I have been meaning to post this great waffle recipe which I adapted from Cooking Light. My son loves waffles and was begging me to make some. Of course he wants the white flour kind filled with chocolate chips and overloaded with syrup. Not exactly a healthy breakfast. So I went with a low fat banana waffle enriched with flax seed and whole wheat flour.
When my son saw me making these, he just pouted away. Both my kids are much happier when there is no whole wheat flour in sight. But once he tasted these, four waffles immediately disappeared from the plate. They were crispy on the outside and the banana made them sweet and extremely moist on the inside. I made a batch to stick in the freezer and they froze really well.
And how about the cute heart shape? I have had this heart waffle maker for 15 years now and it is still going strong. How many ways can you pile heart waffles? Enjoy your day!
Banana Cinnamon Waffles (Adapted from Cooking Light)
1 cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup whole wheat flour
¼ cup ground flax seed
2 tablespoons sugar
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups low fat buttermilk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 large ripe banana, mashed
Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, flax seed, and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine buttermilk, butter, and eggs, stirring with a whisk; add milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring until blended. Fold in mashed banana. Preheat a waffle iron. Coat iron with cooking spray. Spoon about ¼ cup batter per 4-inch waffle onto hot waffle iron, spreading batter to edges. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until steaming stops; repeat procedure with remaining batter.
Aren't these so cute and tasty. Love the heart shape. Bookmarked.
I've had banana pancakes, which have a great texture, but never banana waffles.
The Food Hunter
very cute.Your son is very lucky.
My husband is the same way with whole wheat flour, but can tolerate the King Arthur brand of "white" whole wheat.
Love the heart shape - so cute! 😀
I don't get my waffle maker out enough, but if it was a heart one?! So cute!!
Your waffles look really good! My daughter has been wanting to get a waffle maker - I'll have to break down and get one. Too funny - I just posted a heart shaped quiche picture!
wowza these look amazing!!!!!!!! love the heart shape! so cute!
Those waffles are adorable. What a great way to make waffles healthy and the best part is your son gobbled them up.
How cute these are! I don't typically like waffles (strange, I know) but if I do eat them, they have to be banana!
I <3 waffles. The banana was a good idea. I always use whole wheat flour whenever I can and most of the time, no one can tell the difference!
These sound so good with the addition of flax seed and bananas! I'll have to try these as we love waffles! Love your heart shaped iron!
MMMM. bananas and cinnamon in waffles, I am all over this one!
John and Lisa Howard-Fusco
Those look lovely, Lisa. Too bad our son is iffy on bananas right now, because this would be a nice recipe to try. - John
Lisa they look delicious. I love the heart shape. Anything with bananas is popular in my house!
They look so cute! And they look yummy too. 🙂
aaah, i've been meaning to try making waffles ever since i borrowed my rents old one! need to get on it 🙂
These waffles look great. So glad your son became a convert.
Those sound so good & you found a way to sneak in the healthy
beautiful heart shapped waffles. Nice flavor choices!
Love the heart shape! That would definitely appeal to my kids. They looks and sound delicious.
Love the heart shaped waffles! Even better that the kids loved them in spite of the whole wheat flour... score!
The Japanese Redneck
I love waffles. I wish the hubby liked them.
I really like the heart shapes. Mine head for the hills too if they see anything other than white flour.
You definitely made a scrumptious looking waffle.
These sound great Lisa and I adore the love hearts. 🙂
Your banana waffles sound delicious and I love how cute the little hearts are!
Foodie with Little Thyme!
The heart shape is great for these heart healthy waffles.
The hearts cracked me up to no end. I am all about the waffles that will put you right back to sleep from the massive amount of sugar and candy in them. Droolll.....
Oh I love it, you are such a good mama! 🙂 They look fabulous!
I can't wait to try these!
Lisa, these heart shaped waffles are simply adorable and yummy too!
WOW oh WOW these look amazing and I adore the heart shaped ones!!
Love that I can freeze these!
can i use this recipe and make pancakes instead?
I think the batter would not be the right consistency for pancakes.