I don't know what it is about Sundays, but I almost always wake up wanting pancakes or waffles. ESPECIALLY now that I'm pregnant, if I get something in my mind that I want to eat, I just gotta have it. Today, it was waffles. Thick, fluffy, Belgian waffles, with fresh banana and strawberry. Numnumnum. ;-)
This recipe is simple and easy to throw together on a lazy weekend morning.
Vegan, serves 2 (makes 4 thick waffles, enough to fill waffle-iron once)
Recipe adapted from Veganomicon's Banana-Walnut Waffles
- 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp almond or soy milk (my prefernce is Almond Dream or Silk unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
- 2 Tbsp water
- 1 tsp apple-cider vinegar
- 1 medium banana, ripe
- 1.5 Tbsp canola oil
- 1.5 Tbsp maple or brown rice syrup (I used 1 Tbsp maple and 1/2 brown rice, just bc I had it)
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup + 2Tbsp flour (I used AP; you could try a mix of up to 1/2 AP and spelt or whole wheat)
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- A few dashes of cinnamon and nutmeg
- 1/4-1/2 cup chopped strawberries
- Preheat your waffle iron
- Whisk together milk, vinegar and water and set aside to curdle.
- In separate medium-size bowl, mash banana well. Add in oil, syrup, extract and mix, followed by the milk mixture.
- Next, add in flour, powders, spices, and salt, stirring with a fork to combine. Fold in strawberries last.
- Spray your waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray and spread the batter into the waffle iron.
- Serve hot with real maple syrup!
I'm calling these banana-strawberry rather than strawberry-banana, bc they are heavier on the banana flavor. You could always add in more strawberries (1/2 cup or more) to get more berry flavor, or try using peaches, blueberries, or more spices to vary this recipe up. I love how much flavor and sweetness these already have, though- like a warm loaf of banana bread, in waffle form.