All hail the glorious waffle with these incredibly delicious whole wheat banana chocolate chip waffles, light and fluffy with a crispy outside, these waffles are everything you want and dream of in a waffle for a perfect weekend breakfast.
Waffles are a total weekend breakfast food. During the week I’m scrambling just to get out the door, let alone make breakfast (I’m usually throwing together a quick green power smoothie, grabbing a quick and healthy breakfast cookie out of the freezer or, if I’m super on top of things, I’ll have a vanilla over night oats I can grab) so I don’t have time to sit there and make waffles. It’s not a super labor intensive dish or anything, but you do make a batter and then cook them, one at a time, so it’s something I like to do at leisure on the weekends.
I seriously cannot believe that I waited 30 years to make my first homemade waffle. I love waffles! The crispy little outsides and the dense flavors while the waffle itself is flight, and they can be topped with things (whipped cream anyone?), waffles are just amazing….but I had never ventured into making my own…because I didn’t have a waffle maker! I had been lamenting this fact to my husband, and for Christmas he got me a super duper cool gift: an All-Clad Waffle Maker!
In typical hubby fashion, he had done a bunch of research, and this waffle maker had the best reviews. I was SO excited when I found it under the tree. I am a food blogger so any kitchen appliance gift I’m given, chances are I’m going to totally LOVE IT, and I totally did – I can attest to the fact that this waffle maker worked like charm! There was no learning curve with this waffle maker, I just plugged it in, read the quick instructions and got to cooking!
Waffle batter is different than pancake batter, it needs to be a little thicker than say pancakes (like these tres leches banana pancakes). I love using bananas in breakfast foods because it gives them a nice natural sweetness while also incorporating fruit into the start of your day. To make these whole wheat banana chocolate chip waffles you mix up the batter, then scoop it into the waffle maker (I like to use a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop like this one to do so) and then let the waffle maker do its magic and voila, a delicious waffle! To keep the waffles warm while the others are cooking, preheat oven to 250 and when the waffles are done in the waffle iron transfer them to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven.
I froze the waffles we didn't eat, I let them cool to room temperature and then put them in a zip lock bag and froze them. To reheat remove from freezer and microwave in 30 second intervals until warm (mine usually take a minute and a half)
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To keep the waffles warm while the others are cooking, preheat oven to 250 and when the waffles are done in the waffle iron transfer them to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven.
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