This morning I had 4 ripe bananas sitting on the counter and my girls were still sleeping. I thought of waffles and Sunday. Growing up my Dad always made waffles from scratch every Sunday morning before church. He never made them from a box or frozen. The waffles he made were the kind where you whip the egg whites until they form peaks, making your waffles so light an airy. It is nostalgic to me. I still love waffles, just a little healthier version.
I like to double this recipe and freeze them. Then we can eat them all week just by popping in the toaster. Makes me happy to feed the girls a well balanced, healthy breakfast. In our house cereal is a treat or something they get a grandmas. I have actually created high-maintance breakfast eaters. Always a nice warm breakfast to start the day.
Needless to say I made waffles, my girls got to eat them, I did not. And my hair was leftover from last night. But now I get waffles for lunch, not much to complain about there.
Healthy Waffle Recipe
2 ripe bananas (if you only have one banana replace one of the bananas with 1/2 c applesauce)
1/2 cup pumpkin purée (last week I had a baked sweet potato left over so I used that instead and it was great, but add a little more about 3/4 cup)
1 large egg
4 egg whites
1/2 cup almond butter or peanut butter (Or PB2 to keep the calories low)
1/4 cup coconut flour
2 scoops protein powder (I buy mine online HERE)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
I stirred in 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries from our blueberries we picked HERE
Combine all the wet ingredients first then add in the dry.
Fill and bake your waffle makers manufacturers instructions.
I like to put a little PB2 on mine or Allfruit. My girls love Nutella, they basically ruin the healthy breakfast. I want to try making my own. Let me know if you have ever made your own.