, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl,
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, bananas, eggs, canola oil, and vanilla extract until well blended. Pour over the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
4. Lightly oil or coat the hot waffle iron grids with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the batter onto the center of the lower grid (about 2 cups, or the amount specified for your waffle iron) and cook on medium to medium-high setting until done, 2 to 4 minutes. Repeat with the remaining cooking spray and batter.
5. Serve with maple syrup or light whipped cream as desired.
Nutrition Information per Serving (1 waffle): 270 calories, 10g fat (1.5g saturated, 0.7g omega-3), 330mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 8g protein, 15% calcium, 15% iron
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Our giveaway ends on Monday, February 22, 2010 at noon. As always, we’ll use Random.org to choose the winner. By the way, in case you’re wondering, we do not work for Cuisinart. They’ve just been incredibly generous, and we thank them!