Friday, April 19, 2013

Banana Chocolate Chip Waffles

Ladies and Gentlemen: Let's get ready to wwwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaffffffffffffffffffffffffffllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeee!

You may remember rounds 1 and 2 of my match with waffles from a few years ago that resulted in a tie. Most recently the round with chocolate waffles ended in my favor.

I'm more than happy to report that we now have a winner by KNOCK OUT... and it's me

Last Sunday Bryce and I enjoyed a wonderful morning and breakfast together before I headed to work. I'd been planning on making waffles but failed to remember that we were out of eggs! When Bryce returned from his run to the store for eggs he also brought bacon and juice in tow.

We didn't have just any waffles, they were Banana Chocolate Chip Waffles, adapted from PDX Food Love's Banana Waffles.

Banana Chocolate Chip Waffles


1 cup of whole wheat flour
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of salt
3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
4 teaspoons of baking powder
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups of whole milk
1/2 of a cup of chocolate chips
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 Tbsp. brewed coffee
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 ripe apple bananas (or 1 standard banana), very very mashed
Additional bananas for topping

Apple bananas are most popular in Hawaii. They're easier to find than your standard banana and typically about half of the size. The bunch I had this week were the cutest and tiniest I've ever seen!

In a large bowl, whisk together both flours, sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking powder.

In another bowl, gently beat the eggs before adding the milk, oil, coffee and vanilla. Incorporate the liquids into bowl of solid ingredients gently with a spatula. Finally add the chocolate chips and bananas.

Preheat your waffle iron and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Use a 1/2 cup measuring cup of batter per waffle and set the iron between settings 3 and 4 for textural perfection!

As you saw in my previous matches with waffles, the first round usually resulted in a wasted waffle. That lightweight, amateur move is a thing of the past. Behold my lovely and consistent stack of waffles!

Finally, the biggest measure of success, even more so than the complete and edible waffles, was the lack of wasted batter caked on the kitchen counter. Just one, single, lonely drop of waffle batter stained the counter.

DJ please que Queen's "We are the Champions".

The Banana Chocolate Chip Waffles were comforting, warm, and delicious. The addition of even more bananas atop the waffles and whole wheat flour really moved them up on the healthy + substantial scale. The chocolate chips became little jackpots of sweet flavor!

These waffles (and their creator) are a big W in the record books. They will be made again and the only way I can think of improving them for the rematch is adding more chocolate chips!

The best news is that this type of breakfast is again in order, happy weekend everyone :)

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