Monday, October 30, 2006

More waffles

Banana Waffles
Better Homes and Gardens New Dieter’s Cookbook Copyright 2003

nonstick cooking spray
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour I used 1 cup AP flour and 3/4 cup ww flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 ½ cups fat-free milk
2/3 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 medium)
1 slightly beaten egg
2 tablespoons cooking oil

1. Lightly coat the grids of a waffle baked with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat waffle baker according to manufacturer’s directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; set aside. In a medium bowl stir together the milk, mashed bananas, egg, and oil. Add to flour mixture and stir until combined (batter should be slightly lumpy).
2. Pour about 1 cup of the batter onto grids of the prepared waffle baker. Bake and serve.

Makes 6 servings.

First of all, excuse the blurry picture but it's hard to take an enticing picture of a waffle anyway. Second of all, why did I wait so long to get a waffle iron? Turns out that my husband really likes waffles. I haven't had any waffles go to waste so far.

Not having a waffle iron for so long, I've been passing right by waffle recipes. I'm having a hard time finding them in my cookbook collection, especially 'healthy' ones. I modified this one a bit and substituted some whole wheat flour for some of the all-purpose and it worked out really well. I'm still having trouble adding the right amount of batter to the iron as you can see (these should be square).

Don't forget, only 2 more days to sign up for the October cookbook giveaway.

A Blast From The Past: Banana Cake VI from July 2006 - a fantastic banana cake recipe.

Question of the Day: Are there any small appliances you don't have that you wish you did?


Anonymous said...

totally off subject. i went to an auction the other day and got some cookbooks, one was from the four seasons restaurant. i gave it to my daughters bf, who studied at the culinary institute of america. anyway, i think about you when i buy cookbooks. i love them too.

Anonymous said...

I'm probably one of few cooks who don't have one - a food processor.


Anonymous said...

I can't think of any appliances we don't already have, or haven't had at some stage, that I would like. Mine wants are more "extra's" like a good large metal gingerbread man cookie cutter and a big sized loaf tin. They are on my Christmas wish list.

Anonymous said...

It's been too long since I've made waffles.

I know most people don't have one but I'd really like to own a mandolin (sp?) for making some awesome homemade chips and for tarts.

Heather said...

I can't think of an appliance, maybe a deep fryer, but if I really wanted one I would get it. I am like that about kitchen things. One thing I really want for my kitchen are souffle pans and a tart pan.