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Peanut Butter Banana Waffles, Or My New Favorite Breakfast Treat

For about a month, I was craving waffles. I rarely make them though because they are basically pure (yet delicious) carbs and sugar and that kind of breakfast makes me crash and burn very quickly. But this time, waffles were on my mind and I was determined to find a way to make them somewhat better for me, with a lower crashing risk. Following my online investigation, I improvised a recipe for healthier waffles that should sustain me until lunch time. One of my favorite breakfast is peanut butter and sliced banana on toast. It became my inspiration for the waffle recipe.

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Peanut Butter and Banana Waffles:

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1.75 cups of fat free milk
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons of PB2 peanut butter powder
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of maple sugar (maple syrup would work as well)
  • 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed

What’s Next?

  1. In one bowl, mix all the dry ingredients. In another, mix all the wet ingredients. Combine both bowls and whisk until the mixture is mostly even (the bananas might leave a texture but the rest of the batter should be smooth)
  2. Spray your waffle iron and pour mixture onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown.
  3. Enjoy!

My waffle iron (it depends on the size of yours) made 11 waffles. I ate a couple of them fresh off the iron and kept the rest for my breakfasts that week. I let them cool and stored them in  a Ziploc bag. In the morning, I only had to put them in the toaster to get them hot and crispy again. I served mine differently each day but my favorite toppings were maple syrup and sliced bananas, and peanut butter.

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As I am trying to be mindful of what I eat, I entered the recipe in MyFitness Pal and got the following results:

Nutrition Facts
Servings 11.0
Amount Per Serving: 1 waffle
calories 134
Total Fat 2 g 2 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 2 %
Cholesterol 39 mg 13 %
Sodium 284 mg 12 %
Potassium 208 mg 6 %
Total Carbohydrate 25 g 8 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g 10 %
Sugars 4 g
Protein 6 g 12 %
Vitamin A 1 %
Vitamin C 3 %
Calcium 11 %
Iron 8 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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