I have been experimenting with waffle recipes for some time now, and I have finally come up with one that not only tastes delicious, but has a texture that is just perfect. I don’t like soggy waffles, and I don’t like when they are too hard. After several waffle breakfasts (and dinners), and helpful reviews from my husband, I have a recipe that is “blog worthy.” These waffles are hearty and delicious!
But, before I continue, I want to introduce our newest appliance- a Juiceman citrus press. Many of my recipes use lemon or lime juice, and manually juicing these fruits can become tedious and tiring work. After months of deliberating, we finally decided to get an electric citrus press, and it has served us quite well so far.
I got a little carried away and decided to juice about 12 oranges on the citrus press. I think that in hindsight it would’ve been much easier to peel them and throw them into our larger juicer, but once I started with the citrus press, I just decided to finish through to the last one. I would recommend this press if you frequently use citrus juices in recipes, and need a quick and easy juicer. This juicer is very easy to use, comes with two cone sizes, and is very simple to clean.
|The chocolate sauce was a bit thicker this morning
due to the cool weather.
Speculoos is a light, crispy cookie that my husband grew up eating in Belgium. In recent years, Speculoos paste has come out, which is simply ground up speculoos cookies formed into a creamy consistency. It is divine on bread, waffles, pancakes, and crackers. Trader Joe’s began selling it last year. Thank goodness…
Banana Oat Waffles
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 1/4 cups Whole Wheat Flour
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups liquid- I use a combination of 1 c almond milk and 1 c water
1 c mashed banana (2 bananas)
2 Tbsp Maple syrup (I use grade B)
In a blender, mix liquid, oil, banana, vanilla and maple syrup. Add the dry ingredients and blend until smooth.
Lightly grease your waffle maker and bake on a low temperature until golden brown.
*Be sure to keep the temp low so that the middle cooks thoroughly.
Place leftovers in an airtight container and toss them into the toaster before enjoying them.