How about ANOTHER idea to use up overripe bananas? Dairy, Egg and Nut Free Chocolate Chip Waffles are the perfect breakfast to whip up when you literally only have minutes to get it on the table. In the morning I like to make one hot breakfast for all my little hungry people because it is easier than gathering every one’s breakfast order of who wants what cereal. Seriously, that can become a nightmare. So waffles and pancakes always make everyone really happy and somewhat quiet. At least for a few minutes.
This recipe is delicious with freshly sliced bananas and just a sprinkling of confectioners’ sugar, but warmed maple syrup is also a yummy complement. I love that all the ingredients can be mixed in one bowl with one spatula or spoon. In fact, these waffles can easily be made by your kiddos too. Freeze the extras in between pieces of parchment paper in resealable plastic bags. To reheat, simply toast in the toaster at your desired setting. Don’t let them sit too long on the counter though, for they will lose their crispness and start to wilt.
And in housekeeping notes, I have to apologize for being a little MIA (missing in action) the past few weeks. It’s been crazy! I’ve had three IEP’s, construction issues, writing projects, end of school year stuff and in general life with five young kiddos. I know all of you can relate with your own family’s hectic schedules too…but if for some reason I didn’t get back to you or respond right away, please remind me again. I think having baby Michael has caused me to forget things more than usual, so a gentle reminder would be wonderful!! Also, if you haven’t had a chance to do so yet I’d love for ya’ll to share your reviews and testimonials for my cookbook The Food Allergy Mama’s Baking Book at www.amazon.com . Spread the word and thanks always for your incredible support. It means the world to me.
Happy Baking Everyone!!
DAIRY, EGG AND NUT FREE BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP WAFFLES
In a large liquid measuring cup, combine soy milk, vegetable oil, water and banana with a wire whisk. In a separate medium bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt with a wire whisk. Add liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Ladle about a 1/2 c. batter on hot iron that has been sprayed with dairy free baking spray. Cook until desired setting’s light is turned off (I like my waffles darker and crisper). Remove and keep warm in a 200 degree oven.