January 24, 2024 21 Comments
This quick banana bread gets its speed from a waffle iron.
To say I’m a little obsessed with my waffle maker is an understatement. I have also made a banana peanut butter waffle and a potato waffle bite.
After some serious but brief discussion, I decided to give away my stove and microwave and keep my waffle iron. What do I do with all these devices?
What I love about my waffle maker is that I make it small quantities of great food and it only takes me a few minutes. That way, I don’t end up lugging around really tasty foods – like a whole banana bread.
Also, I don’t have to wait a whole hour for something to cook, so I cut down on my time in the kitchen. Win-win!
I’ve gone through a lot of waffle irons over the years and find that the best ones are around $40. The $15 is too easy to break and the $100 is unreasonably expensive. There are tons of waffle iron reviews on Amazon, so pick your poison.
This recipe features lower calorie banana bread. Instead of butter, I use buttermilk – which is delicious but has much less saturated fat. I also use a mix of whole wheat flour and white flour to give it a whole grain boost.
This dough is really just banana bread!! But, it’s a lot less doughy than the average loaf.
Makes you think this is just a banana waffle – but it’s not. It is much denser than a waffle. I toasted it for breakfast, ate it like a cookie with coffee, and threw it in my kid’s lunchbox because it’s nut-free (their school has a nut-free policy).
These have an instant portion size that makes it easy to control consumption. Freeze some of them for a snack or a quick breakfast on the run.
Have you tried making quick banana bread in your waffle maker?
Waffle Iron Banana Bread
Makes 8 small waffle buns
¼ cup sugar
2 mashed bananas
1/3 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons of vegetable oil
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 cup white whole wheat flour or ½ cup white flour and ½ cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
Spray a waffle iron with nonstick spray. Using a whisk or fork, beat the eggs and sugar in a medium bowl. Add the mashed bananas, buttermilk, vegetable oil and vanilla and mix. Mix with the flour, baking powder, soda and salt until they are homogeneous.
Pour about ¼ cup of batter into 4 sections of the waffle iron and cook for 4 minutes. Remove when firm. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate for later.
For a banana bread waffle = 125 calories, 2.1 g Fat, 0.0 g saturated fat, 24.5 gr carbohydrates, 11 gr sugar, 3.4 gr protein, 2.3 gr fiber, 131 mg sodium, 4 SmartPts
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