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.

BANANA NUT CHOCOLATE CHIP WAFFLES

Ingredients:

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)

Method:

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.