Monday, October 18, 2010

Banana Dried Fruit Waffles


This is another type of healthy waffle that I had in mind.  My elder girl won't eat banana but she liked banana cake.  So, I thought I would smashed up the banana and added into the batter and make the waffle so that she doesn't even know she is eating a waffle with banana in it.  On of my readers suggested me to slice the banana and bake it with the waffle which gave me the idea.  For this, I only used one large banana and surprisingly I could still smell the banana in this waffle.

I read that a good energy food for breakfast is oatmeal, banana, milk and etc.  So, this is definitely a good energy boost breakfast for you to last until lunch.  Not to say, yummy too and no syrup needed!  This waffle has oatmeal, banana, milk, eggs, honey and dried cranberries to list some.





~Yields about 12 waffles (for the above shape)

Ingredients:

2 large eggs
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup instant oatmeal/ quick-cooking oats
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. cinnamon powder
1/4 tsp. salt
4 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. honey
1 3/4 cup 1 % milk
1/2 cup canola oil
1 large banana or two smalls, mashed (frozen works great)

Dried cranberries or raisin, as needed (optional)

Method:

1.  In a big bowl, hand whisk the two eggs until beaten.  Add in the rest of the wet ingredients, whisk well.  Then, add all of the dry ingredients except dried cranberries or raisin and hand whisk until all is blended.  Set aside.

2.  Preheat your waffle maker.  When preheated, spray with buttery non-stick spray and scoop some of the batter onto the waffle iron.  Spread some dried cranberries or raisin on top.  Then, cover the top and side with more batter.  Cover and cook until brown.  For mine is about 6 minutes.  Exact time depends on your waffle maker.

3.  Take it out with a spatula and chopstick and serve hot.

4.  Or cool on wire rack and put in a zip lock bag and freeze for future use.  Toast in a toaster to heat it up.

10 comments:

Food For Tots said...

I have never thought of having waffles as breakfast. Your waffles are so healthy. A perfect breakfast and energy booster!

pigpigscorner said...

Love waffles! Great idea adding bananas!

Belinda @zomppa said...

These came out beautifully, and anyway to sneak that potassium is fantastic.

tigerfish said...

You have created a lot of healthy treats just to make your princesses have their fruits and veggies. They are lucky!

Zoe said...

That's a good idea to freeze these yummy healthy waffles for future breakies. Thanks for sharing.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

hehe good way to trick the little ones, i hv to copy soon ;)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks ladies! It tasted yummy too, give it a try if you have a waffle maker. :)

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

look so healthy and good

Joy said...

Hmmm Waffles. I love bananas.

noobcook said...

healthy and delicious waffles! You are so creative.