Banana Cinnamon Waffles

Are you the type of person to peek into someone’s medicine cabinet? I totally am. In fact, I will slow to a near stop if I happen to drive past a family’s house at night who has all their blinds/curtains open and all their lights on. I just like to see how other people live, what they eat/drink/watch/do. It’s fascinating to me.

A peek inside someone’s closet, car, fridge, pantry, purse, iTunes, bookshelf can give away a lot about a personality. If someone were to check out your pantry, what would they surmise?

If someone were to look inside my freezer they would find a batch of these waffles, frozen and ready to be popped into the toaster for breakfast. Quick breakfasts don’t get much better than that. Freezing these waffles is super easy. Once you’ve finished cooking all the batter in the waffle iron, lay the waffles in an even layer on a baking sheet, making sure they aren’t touching each other. Freeze until solid and frozen, about 30 minutes. Remove to a resealable zip-top bag. Reheat in microwave, toaster, or toaster oven.

Recipe Rundown
Taste: Slightly sweet, warm, nutty. Everything you’d want in a breakfast item.
Texture: When first out of the waffle maker they’re light and fluffy. If you freeze them and reheat in the toaster they become more crisp at the edges.
Ease: Really easy. Making the waffles is somewhat time-consuming because each set of 2 takes up to 4 minutes.
Appearance: Definitely not the worst thing to see when you first wake up!
Pros: Relatively guilt-free, can be frozen and reheat in toasted, tastes extra delicious with peanut butter slathered on top and dotted with fresh fruit.
Cons: None, really.
Would I make this again? I’ve got some in the freezer.

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Banana Cinnamon Waffles

Yield: About 1 dozen

Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups low-fat milk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 large ripe bananas, mashed

Directions:

Combine flours, flaxseed, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl.

Whisk together milk, butter, and eggs in a large liquid measuring cup or small bowl. Add milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring until blended. Fold in mashed bananas.

Preheat a waffle iron. Coat iron with cooking spray. Spoon about 1/4 cup batter onto hot waffle iron, spreading batter to edges. Cook 3-4 minutes or until steaming stops; repeat with remaining batter.

Adapted from Cooking Light May 2005

   

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12 Responses to “Banana Cinnamon Waffles”

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    Tara — November 28, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Oh my heavens! I made waffles for the very first time this weekend (we've never had a waffle maker before now) and now I discover I can freeze them?! Yipee!!
    This recipe looks delicious; I'll give it a whirl this weekend. Thanks :)

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    manoela — November 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    yummy!!! I'll make it for sure!!!

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — November 28, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    I love to have waffles in my freezer too. So yummy! (I totally would love to peek into people's medicine cabinets… but I can't say I've ever done so!!!)

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    Heidi @ Food Doodles — November 28, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Love the banana cinnamon combo. Sounds so yummy :D And I love freezing waffles! They're 1000x better than anything at the store and they're so easy! I really need to make some, because I had completely forgotten how much I love having frozen waffles on hand. These look delicious :)

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    Melanie @ Sweet Life — November 28, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    I've been asking for a waffle iron for the past 1253151 days and this is the last straw…I'm getting one. These look SO good – with a little Biscoff on top? o.m.g.

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    Kathy — November 29, 2011 at 3:09 am

    I think I occasionally peak into another's items. It also fascinates me how others live. Now that I think about it, it's stalker-ish (no, it's just a high investigation of another person, yes that's what it is :)
    time to post this onto weheartit….

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    Tracey — November 30, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Waffles are such a good make-ahead breakfast treat, and these sound awesome! i just wish I had better luck with my waffle maker, I definitely need more practice.

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    Jacqueline — December 2, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    How others lives is very interesting to most people. Must be why reality TV is so popular. Great idea to freeze the waffles for later. Never thought of doing that. Thanks Tessa!

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    Yael — December 2, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    could this recipe also be used for pancakes? i don't have a waffle maker (sigh :(), but i'd love to make something like this in pancake format.

    • handleheat replied: — December 2nd, 2011 @ 8:13 pm

      Yael – I haven't tried to make pancakes from this batter but I think it could work if you lowered the amount of melted butter by a tablespoon or 2 (pancake batters generally have less fat than waffle batters). Good luck!

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    Mrsblocko — March 31, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    I made this and wrote about it here. Coming from a banana hater, these were some tasty waffles. My family, who are non banana haters thought there were rockin awesome. We'll be making these babies again. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    Alona Tupa — April 25, 2013 at 9:38 pm

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