A quick, easy-to-make vegan Belgian waffle recipe for any day of the week.
During the school year, it is extremely rare that we have anything other than eggs or oatmeal for breakfast. There simply isn't enough time to make anything else. So, of course, when holidays come around, my siblings take advantage of the extra hour or two in the morning to ask for something a bit more extravagant for breakfast.
Growing up, we rarely ever ate mostly-carb breakfasts. We always had a hearty meal, usually with eggs or some other type of protein. So, I suppose you can say we were somewhat childishly-jealous of those children who had just a Pop-Tart for breakfast or cereal or pancakes. But, luckily for us, holidays and breaks were the times we could whip out the pancake batter and waffle maker and absolutely stuff ourselves with "bread" for breakfast.
Over the holidays, my siblings like to be a bit more extravagant with their breakfast requests as I have become the official cook in the household. Almost 5 days out of the 7, my little sister is consistent with her response - "waffles please." So, as this breakfast become more and more of a staple, I decided box-mix waffles just did not make the cut.
These Whole Wheat Banana Waffles are not only easy and quick to make, they are also much healthier in comparison to not only box-mix waffles but other homemade waffles as well. These waffles are sure to please everyone in the household, even the pickiest of eaters and will suffice in both during rushed and laid-back mornings.
You Will Need:
1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups almond milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Let's Do This!
Step One: Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, milk, oil, vanilla extract, and cinammon in a medium-size bowl.
Step Two: In a separate bowl, take one of the bananas and smash with a fork. Once it is completely mashed up, go ahead and drop it into the waffle mix. Mix well.
Step Three: Take your other banana and cut into slices, dropping them into your waffle mix. Combine with a wooden spoon (a whisk will be too harsh and will mash up the slices).
Step Four: Take your waffle maker and spoon 3/4 cup of waffle mix onto the skillet (no worries if it doesn't spread). Close and leave for up to 5 minutes. Don't be alarmed if the green button goes off early or if smoke begins to rise (!!). They are not burning, I assure you. You simply want to leave them in for as long as possible so they aren't too wimpy and soft.
Step Five: Open up your waffle maker and, using a fork, transfer your waffle over to a plate and garnish as you please.