‘Healthy’ Banana - Chocolate Chip Waffles

I know what you must be thinking… “What’s up with all the unhealthy breakfasts?” or “This is your second chocolate waffles recipe in a week.” Well this is my birthday breakfast. I stopped baking my own birthday cake since last year, and I must say it’s really nice to go out and just buy a cake instead of spending hours making one yourself. Secondly, these waffles are healthy. No really, they are! They’re made out of whole wheat flour, mashed bananas, low-fat buttermilk and pureed carrots. Yeah, that’s right … pureed carrots!! But don’t let the veggies put you off, this is one of the best waffles-recipes I have ever tried. Rating: 5- out of 5.

Banana - Chocolate Chip Waffles

Banana Chocolate Chip Waffles: Jessica Seinfeld - Double Delicious

Ingredients: Makes 4 waffles
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 large egg whites
- ½ cup low-fat (1%) buttermilk
- ½ cup carrot puree*
- 1 ripe banana, mashed (about ½ cup)
- 2 tablespoons bittersweet or dark chocolate chips

*For carrot puree: Peel, trim the ends, and cut into 3-inch chunks. Steam for 10 to 12 minutes. Use a food processor or blender for about 2 minutes, with a few teaspoons of water, for a smooth texture.
- Preheat a waffle iron on high. In a large bowl or zipper-lock plastic bag, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another large bowl, beat the oil, egg whites, buttermilk, carrot puree and banana with an electric mixer. Mix on low speed for 1 minute or until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Add the flour mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon until just combined- the batter will be lumpy. Coat the waffle iron with cooking spray. Ladle ⅛ to ¼ cup of the batter into each compartment of the iron. Cook until the top of the iron releases easily and the waffle is lightly brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

Would you care to try a waffles-recipe that is made out of vegetables?

Banana - Chocolate Chip Waffles


Chele said…
Many happy returns to you. PS - I don't think there will ever be a time for too many waffles!
Danielle said…
Happy birthday(: It sounds really good & healthy, i'll have to buy a waffle iron and make them sometime(:
Yummy! I love how you stacked the bananas.
A Bowl Of Mush said…
Ooh yummy!
I want these for breakfast this weekend! :)
SteelCityFlan said…
I can't lie, these do sound excellent. I love anything with banana and chocolate in it :)
SteelCityFlan said…
Ooooh and happy birthdaaaaay!
Wow, pureed carrots, that's a surprising ingredient. But I guess I trust your 5 out 5 rating!

Bonne anniversaire Paris Pastry!
Have a wonderful, sugar-filled, day :)
The presentation is lovely. The waffle looks like a flower.

Eliana said…
This looks amazing. What an incredible way to start the day. And a very happy birthday to you!
Lucie said…
Happy belated birthday! These waffles look delicious! I don't have a waffle maker but am thinking about trying them in pancake form...
I love your pretty heart waffles. Chocolate and healthy? Sign me up!

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