I know. I know. Chunky monkey is my thing. I just love it so much. Banana and peanut butter and chocolate. It doesn’t get much better than that.
So, I’m gonna use this post to vent a little bit. My senior year just started and I’m really starting to stress out, which is so not like me at all. I’ve been really struggling with some of my classes.
…Let’s just say that I have yet to pass a test.
I don’t know what it is about chemistry and math that I just cannot wrap my head around. It must be something about all those rules you have to memorize.
Nothing sounds worse to me than having to spend hours studying either of those subjects… which sucks for me because the second I’m done writing this, I have to study for chemistry. Wish me luck.
Anyways, back to the waffles! Because waffles can get you through anything. Even math and science.
These waffles are seriously amazing. They’re:
Chunky (as promised)
Full of healthy fats & protein
- 1 cup all purpose or whole wheat flour (If using whole wheat, stone ground works best.)
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1½ small very ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 large egg
- 2-3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup creamy natural peanut butter
- 3 Tablespoons walnuts, chopped
- 1 ounce dark chocolate, chopped or broken into small pieces
- additional toppings: maple syrup, peanut butter, banana slices
- Pre-heat your waffle iron.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
- In a medium bowl, mash bananas.
- Add egg and whisk.
- Add egg mixture to dry ingredients and stir to combine.
- Add almond milk, vanilla and peanut butter. Stir to combine.
- Chop walnuts and chocolate.
- Add to batter and stir.
- Grease waffle iron with olive oil or non-stick spray.
- Scoop a heaping ⅓ cup or ½ cup batter into center of waffle iron.
- Cook according to your waffle maker's instructions.
- Serve warm with additional toppings.