Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Banana-Nut Waffles

This was my first-ever shot at making waffles. Yum!

If you don't happen to have a waffle iron, this would probably make great pancakes.

Banana Nut Waffles
Adapted from Veganomicon: the Ultimate Vegan Cookbook
Makes 14-16

1-3/4 cups soy milk
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
2 bananas
3 tablespoons canola oil
3 tablespoons maple or agave syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup walnuts, finely chopped
nonstick cooking spray

Preheat your waffle iron. Combine the soy milk, water and vinegar in a measuring cup and set aside to curdle.

Mash the bananas well in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the soy milk mixture, oil, syrup and vanilla.

Add the baking soda, baking powder, salt and nutmeg first. Then add the flour, using a fork to combine, and be careful not to overmix. I'd also suggest adding the flour in thirds - I followed the recipe exactly and my batter came out too thick to pour. I loosened it up by adding more soy milk but next time I would add the flour more gradually until achieving the desired consistency. Mix until there are minimal lumps and fold in the walnuts.

Spray the cooking surfaces of the waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray and cook the waffles according to the manufacturer's directions.

Serve with sliced bananas, walnuts and maple syrup. A sprinkle of powdered sugar and some strawberries would be lovely as well.



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