So relieved that it’s October break. It’s a very well-needed break. I wrote up a list on my whiteboard of all the things I need to accomplish over these next 7 days, but just looking at it makes me want to cry…UGH LIFE.
On the bright side, not having school early in the mornings means that I can take a little more time to put together the perfect breakfasts (best meal of the day amiright?). I realise that my last post was also a breakfast post, but this just goes to show how important breakfast is. If you’re into pancakes, go check out that post, but if you’re into waffles, stay right where you are. I’ve got a hella good banana bread waffle recipe for you.
Anyways, I’m going to take a few minutes here to just focus on how wonderful these banana bread waffles are, and hopefully forget about all my troubles for a bit.
You’ll notice that I pretty much always top my waffles with ice cream. I’m not really sure why, I just think that waffles and ice cream are the best way to go. Especially when you drizzle over some melted chocolate and let it set and cover it with all sorts of delicious sprinkles and toppings and whatever you like. You know all the little pockets in waffles? The little indents? I’m pretty sure you’re supposed to fill those with ice cream so that you get 50% waffle and 50% ice cream in each bite.
God, I totally need to host a waffle party sometime. Look at all these different combinations! I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t have a great time making these.
The waffles themselves are just what you’d expect from a recipe called “Banana Bread Waffles”. They taste just like banana bread – but in the form of a waffle! They have that sweet flavour of banana infused in a light, fluffy waffle with a wonderfully crisp edge. Yumm! *insert heart-eyes emoji here*
Banana Bread Waffles
- 1 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 1 cup overripe mashed bananas (about 2 bananas)
- 1 large egg or 1 flax egg
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Vanilla ice cream, melted chocolate (optional, highly recommended)
- Other toppings (banana, berries, granola, nuts etc.) (optional)
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon
- In another bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil, almond milk, mashed bananas, egg, and vanilla extract
- Pour the banana mixture into the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Do not over mix.
- Heat a waffle iron. When it’s ready, spray or brush it, to cover it in a layer of oil. Pour the batter into the heated waffle iron, adding enough to just cover the bottom layer of the iron. Everyone’s waffle iron is different, so just estimate this and make adjustments as you go. Cook the waffle according to the waffle iron’s instructions.
- Top with vanilla ice cream, melted chocolate, and topping of your choice