Happy Waffle Wednesday everyone! I hope this finds you doing well and having already eaten a delicious waffle of your own. I must say that it’s another lovely and absolutely gorgeous day here in the Northwest. The Portland-esque weather we should be experiencing (i.e. 50 and 60 degree chills with a frequent mix of rain and mist) is holding off for the time being and we still seem to be riding the summer wave. This whole week we’re staying in the 70 and 80 degree range, so no complaints here. There will be plenty of rain in our near future though, I’m almost certain.
Oh how I’ve digressed. Let’s get back to waffle business, shall we? Although this delicious mid-week treat is a brilliant idea, I cannot claim it as my own. It is the genius of Susan, who has a fabulous blog that you can find here.
Another note: I actually got the inspiration to do Wednesday Waffle from Heather who had mentioned Susan’s idea on her blog a few days ago. Heather also has a fantastic blog that I just started following. Be sure to check it out if you have time as she has an impressive list of delicious and healthy recipes that I am very much looking forward to cooking my way through.
And yet another note: I borrowed the actual recipe for this Waffle Wednesday from Sarena over at the Non-Dairy Queen (such a cute name, huh?) who, for the record, also makes a killer banana oatmeal peanut butter oatmeal waffle that you must try (recipe at the bottom of this post). Because what, my friends, could possibly be bad about a banana oatmeal peanut butter waffle? Let me answer that: nothing. In fact, I would even argue that the only thing that might enhance this already near-perfect concoction would be a drizzle of dark chocolate syrup on top (which I will very likely try. soon.).
I followed Sarena’s recipe closely but subbed regular flour for peanut flour since I didn’t have any on hand. And, here’s how my waffle came out!
Dense, oaty and delicious.
Because I am an indecisive person who is also a chronic mixer, I put a little bit of butter and maple syrup on one half and topped the other half with Trader Joe’s crunchy peanut butter, flax seed, banana slices and honey. YUM! This recipe was an official success.
If you partook in Waffle Wednesday, what kind did you have? What is your favorite type of waffle? Soft or crispy? Buttermilk or wheat? Plain or with toppings? I think my ultimate waffle would be a slightly crispy buttermilk waffle with butter and maple syrup on one quarter, peanut butter banana and honey on another quarter, and fresh berries with whipped cream on the other half. Wow, I’m making myself hungry again. Perhaps I’ll try that dreamy combo next week…. and I hope you’ll join me then and have a waffle of your own.
Alright that does it for me friends. Have a wonderful rest of the day and I hope to see you back tomorrow.
-Dana : )
Sarena’s Banana Oatmeal Peanut Butter Waffles
1 c oatmeal (quick cooking or rolled oats blended a little bit)
1 banana mashed
1/4 c peanut butter (or 1/4 c peanut flour)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
8 Tbsp water (or 12 TBSP if using peanut flour)
(2 Tbsp sweetener of your choice if using flour)
Mix and cook according to your machine’s directions.