Oatmeal Banana Nut Waffles

Serves 4

Ingredients

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

2 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp ground cinnamon

3/4 tsp salt

2 eggs, beaten

1 cup milk

3 tbsp veg oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

1-2 bananas, small diced

2/3 cup crumbled walnuts

Directions

  1. Preheat a waffle iron. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.

  2. In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla extract.

  3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, and gently stir to mix. Add the bananas and walnuts and gently stir until everything is just combined. Spoon into preheated waffle iron, and cook to desired doneness.

Tips

  • I used quick oats for this, but you can also use old-fashioned oats. However, you will probably need to add a bit more flour and/or use a little but less liquid.

  • The more bananas you add, the more sweet your waffles will be, but they can also get a little mushy in parts. One and a half bananas is probably the sweet spot, but I prefer two!

  • Make sure the bananas are diced small, and that the walnuts are in small pieces as well. Big chunks can be challenging to smash down in your waffle iron.

  • Make sure to stir everything until it’s just combined. Over stirring will create more gluten, which can lead to tougher waffles.

  • You should probably spray your waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray, but I’ve honestly never had a big issue with this. My waffles always turn out fine, but it might depend on your waffle iron.

Ben Mastracco