Nutritious and delicious waffles for the whole family (babies too!)
Bananas replace a lot of the oil traditionally found in waffles, making this a healthy choice to start the day (or a yummy dessert with a scoop of vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt!)—but they’re so delicious, no one will suspect they’re so nutritious!
Makes 18 waffles
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
- 3 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1 1/4 cups solid packed pumpkin
- ¾ cup mashed ripe banana (approx. 2 large bananas)
- 1/4-cup canola oil
- 4 large eggs slightly beaten
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Place the milk, pumpkin, oil and eggs in medium size bowl and whisk until smooth. Reserve.
- For BABY 6 months +, or as a delicious topping for everyone:
Combine 4 tbsp mashed banana, 2 tbsp pumpkin puree and a pinch of cinnamon. For added protein and creaminess, stir in 1 tbsp Greek yogurt. Serve.
- In large bowl mix flours, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir to blend.
- Add the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl and whisk until smooth. Let batter rest a few minutes before using.
- Preheat the waffle iron.
- Cook the waffles as per the directions on your waffle iron (2-5 minutes).
- For BABY 8 months+: Cut prepared waffles into tiny bite sized morsels for a soft finger food, with the banana/pumpkin topping for dipping
Posted on October 25, 2011 | Filed under: Recipe
Other brands taste chalky or like cardboard. Why would I feed my baby something I wouldn’t taste myself?
Yvette and baby Kael