Well that’s a mouthful. A mouthful of delicious, chocolate, banana and peanut butter drizzled goodness that is.
The other weekend I was in a major dilemma. A “what the heck do I eat for brunch” dilemma.
With a boyfriend who’s not the biggest fan of brunch (I know, sometimes I think he’s not human too), some bananas that were turning brown and me with a craving for chocolate 24/7, I had to get creative. Hmm, peanut butter, bananas, chocolate, and oh yeah that diet I said I was going to start…
And ta-da, this beauty was made! With a few of my favorite ingredients, some healthy substitutions and the boyfriend’s approval;)
- 1 3/4 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1/3 cup whole wheat flour (can be subbed with white whole wheat)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 6 oz. plain greek yogurt
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 medium ripe banana, mashed
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin light olive oil
- mini chocolate chips (amount desired)
- Peanut Butter Glaze
- 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter (do not use natural peanut butter here)
- 1 cup lite maple syrup (may want to add more)
- Preheat your waffle iron.
- To make the waffles: In a large mixing bowl combine flours, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set aside. In a small mixing bowl whisk together milk, yogurt, eggs, bananas and oil. Combine wet ingredients with dry in large mixing bowl and mix until just blended. Careful not to over mix.
- Use quantity of batter per waffle maker instructions and place batter on heated plate. Top with mini chocolate chips, close and cook until desired brown.
- To make the glaze: Melt peanut butter in the microwave for 15 seconds. Add maple syrup and whisk until glaze forms. Add more syrup as needed to create desired consistency.
- Top with banana slices, additional chocolate chips and peanut butter glaze.
A little mix of this, sprinkle of that and drizzle (ok, pour) of glaze and these waffles are sure to please all the weekend brunch cravings.
For these waffles, I prefer to cook them on the lighter side by using a rotating waffle iron like this one from Bella to get an even cook on both sides. Plus, I have a bad habit of trying to do 50 things at once and luckily this life saver lets you choose the temperature so you can double-duty making the glaze without burning the waffles.
Alright now enough of my talking, time to dig in!