Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Banana Nut Choc Chip Waffles

I wanted something different for a weekend breakfast but didn't have a lot of time to whip up something fancy so reached out for my waffle iron - I have a non-stick one that is no-mess and is super easy to clean up when done. It also has 6 settings which determines how light or dark I want the waffle to be.

I also had some Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Pancake mix that had to be used up so started with that and added some toppings. This batter is very versatile and can be made into pancakes if you don't have a waffle maker or even made into small kuzhi paniyarams.



Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Pancake Mix - 1 cup
Water - 3/4 cup
Oil - 2 tbsp
Banana - 1 large, mashed
Walnuts / Almonds - 1 to 2 tbsp, chopped
Semi sweet Choc Chips - 2 to 3 tbsp
Sugar - 1 tbsp (optional and can be skipped if serving with syrup)


1) Combine the pancake mix, water and oil in a bowl and stir until there are no big lumps. Allow this to rest for 4-5 minutes, during which time, pre-heat the waffle iron (I use setting 4)

2) To the batter, add the mashed banana, chocolate chips and nuts, stir in gently.

3) When the waffle is hot enough (light turns green) add about 1/3 cup of batter in the middle and close down, it will spread automatically.

4) Cook until done (light turns green again). Serve with syrup or as is.

The above measurements make 4 flower shaped waffles / 20 waffle hearts.
We will be leaving for a month long trip next week and so I'll be on a break after this post. Will catch up with you all after I get back in May.... Ciao.


  1. wow!looks so yumm lavanya!love waffles

  2. Home made waffles awesome,looks so good.

  3. Looks good to me. The only waffles I have rigth now are the frozen kind. What a nifty gadget to have. :)
    Talk to ya soon...

  4. yummy waffles! Looks good. Have a wonderful break.

  5. wow hame made waffles, looks so delicious..yummmmmm!!

  6. Hey have a safe and enjoyable trip.The waffles look delicious!!

  7. Hi Laavanya....I love waffles... Urs is turned out great....Looks YUM!....Banana and chocolate nice idea....

  8. I love the shape of these waffles..looks yummy

  9. I love waffles and that pancake mix is the best I have tasted. I make them once in a while for sure.

  10. Pan cakes look yummy.cute flower shapes!!!!

  11. You have a waffle iron, so cool! I was craving for pancakes and bought pancake mix yday..maybe will try this recipe for pancakes instead of waffles :)

  12. I love waffles- the chocolate chips sound like a great addition.

  13. now. i need to get a waffle iron. this is so pretty, and must've been crunchy too.

  14. love these waffles!!!looks really delicious...

  15. I love waffles and ur looks very yummy.

  16. Yummy Waffles!

    Break time - Enjoy your vacation & hve fun :-)

  17. Crunchy Waffles there..Have a Nice Trip..

  18. choc chip wafflessss yummmmmmmmmmm
    nice recipe lavanya

  19. lovely waffles...dont have a waffle maker..so would try pan cakes..could we use kuzhi paniyaram maker too for this!!!...sounds different...should try ...

  20. lavanya those waffles look gr8 and i am drooling:)

  21. nice waffle-maker! enjoy your break Laavanya!:)

  22. loved the waffles...anjoy ur break!!

  23. Whoa! Did you leave anything out? It seems to have everything nice in it! Have a nice holiday!

  24. A month long trip! Wow, have fun Laav, enjoy your break... See you when you get back..

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  26. Sometimes with food so pretty, I don't want to eat and destroy it :)

  27. What a great way to start the morning....anything that has chocolate can never go wrong! :)

    Loved your Creamy Veggie Pasta too. Great recipe for a quick dinner.

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  30. Hi All,

    I stay in india, i want to what would be a good substiute for Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Pancake / Waffle mx, is it same as Maida ?


  31. Where are you girl? It has been a long time since you posted. Hope you are all doing well. Take care and blog back soon!

  32. Hi Laavanya
    I saw your comments on following blog for BLACKForest cake.

    you mentioned that you likes the one we get in INDIA.

    My hubbie is crazy about that indian balckforest cake. do you know how to make that kind of cake?
    After comming here i got so confused about this.

    Pls. help... I would like to make for his birthday.


  33. Hi Jigna, I haven't resumed from my blogging break yet but wanted to reply to your comment so you don't miss your hubby's birthday. I haven't made blackforest cake at home myself but you may want to take a look at Nupur's recipe : http://onehotstove.blogspot.com/2005/10/shf-13-black-forest-cake.html

    all the best!

  34. Laavanya, great looking Waffles, love the shape!:))


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