Sunday, April 26, 2009

Banana Pecan Waffles

Jeff and I used to love to go to breakfast on the weekends. We would go mid-morning because it didn't matter if we had to wait on a table, we had nothing better to do on a Saturday morning. When we finally did get a table we would take our time drinking coffee and eating slowly. Well, those days are over. With 2 kids it is nearly impossible to go to breakfast past 9 am if you want a table without a wait. And with 2 kids, who actually wants to get out of the house by 8:45 am on a Saturday or a Sunday? So, I thought, why not bring the restaurant to us. I love making waffles because they are easy and they are delicious. I found this recipe on they were so good! I did change it up a little bit by using half unbleached all purpose flour and half whole wheat flour because I think all whole wheat flour might make them too heavy. I also added two mashed bananas and pecans, but I think anything could be added in and they would be just as good.

Banana Pecan Waffles

1 c. unbleached AP flour
1 c. whole wheat flour
1/4 c. sugar
3/4 t. salt
3 T. baking powder
2 c. milk
3 eggs
1/3 c. vegetable oil
1 t. vanilla
2 mashed bananas
1/2 c. pecan pieces

Combine the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla to the dry ingredients. Mix well. Finally, add the bananas and pecans. This batter makes enough to feed about 4 people. If it is too much batter, I make all the waffles and freeze the rest. They are good leftover and reheated in the toaster. Make sure the extras are undercooked a bit so they don't burn in the toaster. My toddler loves these!

Bon Appetit!



  1. Love the blog! I had no idea you had one. You're such a great cook and reading this makes me actually want to cook something myself =) I would love to make this recipe but Joe doesn't actually like waffles much, but I may try them anyway next time we're actually home on a weekend.

  2. Thanks! I just started last week. It's pretty fun! I think these would work as pancakes too if Joe likes those better. I hope you get to make them, they were good!