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Banana Quinoa Waffles


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The photo was taken as an afterthought, before I devoured them and thought to myself, "I might want to post this recipe on the blog."  I almost resigned to taking a photo of my children's plates as their servings were quickly disappearing... proof that these were seriously delicious!

I've been trying to incorporate different whole grains into our diet in various ways.  I tried out a turkey bulgar dinner one night and it was a HUGE success (recipe will be posted soon, I promise... I've been trying to archive my recipes and get caught up... a daunting task...)  But then I have to admit that all of them haven't made the "keeper" pile.  The morning I placed a bowl of warm whole wheat couscous made with vanilla almond milk, orange zest and dried cranberries in front of Brendan for breakfast he ate a few bites and asked with mild disgust "why are we eating couscous for breakfast?" In all honesty it was really kind of weird.  So I tossed that one.

But this one?  It's a keeper.  The look on Brendan's face when he took his first bite was priceless... as I've always said, he's my best critic... I'll type up the recipe as it was written but here are the changes that I made.  Keep in mind, it's best to cook the quinoa the night before and let it cool in the fridge. You may want to check it while it's cooking... by about 8 minutes mine was running out of water and on the verge of sticking to the pan, good thing I checked... I added a bit more water and it turned out fine.  I did not have any white whole wheat flour so I split it 1 1/3 all purpose, 1/3 whole wheat... it could have been split with more whole wheat and still be OK.  I cut the butter down to 1 tablespoon and I don't think it made a difference in taste.  Also... I've made pancake recipes that have called for beating the egg whites separately and folding them into the batter.  I've made them omitting that step and adding the whole eggs to the batter and feel that it didn't make much of a difference in taste or texture.  With these I actually beat the whites separately but I'll try it without that step next time.  The recipe says it makes 10 waffles but with my traditional waffle maker I ended up with about 16 of the ones shown above.  Yes, we will be having leftovers and freezing extras.  Especially since Daddy wasn't here to eat any.

Banana Quinoa Waffles
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup quinoa
1 2/3 cups white whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
3 eggs, separated
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 1/2 cups fat free milk

In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil.  Stir in quinoa.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer 10-12 minutes or until tender and liquid is absorbed.  Remove from heat.  Transfer to a small bowl and chill 1-2 hours or overnight.

Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions.  In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.  In a medium bowl, combine quinoa, bananas, egg yolks, butter and milk.  Stir into flour mixture.

In another bowl, beat egg whites until stiff.  Fold them into batter.  Cook batter in waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions.  Top with syrup and fresh fruit.

*Recipe courtesy of Parents magazine*


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