Sunday morning I decided to treat Hubby and Rat Boy
nicely for a change to breakfast, so I pulled out the waffle iron and made waffles…not from mix!
Also, I set the grill on fire Saturday evening. And Hubby didn’t say a thing.
They were delicious!
I even got some.
And while it wasn’t effortless, it was certainly worth the small amount of effort that it actually took!
I need larger bowls, though.
In a large bowl, combine 3 cups flour, 1 tbsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt, and 1/4 cup packed brown sugar. Wisk to mix and break up the sugar.
My bowl is pretty full already…
In another bowl…NOT SMALL…whisk together 4 eggs, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 cup melted butter, 2 1/2 cups buttermilk, 2 – 3 bananas, and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts.
I started to get a little nervous that all of this was not going to fit into the large bowl I was using.
I also ran out of buttermilk, so actually used about 2 1/4 cup buttermilk, and another 1/2 cup skim milk (which was the only other milk I had).
Combine wet and dry ingredients all at once, and stir until just mixed…a few small lumps are okay.
I was stirring VERY carefully!
Ladle onto the heated waffle iron…
I cooked these on medium. I love my waffle iron. Technically, it’s Hubby’s, as I gave it to him for his birthday 2 years ago.
It is a very smart waffle iron. It dings when the waffle is done, so I don’t have to time it!
They really smell wonderful while they are cooking. I ate one as soon as they were done. (Had to check and make sure they were all right! ) The recipe made about 5 large waffles. We ate 4 of them. They were scrumptious!
I don’t usually like maple syrup on waffles, but the banana walnut flavor really complemented the maple flavor. I put all my bananas into the batter, but some on the top would have been nice, too. Strawberries would be good as well. Needless to say, I’ll be making them again…in a larger bowl!