Healthy Banana Waffles

How are your resolutions coming? I know most of us make some resolves to do better, eat healthier, and do more or less of some things. It’s always nice to get back on track with things after the craziness the Holiday Season brings.

When I was making my resolutions I thought I’d go with a check list this year. A few things that I could do everyday and check off. Some day’s ends have more checks than others, but I’ve been trying to make sure there’s always at least one check mark on my list. This has been a great approach for me. Some days I have all six things checked off, but I can’t beat myself up too much when there’s only one or two because at least that is something.

Here’s what I wrote down:
Healthy eating
Exercise
Read scriptures
Morning prayers
Floss
Balance

Some what general, but specific enough that I think of them during the day. I put the list in my kitchen cupboard where I keep the cups, so I see it often.

Healthy eating is a loose term, but I know what I expect from myself. I’m sure some of you have similar goals too, so I thought I’d share this great healthy banana waffle recipe. They are light, fluffy, and pretty darn healthy. It has plenty of fiber to fill you up and all the sweetness comes from bananas. Our whole family loved these!

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Healthy Banana Waffles

Yield: 6 medium waffles

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups milk or buttermilk
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon

Instructions

Turn on your waffle iron and allow it to preheat. In a medium bowl mash the bananas with a fork until they are well mashed and make a smooth paste. Add the applesauce and eggs and whisk to combine. Add the buttermilk and combine. Add the oats, wheat flour, baking soda, salt, vanilla and cinnamon. Stir until well combined. Cook the waffles according to the manufacturer instructions for your waffle iron.

Serve with fresh banana slices, pure maple syrup, or honey.

Notes

Be sure to use cooking spray on your waffle iron if needed. There is no oil in the recipe and they tend to stick badly in my waffle maker if I don't spray it with cooking oil first.

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Healthy Banana Waffle

What were some of your resolutions and how are you helping yourself achieve them? I love me some goals!


15 comments on “Healthy Banana Waffles

    1. I think they they would if you cooked them a bit dark (does that make sense?!) They are really moist and a bit softer than traditional waffles because of the banana so if you cooked them a little dark/longer then that would help with some of that extra moisture. I would also let them cool completely before stacking to freeze or you’ll have a hard time getting them apart. Let me know! I love keep waffles in the freezer too :)

      1. I haven’t done it with this recipe, but I have another waffle recipe I make and freeze. What I do is actually make them a bit lighter than normal, freeze them on a sheet pan, then put them in a freezer bag. Then when you’re ready to make them put them in the toaster oven and they finish cooking in there. I haven’t tried it with this recipe but I’m guessing it would work for you!

    1. No idea! I’ve never found a way to figure out nutrition facts that I like so I don’t do it much… but feel free to plug the recipe into someone on the web to find out :) Thanks!

  1. I made these for my family and they turned out super yummy! I made the leap to no refined sugars for lent and after looking through your blog this is going to be easier then I thought. Almost everything here seems ” meat and potatoes, husband friendly” lol Thank you

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