January 7, 2023 20 notes
This speedy banana bread gets a boost from a waffle iron.
To say that I’m a little obsessed with my waffle iron is an understatement. I’ve made both Banana Peanut Butter Waffles and Waffle Potato Bites.
After a serious but brief deliberation, I’ve decided to give up my stove and microwave and keep my waffle iron. What am I doing with all this equipment?
What I love about my waffle iron is that I make small Lots of lovely food and it only takes me a few minutes. That way, I don’t end up with a lot of delicious food – a whole loaf of banana bread, for example.
Plus, I don’t have to wait an entire hour for something to bake, so I can cut down on my time in the kitchen. Win-win!
I’ve gone through several waffle irons over the years and the best ones I can find are around $40. The $15 ones break too easily and the $100 ones are unnecessarily expensive. There are a ton of waffle iron reviews on Amazon, so pick your poison.
This recipe has low calorie banana bread. Instead of butter, I use buttermilk – which is delicious but very low in saturated fat. I also use a mix of whole wheat flour and white flour to give it a whole grain boost.
This dough is really just banana bread!! But, it’s got a lot less batter than the average loaf.
You’d think it’s just banana waffles – but it’s not. It is much denser than waffle. I toast it for breakfast, eat it like a cookie with coffee, and throw it in my kid’s lunch box because it doesn’t contain any nuts (their school has a no-nut policy).
They have quick portion sizes that make it easy to stay in control of your consumption. Freeze some of these for a snack or quick breakfast on the run.
Have you tried making faster banana bread in your waffle maker?
Waffle Iron Banana Bread
Makes 8 small waffle breads
¼ cup) sugar
2 mashed bananas
1/3 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup white whole wheat flour or ½ cup white flour and ½ cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
Spray waffle iron with nonstick spray. Whisk eggs and sugar in a medium bowl using a whisk or fork. Add mashed bananas, buttermilk, vegetable oil and vanilla and mix. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together until blended.
Pour about 1/4 cup batter onto 4 sides of the waffle iron and cook for 4 minutes. Take it off when it hardens. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate for later.
for a banana bread waffle , 125 calories, 2.1 g thick, 0.0g Saturated fat, 24.5 grams carbohydrate, 11 grams sugar, 3.4G protein, 2.3G fiber, 131 mg Sodium, 4 SmartPt
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