I’m pretty positive all summer mornings should start with waffles.
Sure, maybe it’s not always the best choice, but it’s summer!
There are no rules in summer. At least that’s what I told myself growing up. And frankly, I still like to pretend those rules still apply. I think I’ll forever have the mindset that the yearly calendar revolves around when summer break starts and ends, it doesn’t even matter that I don’t actually follow that schedule myself.
The (forever) kid in me says it’s the right thing to do.
And the kid in me also says, WAFFLES.
The other week Erick made us tackle the dreaded clean out of the fridge and freezer process. The freezer doesn’t stress me out as much – except for when I realized just how many overly-ripe bananas I’ve frozen. At least half a dozen!
Since he gave me the “do something with these or they’re probably going in the trash” look, I decided to try out something different. As much as I love banana bread, I really enjoy baking it in the other seasons and not as much in summer – and I had a craving for waffles, so I decided to experiment.
About four failed batters and five bananas later, I finally figured it out. I tried coconut flour, coconut sugar, oats, no flour, no sugar, etc – and the batter just fell apart like a pile of mush. So I went back to the basics and started with what I already know instead.
Finally, victory! Truthfully (since it’s summer and the no rules thing applies) all I wanted was for these to taste delicious so I could eat a few now, and also freeze a few for later when I get my next waffles craving.
I mean, these aren’t all that bad for you…
Unless you load on the syrup and make it snow powdered sugar! (Whispers, do it.)
- 1 ½ cups flour (all-purpose or whole wheat work!)
- 2 tablespoons sugar (I used coconut sugar, but use granulated or whatever on hand)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
- 1½ cups milk
- ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Heat your waffle iron, soray with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt .
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the bananas, milk, melted coconut oil, egg, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir together until just combined.
- Pour ¼-1/2 cup of the batter into the waffle maker and cook. Repeat until all the batter is gone.
- Top with fresh fruit, nuts, etc!