Oh, Monday, guys! We had beautiful weather this weekend, but we’re back into chilly temps this morning and reality is slapping me in the face. Back to the weekday grind. Fingers crossed we make it to school on time. Having a big stack of cinnamon banana waffles ready should help! I spent a good chunk of my Sunday on food prep, making a double batch of cinnamon banana waffles and attending a freezer meal workshop. My freezer is full!
The girls love pancakes and waffles for breakfast and we typically whip them up on Fridays, but I thought it would be a nice change of pace for them to have waffles this week. But who has time to make waffles everyday? Not me! So after picking up some groceries for the week I got to work, breaking in my new waffle stick maker.
When I was first gifted the waffle stick maker I wasn’t sure I’d have any use for it, but then I realized how much easier it would be to give the girls waffle sticks and dip than to have to cut their waffles and deal with forks (because Pumpkin is always dropping food off her fork!). And they would make a good to go food. And well, they’re fun.
These waffle sticks made the house smell so good with the combo of cinnamon and banana! And they sneak in a little healthiness by using wheat flour and ground flax seed. Dip them in maple syrup or, if you’re more like me, smear some peanut butter on top! Yum!
And make a double batch and you’ll have breakfast at the ready for the week!
- 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
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 large ripe banana, mashed
- In a medium bowl combine the flours and other dry ingredients and stir to combine.
- In a small bowl combine the milk, egg and butter.
- Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and stir. Fold in the mashed banana.
- Preheat the waffle iron and coat with oil to prevent sticking. Pour batter in each well and cook according to manufacturer's directions.
How do you top your waffles?